Journalist and correspondent of Jang, The News and Geo News Malik Mumtaz was shot dead by unknown gunmen in North Waziristan on Wednesday. According to reports Malik Mumtaz was returning to Miranshah when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car.
Malik Mumtaz died on the spot near Chashma bridge. His body was shifted to local hospital for post mortem. His funeral prayers and burial will be held in Miranshah. Malik Mumtaz was lately elected as President of the Miranshah Press Club.
Many journalists across Pakistan has condemned the brutal murder of Malik Mumtaz. Senior journalist Hamid Mir said that government has failed to provide security to journalist. In 2010 thirteen journalists were killed in Pakistan. In 2011 twelve journalists were murdered whereas in 2012 sixteen journalists got killed and in the ongoing year 5 journalist have been killed till now.