Two journalists were shot dead by the gunman in separate attacks in Karachi since yesterday, Pakistan police said.
According to police, on Tuesday night, the first attack saw gunmen open fire on a van of news channel Geo TV, that killed a technician and wounding the driver.
On Wednesday morning, the second attack happened. A Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Feroz Shah, said gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed journalist Aftab Alam as he stood outside his house. He previously worked with Geo TV.
So far it has not been cleared whether the two attacks were related or may be to the fact those involved were journalists.
Pakistan’s Karachi has seen a spate of attacks on the media.
In Tuesday night’s drive-by shooting, Arshad Ali Jaffery was named as the Geo News TV technician killed in the shooting.
One of Geo’s main presenters, Hamid Mir, in April last year was seriously injured in a shooting in Pakistan financial capital. Later family members blamed the attack on the country’s spy agency, the ISI.
Three Express Media staff in January 2014 were killed. But one news anchors narrowly escaped in another shooting two months later but they shooters were able to kill the driver.
Bomb attacks and two guns on the group’s office in Karachi the previous year left at least four people injured.
Pakistan, according to the International Federation of Journalists, was the world’s most dangerous country for the media in 2014, after 14 journalists lost their lives.