Muhammad Khan Sasoli, yet another victim of the messy war between Pakistan military and Baloch nationalists

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Khuzdar (Balochistan Point): December 15, The President of Khuzdar press club and senior journalist belonging to daily Zamna Quetta, Royal TV, news agency INP, Dawnnews Tv ,Muhammad khan Sasoli gunned down today.

Muhammad khan Sasoli was on his way back home after doing his routine professional assignments left Khuzdar Press Club for his home situated in Labour Colony on his vehicle at 7.30pm. When he reached in front of his house two unknown motorcyclists wearing masks opened indiscriminate fire on him. He received four bullet wounds in his head, chest and died on the spot. The assailants later fled from the scene. No group has accepted responsibility for the murder. (Source)

خضدار پریس کلب کے صدر کا قتل

محمد خان ساسولی کو کافی عرصے سے دھمکیاں مل رہی تھیں

بلوچستان کے ضلع خضدار میں نامعلوم مسلح افراد نے فائرنگ کر کے خضدار پریس کلب کے صدر محمد خان ساسولی کو ہلاک کر دیا ہے۔

اس واقعہ کے خلاف مختلف سیاسی جماعتوں نے بدھ کو خضدار میں شٹر ڈاؤن ہڑتال کرنے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔

کوئٹہ سے بی بی سی کے نامہ نگارایوب ترین کے مطابق محمد خان ساسولی کو منگل کی شام اس وقت نامعلوم مسلح افراد نے گولی مار کر ہلاک کیا جب وہ ورکرزکالونی میں واقع اپنےگھر کے گیٹ پر پہنچے تھے۔

خضدار پریس کلب کے نائب صدر ریاض مینگل نے بی بی سی کو بتایا کہ محمد خان ساسولی جیسے ہی گھر پہنچے تو ان پر ایک موٹرسائیکل پر سوار دو نامعلوم افراد نے فائرنگ کر دی۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ محمد ساسولی کوبدھ کو خضدار سے پچیس کلومیٹر دور واقع ان کے آبائی گاؤں پشک میں سپردِ خاک کیا جائے گا۔

ریاض مینگل کے بقول سیاسی اور سماجی حلقوں میں محمد خان ساسولی کا احترام ان کی غیر جانبدارانہ رپورٹنگ کی وجہ سے کیا جاتا تھا اور وہ بلاامتیاز تمام طبقوں کے لیے کام کرتے تھے۔

اس واقعہ کے خلاف بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی، نیشنل پارٹی، انجمن تاجران اور دیگر تنظیموں نے شدید رد عمل کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے بدھ خضدار میں مکمل شٹر ڈاؤن ہڑتال کرنے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔

ریاض مینگل کے مطابق محمد خان ساسولی کو کافی عرصے سے مختلف گروہوں کی جانب سے دھمکیاں دی جا رہی تھیں۔ ان کے مطابق بلوچ مسلح دفاع نامی تنظیم کی جانب سے ایک پمفلٹ بھی تقسیم ہوا تھا جس میں کہا گیا تھا کہ خضدار کے صحافی بی ایس او اور بی این پی کے جلسوں کی رپورٹنگ نہ کریں۔

خیال رہے کہ چھ ماہ قبل میں خضدار میں ہی ایک اور صحافی فیض ساسولی بعض نامعلوم افراد کی فائرنگ سے ہلاک ہوئے تھے اور بعد میں بلوچ لبریشن آرمی نے اس کی ذمہ داری قبول کی تھی

One Comment to “Muhammad Khan Sasoli, yet another victim of the messy war between Pakistan military and Baloch nationalists”

  1. PFUJ condemns killing of journalist in Khuzdar
    December 14th, 2010Leave a commentGo to comments

    *PFUJ condemns killing of journalist in Khuzdar** *

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    ISLAMABAD, Dec 14:- The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the killing of Mohammad Khan Sasoli, President of Khuzdar Press Club in Baluchistan and Correspondent of DawnNews TV here on Tuesday night by unknown assailants and demanded of the government to ensure arrest of perpetuators.

    According to the reports reaching the PFUJ Secretariat, Mohammad Khan Sasoli (36) after doing his routine professional assignments left Khuzdar Press Club for his home situated in Labour Colony on his vehicle at 7.30pm. When he reached in front of his house two unknown motorcyclists wearing masks opened indiscriminate fire on him moment he come out of his vehicle. He received four bullet wounds in his head, chest and died on the spot. The assailants later fled from the scene.

    He was married and leaves behind a son, a widow, old father, mother and three brothers and sister to mourn his death. He was in the profession for the last 15 years and worked for Daily “Zamana, Royal TV, news agency INP while presently he was working for DAWNNEWS TV. He belongs to a poor family and was occasionally paid by the DAWNNEWS TV.

    The journalists of Khuzdar claimed that almost all members of the Khuzdar Press Club were threatened by various pressure groups and Balochistan National Liberation Moment. About eights months ago President of the Khuzdar Press Club Faiz Din was also killed but his killers are still at large.

    Likewise, Lala Hameed Baloch, Correspondent of urdu-language Daily Intikhab of Gwadar was found dead on Nov 18 with gunshot wounds. His killers are too not arrested so far.

    This is fourth death of a media person in Pakistan during the last 10 days and 15th during the current year which is highest in the entire world.

    Condemning the killing of Mohammad Khan Sasoli, the PFUJ Secretary General, Shamsul Islam Naz termed it a direct attack on democracy and freedom of press. Shamsul Islam Naz added that this incident has once again proved that the media persons are forced to work in hostile environments and they are not being provided any protection both from the government and media houses.

    The PFUJ said that “an act of violence on a media practitioner is not only a crime against the individual victim, but it also represents an attack on freedom of expression, which is a fundamental right and a cornerstone of democratic society”.

    The PFUJ asked the Balochistan government to spare no effort in investigating this murder and bringing the culprits to justice.

    The PFUJ demanded that aggrieved families be also compensated forthwith and it urged the world media organisations to send fact finding missions to Pakistan to assess the miserable conditions of media persons and their killing owing to negligence of media owners and failure of the government to protect the life of media persons.

    Shamsul Islam Naz *Secretary General ** **PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS*

    http://news.fmota.com/uncategorized/pfuj-condemns-killing-of-journalist-in-khuzdar.html

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