ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has taken notice of the murder of senior journalist Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani in Sindh’s Jacobabad district.
The reporter Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani associated with the Sindhi newspaper ‘Daily Koshish’ was shot dead by two unknown assailants in the jurisdiction of Dudaour Police Station in Jacobabad on Tuesday.
In a joint statement, the PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and the Secretary General Nasir Zaidi urged the Sindh government and police to take foolproof measures and arrest the culprits behind this heinous crime.
“The murder must be independently investigated by the police. The Sindh government must ensure an independent probe to get justice for the family of Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani,” they added.
Earlier in February 2020, another journalist associated with ‘Daily Koshish’ and Sindhi TV Channel KTN News Aziz Memon was also found dead in an irrigation canal in Naushahro Feroz.
As per the 2020 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Pakistan stands at 145th place out of 180 Countries in the world rankings.