Anwar Jan

The journalist, who worked for Naveed-e-Pakistan newspaper, was shot dead by two gunmen while walking home in Barkhan, Balochistan.

Anwar Jan’s family accused Abdul Rehman Khetran, the minister for food in the Baluchistan province, of ordering Jan’s murder in retaliation to his investigative reporting and social media activism on the alleged corruption of landlords. According to PFUJ, police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against two bodyguards who work for Abdur Rehman, the provincial minister. Pakistani police have stated they are investigating the provincial minister’s alleged involvement on the killing of Jan but  Mr. Rehman denied all accusations of his involvement in Jan’s murder.