Slain journalist’s associates say murder investigation has ground to halt

first_imgNews RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistan was the world’s deadliest country for journalists in 2010 with a total of 11 killed in connection with their work. Seven journalists have been killed in Pakistan since the start of this year. Related documents faizan._intention_of_harassment-2.mp3MPEG – 606.62 KBhamza._no_coordination-2.mp3MPEG – 961.71 KBhamza._we_want_honnour-2.mp3MPEG – 376 KB Two close associates of Syed Saleem Shahzad, an Islamabad-based investigative reporter for the Asia Times online newspaper whose dead body was found in Punjab province on 31 May, have given interviews to Reporters Without Borders in which they accuse the authorities of showing little interest in investigating his murder.“We voice our support for Shahzad’s relatives and colleagues and we urge the authorities to guarantee their safety,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Several of them feel abandoned amid judicial proceedings that are not without risk for witnesses. The authorities cannot leave them without protection. The current foot-dragging in the investigation must end at once and everything must be done to shed light on this murder.”Shahzad’s friend and colleague Muhammad Faizan and his brother-in-law Hamza Ameer spoke to Reporters Without Borders about the climate of intimidation to which they are exposed and their belief that the murder investigation has ground to a halt.Interviewed on 22 July, Faizan said unidentified individuals tried to enter his home while he was at the morgue to identify Shahzad’s body. Fortunately, his wife was able to chase them away, he said, adding that he regarded the intrusion as an attempt to intimidate him. July 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Slain journalist’s associates say murder investigation has ground to halt PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Ameer, who was interviewed on 20 July, said he was concerned about rumours that are tarnishing Shahzad’s image, portraying him as a “secret agent” in the pay of foreign countries and accusing him of maintaining close relations with the Taliban. “We want his name and his work to be respected by the government and public, because he died in the cause of his profession.” Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistancenter_img Receive email alerts News Ameer also condemned “the lack of coordination” between the Islamabad police and the team investigating in the Punjab region where Shazad’s body was found. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Obule, Boys School Tango for…

first_imgThe chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Chiedu Ebie, who is also the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, said all was set for the final match.Ebie said the LOC and organisers have worked so hard to put up a great event which would last long in the memory of the finalists and all those present at the venue.Ebie said: “We have been working hard to give this event a befitting final. These are the future stars and the competition is an event very close to the heart of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.“We expect a funfare of sort in the third place and final match. Attractive prizes will be given to the finalists and players who excelled in the competition.”The 2019 edition of the competition began in October last year with close to 1,000 private and secondary schools competing for honours from all the 25 Local Governments in the state.Head of the organizing team, Tony Pemu, said that the overall standard of this competition has been an improvement on the last two different editions.Governor Okowa and some of his executive members will be present at the final along with topshots of the sponsors, Zenith Bank Plc.Former international players are expected to also be at the final to encourage the young ones competing for honours today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After hosting three international football matches within just five days, the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will today host the final of the Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition.Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to clash in the final while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive secondary school will fight for bronze in the third place shortly before the final.The final of the competition originally scheduled for February 15 this year was moved due to the General elections and the involvement of the state in the series of international games at the venue which is fast becoming the home of Nigerian football.last_img read more