Chishti Mujahid

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Pakistan

Military leader Pervez Musharraf resigned as president in August under threat of impeachment, leaving a decidedly mixed legacy on press freedom. As his power waned in late 2007, Musharraf shut down all independent broadcasters for a time and then tried to impose a rigid “code of conduct” on the stations.

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Journalist shot dead in Pakistan

New York, April 14, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that a journalist was shot and killed today in the unstable province of Baluchistan in southwestern Pakistan. CPJ is investigating whether his murder was connected to his reporting. Khadim Hussain Sheikh, a stringer for Sindh TV, was killed by unidentified gunmen as…

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Pakistani journalist killed by gunman

New York, February 12, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Dr. Chishti Mujahid, a columnist for the weekly magazine Akbar-e-Jehan, who was shot and killed in a targeted attack outside his home in Quetta on Saturday. Mujahid, an eye doctor who had written a column for more than 20 years, was shot…

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