Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Unconfirmed: Asadullah
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2002|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Unconfirmed: Asadullah, January 2002, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649570c.html [accessed 2 June 2015]|
September 1, 2001, in Karachi, Pakistan
Asadullah, an occasional contributor to the news agency Kashmir Press International (KPI), was shot dead on the streets of Karachi by unidentified gunmen. KPI is run by the Jamaat-i-Islami, a conservative religious party. Local journalists said Asadullah was also an active member of the party, and that members of a rival political party may have killed him. The motive behind the shooting was unclear at year's end.