KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Jang Group reporter Malik Mumtaz, a journalist from North Waziristan who was martyred in a focused assault again in 2013, has been awarded the Sitara-e-Shujaat — Star of Bravery — on the Pakistan Day awards ceremony held on the President Home.

Malik Mumtaz, who was related to Geo/Jang Group, at all times highlighted and wrote about public points from the platform of Pakistan’s high information channel. His son, Sulaiman Khan, acquired the Sitara-e-Shujaat award from President Dr Arif Ali.

The Geo/Jang journalist was returning residence to Miranshah from a close-by village on February 27, 2013, when unknown assailants opened fireplace on his automotive, killing him on the spot close to the Chashma bridge.

The senior journalist had been elected the Miranshah Press Membership’s president simply earlier than his premature dying. He’s survived by his two sons and daughter.

Malik Mumtaz graduated from Gomal College in Dera Ismail Khan and remained related to the Geo/Jang Group for nearly 20 years. Reporting from the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan, he was a well-respected journalist whose work was unbiased and correct.

Among the many politicians who had condemned the assault on him have been Prime Minister Imran Khan, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N chief Pervaiz Rasheed, then-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and MQM-P chief Altaf Hussain.

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