Journalists Receive Threats From Intelligence Establishment


Islamabad: Senior Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi has announced on his television talk show that he has been receiving threatening messages after raising questions about the military’s role in politics.


Sethi said he had received “serious” threats from both “non-state and state actors”.


He said if the threats did not stop, he would be “compelled” to name the “organizations and officials” who were responsible for them.


Without naming any intelligence agency, Sethi said during his show on Geo News channel on Wednesday night that the organization’s operatives were “in touch with and threatening several other senior journalists”.


The journalists did not speak about the threats before “because we did not want to destabilize things, but the time has come when all of them should come forward and speak publicly,” he said.


“”This is not the age when intelligence operatives should be threatening their own civilians. A state within the state is not acceptable.” Sethi’s revelations came a week after journalist Hamid Mir claimed he had received threatening messages from the “security establishment”.


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