Noor Hakim Khan

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Khan, a correspondent for the Daily Pakistan and a vice
president of the Tribal Union of Journalists, was one of five people killed by
a roadside bomb in the Bajaur region of the North West Frontier Province, now
known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Behroz Khan, the Peshawar-based reporter for The News,
confirmed news reports that the victim was returning from covering a jirga, or
tribal council. He had been invited to witness the demolition of a house
belonging to the perpetrator of a February car bombing that had killed a local
physician. The demolition was part of the disposition of the tribal council case.

Khan was traveling with a local official and a tribal chief
who had taken a role in the case, according to news reports. Their car was
third in a convoy returning from the area, reports said, suggesting it might
have been targeted.