Press Statement

Pakistani journalist killed in Peshawar

24 Nov, 2015

The International Federation of Journalists condemns the murder of a journalist in Peshawar in northern Pakistan. The IFJ demands an immediate investigation into the murder, the second this month in Pakistan.

On Sunday, November 22, Pakistan journalist Hafeez-ur-Rehman was shot near his home by two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle. Rehman was shot three times and died instantly. Rehman had been working as a journalist for over 12 years, and was employed with Neo TV. He had also been publishing his own daily, Asia, until earlier this year.

Rehman is the second Pakistani journalist to be killed this month, following the murder of Zaman Mehsud in Tank in KP/FATA on November 3. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Mehsud’s murder.

The IFJ said: “We condemn the murder of Hafeez-ur-Rehman and offer condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. The safety situation facing Pakistan’s journalists is extremely concerning and needs to be address immediately.”

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