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Pakistani journalist takes intelligence agency to court over harassment

Taha Siddiqui, filed a petition in court alleging that the FIA had harassed him over the phone

Sana Saleem & Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman | Global Voices 

A Pakistani journalist is taking on the country's powerful Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over what he has described as efforts to “harass” and intimidate him in response to his investigative reporting. Taha Siddiqui, a young award-winning journalist, filed a petition under Article 199 of the Constitution in court alleging that the FIA had harassed him over the phone. He gave a public account of a call he received from the FIA, which left him worried not only about his own safety but also about that of his confidential sources: ''Around 7pm on ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 14:40 IST
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