PM Imran strongly condemns TV journalist’s murder in Karachi


KARACHI – Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the killing of a journalist associated with a private news channel during an alleged armed robbery in port city’s North Nazimabad area on Friday.

The premier, in a message on Twitter, directed authorities to take all possible steps to bring the killers to book.

Ather Mateen, 45, was on his way home after dropping his children at school when two armed robbers on a motorbike intercepted him near Shah Medical Hospital in Block-A of the area, police said.

The journalist sensed danger and he accelerated his car, hitting the bikers. The armed robbers opened fire on him after the fell off the bike and fled from the scene.

The body of the victim has been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

A senior police officer said that the murder case is being investigated from all aspects.

He said that some eyewitnesses said that the armed robbers were snatching valuables from the victims and upon resistance, they killed him.

Meanwhile, Sndh Governor Imran Ismail and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah have also condemned the killing of the journalist and sough a report from the additional inspector general.

They also directed police to ensure the arrest of the assailants at the earliest.

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