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28 journalists killed in Pakistan during 2015

By Abdul Rauf Chaudhry
December 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Twenty-eight journalists were killed and 23 injured while performing their professional duties in 2015 in Pakistan. Fifty-one cases were lodged and only three killers have been held so far.

The Journalist Protect Committee, in its annual report, said that six journalists were killed in Karachi, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Fata, four in Balochistan while remaining journalists were killed in various parts of Pakistan in different incidents.

Forty percent killers, who murdered journalists, belonged to banned religious organisations, 20 percent to capitalists, and five percent belonged to political parties while 35 percent attacked media men during rendering their services.

The federation and provincial administration have just been giving good news to announce and form policies for the protection of journalists but did nothing practically.Only Rangers have captured murders of two journalists in Karachi.