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Fourth death anniversary of Khpalwak observed

Fourth death anniversary of Khpalwak observed

Jul 28, 2015 - 21:12

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The fourth death anniversary of Pajhwok Afghan News reporter Ahmad Omid Khpalwak was observed in this capital city of central Uruzgan province on Tuesday.

Khpalwak, who also worked for the BBC, was killed during a coordinated Talibaninfo-icon attack on the Afghanistaninfo-icon Radio and Television building in Tarinkot four years ago.

His death anniversary was observed at the Information and Culture Department, where a number of his colleagues, writers, poets and civil societyinfo-icon activists were in attendance.

Information and Culture Department representative Ghulam Nabi Ulfat told the gathering that Khpalwak was the first person in Uruzgan, who conveyed the voice of local people to outside worldinfo-icon through his profession.

Like his pen name, Khpalwak had been impartial in his news reports based on realities and had been realistic in his profession, Ulfat said.

He said the slain reporter did not cover news relating to the conflict only, but he also wrote about reconstructioninfo-icon, educationinfo-icon and healthinfo-icon, highlighting people’s problems.

Ulfat urged journalists to follow in Khpalwak's footsteps and help the Afghans convey their messages to the international community.

Javed Khpalwak told the gathering his brother was a nice person who ruled the hearts and minds of people as a journalist, committed to core professional values.

He accused American forces of intentionally killing his brother and removing 11 bullets from his dead body in order to conceal the truth. “The coalition forces say they are committed to protecting human rights, but they removed from Khpalwak’s body bullets, which they had fired at him.”


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