Pakistan: Another journalist shot and injured

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 31 May 2024, 07:21 am Print

Pakistan: Another journalist shot and injured Pakistan

Armed men shot at and injured a journalist in the Rohri region of Pakistan, media reports said on Friday.

The injured journalist was identified as  Haider Mastoi.

He works with  Sindh News TV channel in Khairpur district.

According to Dawn News, the journalist and his friend Khan Mohammad Pitafi  were travelling in a motorcycle when they were attacked.

Four bullets hit him in the right leg and arm, the journalist’s friend who, with the help of area people, took the wounded first to the Sukkur Civil Hospital and then brought him to a private hospital, told Dawn News.

Security forces cordoned off the area.

The journalist reportedly told his friends that the attackers targeted him and fled away.

Journalist Nasrullah Gadani killed

Pakistani journalist Nasrullah Gadani, who was shot at and wounded by armed assailants in Mirpur Mathelo a couple of days ago, died at a hospital in Karachi last week.

Forty-year-old Gadani, who was associated with Sindhi language daily Awami Awaz, was initially treated at a hospital in Rahim Yar Khan from where he was airlifted to Karachi for further treatment, reported Dawn News.

After the body of the journalist was transported to his hometown in a helicopter, people stopped at certain spots and paid homage to him when he was transported from  Karachi to Mirpur Mathelo.

After the post-mortem process was completed, the body was taken to his native village Qabool Gadani for funeral prayers.

He was laid to rest in a local graveyard in the presence of large number of people.