HRCP condemns journalist’s death
LAHORE: The death of Munir Ahmed Sangi, a reporter for Daily ‘Kawish’ and Kawish Television Network working in Larkana, shows the dangers faced by journalists, a Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) statement said on Thursday.
The HRCP supported the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ (PFUJ) call for an independent inquiry by a Sindh High Court judge, condemned “the authorities’ continued failure to guarantee journalists’ safety,” and condoled with Sangi’s family.
Sangi was trying to film a shootout between Unnar and Abro clans when a stray bullet hit him. Sangi’s colleagues feared it was targeted killing and the PFUJ had said the firing between the clans had stopped when Sangi tried to film the scene. Sangi’s death has increased the number of journalists killed on duty since 2003 to four, the HRCP said. “At least 12 other journalists have been harassed, threatened or intimidated over the past two years. Others, like Hayatullah of Waziristan, have been ‘missing’ for months.” staff report