Veteran reporter gunned down outside his home in Rawalpindi

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistscenter_img Reporters Without Borders is outraged by last night’s murder of veteran journalist Raja Assad Hameed in the northeastern city of Rawalpindi. Hameed, who worked for Waqt TV and The Nation, an English-language newspaper, was gunned down outside his home.“We offer our condolences to Hameed’s family, friends and colleagues and we urge the government to assume its responsibility to take effective measures to protect press freedom and journalists in Pakistan,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Hameed’s murder comes just a month after the murder of journalist Mosa Khankhel, in which the police investigation has yet to yield any results,” the press freedom organisation added. “This casts serious doubt on the commitment of Pakistan’s authorities to ensuring that journalists are safe.”Hameed was about to enter his house at 10:10 p.m. last night when he was shot three times in the face and once in the neck by unidentified gunmen. Members of his family rushed him to Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital where he died from his injuries. The motive for the murder is not yet known.The Nation editor Mahmood Hamdani said he and the entire staff were stunned by Hameed’s death. “It feels as though we have lost a brother. It is clear that no one is safe here.”There were expressions of sadness and anger from the media community, as well as appeals to the authorities to track down those responsible and to guarantee the protection of journalists, who are becoming increasingly vulnerable as political tension mounts in Pakistan. to go further March 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Veteran reporter gunned down outside his home in Rawalpindi News April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img

Limerick remembers Orlando victims

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick remembers Orlando victimsBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2016 945 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedLGBTIlimerickOrlando Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img AN online book of condolences in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy will open at 10am, this Tuesday, June 14 on, the Limerick LGBTI community will hold a candlelight vigil in Arthur’s Quay Park this Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm.The vigil is being held in solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the public are encouraged to bring a candle and rainbow colours, flags paint or clothing. All are welcome to attend. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDouble first for Limerick poet Ron CareyNext articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in Limerick Alan Jacques Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img