I had threats from state and non-state actors: Hamid Mir

The ISI was upset with me for my coverage of Mama Qadir's Long March, says Mir in his statement.


Web Desk April 24, 2014
Senior journalist Hamid Mir. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: In a statement read out by his brother on Thursday, senior journalist Hamid Mir said that he faced threats from both state and non-state actors, Geo News reported. 

On Saturday, April 19, unknown assailants shot at Mir in Karachi, critically injuring him.

Through his first official statement since the attack, Mir claimed that he had recently been approached by intelligence officers who informed him that he was on a hit-list.

He said he is making this statement despite the pressure he is facing from various quarters.

The ISI was upset with me for my coverage of Mama Qadir's Long March, he added.

I had forwarded the numbers from which I previously received death threats to the police, the statement reads, but they did not do anything about it.

Mir also questioned the security forces for not apprehending the culprits who planted a bomb in his vehicle in November 2012, even though Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan took responsibility for the incident.

Correction: An earlier version incorrectly noted the date of the attack as April 21. The error is regretted.

COMMENTS (40)

excalibur | 7 years ago | Reply

@ Rex Minor unless you have another version of the Constitution what I said is correct.

It is actually the Feudocracy masquerading as Democracy that is illegal at present Till such time the Elections are validated and the Local Bodies elections are complete Parliament is defunct and incomplete with no legal authority as per the Constitutuon Go check

Aschraful Makhlooq | 7 years ago | Reply

@Rex Minor: ISI is never the subservient of parliament,national assembly,prime minister and any federal minister and any government can never make ISI its subservient because ISI is a well-established,most trustworthy,reliable and prominent department of Pakistan and civil government is based on corrupt and unable leadership selected by us for few years......

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