Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fund for slain Journalist Hayatullah Khan's children

Hayat Ullah Khan was a Pakistani journalist who was the first one to photograph the wreckage of a US missile that killed Pakistani civilians inside Pakistani territory. After reporting on this, he disappeared in December 2005. He was shot dead and his body was found in June 2006 in the North Waziristan region. His wife had protested against his abduction and murder. She also died when a US bomb blew up near her house.

Hayat Ullah Khan was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). The death of both parents has left behind five children aged 2 to 10. A fund to help the children has been set up by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Mohsin Abbas, a friend of Hayat Ullah Khan, makes sure the money from the fund goes to the children. A six-year-old Canadian girl recently donated money to the fund from her own pocket after she heard the story of the slain journalist in school, read more about it below.

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