KOHAT: Unknown armed men shot dead a senior journalist, also chief editor of a daily newspaper here on Sunday and escaped the scene after committing the crime.

Police said that the incident took place in Bandha Chowk of Kalu Khan area in district Kohat where unidentified miscreants opened fire at senior journalist Hafiz-ur-Rehman while he was on his way to office riding motorcycle.

As a result of firing Hafiz-ur-Rehman died on the spot while the assailants manage to flee from the scene of the crime.

The deceased was chief editor of Daily Asia, was serving with a private Tv channel as reporter and also owner of a local cable network in the name of New Star.

The journalist bodies have strongly condemned the murder and demanded of the authorities to bring the culprits to book. They warned if action was not taken against the murderers they would be forced to take to streets and police will be responsible for any disturbance in law and order situation.