Wali Babar case prosecutor’s brother killed

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 …

Wali Babar’s murder trial

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, …

Judgment in Wali Babar case

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 …

Convicts appeal against life sentences in SHC

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 …

CPJ wants Wali Babar murder masterminds held

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 …

In Pakistan, six convicted in Wali Khan Babar murder

In Pakistan, six convicted in Wali Khan Babar murderNew 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 […]

Jail chief denies Wali Babar killers getting VIP treatment

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 …