Mumtaz was returning home to Miranshah after offering condolences from Chashma village when unknown assailants opened fire on his car killing him on the spot. His body has been shifted to a hospital for post mortem.
Malik Mumtaz was also the Chairperson of the Miranshah Press Club. He is survived by his two sons and a daughter.
Malik Mumtaz graduated from Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan and had been associated with the Jang group of newspapers and later with Geo News for nearly two decades. Reporting from the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan, Mumtaz was an exemplary journalist whose reporting was unbiased and accurate.
Malik Mumtaz was a well respected journalist and an equally respecting member of the community.