Khuzdar Press Club shuts down to mourn slain journalist


Journalists in Khuzdar on Sunday shut down the Khuzdar Press Club in protest against the killing of club’s General Secretary Abdul Haq Baloch and threats to some journalists by a militant group.
Unidentified armed men gunned down Haq on Saturday night when he was on his way home in Khuzdar. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the murder.
Journalists in Khuzdar closed down the press club in protest to condemn the murder of Haq and on receiving death threats from armed groups.
They said they could not continue working in such grave conditions, as five journalists had been brutally targeted in Khuzdar during the last two years.
Haq was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Khuzdar and a large number of mediamen, civil society members and tribal elders attended the funeral.
The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has strongly condemned the murder and demanded the formation of a high-level committee to investigate the brutal murder and to provide security to journalists.
Over 20 journalists have been target killed in various areas of Balochistan during the past three years, but no accused has been arrested so far.


  1. Abdul Haq Baloch Was a Talented Journalist Serving as Press Secretary of Baluchistan Press Clubs Association Since 2011.He Worked Hard and Struggled For The Cause Of Journalists of Khuzdar And Balochistan.

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