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Published: Monday 31 March 2014

>> A Pakistani court has for the first time in over a decade convicted six people for murdering a journalist. Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist, was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011 allegedly because of his coverage of political corruption. During the investigation, several people connected to the case, including a police informant, two police officers and the brother of an investigating officer, were also killed. Police said the murders were organised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan’s third-largest political party. The anti-terrorism court gave death sentences to two of the six convicts and life imprisonment to the remaining.

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