The victim was identified as Maqbool Hussain Siyal, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in the town of Dera Ismail Khan late Thursday, reports the BBC. Police said the gunmen were riding a motorcycle but had not established a motive.
Family members said the victim had no feud with anyone in the area, the report said.
Siyal had worked for an Urdu-language newspaper and a news agency, police said.
Dera Ismail Khan is about 175 miles southwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.