Reuters bureau chief for Pak & Afghan found dead in Islamabad


Islamabad: Maria Golovnina a prominent foreign woman journalist was found dead at her house here in the Pakistani capital today.

The body of Maria Golovnina, who was the bureau chief of Reuters for Pakistan and Afghanistan, was found in the bathroom of a house being used as an office, police said.

According to her colleagues, the Russian journalist fell unconscious and was rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where she was pronounced dead.

According to a PIMS spokesman, the body of Russian citizen Golovnina did not bear any torture marks.

Her body will be sent for a post mortem to ascertain the cause of death while an investigation is being carried out by the police.

Golovnina’s husband reportedly told PIMS doctors to not carry out a post-mortem examination on her body, Express Tribune reported.