Pak journo shot dead in Balochistan


Reports suggest that a young Pakistani journalist was shot dead at his residence in Usta Mohammad district of Balochistan yesterday.

According to the Express Tribune, 35-year-old Zafarullah Jattak was working for a Quetta-based newspaper.

Jattak was asleep when the attack took place. The deceased was working as tehsil reporter for Daily Intikhab.

DSP Khawand Bukhsh said that armed men barged into his home and opened fire. Jattak died on the spot while his killers escaped unchallenged, he added.

Officials investigating the matter say that the reason is not yet clear whether it was a case of targeted killing or a murder linked to personal enmity.