For once, its time for Canada to catch up to Pakistan. If I lived there, I would be applying for a journalist permit or whatever they call it, immediately.
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Islamabad, 1 June (AKI) – Journalists in Pakistan have been granted the right to carry small-calibre arms for self-defence following this week’s killing of a reporter, interior minister Rehman Malik said on Wednesday.
Since 2010, 15 Pakistani journalists have been killed, making Pakistan one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the profession, according to press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders.
Syed Saleem Shahzad’s body was identified on Tuesday following his disappearance on Sunday.
Shahzad, who worked for Italian news agency Adnkronos International and Hong Kong-based online news service Asia Times, frequently reported on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Following his disappearances, there were several reports that he was being held by Pakistan’s secret service, the Inter-Services Intelligence.
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik promised to investigate allegations of ISI involvement in Shahzad’s abduction and murder.