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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Zaman Ibrahim

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Zaman Ibrahim, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a7c9.html [accessed 31 August 2014]
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Daily Extra News
April 2, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Ibrahim was riding his motorcycle when two motorcyclists shot him in the head, according to Pakistani news reports. The journalist had worked for several small Urdu-language papers. He also was involved with a local group called the People's Aman Committee, the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party's militant counterpoint to the armed militias of the opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Awami National Party. The groups are known for their violent tactics.

Ibrahim, 40, had two children. Although he had worked for several different newspapers for several years, his most recent job was at the Daily Extra News. Police told reporters investigating the shooting that they believed he was killed over an internal party dispute.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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