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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Khadim Hussain Sheikh

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Khadim Hussain Sheikh, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496751e.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
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Sindh TV and Khabrein
April 14, 2008, in Hub, Pakistan

Sheikh, a stringer for Sindh TV and local bureau chief for the national Urdu-language daily Khabrein, was killed by unidentified gunmen as he left his home by motorbike in the town of Hub, 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Karachi, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Associated Press of Pakistan.

Mazhar Abbas, secretary-general of the PFUJ, told CPJ he had spoken by telephone with Sheikh's brother, Ishaq, who was riding on the same motorbike at the time of the attack and had been hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Ishaq said three men on motorbikes carried out the shooting, then checked to make sure his brother was dead before fleeing the scene, according to Abbas. Ishaq said he was unaware of any personal dispute that might have led to Sheikh's murder, Abbas said.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman called for a probe into the murder, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan.

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