Six Pakistani journalists have been killed in the first seventeen weeks of 2011 while during last year 17 Pakistani journalists lost their lives in different incidents such as suicide bombing, cross firing and target killings, the Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) said in report released on Friday.
According to the report, as many as 52 journalists have been killed in Pakistan during last 18 years, but not a single murder case has been resolved as of today with only one exception of US journalist Daniel Pearl of Wall Street Journal, whose assassins were brought to justice under intense American pressure.
RMNP said the majority of killed Pakistani journalists were covering politics, mostly of violent nature. Among slain journalists, majority worked for print media while others were associated with TV channels and online publications.
RMNP President Ehsan Ahmed Sehar has urged Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to constitute a high level investigation team for tracing the alleged killers of those Pakistani journalists whose cases remain uninvestigated and unprosecuted.