Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wali Khan Babar laid to rest in his Village

ZHOB: Wali Khan Babar, the reporter of Geo News who was shot dead by
unknown armed men in Karachi late Thursday night has been laid to rest
in a graveyard of his ancestral village Gardi Babar, about 25
kilometres from Zhob district, Geo News reported Friday.

The body of the slain reporter was transported from Karachi to his
ancestral district Zhob via Quetta by road and then to his village
Gardi Babar where he was laid to rest.

When the body arrived in Quetta, the journalists and representatives
of civil society staged a protest demonstration and blocked Quetta-
Chaman highway.

Fateha for the Eisal-e-Sawab of Wali Khan Babar was offered at a
condolence reference held at Geo News bureau office in Quetta.

Protests were also held outside the offices of Jang and Geo Quetta,
Zhob Press Club, Journalists and workers of Jang and Geo participated
in the demonstration and demanded immediate arrest of the cold-blooded

Meanwhile, office bearers of Quetta Press Club, Dera Bugti Press Club
and Harani Press Club also demanded arrest of and exemplary punishment
to the elements involved in the killing of Wali Khan Babar.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, Provincial
Minister for Prisons and ANP leader Sultan Tarin besides other leaders
of a faction Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, ANP, Pashtunkhwa Mili Awami Party
strongly condemned the killing of Geo News reporter.

Asad Khan Betini
Secretary Gen
JUB, Balochistan
0092 313 8308529

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