Mehrabpur Press Club President Aziz Memon was strangulated to death on Sunday in Naushero Feroze district of Sindh and his body was found from an irrigation waterway.
The body of the slain journalist was shifted to the taluka hospital for medico-legal formalities. The police said that an initial investigation into his death found that he was strangulated using a wire, however, they were awaiting the post-mortem report to confirm the actual cause of his death.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the killing of Aziz Memon and summoned a detailed report into the matter from the Shaheed Benazirabad deputy inspector general of police (DIGP).
The journalist was associated with Sindhi TV channel, KTN News, and Sindhi-language daily Kawish.
According to the slain journalist’s brother, Hafiz Memon, Memon had left with his cameraman, Owais Qureshi, to cover a story in a nearby village on Sunday morning. Some hours later, his body was found, tied with an electric wire, in an irrigation outlet near the town.
The police said that the cameraman has been detained for questioning.
Some months ago, Aziz had released a video message, saying he was receiving threats for his coverage of a news story. Police, meanwhile, said that they were investigating the killing from various angles.
It is worth mentioning here that a day ago Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Shahnaz Ansari was brutally murdered in the same district. Leaders of various journalist organisations and unions condemned the killing and called for a thorough investigation into the incident.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Kaleem Imam also took notice of the incident. IGP Dr Imam also sought details of the incident from the Naushahro Feroze SSP.