Senior Pak journo Hamid Mir wounded in gun attack in Karachi

London, Apr. 20: A senior Pakistani television journalist, who faced threats from the Taliban, was shot and wounded by unidentified men as he left the Karachi airport for his office.

The presenter for Geo TV received three bullets, but was in a stable condition, a police official said.

According to the BBC, the attack has been strongly condemned by Pakistani politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mir had just landed in Karachi and was on his way to the studios of Geo TV when unidentified gunmen in a car and on motorcycles reportedly followed him before opening fire, the report said.

Police said he sustained three gunshot wounds, but added that his life was not in danger.

Mir’s brother, a leading investigative journalist, has accused the country’s intelligence agency, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), of orchestrating the attack, the report added. (ANI)