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Nasim Wali lashes out at party

Amidst fuelling political polarisation and judicial activism, the nationalist Awami National Party (ANP) is prone to internal rifts as its former provincial president Begum Nasim Wali Khan has severely criticised the party’s

ANP ignores Begum Naseem Wali

The Awami National Party (ANP) has announced tickets to its members for Senate elections on the 12 seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while denying candidature to Begum Naseem Wali Khan, wife of former

ANP to support government: Asfandyar

Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Friday that his party would continue supporting coalition government led by Pakistan People’s Party. Talking to media outside the parliament, he said,

Geo colleague abetted Wali Babar’s killers?

KARACHI – A colleague of journalist Wali Babar escorted the ring leader of the gang of “target killers” who later murdered him, to the Geo office in Karachi, and helped him take snaps of Babar with his cell phone camera, disclosed the arrested accused of the case to a joint investigation team (JIT). The ring leader, Faisal alias Mota and Zeeshan, then distributed the snaps among a team of 26 target killers

‘Orders to kill journalist Wali Babar issued from South Africa’

KARACHI – Orders to kill journalist Wali Babar were issued by some “influential people” living in South Africa but who have connections in Karachi, according to a report prepared by a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the case and the five suspects that have been arrested thus far.
Babar was murdered in broad daylight on January 13, 2011, with former provincial home minister Zulfiqar Mirza assuring the journalist community that his killers will be nabbed.
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Five of journalist Wali Babar’s ’17 to 18 assassins’ arrested

KARACHI – Karachi police have arrested five of the “17 to 18” men suspected to be involved in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar, claimed Capital City Police Officer (CCPO)-Karachi Saud Mirza on Thursday while addressing a press conference in his office.
“The accused have confessed during interrogation that they were involved in the killing of Wali Khan Babar on January 13, 2011,” Mirza claimed, adding that Babar was killed due to his daring reporting on target killers,

Journalist Wali Babar’s ‘assassin’: dead or on-the-run?

KARACHI – The rumours mill went into overdrive on Sunday after text messages were circulated that journalist Wali Khan Babar’s suspected assassin, a man named Liaquat, had been killed. Police officials maintained, however, that law enforcers were carrying out raids in an attempt to nab Liaquat.
“These are just rumours; we are carrying out raids to arrest Liaquat, the main suspect of the case, and we are confident that we’ll arrest him soon,” a senior police official, speaking to

Wali Khan Babar laid to rest

Quett/lahore – Wali Khan Babar, a Geo News reporter who was killed by unknown men in Karachi on Thursday night, was laid to rest in his native town, Zhob on Friday.
His body was first brought to Quetta from where journalists and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awamy Party workers joined his funeral procession to Gadi Babar of Zhob district. People from various walks of life attended his funeral prayer.
Journalists raised black flags on all press club buildings of Balochistan, while

WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

KARACHI – The Karachi Press Club (KPC) presented a sombre but defiant picture on Friday, as the targeted assassination of 28-year-old journalist Wali Khan Babar reverberated among his friends and colleagues.
The KPC may be split along ideological lines, but all differences were cast aside as journalists from both the print and electronic media recalled the insecurity and uncertainty braved by media personnel in the execution of their jobs.
It was all too familiar for many