Pakistani officials say the mutilated body of a journalist was found in his home in the eastern city of Lahore Friday.
Authorities say 28-year-old Faisal Qureshi worked for The London Post, a British online publication.
Police say Qureshi's body bore visible torture marks and his throat had been slit.
Qureshi's brother, Zahid, told the French news agency he believed his brother's killing was a "targeted killing." He said his brother had been receiving threats from unidentified people over news reports in The London Post.
In 2010, Reporters Without Borders' press freedom index ranked Pakistan at 151 out of 178 countries.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP.