A senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn was murdered in the early hours this morning in Karachi, police said.
Murtaza Razvi's body was found in an office apartment in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area, according to the police.
His hands were tied and his body bore torture marks and he had apparently been strangled to death.
However, the real cause of his death will be established after the postmortem has been performed, police said.
The late journalist's family has said that he did not have any personal enmity with anyone. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, the Dawn reported.
The deceased journalist's funeral will be held after Friday prayers on April 20.