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Shot Pakistani TV anchor stable: hospital

Published on Apr 21, 2014 5:46 PM
 
A Pakistani policeman points to a bullet hole ront on a car door following an attack on prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi on April 19, 2014. A leading Pakistani journalist and TV anchor who was shot three times in an attack in Karachi is conscious and in stable condition, his hospital said Monday, April 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI (AFP) - A leading Pakistani journalist and TV anchor who was shot three times in an attack in Karachi is conscious and in stable condition, his hospital said Monday.

Hamid Mir, who hosts a prime-time current affairs talk show on the Geo News channel, was attacked on Saturday while travelling by car to his office from the airport in Karachi.

The government has announced a special commission to investigate the attack and offered a US$100,000 (S$ 125,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

A spokesman for Karachi's Aga Khan University Hospital said Mr Mir was "conscious and stable".

 
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