KARACHI - Murtaza Razvi, a senior journalist and assistant editor (head of magazines), of the daily Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper, was found murdered in the city early Thursday morning. Police said his body was found from an office flat in the Defence area of the metropolis. His hands were tied and there were torture marks on his body, indicating that he had apparently been strangled to death. However, the police said the real cause of death will be established after the post-mortem report was released.
The deceased’s family said he did not have any personal enmities and requested the media not to speculate about the cause of his death until the police apprehend his killer(s). Murtaza Razvi was regarded as one of the most highly qualified journalists of the country, with over two decades of experience under his belt. He had worked in a number of well-known publications. Razvi had held the post of Dawn’s resident editor in Lahore before moving to Karachi to take over as Dawn’s magazines’ editor. He is survived by his widow and three daughters.


source: Pakistan Today