Daily Extra News
April 2, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan
Ibrahim was riding his motorcycle when two motorcyclists shot him in the head, according to Pakistani news reports. The journalist had worked for several small Urdu-language papers. He also was involved with a local group called the People's Aman Committee, the militant counterpoint of the Pakistan People's Party to the armed militias of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Awami National Party. The groups are known for their violent tactics.
Ibrahim, 40, had two children. Although he had worked for several different newspapers for several years, his most recent job was at the Daily Extra News. Police told reporters investigating the shooting that they believed he was killed over an internal party dispute.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
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