April 20th, 2012
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Senior Pakistan journalist found murdered

dawn-journalist killed Islamabad:  Senior journalist of Pakistan’s leading newspaper-Dawn was found murdered in a house in Karachi in the early hours. Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, was found murdered in an office apartment in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area, they said.

“We are investigating into the matter but it is a case of murder because his hands were tied and his body bore torture marks and he had apparently been strangled to death,” a police official said. “He was strangled with a belt. But we are waiting for the postmortem report,” he added.

His family said he did not have any personal enmity with anyone. They have also requested the media not to engage in speculation till the real culprits are found. Razvi is survived by his widow and three daughters. The deceased journalist’s funeral will be held at Jama Masjid Yasrab in Phase 4, DHA, after juma prayers on Friday.

Razvi was one of the most highly qualified journalists, with over two decades of experience. He had worked at a number of renowned publications before joining the Dawn Media Group, where he also held the post of Dawn‘s Resident Editor in Lahore. Later on, he had moved to Karachi to take over as Dawn’s magazines editor.

Last year, seven Pakistani journalists were killed, bringing the total to 29 in the last five years in the country, said media rights group Committee to Protect Journalists.


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