Reuters’ Pak-Afghan bureau chief found dead in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief of Reuters who was based in Islamabad, was found dead at her office-cum-residence in the capital’s F-8 sector, sources in the police told Dawn.
Golovnina had reportedly gone to the toilet, and had not stepped out for a long time when people who were present barged in.
She was reportedly lying on the floor, and had vomited.
The bureau chief was rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where she was pronounced dead.
The hospital will carry out a post-mortem before handing over the body to Russian authorities.
The cause of Golovnina’s death could not be determined immediately and authorities have launched an investigation to ascertain the facts of the case.