Karachi: Geo News reporter Wali shot dead
KARACHI: Wali Khan Babar, a reporter working for Geo News, was gunned down in a targeted attack on Thursday night in Liaqatabad.
Babar, 29, was the first reporter to die in the line of duty in Pakistan in 2011.
According to police, the bullet riddled body of Wali Khan Babar was found in his car, AEE-613, near the Super Market shopping centre, Liaqatabad, in the Super Market police jurisdiction.
The incident was reported to the police by the area people who found the body of Babar in his silver colour Suzuki Cultus car. The incident occurred at a spot which is opposite to the SSP office of Liaqatabad Town and Liaqatabad Police Station.
According to Geo News, the reporter was on his way back home from Geo News office, when he was attacked by terrorists.
Reports said Babar’s car was stopped by terrorists who, after making identification, shot him dead.
Geo News said it was an incident of target killing, with Babar receiving at least five bullets – two on forehead, one on jaw and two in neck. According to hospital sources, Wali received at least five bullets.
On the other hand, SSP Liaqatabad Naveed Nisar Khwaja told The News that Wali Khan was visiting some person, who killed him from point blank range.
His colleagues at Geo said that all Thursday morning the reporter was involved in covering the police operation against criminal elements at Pehalwan Goth.
He then went to the channel and filed a report, which was aired at 9 pm. Babar was killed around 9:21 pm.