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Hamid Mir, Pakistani Journalist escapes bomb, Malala express solidarity

New Delhi, Tue, 27 Nov 2012 NI Wire

Hamid Mir a journalist working in Geo News television station in Pakistan escaped an assassination attempt when police defused a bomb, which was planted on the passenger side of his car while parked at his home.

A half-kilogram was found on Monday under his car and a bomb disposal squad defused the bomb.

Taliban had earlier threatened to attack Mir and other prominent journalists for their coverage of their shooting of Malala Yousufzai.

Malala made a phone call to Mir on Tuesday and expressed solidarity and strong believe that they will defeat terrorism.

Hamid Mir tweeted, "Malala Yousafzai and her father just called me from UK and expressed their solidarity. Malala said that Insha Allah we will defeat terrorists".

Malala is presently recuperating in Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Britain after she was shot in the head on October 9 by the Taliban.

Meanwhile Rehman Malik Interior Minister has announced a reward of Rs.50 million for credible information regarding the attempt on the journalist's life.

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