Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mehmood Chandio
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mehmood Chandio, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d693c.html [accessed 27 February 2015]|
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December 5, 2010, in Mirpurkhas, Pakistan
Chandio, bureau chief for the Sindhi-language television station Awaz and president of the local press club, was killed by assailants outside his house in Mirpurkhas, Sindh province, according to news reports. Gunmen shot Chanio at least twice when he answered their knock at his door, according to Mazhar Abbas, former head of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Chandio, 45, died after being transported to a local hospital.
The motive was not immediately clear. The media support group Rural Media Network Pakistan said Chandio had received threats related to family and business matters. He was also a former member of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, a political party seeking independence for the province. He was survived by his wife, mother, and six children, according to local media reports.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.