Karachi, September 9 Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Pakistani TV journalist in Karachi today, less than a day after a similar attack on a news van in the same city killed a technician. Aftab Alam was targeted by two gunmen on a motorcycle while he was reversing his car outside his home in a central district of the port city in the afternoon. “He was targeted by two motorcycle riders waiting for him outside his home,” deputy inspector general of police Feroze Shah told AFP. He was struck by three bullets — two in the head and one in the neck, added Shah. Alam had last worked for leading channel Samaa TV before retiring due to ill health last year, a colleague told AFP. The attack was the second on a media worker within 24 hours after gunmen sprayed bullets on a Geo News TV van last night, killing a satellite engineer in the Bahadurabad neighbourhood of eastern Karachi and injuring the driver. Shah said it was too early to say whether the two incidents were linked.
Pak journalist shot dead in Karachi
Published: 10:24 am Sep 10, 2015