Mujahid, correspondent for the national Urdu-language daily
Jang, was shot while traveling on a motorcycle with another journalist in the
southern province of Sindh, according to local news reports. He was targeted by
unidentified gunmen also traveling by motorcycle.
Local journalists believed Mujahid was slain because of his
investigative reporting, according to Owais Aslam Ali, secretary-general of the
local media group Pakistan Press Foundation. Mujahid was known for his critical
writing on issues like mistreatment of the poor by local landlords and police
in his Jang weekly column, “Crime and Punishment.” His coverage of alleged
police brutality had led to arrests and suspensions of police officers, Ali
told CPJ. Mujahid was survived by a wife and four sons. No arrests were made.