Senior journalist Aftab Alam gunned down in Karachi


KARACHI: Senior journalist Aftab Alam was killed in a gun attack in 11 C, North Karachi here on Wednesday.


He was shot in the head upon leaving his residence to pick his children up from school. DIG West Feroz Shah said the police recovered three 9 MM bullet casings from the site.

The shooting took place near Sir Syed market and within the remits of the Sir Syed police station.

Alam, 42, was unemployed for the past year and a half on account of health issues and had previously worked with Geo News. He was also reportedly associated with Samaa TV at one point.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the murder and directed the police to submit a report on the incident. He has ordered for the immediate arrest of those behind the attack.

Sindh Interior Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal demanded a report about the attack from Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali while ordering immediate arrest of murderers.