60 Journalists Killed in Pakistan since 1992/Motive Confirmed

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

32% Broadcast reporter
20% Camera Operator
7% Columnist / Commentator
8% Editor
13% Photographer
5% Internet reporter/writer
38% Print reporter/writer
2% Technician
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Medium *

10% Internet
55% Print
2% Radio
50% Television
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100% Male
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Local / Foreign

97% Local
3% Foreign
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Murder Victims

21% Taken Captive
48% Threatened
24% Tortured

Type of Death

5% Crossfire/Combat
40% Dangerous Assignment
55% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

91% Complete impunity
9% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

8% Criminal group
5% Government Officials
10% Military Officials
3% Mob Violence
58% Political Group
18% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

8% Business
18% Corruption
32% Crime
8% Culture
20% Human Rights
67% Politics
3% Sports
37% War
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20% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.

60 Journalists Killed in Pakistan/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Taimoor Khan, Samaa TV

     February 12, 2017, in Karachi, Pakistan

Shehzad Ahmed, Aaj News

     August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mehmood Khan, DawnNews

     August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Zaman Mehsud, Daily Ummat, Daily Nai Baat

     November 3, 2015, in Tank, Pakistan

Irshad Mastoi, Online International News Network, ARY News

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool, Online International News Network

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Shan Dahar, Abb Takk Television

     January 1, 2014, in Larkana, Pakistan

Ayub Khattak, Karak Times

     October 11, 2013, in Karak District, Pakistan

Aslam Durrani, Daily Pakistan

     April 16, 2013, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Mirza Iqbal Hussain, News Network International

     January 10, 2013, in Quetta, Pakistan

Saif ur Rehman, Samaa TV

     January 10, 2013, in Quetta, Pakistan

Imran Shaikh, Samaa TV

     January 10, 2013, in Quetta, Pakistan

Saqib Khan, Ummat

     November 22, 2012, in Karachi, Pakistan

Rehmatullah Abid, Dunya News TV, Intikhaab

     November 18, 2012, in Panjgur, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Mushtaq Khand, Dharti Television Network and Mehran

     October 7, 2012, in Khairpur, Pakistan

Abdul Haq Baloch, ARY Television

     September 29, 2012, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Abdul Qadir Hajizai, WASH TV

     May 28, 2012, in Quetta, Pakistan

Razzaq Gul, Express News TV

     May 19, 2012, in Turbat, Pakistan

Mukarram Khan Aatif, Freelance

     January 17, 2012, in Shabqadar, Pakistan

Javed Naseer Rind, Daily Tawar

     November 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Faisal Qureshi, The London Post

     October 7, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan

Shafiullah Khan, The News

     June 17, 2011, in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan

Asfandyar Khan, Akhbar-e-Khyber

     June 11, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online

     May 29 or 30, 2011, in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, Pakistan Television and Mashriq

     May 10, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Wali Khan Babar, Geo TV

     January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Pervez Khan, Waqt TV

     December 6, 2010, in Ghalanai, Pakistan

Abdul Wahab, Express News

     December 6, 2010, in Ghalanai, Pakistan

Misri Khan, Ausaf and Mashriq

     September 14, 2010, in Hangu, Pakistan

Ejaz Raisani, Samaa TV

     September 6, 2010, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ejazul Haq, City-42 TV

     May 28, 2010, in Lahore, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool Birhamani, Daily Sindhu Hyderabad

