Royal TV
November 3, 2008, in Punjab, Pakistan

Six armed men dragged reporter Johra from his home in the Mianwali district of Punjab and shot him, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). The attack came a day after his report on local drug trafficking was aired nationally. Colleagues said Johra, 45, who had done earlier reports on the drug trade, had received threats telling him to stop covering the issue.

Mianwali, though technically part of Punjab, is historically linked to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan that lie along the border with Afghanistan.

The district is known for vendettas and political infighting, but PFUJ Secretary-General Mazhar Abbas said local journalists believe Johra's reporting on the drug trade led to the slaying. Police acknowledged the killing but took no evident steps to investigate, according to PFUJ.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Taken Captive:No


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