Malik Amanullah Khan, a reporter for the local Meezan-e-Adal newspaper and Chairman of the Parowa Press Club in Pakistan, was killed by unidentified gunmen on 30 April 2019 in what appears to be an incident of targeted killing
When reached by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Meezan-e-Adl editor Muhammad Sohail Gangohi described Khan as an “extremely brave” reporter who was never afraid to expose social or political problems in the region he covered.
“His last report [on 20 April 2019] was about the law and order situation in Parowa, where political leaders have allegedly been influencing police investigations into criminal gangs,” Gangohi said. A fellow Parowa-based journalist confirmed that Khan was a “pugnacious reporter.”
“Malik Khan’s profile and the nature of his published stories constitute clear grounds for thinking that he was targeted because of his investigative reporting,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of Reporter’s without Borders’ Asia-Pacific desk.
Mr Khan was on his motorcycle when two assailants who were also riding a bike opened fire on him near Landa Sharif Adda on Multan-Dera Road. He died on the spot.
Profile Source: RSF