Marketing Director of a Local Newspaper Shot in Defence

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:22

KARACHI: A local Newspaper, Dawn's Director Marketing Mr. Masood Hamid was found murdered in his car in Defence Housing Authority’s phase-8 on Friday night, a local Media Group reported.

Mr. Hamid apparently died on the spot by a single gunshot of unknown assailants also left the murder weapon before fleeing the scene.

The SSP South, Tariq Dharejo, told media that an Investigation Officer (IO) was being appointed immediately to probe into all aspects of the incident.

Masood Hamid had been associated with Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL) for the past 28 years. He was a natural leader, and in his capacity as Director Marketing, he had built one of the finest teams of marketing people for Dawn and other publications of PHPL.

Mr Hamid was also actively involved in promoting the cause of newspaper industry, and was former secretary general of All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS).

He has left behind a widow and daughter and son, and a large number of colleagues and friends to mourn his death.

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