Police detain three suspects in journalist Nasrullah Gadani murder case

Suspects were detained after police launched targeted action to arrest killers of slain journalist Nasrullah Gadani

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Police detain three suspects in journalist Nasrullah Gadani murder case
People hold a protest rally against the killing of Journalist Nasarullah Gadani in Hyderabad on May 26, 2024. — INP
  • Unidentified gunmen shot Gadani near Korai Goth.
  • Journalist succumbed to bullet wounds early Friday.
  • Protestors in Karachi demand arrest of his killers.

GOTHKI: Police Monday launched targeted action to arrest the killer of slain journalist Nasrullah Gadani.

Police told Geo News it has detained three suspects from the Kamal Lond village.

Gadani, who succumbed to bullet wounds early Friday, was laid to rest in Ghotki on Saturday.

The journalist, who was associated with a Sindhi newspaper, had suffered serious injuries when unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire at him near Korai Goth, 12 kilometres from Mirpur Mathelo, on May 21.

Gadani was, at the time of the unfortunate incident, riding his motorcycle. Following the attack, police shifted him to Civil Hospital Mirpur Mathelo, where he received emergency medical aid and was then sent to Rahim Yar Khan for surgery.

Later, he was shifted to Karachi via an air ambulance for better treatment, with the Sindh government announcing to bear all of the medical costs.

Protestors demand arrest of Gadani's killers

Meanwhile, a joint protest was held in front of the Karachi Press Club on Sunday against the journalist's killing and condemning "the atrocities committed by tribal chiefs and feudal lords".

Led by National Trade Union Federation (NTUF), Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) — along with other social, political and human rights organisations — the protest demanded the arrest of the journalist's killers and those, including political and social activists, murdered before him.

The protestors demanded that the lives of journalists and media workers be protected by ensuring the implementation of the protection of journalists law.

During the protest, a demand seeking an end to giving shelter to hostile and anti-democratic elements within political parties was made with emphasis on abandoning the support for the "tribal leader" involved in Gadani's murder.

The protestors also asked for the recovery of all missing citizens, including Farhad, as well as the punishment of those involved in the heinous act.

The protest also called for registration of all media workers with social security and pension institutions. They demanded the Sindh government to allocate funds to support Gadani’s family members, especially his children.

The abolishment of feudalism was demanded, while the protestors also asked for agricultural land to be distributed for free to landless peasants under agricultural reforms so that democracy can be strengthened and social justice can be achieved.