Over 40 journalists killed in Pakistan in past four years
Almost 42 journalists were killed across the country in the last four years, stated documents submitted by the information ministry in the Senate.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presided over a meeting of the Upper House where the Ministry of Information said that 42 journalists were killed in the last 4 years with 15 in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, 13 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 3 in Balochistan.
The data showed that seven suspects were arrested in Punjab out of which two were currently out on bail. Five out of the seven arrested were standing trial while eight suspects were on the run. One accused was released by the court.
The report stated that four suspects had been arrested in Sindh while seven were facing trial.
In KP, two suspects were acquitted, four were facing trial and one suspect was on the run.
In Balochistan, two of the five accused were still at large and one each was sentenced, under trial and under police investigation.