Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Sheikh Hasina Wazid, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, expressed concerned over the killing of Abdul Hakin Shimul associated with the Bangla-language daily Samakal.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Bangladesh the culprits with weapons used in the incident and we urge your government to vigorously investigate and bring to justice those behind the killing of Shimul.
According to International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Shimul was wounded in firing while covering the conflict within the groups of ruling party. For initial aid he was shifted to nearby local clinic when his condition deteriorated and was later moved to a hospital in the capital, Dhaka.
According to Committee to Protect (CPJ), Shimul received gunshot on his head and face. Police arrested the culprits with weapons used in the incident.
According to Committee to Protect (CPJ), since 1992, at least 20 journalists have been killed in Bangladesh for their work.