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Wali Babar case prosecutor’s brother killed

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JHELUM/KARACHI: Special Public Prosecutor in Wali Babar murder case Abdul Maroof Advocate’s brother was killed in Jhelum on Saturday. According to police, Abdul Saboor, brother of the public prosecutor, was murdered by unknown armed persons. Abdul Maroof said his brother had no enemy. He said the motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so […]

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Wali Babar’s murder trial

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Following the delaying tactics of the organised criminal gang behind the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar and the killing of six eye witnesses, one prosecutor and, the case has finally concluded, setting an example of being a case where the killers have been prosecuted and brought to justice. Two main killers, still at large, […]

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Judgment in Wali Babar case

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AT last, some accountability. Some days ago, a little over three years after Wali Khan Babar was shot dead while on his way home from work at a local television channel in Karachi, six people were convicted of the young reporter’s murder. Two of them, who have never been apprehended, were sentenced to death in […]

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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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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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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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Two awarded death, four life terms

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SUKKUR: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Mushtaq Ahmed Leghari on Saturday awarded the death sentence to two proclaimed offenders, life imprisonment to four under-trial prisoners and acquitted one accused in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Babar. ATC judge Kandhkot-Kashmore Mushtaq Ahmed Leghari announced the judgment on Saturday at the Shikarpur Central Jail, awarding […]

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PAKISTAN: Six convicted for murder of Wali Khan Babar, Reporter Geo News

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KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on March 1, 2014 awarded the death sentences to two persons and life imprisonment to four in the murder case of Wali Khan Babar reporter of Geo television network. The two awarded death sentences are fugitives while four are in custody. Babar was killed in Karachi on January 13, 2011 by […]

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Wali Babar case hearing put off

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SHIKARPUR: The defence counsel in the journalist Wali Babar murder case on Saturday submitted an application in an anti-terrorism court, seeking transfer of the trial to a district and sessions court. The counsel for the accused argued that the murder case came under the jurisdiction of a sessions court according to the law. He requested […]

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