PAKISTAN: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH, 4 JAILED FOR LIFE IN WALI BABAR MURDER CASE
March 1, 2014: An anti-terrorism court in Kandhkot, Pakistan, announced sentences in Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar's murder case, awarding death penalty to two and life imprisonment to four more accused.
Wali Khan Babar was gunned down in Liaquatabad area of Karachi on January 13, 2011 when he was returning home from office.
Proclaimed offenders Kamran alias Zeeshan and Faisal Mota were sentenced to death. Faisal Mehmood alias Nafsiyati, Naveed alias Polka, Muhammad Ali Rizvi and Shah Rukh alias Mani were granted imprisonment for life.
One more accused Shakeel has been set free due to lack of evidence against him.
The case became highly sensitive when six people linked with the case including a witness and a lawyer were also killed one after another.
Talking to Geo news, Wali Khan Babarâs brother Murtaza Babar expressed satisfaction over the sentences awarded to the accused. (Sources: thenews.com.pk, 01/03/2014)