Occupied Balochistan: Female journalist shot dead in Kech District

sangar publication

 - 05 Sep, 2020 at 7:04 pm

Female journalist was mysteriously killed in Turbat area of Kech on Saturday.

According to details, Shaheena Shaheen Baloch, a female journalist, artist and social activist was mysteriously gunned down in Turbat city. She was the host of a morning show on PTV Bolan, Chief-in-editor of the Baloch magazine ‘Dasgohar’ and an artist. She believed in gender equality and had also campaigned for women rights in Balochistan

The victim was shifted to the Civil Hospital Turbat, where she succumbed to her injuries, Police said. As per the hospital sources, she suffered two bullet wounds.

Several journalists, social activists and social media users are expressing sympathy and condemning the incident.

Balochistan is considered to be one of the most dangerous places for journalists; the abduction and targeted killings of journalists are not uncommon in the region.

Reporters Without Borders, in its 2020 Press Freedom Index, ranked Pakistan 145 out of 180 countries. The Paris-based organization alleges that the Pakistani state and its mighty military establishment “cannot stand independent journalism.”