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Govt blamed for harassing scribe

Islamabad, Oct. 22 (Reuters): Relatives of a US-based Pakistani journalist accused the Islamabad government and military intelligence officials today of harassing them to force him to stop writing against the government.

Shazia Mansoor, a cousin of Pakistani journalist Shaheen Sehbai told a news conference that several family members had been accused by the police of involvement in a “fictitious” case of armed robbery supposed to have taken place two years ago.

“Sehbai was critical of all governments but never was his family and innocent relatives harassed, threatened, jailed and persecuted in such a manner as General (Pervez) Musharraf is doing,” she said in a statement.

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