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Investigating the killing of Zubair Mujahid
Breaking the Silence: An Investigation into the Murder of Zubair Mujahid
June 16, 2021
To break the silence around Zubair Mujahid’s murder, A Safer World for the Truth conducted its own investigation into the case.
Mujahid was a journalist from Mirpurkhas in Pakistan whose stories
exposed corruption and human rights abuses. His stories and columns
were published in the Daily Jang, an Urdu language newspaper based in
Karachi, Pakistan’s largest urban centre. On 23 November 2007,
Zubair was shot while he was sitting on the back of his colleague’s
motorcycle, driving home after a long working day.
investigative team reviewed the official police files and interviewed
twenty witnesses with the aim of uncovering new evidence to support
the road to justice for Zubair. The investigation also included an
analysis of Zubair’s publications prior to the murder, and threats
he received in response to his writing. This report presents the
findings of our investigation.
report documents significant errors and anomalies in the
investigations carried out by the Mirpurkhas police and by the Crime
& Investigation Branch in Hyderabad. In light of these serious
errors in the official murder investigation, the report concludes
that a re-investigation of the murder is necessary to achieve justice
for Zubair. Based on information gathered through our own
investigation, the report identifies two potential avenues for
Mujahid was a journalist. He was killed because of it. Now we are breaking the silence.
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