     May 9 or 10, 2010, in Wahi Pandhi, Pakistan

Azamat Ali Bangash, Samaa TV

     April 17, 2010, in Orakzai, Pakistan

Malik Arif, Samaa TV

     April 16, 2010, in Quetta, Pakistan

Janullah Hashimzada, freelance

     August 24, 2009, in Jamrud, Pakistan

Musa Khankhel, Geo TV and The News

     February 18, 2009, in Swat, Pakistan

Tahir Awan, freelance

     January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

Mohammad Imran, Express TV

     January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

Abdul Razzak Johra, Royal TV

     November 3, 2008, in Punjab, Pakistan

Abdul Aziz Shaheen, Azadi

     August 29, 2008, in Swat, Pakistan

Mohammed Ibrahim, Express TV and Daily Express

     May 22, 2008, in Khar, Pakistan

Siraj Uddin, The Nation

     February 29, 2008, in Mingora, Pakistan

Chishti Mujahid, Akbar-e-Jehan

     February 9, 2008, in Quetta, Pakistan

Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, Jang

     November 23, 2007, in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan

Muhammad Arif, ARY Television

     October 19, 2007, in Karachi, Pakistan

Javed Khan, Markaz and DM Digital TV

     July 3, 2007, in Islamabad, Pakistan

Noor Hakim Khan, Daily Pakistan

     June 2, 2007, in Bajaur, Pakistan

Mehboob Khan, freelance

     April 28, 2007, in Charsadda, Pakistan

Hayatullah Khan, freelance

     June 16, 2006, in Miran Shah, Pakistan

Munir Ahmed Sangi, Kawish Television Network

     May 29, 2006, in Larkana, Pakistan

Allah Noor, Khyber TV

     February 7, 2005, in Wana, Pakistan

Amir Nowab, Associated Press Television News and Frontier Post

     February 7, 2005, in Wana, Pakistan

Sajid Tanoli, Shumal

     January 29, 2004, in Mansehra, Pakistan

Fazal Wahab, freelance

     January 21, 2003, in Mingora, Pakistan

Shahid Soomro, Kawish

     October 20, 2002, in Kandhkot, Pakistan

Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal

     Date unknown in 2002, in Karachi, Pakistan

Sufi Mohammad Khan, Ummat

     May 2, 2000, in Badin, Pakistan

Z.A. Shahid, Khabrain

     January 18, 1997, in Lahore, Pakistan

Mohammad Samdani Warsi, Parcham

     December 6, 1994, in Karachi, Pakistan

Mohammed Salahuddin, Takbeer

     December 4, 1994, in Karachi, Pakistan

7 Media Workers Killed in Pakistan

     Terminology explained

Arshad Ali Jafri, Geo TV

     September 8, 2015, in Karachi, Pakistan

Waqas Aziz Khan, Express TV

     January 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Mohammad Khalid, Express TV

     January 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Ashraf Arain, Express TV

     January 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Mohammad Amir , ARY Television

     September 21, 2012, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Mohammad Sarwar, Aaj TV

     September 3, 2010, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mian Iqbal Shah, Peshawar Press Club

     December 22, 2009, in Peshawar, Pakistan

21 Journalists Killed in Pakistan/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Muhammad Jan, Qudrat

     January 12, 2017, in Qalat, Pakistan

Muhammad Umar , Daily Dera News

     January 16, 2016, in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan

Ijaz Mengal, Daily Intekhab

     February 14, 2014, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, Daily Tawar

     Date unknown in 2013, in Karachi, Pakistan

Mehmood Jan Afridi, The Daily Intekhab

     March 1, 2013, in Kalat, Pakistan

Malik Mumtaz, Geo TV and News International

     February 27, 2013, in Miran Shah, Pakistan

Aurangzeb Tunio, Kawaish Television Network

     May 10, 2012, in Lalu Ranwak, Pakistan

Muneer Shakir, Online News Network, Sabzbaat TV

     August 14, 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Zaman Ibrahim, Daily Extra News

     April 2, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Abdost Rind, freelance

     February 18, 2011, in Turbat, Pakistan

Ilyas Nizzar, Darwanth

     January 3, 2011, in Pidarak, Pakistan

Mehmood Chandio, Awaz

     December 5, 2010, in Mirpurkhas, Pakistan

Lala Hameed Baloch, Daily Intikhab

     November 18, 2010, in an area outside Turbat, Pakistan

Siddique Bacha Khan, Aaj TV

     August 14, 2009, in Mardan, Pakistan

Wasi Ahmad Qureshi, Daily Azadi, Balochistan Express

     April 16, 2009, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Raja Assad Hameed, The Nation, Waqt TV

     March 26, 2009, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Sheikh, Sindh TV and Khabrein

     April 14, 2008, in Hub, Pakistan

Mohammad Ismail, Pakistan Press International

     November 1, 2006, in Islamabad, Pakistan

Asadullah, Freelancer

     September 1, 2001, in Karachi, Pakistan

Nawaz Zulfiqar Memon, The Nation

     December 3, 1999, in Islamabad, Pakistan

Carlos Mavroleon, Freelancer

     August 27, 1998, in Peshawar, Pakistan