South Asia Media Commission condemns TV journalists' killing in Pak

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Lahore, Aug. 28 (ANI): The South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) has strongly condemned the recent killings of two TV journalists by alleged Taliban militants in the North Western Frontier Province.

Peshawar bureau chief for Afghanistan's Shamshad Television, Janullah Hashimzada, was shot dead in the Khyber Pass, near the town of Jamrud in Khyber Agency.

He was known for his critical reporting of the Taliban.

His colleague, Ali Khan, was seriously injured in the attack. Both were Afghan nationals.

Also, a private TV channel's correspondent, Sadiq Bacha Khan, was shot dead in Mardan on August 17.

"These were purely targeted killings for being critical of the Taliban. The killings highlight the perils of reporting from such a dangerous part of the world," the Daily Times quoted SAMC President N Ram and Secretary General Najam Sethi, as saying in a statement.

"The Pakistan government should transparently investigate the murders and bring the perpetrators to justice so that the killers understand they cannot operate with impunity," commission's regional coordinator Hussain Naqi stated. (ANI)

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