Journalists Killed  |  Pakistan

Asadullah

Freelancer

September 1, 2001, in Karachi, Pakistan

Asadullah, an occasional contributor to the news agency Kashmir Press International (KPI), was shot dead on the streets of Karachi by unidentified gunmen. KPI is run by the Jamaat-i-Islami, a conservative religious party. Local journalists said Asadullah was also an active member of the party, and that members of a rival political party may have killed him. The motive behind the shooting was unclear at year's end.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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