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Usta Muhammad: Senior Journalist and driver gunned down

USTA MUHAMMAD:  Senior Journalist, reporter Daily Balochistan Times and his driver were shot dead along Dera Allah Yar road, media reported on  Sunday.

According to details Muhammad Afzal Khwaja Reporter Balochistan Times and Zamana Quetta and his driver Akbar Ali were returning from Jacobabad in a vehicle, when at Cattle Thana police area, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on them.  The senior journalist and his driver succumbed to wounds at the spot.

Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) and Quetta Union of Journalists (QUJ) condemned the murder of their Journalis.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani also took notice of the incident and announced Rs1 million financial help for the family of the deceased.

Meanwhile Balochistan Chief Minster Dr Abdul Malik Baloch while expressing grief over the murder of journalist Afzal Khwaja condemned his killing strongly. Malik Baloch  has directed administration for immediate arrest of perpetrators.

Published in The Balochistan Point on February  3, 2014

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