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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Misri Khan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Misri Khan, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6a823.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
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Ausaf and Mashriq
September 14, 2010, in Hangu, Pakistan

Khan, a newspaper reporter and head of the local journalists association, was shot several times as he entered the press club building in Hangu, a volatile town near the border with Afghanistan, according to news reports and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Shahid Sabir, news editor for the Urdu-language daily Ausaf, said two or more assailants had apparently been lying in wait.

Khan was a reporter for Ausaf, as well as Mashriq, an Urdu-language daily published in Peshawar, provincial capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (the former North West Frontier Province). Khan was also president of the Hangu Union of Journalists.

The English-language Dawn daily reported that Khan had received threats from militant organizations. Khan had been a journalist for more than 20 years, reporting for several newspapers during his career, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. He was survived by a wife, six sons, and five daughters.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:Yes
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:Yes
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