Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, a correspondent of the Jang newspaper, was shot dead after criticising landowners and police in Mirpur Khas. He is the sixth Pakistani journalist to be killed since the start of the year. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the murder of Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, a correspondent of the national daily Jang, on 23 November in Mirpur Khas, in the southern province of Sindh. His elder brother told the press freedom organisation he was “killed because of his articles criticising the situation of the poor” in the area.”We call on the federal and provincial authorities to quickly appoint a team of investigators to arrest the killers and identify those who ordered the murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Mujahid was a committed and courageous journalist. If impunity again prevails in this murder, all of Pakistan’s journalists will feel even more threatened. This tragedy is further proof that the authorities are unable to ensure journalists’ safety.”Mujahid is the 6th Pakistani journalist to be killed since the start of the year. Pakistan is now the world’s third most dangerous country for the media, after Iraq and Somalia.Mujahid was shot in the stomach by a man on a motorcycle as he was returning home by car with Wahid Hussain, the vice-president of the Mirpur Khas press club. He died instantly.A veteran reporter, Mujahid wrote a weekly column for Jang called “Crime and Punishment” in which he often criticised landowners and police. After one of his articles about the mistreatment of members of a low cast by landlords, the supreme court ordered the suspects arrested. Another of his reports led to arrests of local policemen involved in violence against villagers.”Our family does not have any family conflicts,” his brother, Muhammad Iftikhar, said. “My brother wrote articles about the fate of the poor which obviously targeted influential people.” the family has filed an initial complaint (FIR) that does not name any suspects and the police have not yet made any arrests. January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific November 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jang correspondant gunned down in Sindh province RSF_en News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man driving in St. James was killed when his car collided with a garbage truck early Wednesday morning, Suffolk County police said.According to police, the garbage truck was driving westbound on Jericho Turnpike and the man’s vehicle was traveling eastbound when they collided around 2:15 a.m.The man driving eastbound, who was not identified, died at the scene, police said. The driver of the garbage truck was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police said they do not yet know if the crash was weather related.The accident resulted in all lanes being closed down, police said.The investigation is ongoing, police said.Just last week, a veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department was killed when he was involved in a crash with a garbage truck in Commack.
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Credit unions in the path of Tropical Storm Sally are advised to take precautions as the storm intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Credit Union Administration said today.“Credit unions in the path of Tropical Storm Sally should to take measures to protect their staff and secure their operations,” NCUA Chairman Rodney E. Hood said. “The NCUA will be closely monitoring the storm’s progress, and we stand ready to assist credit unions with maintaining or restoring operations, if necessary. We encourage everyone to be alert for official announcements and media reports as the storm draws near.”Tropical Storm Sally is expected to hit the central Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane as early as tomorrow morning.The NCUA maintains a hurricane and disaster information page on its website as well as on MyCreditUnion.gov. The National Hurricane Center has regular updates on the storm as it approaches landfall, and the Department of Homeland Security has additional information on being prepared for hurricanes. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan stated that racism is not restricted to just the colour of the skin. Irfan, who played 120 ODIs and 29 Tests for India, said stopping someone from doing something just because he followed a different faith is also a type of racism. “Racism is not restricted to the colour of the skin. Not allowing to buy a home in a society just because you have a different faith is a part of racism too,” Irfan tweeted.Protest against racism across the world has intensified in the last few days which began following George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police personnel. Floyd, aged 46, died last month shortly after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, “I can’t breathe,” and “please, I can’t breathe”. Former West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy recently claimed that he was subjected to racist slurs in the Sunrisers Hyderabad dressing room during his stint in the Indian Premier League. Sammy had expressed anger upon realising the meaning of the word ‘kaalu’ which he says was used to refer to him and Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera when the pair played for SRH. India pacer Ishant Sharma’s 2014 social media post surfaced which corroborates Sammy’s claims. Ishant had shared a photo with then SRH teammates Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dale Steyn and Sammy. His post read: “Me Bhuvi Kaluu and Gun Sunrisers.” IANSAlso Watch: OIL Authorities Say Efforts on To Control the Fire