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Killing of journalist protested in Mansehra

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MANSEHRA: Members of civil society, traders, lawyers and journalists of Balakot Saturday staged rally against killing of local journalist Ibrar Tanoli. The rally, which was taken out jointly by the Balakot Press Club and Mansehra Union of Journalists, demanded an immediate arrest of the killers.Holding banners and placards, the rally participants marched on various roads […]

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Daniel Pearl Case: Convict told to engage lawyer

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Karachi: One of the four men convicted for murdering the American journalist, Daniel Pearl, has been asked by Sindh High Court (SHC) to engage a lawyer to pursue his appeal against life imprisonment. Earlier, dissatisfied with the trial court verdict, all the four convicts in the case has appealed against their conviction and subsequent award […]

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Convicts appeal against life sentences in SHC

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Karachi: Four men convicted of murdering Geo News reporter journalist Wali Khan Babar filed appeals on Thursday in the Sindh High Court against their life sentences. Mohammad Shahrukh, 24, Faisal Mehmood, 45, Tahir Naveed Shah, 34, and Mohammad Ali Rizvi, 40, had been sentenced for life by an anti-terrorism court. The appellants’ counsel alleged the […]

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Life becomes miserable for three men for no crime

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KARACHI: Absconders involved in the murder of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar have been sentenced to death in absentia, while those arrested have been handed down life imprisonment. Seven important characters of the case have been murdered. However, three persons somehow connected with the case are bearing the brunt of the crime they never […]

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CPJ wants Wali Babar murder masterminds held

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KARACHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) on Wednesday welcomed the conviction of Geo News reporter, Wali Khan Babar’s killers, Geo News reported. Wail Babar, 28, covered the seamy side of Karachi, a sweltering port mega city of 18 million people. He reported on drugs, crime, militancy and deadly turf struggles between the city’s main […]

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Threat to the pen

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Attacks on journalists are becoming a growing reality in our country. Last year, according to the New York-based watchdog body, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), five were killed while going about their professional duties. Local groups put the number at 10, and the CPJ has already declared Pakistan to be one of the most […]

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Police announce head money for Wali Babar’s murderers

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KARACHI: The city police have released mug shots of the two absconders involved in the murder of Geo television journalist Wali Khan Babar. The two absconders, Kamran alias Shani and Faisal alias Faisal Mota have been sentenced to death in Wali Babar’s murder case. The city’s police chief announced on Monday a reward of Rs2 […]

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In Pakistan, six convicted in Wali Khan Babar murder

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New York, March 3, 2014–A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the convictions–the first in the murder of a Pakistani journalist–but […]

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ATC verdict in Wali Babar case hailed

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PESHAWAR: Freedom Network (FN) has welcomed the verdict of an anti-terrorism court in Sindh province convicting six murderers of the private news channel reporter Wali Khan Babar. “The court’s verdict is a move in right direction. We hope pending cases of other killed journalists, which run into dozens, will also get pursued in other parts […]

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Jail chief denies Wali Babar killers getting VIP treatment

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KARACHI: District Jail administration Shikarpur is providing illegal facilities to the convicts of Wali Babar murder case due to their political backing, The News has learnt. An official of District Jail Shikarpur told The News on the condition of anonymity that convicts of Wali Babar case Faisal Mehmood alias Nafsiyati, Naveed alias Polka, Muhammad Ali […]

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MQM denies link to Wali Babar killers

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ISLAMABAD: Although party’s spokesman Wasay Jalil denies that convicted killers of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar belong to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the joint interrogation report by country’s six top intelligence agencies has established that at least three of the six convicts were from MQM. It is also a strange coincidence that Salman Mujhahid, […]

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PFUJ hails death to Wali Khan Babar’s killers

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ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the court decision in Wali Khan Babar murder case, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday announced to observe March 4 as the countrywide solidarity day with the family of the late Geo reporter. The statement says PFUJ welcomes the court decision and announces March 4 as the solidarity day with the […]

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A historic verdict for which many lost their lives

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By: Umar Cheema and Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: As the Anti-Terrorism Court in Kandhkot announced its verdict on Saturday handing death sentence to two killers of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar and life imprisonment for another four, it turned out to be a historic judgment. There is good news: Babar’s case is the first where […]

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Govt to challenge acquittal, seeks greater punishment to accused in Wali Babar case

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ISLAMABAD: The government will petition a superior court against the acquittal of an accused and the award of life imprisonment to four accused instead of the death penalty by an anti-terrorism court of Sindh in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar. The Sindh administration would be asked by the federal government […]

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