3rd death anniversary of slain tribal journalist today

February 27,2016

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MIRANSHAH: The third death anniversary of senior tribal journalist Malik Mumtaz Khan Shaheed is being observed today.

He had worked for the Jang Group for 18 years. He was associated with The News International and Geo Television.Unidentified gunmen killed him in Miranshah, the headquarters ofNorth Waziristan, after he left his office for home on February 27, 2013.

The former president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), Safdar Hayat Dawar, termed Malik Mumtaz as a brave and honest journalist who never compromised on principles and highlighted issues of public interest.

Malik Mumtaz’s son Salman Khan while talking to The News,said that three years had passed since the murder of his father, but none of the accused had been arrested.

He said President Asif Ali Zardari had announced Rs1 million for the family, but not a single penny was paid to it.Abdul Hakeem, a friend of late Malik Mumtaz, said he was a good human being.


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