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The Nation reporter shot dead

By: Shahid Rao
RAWALPINDI – Some unidentified persons gunned down senior reporter of daily The Nation and Waqt TV Channel, Raja Assad Hameed, on Thursday night at his residence located in the jurisdiction of Sadiqabad Police Station.
According to details, when Assad reached the gate of his home at about 10:15 pm, some unknown killers opened fire and shot him dead.
Soon after the tragic incident, the members of his family, who came out of the house after hearing thegunshots, shifted him to Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased sustained four bullet injuries, one in the neck and the rest at his face.
Later, the dead body was shifted to District Headquarter Hospital for postmortem. A large number of journalists, political leaders, high-ups of police, workers and people belonging to various walks of life reached the hospital.
The gory incident created panic among the journalist community who demanded of the government to track down the culprits and bring them to justice. Expressing their sorrow and grief over the heartrending demise of Raja Assad, the journalists condemned the cruel incident and termed it an extreme act of brutality. City Police Officer Inayatullah Farooq constituted two police teams to probe into the incident.
Source: The Nation
Date:3/27/2009