Shaheen Sehbai

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Shaheen Sehbai is a Pakistani-American journalist and former 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 publicishing libelous material, alienating advertisers, and generally avoiding senior government officials as well his own staff, among other complaints; Mr. Sehbai claimed that the criticism was because he failed 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.[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 Daultana.[4] The notice complains that the column alleges that Sehbai has undertaken a "revenge mission" against the present President Asif Ali Zardari because Sehbai had been "denied" an Ambassadorship, a claim that was originally made in an Aftab Iqbal column published in Nawa-i-Waqt on December 29, 2008.[5]

In April 2016, Shaheen Sehbai resigned from The News International citing concerns about the newspaper's political leaning and claiming that the paper "unnecessarily engaged in a dangerous conflict with national institutions."[6]


  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. 
  6. ^ "Shaheen Sehbai resigns as The News group editor". Pakistan Today. April 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 

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