Shaheen Sehbai

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Shaheen Sehbai is a Pakistani-American journalist and the current Group Editor of daily English newspaper The News International.[1] Shaheen Sehbai resigned from The News International in March 2002 after receiving a memorandum from his publisher admonishing him for publication of libellous matter, alienating advertisers, and being generally inaccessible to senior government officials as well his own staff among other complaints; Mr. Sehbai defended himself saying that he was being persecuted for failing to support the Musharraf government.[2] In August 2002, the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a public letter to then-President Pervez Musharraf to draw his attention to alleged harassment of Shaheen Sehbai's family members living in Pakistan.[3]

In July 2010, Shaheen Sehbai filed a defamation notice against Azeem Daultana, a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and two newspapers for publishing a column written by Azeem Daultana.[4] The notice complains that Mr. Daultana's column alleges that Shaheen Sehbai has taken a "revenge mission" against the present President Asif Ali Zardari due to Shaheen Sehbai's being denied an Ambassadorship, a claim that was originally made in a column by Aftab Iqbal column published in the Urdu daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt on December 29, 2008.[5]


  1. ^ "Information minister vs journalists". June 9, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  2. ^ "DAWN - Features; March 10, 2002". Dawn. March 10, 2002. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Editor and family harassed by authorities". August 27, 2002. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  4. ^ "PPP leader Azeem Daultana served defamation notice by Shaheen Sehbai". The News. July 5, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Shaheen Sehbai given enough rope to hang himself and the Jang Group...". Retrieved 2010-07-07. 

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