SAMC condemns killing of another journalist
LAHORE: The South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) was shocked and grieved over the targeted killing of a second journalist in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last 48 hours.
Mujeebur Rehman Siddiqui, a Dargai-based correspondent for an Urdu daily and founder of the Malakand Press Club, was shot by unidentified men as he came out of a mosque after prayers.
According to fellow journalists, he had no enmity with anyone. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the killing of Misri Khan, a Hangu-based journalist, who was murdered on the 14th of this month. At that time, a Taliban spokesman had also threatened to attack other journalists.
But, according to Rahimullah Yusafzai, a senior Peshawar journalist, it was not confirmed that Siddiqui was murdered by the Taliban, as the claim of Misri’s murder and the threat did not come from the official spokesman of the Taliban, Azam Tariq.
Source: Daily Times