Accused testify in journalist murder case

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court recorded on Tuesday statements of the accused in a case pertaining to the murder of a journalist.

Faisal Mahmood alias Nafsiati, Syed Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shahrukh alias Mani, Naveed alias Polka and Shakil alias Malik have been charged with killing Wali Khan Babar, a reporter of a private TV channel, on Jan 13, 2011 in Liaquatabad.

The judge, Ghulam Mustafa Memon, of the ATC-III, who is conducting the trial inside the central prison, recorded the statements in which the accused denied the allegations levelled against them by the prosecution.

The hearing was adjourned till July 23 for final arguments.

On a previous hearing, the prosecution had rested its side after examining about 15 witnesses.

Around six witnesses have been gunned down prior to their testimonies before the trial court.


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