Quetta: Unidentified armed assailants gunned down a local journalist and the district Press secretary of Pakistan Media council in Kalat town, some 130 kilometres southeast of Quetta, on Thursday.
Members of Mir Ahmed Yar Khan press club and local journalists have condemned the murder of Muhammad Jan Sumalani, a local journalists and Brahui language poet.
According to the police source Muhammad Jan Sumalani 38, was on the way to home when unidentified armed men on a motorbike opened fire on him on main RCD road Kalat. The journalist sustained multiple bullets wounds and succumbed to the injuries before reaching the hospital.
More than 40 journalists have been killed in Balochistan over the past 8 years, including president of Mir Ahmed Yar Khan press club Kalat, president of Khuzdar Press Club Muhammad Khan Sasoli and general secretary Abdul Haq.
Local journalists, Council of all Press clubs Balochistan and the members of Loralai press club have demanded chief minister of Balochistan and home minister of Balochistan to take action against the murder of Muhammad Jan Sumalani.
No group has claimed the responsibility of murder.
Published in The Balochistan Point on January 12, 2017