Pakistan: Second media worker shot dead in Karachi
Sept 9, Islamabad: A former journalist in Pakistan was shot dead by gunmen near his home in Karachi, the third such attack on media personnel in less than 24 hours.
Aftab Alam had worked with the country's largest private broadcaster Geo News.
Alam was on his way to pick up his children from school when he came under attack from gunmen on a motorcycle. He had most recently worked for another leading Urdu-language TV news channel, Samaa, but was not currently employed in the profession.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, gunmen shot at Geo TV's news van in Karachi, killing a technician and injuring the driver.
A journalist with national broadcaster PTV was also seriously injured when he was shot in an attack in Peshawar.
Police said that the motives behind the shootings were not immediately clear, BBC news reported.