Journalist killed in Swat attack

Updated February 26, 2020

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Javedullah Khan was the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily Ausaf in Swat. — Dawn/File
Javedullah Khan was the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily Ausaf in Swat. — Dawn/File

MINGORA: A journalist, who was also a local leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and member of the peace committee, was shot dead in the Shakardara area of tehsil Matta on Tuesday.

According to police, Javedullah Khan was going to his fields in his car when some unidentified assailants opened fire on his vehicle, leaving him seriously wounded.

He was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment. A police guard of the journalist who was with him in the car remained unhurt.

Soon after the incident, the police along with CTD officials condoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Javedullah Khan was the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily Ausaf (Islamabad) in Swat. He was the younger brother of journalist Hameedullah Khan, correspondent of Al-Jazeera and former correspondent of Dawn in Mingora, Swat.

Published in Dawn, February 26th, 2020