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]|
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.
|Beats Covered:||Culture, Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|