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High profile Pakistani journalist shot by lone gunman

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A prominent television talk show host is in hospital after being shot and injured in Pakistan.

Hamid Mir works for Geo television and was in a rental car stopped in traffic near the airport on the way to his office in Karachi.

Mir’s attacker walked up to his vehicle, opened fire and fled on a motorbike.

Senior police officer Raja Umar Khattab said that a single gunman shot Mir three or four times and then fled the scene on his motorcycle.

A Karachi police chief told Geo that Mir suffered three gunshot wounds to the stomach and the upper legs, but was expected to survive.

Last year, authorities found a bomb under Mir’s car.

Pakistan is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists.

The Committee to Protect Journalists recently urged Pakistan’s government to do more to protect journalists.

Mir remains in a stable condition in Karachi’s Aga Khan University Hospital.