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Monday, November 19, 2012
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CHAGAI: Unknown armed men gunned down a journalist in Washbood area of Panjgur district on Saturday afternoon.


“Rehmatullah Abid, a local journalist was sitting at a hair-dresser shop in Washbood bazaar when unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike came and opened fire on him”, the police said. The injured media person succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. Law enforcement personnel rushed to the site and cordoned off the entire area to trace the attackers. The body of the dead was handed over to the heirs after autopsy. The Panjgur police have registered a case.


Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani has taken notice of the murder. President Quetta Press Club Saleem Shahid and President Balochistan Union of Journalists Eisa Tareen have strongly condemned the killing.


The victim had also worked as a part time correspondent with official news agency APP in Panjgur district, however, he was not active for the last two years or so. Currently, he was working for a private TV channel as district reporter when he was attacked.