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Family of killed journalist awaits justice

Quetta: victim family of journalist Ijaz Mengal still awaits justice after three years. Unidentified armed men killed Ijaz Mengal on 14th February 2014 on RCD road in Khuzdar. Mengal, worked as a stringer for the Daily Intekhab newspaper and for Daily Khabardar

Khuzdar has been termed a graveyard of journalists where eight media persons have been killed in as many years.

Riaz Mengal, an ex-president of Khuzdar Press Club and elder brother of Ijaz Mengal says that
Provincial government had done nothing significant to arrest the murderers of his brother.

Riaz was kidnapped in October 2007 because of his work. He however, managed to escape after 56 days in captivity. He continued to receive death threats and later had to flee his home town along with his family.

Riaz regretted that none of journalists’ killers in Khuzdar has been arrested.

Published in The Balochistan Point on February 13, 2017

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