An Islamabad-based blogger and social media activist, Muhammad Bilal Khan, was killed on Sunday night.The 22-year-old Khan, who was with his uncle Ehtesham, was attacked, Khan was killed while his uncle was severely injured in the attack and is currently undergoing treatment.
Khan — who has over 16,000 followers on Twitter, over 48,000 on his YouTube channel and over 22,000 followers on Facebook — is known for criticizing ISI and the government.
The suspect used a dagger to murder Khan, said police, adding that the sound of firing was also heard from the area. Funeral prayers for Khan were offered in Abbottabad.
The late blogger’s phone is in police custody where the record is being accessed. Reacting to the incident the locals said that press freedom in pakistan is null and void if it is against the army and the ISI.
Deceased father however talking to media said my son’s “only fault was that he spoke about the the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions”, he added, saying he was proud of his son.