Last Wednesday, journalist and rights activist Zaman Masood was shot dead while he was returning home. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder. In a statement, the Taliban said they killed Masood because he wrote articles opposing Talibans.The murder and the Taliban statement have shocked the rights organisations and journalists. They wanted the government to respond immediately and take action against the culprits. They said the terrorists were getting emboldened and the government is doing nothing to correct the situation.