Private ARY TV news channel employee Amir was killed while
driving a news crew to cover violent protests in the northwestern city of
Peshawar. Protesters were demonstrating against a film denigrating the Prophet
Amir died in a local hospital from injuries he sustained
when three bullets hit the vehicle, according to The Associated Press and local
news reports citing ARY TV broadcasts. While some local news reports said
police were responsible for the shooting, local authorities told journalists an
independent inquiry was needed to identify the source of fire.