August 14, 2009, in Mardan, Pakistan
Unidentified gunmen ambushed correspondent Bacha Khan in the city of Mardan in North West Frontier Province, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Aaj reported on its website.
He was shot at close range as he was returning to station offices after an interview with the family members of a former military official killed by the Taliban, the channel's bureau chief, Imtiaz Awan, said on the station's website. The journalist died en route to the hospital, according to Aaj and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.