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Faisal Qureshi London Post journalist murdered in Lahore

Faisal Qureshi murder Press Statement from Dr Shahid Qureshi editor of The London Post

It is sadly announced that London Post’s Lahore Bureau Chief, Faisal Qureshi was brutally murdered in Karachi style target killing at his residence on Thursday 6th October 2011. He was brother of Dr Shahid Qureshi senior British analyst and journalist an open critic of MQM’s policies. Faisal Qureshi reported receiving death threats from Karachi based MQM after London Post published stories exposing MQM’s terrorist activities.

He reported his concerns to the Punjab Government authorities. Though murder investigations of Lahore based journalist are in progress British /Pakistani media demand swift arrests of the target killers from Punjab Government. In a statement Editor of the London Post, Dr Shahid Qureshi and brother of slain journalist Faisal Qureshi said, ‘we will continue to protect freedom of speech and expression’. We are from family of martyrs of 1947 genocide. British and Pakistani media demand protection from Government of Pakistan of their staffers based in Pakistan and full investigation of the murder of Faisal Qureshi. Scotland Yard’s assistance could be sought in this murder investigation of brother of British journalist and staffer of the British web news paper The London Post. Pakistan has become most dangerous place for the journalists.

I am grateful to all those who called me and extended their support from all over the world including Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Shabaz Sharif, Chief Minster Punjab, Senator Pervez Rashid, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Zulifqar Mirza, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scotland Yard, CPJ New York, RSF Benjamin Ismael, and GM Khan. Medai and journalist friends Mian Aslam, Nasruallh Malik, Raza Syed, Wajahat Ali Khan, Tahir Chaudhry, Ghulam Hussain Awan, Asif Dar, Zahoor Niazi, Nasim Siddiqi, Sana Bucha GEO TV, Mehar Bukhari, Dunya TV, Ahmed Waleed, SAMA TV, Kashif Abbasi, ARY TV, Talat Hussain, AJJ TV, Gail Simmons, The Guardian / Observer, Afshin Rattansi, RT, Ruba Jrudi, BBC, James Harkin, Financial Times and hundreds others who called me and send messages.

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