NEW YORK - The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based watchdog body, has described as "alarming" the situation for journalists in Pakistan, while condemning the murder of senior journalist Pakistani Mehmood Jan Afridi in Kalat. "The level of violence against journalists in Pakistan remains alarming," Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia programme coordinator, said in Press statement on Saturday. "Authorities must work to reverse this trend and identify the motive behind the murder of Mehmood Jan Afridi," said Dietz. "The perpetrators of this crime should be apprehended immediately." Pakistani authorities should investigate Afridi's murder, determine the motive, and apprehend the perpetrators immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.