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Senior journalist’s son found murdered

KARACHI – The son of Baseer Naveed, a senior journalist, former chairman of All-Pakistan Newspapers Employees’ Confederation (APNEC), a prominent Human Rights activist, and social worker, was found murdered within the Ferozabad police jurisdiction on November 10.

According to reports, the body of Faraz Baseer, 23, a student of the Karachi University Philosophy Department and a resident of Metroville-III, was recovered from an empty plot, No 24-B, in PECHS Block-6.

The most tragic part of it all is that the unfortunate father spotted the body of his beloved son when an area watchman informed him randomly about a body, lying there while he was in his office on November 10.

Baseer Naveed, presently working as bureau chief of a local radio station, was in his office, where the area watchman informed him about a body lying in an empty plot adjacent to his office.

When Baseer, along with others rushed to the spot, what, to his horror, he found his the corpse of none other than his son Faraz with severe torture marks. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where the heart-broken father, along with his son’s body, had to wait for a good three hours for the medico-legal officer, who was absent from duty. After a tortuous three-hour wait, Baseer was left with no option but to bring his son’s body back home.

Sources close to the deceased’s family told The News that unidentified killers had broken his neck besides subjecting him to severe physical torture, marks of which were there all over the deceased’s body.

Faraz had left his home about two days ago to conduct a radio programme regarding the late poet, Jaun Eilya, and was missing since then, sources added.

The Ferozabad police told The News that as the autopsy was not conducted, they could not ascertain the causes of the youth’s death, but on the basis of reported information they opined that deceased might have been pushed or may have fallen from a height.

However, no case had been registered till the filing of this report.

Funeral prayers for Faraz Baseer were offered at the Bilal Mosque in Metroville-III after Asr prayers and then laid to rest in local graveyard.

Funeral and burial were attended by a number of journalists, human rights activists, and social workers.

Source: The News

Date:11/11/2004