PESHAWAR: The family of slain journalist Musa Khankhel, who was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz posthumously, is appealing to Pakistan’s Prime Minister to fulfill a promise made to them by the former government.
Khankhel’s family is requesting a plot of land in the federal capital that was pledged to them by former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in recognition of Khankhel’s extraordinary services in the field of journalism.
According to sources, Khankhel was a reporter for The News and Geo News, who was kidnapped and killed in 2009 while covering a peace rally in Matta.
The then Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police had also promised to give a gold medal to the family of the slain journalist in 2009, but this pledge has yet to be fulfilled.
Khankhel’s family members have reminded the government that the former Prime Minister had sent a letter to the Housing and Works Department formally requesting a plot of land for the family, but the pledge was not implemented.
They are appealing to current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to honor the promise made to them 14 years ago.