Rind, a 27-year-old part-time reporter for the Daily Eagle,
an Urdu-language newspaper, was shot four times before his assailants escaped
on a motorcycle in the Turbat area of Baluchistan province. He was pronounced
dead at the scene, local news reports said.
Rind was also an activist in the Baluch separatist movement,
which has sought greater independence for the vast region and an ultimate break
from Pakistani rule. Government military and intelligence operations frequently
target activists, and many Baluch journalists straddle the line between
political activism and journalism.