Pakistani authorities urged to probe killings of journalists

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Authorities in Pakistan are being urged to investigate the killings of two journalists last month.

The call has come from the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova who has condemned the murders of the journalists.

Charles Appel reports.

About 20 gunmen reportedly attacked the office of Aurangzeb Tunio, a reporter for the Sindhi-language Kawaish Television Network in a village in Sindh province on 10 May.

He was killed along with his brother and a family friend.

Abdul Razaq Gul, a journalist for Express News TV based in Balochistan was found dead on 19 May and his body had signs of torture.

Mr. Gul, who was also the secretary of the Press Club of Turbat, the city where he lived, had been kidnapped while returning home the previous evening.

According to UNESCO 27 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan since 2008.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, says the number of reporters paying with their lives for doing their job in Pakistan is alarming.

Duration: 53″

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