Journalist given one year RI
QUETTA, January 27,2005:Special Judge Anti Terrorist Court Quetta Shaukat Rakhshani January 26 sentenced journalist Khawar Mehdi to one year RI for not appearing in the court. It is pertinent to mention that freelance journalist Khawar Mehdi was arrested along with Allah Noor and Abdullah Shakir and two French journalists on the charges of making documentary film on the fake activities of Taliban in Killa Abdullah area of Balochistan.
They were released on bail. After some time Khawar Mehdi proceeded to America. He was summoned to appear before the court but he did not. The court awarded him one year RI under 21-L. The court also cancelled his bail and ordered to produce his guarantor.