April 08, 2019
ISLAMABAD – Senior journalist Mariana Baabar Pashteen says she is receiving threats.
She disclosed on Twitter and said she would hold Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) responsible, and not Prime Minister Imran Khan.
She said the threat was delivered in person and that his cover blew when he asked why Pashteen.
Thanks for support everyone, majority I have never met.Threat delivered in person. His cover blown when he asked about why Pashteen?Earlier Military Intelligence sent to intimidate, report in @thenews_intl.At time former @AsimBajwaISPR was annoyed,had helped & intervened.— Mariana Baabar Pashteen (@MarianaBaabar) April 8, 2019
In another tweet, she said she was reporting the threat to the director general of ISPR because no one else in army or agencies have a Twitter handle. “He would know exactly what's going on.”
Reporting threat to @OfficialDGISPR because no one else in army or agencies have a Twitter handle. He would know exactly what's going on.— Mariana Baabar Pashteen (@MarianaBaabar) April 8, 2019
Responding to her tweet, PPP politician Farhatullah Babar said threatening Mariana was “shameful and cowardly.”
“By publicly pointing out at the source of threats she has challenged authorities to investigate,” Babar said.
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