ANP deputy general secretary injured

Published: January 14, 2011

Wali Khan Babar, reporter for Geo News, was shot dead in the Liaquatbad area on Thursday evening.

KARACHI:  Awami National Party (ANP) Deputy General Secretary Bashir Jan was injured in a firing incident late Thursday evening in Karachi.

ANP spokesman Qadir Khan confirmed that Bashir Jan was hit with a bullet in his shoulder. The ANP leader has been shifted to Jinnah Hospital for treatment.

Earlier, Wali Khan Babar, reporter for Geo News, was shot dead in the Liaquatbad area.

Geo News reported that Babar was returning home when he was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The body was found from a car in the area.

Geo News has termed the murder as a target killing.

The deceased had been reporting on the Pehlwan Goth operation in the morning.  Police had arrested 12 people, as clashes between two opposing political groups continued in the area.

Pakistan was recently termed as the ‘deadliest place for journalists‘ after it topped a list in a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The study showed that 42 journalists had been killed around the world in 2010, Pakistan topped the list with eight, followed by Iraq with four and three each in Honduras and Mexico.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Shani Syed
    Jan 13, 2011 - 11:36PM

    The reporter of **

    GEO NEWS WALI KHAN BABAR

    ** Shaheed who was covering this issue wasjust martyred in Liaquatabad Karachi being shot in the face neck five bullets at close range while on his way home in his car, the terrorists shot him fledin their car near the police station and near a reknowned minister’s place….

    Shame on our law enforcing agencies,

    Shame on our GOVT

    Shame on us being human
    Shame on our nation!!!!

    May the killers rot….
    Wali Khan Baber shall live forever as Shaheed never die… Allah shall take avenge on his behalf but as a nation we have to ponder… the journalist who was killed was targetted and perhaps was killed because of certain reporting not liked by the terrorists…

    How many are we going to loose is this the price we have to pay living in this city???? think about it some one frm our home God forbids may be next… unless we take a stand against this terrorism against corruption against dishonesty against all who are evil….

    We salute you journalist who are our voice who give their lives for the interest of common man, Geo news we are grieved by your loss the loss of his family and at the lost of our nation Recommend

  • True+Pakistani
    Jan 14, 2011 - 12:33AM

    very very tragic.and this has been happening for such a long time.it only shows the govt’s utter lack of interest in controlling this bloodshed.i ve lost count of the no. of times the govt has declared target killing over.only hours ago,i saw Wali khan Baber reporting some operation against criminals n now hes dead.this shows thier reach.may ALLAH bestow Jannat ul Firdous upon Wali khan Baber and let us see these heartless killers pay for their crime.Babar Wali khan will be remembered for ever.Recommend

  • Sammy
    Jan 14, 2011 - 1:20AM

    Rest in peace brother. Recommend

  • Disoza
    Jan 14, 2011 - 4:14AM

    Pakistan shall be justifiably re-termed as “the place with the deadliest journalists”.Recommend

  • Shahryar+Ahmed
    Jan 14, 2011 - 9:42AM

    Where is this all leading to, our future looks bleak & dark? The reason is that the people who kill know that the inefficient police & impotent government will not do anything. I say why blame the government, the blame should be on us; we the people have elected these political parties in the first place.

    Just a few statistics, killing in Karachi 1999-1700, 2004-89, 2005-86, 2010-1332 (something of the sort as soon on a TV report). Now I ask, Was the time under a so called dictator better when nearly everything was in an upward trend or now with so called democracy in place is better when even the next day seems bleaker than the previous day?

    Was one person (against whom there are quiet a few references pending from even 2006) more important than the future of our children? Was the law & order situation far better than what it is now?

    You Decide!

    All Hail Democracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • SK
    Jan 14, 2011 - 10:16AM

    how many more of brothers, sons, husbands & fathers will we loose before sanity prevails…..
    May he rest in peace and May Allah give courage to his family to bear this lossRecommend

  • Mustafa Mushtaque
    Jan 14, 2011 - 7:39PM

    They came first for the Communists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

    Then they came for me
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.

    Words by German pastor and theologian Martin Niemoller about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power,its the high time to stand up against social,religious,political,intellectual decline.
    Recommend

  • Shani Syed
    Jan 14, 2011 - 10:44PM

    I dont know if its true or not… but I heard that Wali Khan Babar was with the ANP Secretary General perhaps covering up the story of Pehlawan Goth before the tradegy occured and it was to target the Secretary General who was injured a few minutes later and Wali was shot at for nothing….God if its true May the Merciless heartless killers pay the same price the same way innocent Wali has gone….Recommend

  • Zuhair
    Jan 15, 2011 - 11:59AM

    And he was killed at Lalookhet market – where at 9:20 pm even a motor bike cannot escape because of the traffic jam. But they came in a car, shot him dead and flee. No marks for guessing which political party holds that area.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 11:21PM

    unbearable lossRecommend

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