PPF express concern over the killing and abduction of media workers

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the killing of a driver of private owned Enikas radio television network and abduction of its owner in eastern Afghanistan.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the authorities to thoroughly investigate the incident and ensure safe release of Zulmai. PPF also urged to hold the accused responsible for this act.

According to Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC), on December 4, an unidentified armed men, with rifles killed the driver and kidnapped Zulmai, engineer and owner of the media outlet who was coming out from the shopping mall in Jalalabad city.

The spokesperson for the Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani informed that the police is investigating the incident. Khogyani added that the identity of attackers and reason for attack is still unidentified.

In east Afghanistan, Nangarhar is one of the unsafe provinces where both Taliban and Daesh (IS) groups are active.