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Reporter murdered in southern province of Sindh

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Mohammad Azim Leghari of the newspaper "Halchal" and the Sindh-language television station Dharti TV, who was gunned down in Dadu City, in the southern province of Sindh, while covering story of a young couple trying to "marry for love." The couple was the target of fierce criticism from conservative clans, who could have been responsible for the reporter's murder.

"We call on the authorities to investigate Leghari's death quickly into order to establish the motives and bring those responsible to justice," Reporters Without Borders said. Pakistan Union of Journalists general secretary Mazhar Abbas also urged the Sindh provincial authorities to lose no time in carrying out an investigation.

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