Chishti Mujahid

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An unidentified assailant shot Mujahid, a veteran columnist
and photographer, in the head and chest as he left his house, according to the
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and local news reports. A spokesman for
the banned insurgent group the Baluch Liberation Army claimed responsibility
for the murder in a phone call to the Quetta Press Club, saying Mujahid was
“against” the Baluch cause, local news reports said.

Mujahid, an ethnic Punjabi, received several telephone
threats after writing about the killing of Baluch leader Balach Marri in
November 2007, according to the journalists union. Akbar-e-Jehan, published by
the Jang Media Group, was among the country’s largest Urdu-language weekly