The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in
condemning the attack by armed persons on the local office of leading Pakistan
television channel Kawaish Television Network (KTN) inLalu
Ranwak Village, in the country’s Qambar District, on May 11, 2012.
According to a PFUJ report, the attack resulted in the
murder of a local journalist,
Aurengzeb Tunio, his brother Rustom Tunio and their
friend Deedar Khaskheli.
Aurengzeb’s colleagues allege that the attacks were
retaliation for his reporting, which had angered certain local tribal groups.
Police are currently investigating the murders.
On World Press Freedom Day 2012, the PFUJ in
partnership with the IFJ released four mission
reports on some of the most dangerous and under-reported provinces for
journalists in the Pakistan - Balochistan, Interior Sindh, the Khyber – FATA region
Pakistan is currently ranked as the most dangerous
country in which to work as a journalist.
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