Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Ejazul Haq
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Ejazul Haq, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6ae23.html [accessed 30 January 2015]|
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May 28, 2010, in Lahore, Pakistan
Haq, 42, a technician for the local Lahore cable station City-42 TV, was killed while working at the scene of an armed attack on a Muslim minority Ahmadi mosque, according to news accounts and CPJ interviews.
Haq was reporting live via cell phone from the scene, which was in his neighborhood. Colleagues at City-42 TV said the shots that had struck him could be heard on the air. It was not clear who fired the fatal shots during the fighting, in which Sunni Muslim gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the mosque while police and military groups engaged them in close fire.
Pakistani media reports said Haq was survived by a wife, a daughter, and a son. An eight-year veteran of the broadcast industry, he had worked for City-42 for the previous three years, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
The mosque was one of two Ahmadi mosques that came under attack that day. More than 80 people were killed in the sieges, which lasted for several hours. The events were covered live by many of Pakistan's news channels.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Technician|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|