Senior journalist Aftab Alam shot dead

September 9, 2015

KARACHI: A senior journalist, who had also worked for Samaa TV, was gunned down in Karachi, Samaa reported Wednesday.

According to our correspondent, Aftab Alam was targeted by unknown assailants outside his residence in North Karachi, 11-C area this afternoon.

“He was shot in head and died on way to hospital,” a police official told Samaa correspondent.

Aftab Alam had also worked for Samaa. His murder drew condemnation from journalist organizations from across the country.

This is a second attack on media men in last 24 hours. Last night, a satellite engineer associated with Geo TV, Arshad Jaffri, was also killed in a similar targeted attack in Bahadurabad area.

Two More Lose Life

Meanwhile, the fresh wave of violence claimed two more lives in the city.

Police said two men, identified as Imran and Waqar, were killed in a drive-by attack in the same North Karachi area. Sources said the victims were associated with a political party; however, police did not confirm it.

Their bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital for postmortem. – Samaa