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CID police arrest ‘murderer’ of journalist

KARACHI- Crime Investigation Department arrested the culprit involved in the murder of a journalist that has been taken place in Hub, Balochistan on 13 April.

Fiyyaz Khan SP CID while talking to The Nation said that Zahid Hussain murderer of the Khadim Hussain has been arrested from Karachi.

Khan said during the preliminary investigation accused had confessed the murder of the Hussain while the further investigation is in progress. He added that CID has informed to the Balochistan police and the team of Balochistan police will be arrived Karachi to take the custody of the culprit.

In reply to a question Khan said, there were some enmity behind the assassination of Hussain. According to the information, Sheikh was on his way to the office from his house along with his brother Ishaq on a motor-bike when unidentified gunmen intercepted them and shot him from close range. He died on the spot while his brother also received bullet injuries and had been admitted in the hospital.

Sheikh was the bureau chief of Urdu daily newspaper Khabrein and also a stinger for Sindh TV, in Hub, Balochistan. Journalists of the throughout Pakistan held protest demonstration against the murder. It is pertinent to mention here that Sheikh was the 29th journalist killed in Pakistan in the last eight years, which has made Pakistan one of the most dangerous places for reporting and demand immediate attention of the government.
Source: The Nation