Washington, D.C. — Friends and colleagues of slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif paid tribute Friday to a “courageous man” who refused to be intimidated by the Pakistani militants who took responsibility for his murder. VOA Director David Ensor noted that Mr. Aatif, “had been Read more »
VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan
Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening prayers at a local mosque near his home in the town of Shabqadar when he was shot by unidentified gunmen. Mr. Aatif, who along with other Deewa journalists faced repeated threats from militants in the region, died of his wounds late Tuesday after being taken to a hospital in the city of Peshawar. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.
Voice of America condemns the killing of one of its reporters in Northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal region today and urges local authorities to do more to protect journalists.
Washington, D.C., January 9, 2012 — At 10 PM Peshawar time, a new television program went on the air. Deewa Radio, Voice of America’s popular Pashto language news service to the volatile border region of Northwest Pakistan, is now being broadcast on direct to home Read more »