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ARY News reporter killed, another injured in armed robbery

PATTOKI: In a highly grievous incident, armed robbers gunned down an ARY News reporter and injured another on resisting a robbery bid near Khudian bus stand here, ARY News reported Wednesday.

ARY News’ Chunian correspondent Abdul Razzaque was gunned down while another correspondent from Pattoki, Muqadar Hussain, was injured in the brazen assault.

According to sources, the robberies have become a part of routine life in the area and police have failed to control the mounting number of snatching incidents in the locality.

ARY News family has condemned the brazen attack and expressed condolences with bereaved family of Abdul Razzaque, ensuring every possible medical facility to the injured correspondent Muqadar Hussain.

According to our Lahore Bureau Chief Arif Hameed Bhatti, Abdul Razzaque was young and committed journalist who had been rendering his services in the profession.

President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) Afzal Butt has grieved over the incident and demanded culprits to be brought to justice.

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the tragic incident and ordered the police authorities to arrest the culprits involved in the incident soon.

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