Khawar Mehdi acquitted -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Khawar Mehdi acquitted

QUETTA, April 24,2005: An Anti-Terrorism Court here has acquitted three persons, including journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi, who were arrested along with two French journalists allegedly involved in making fake Taliban training video film in the Pakistani territory near Afghanistan border.

Judge Mohammad Shaukat Rakshani on April 23 acquitted the three persons when the prosecution failed to prove the case. Mr Rizvi, Abdullah Shakir and Allah Noor were arrested along with two French journalists on Dec 16, 2003 from Qila Abdullah district.

They were accused of making a video film to distort the image of Pakistan at international level and prove that the government had facilitated the Taliban to train their activists in its territory. (
Source: Dawn