This is an alarming development. In his op-ed in Daily Jang on 11 March 2010, veteran journalist Nazir Naji has provided details of various threats which he has been receiving from Taliban and their affiliate jihadi and sectarian organisations recently and also in the past few years. They want to silence his voice.
Nazir Naji is one of the very few brave souls in Pakistani journalist community, most of whom unfortunately remain subservient to the ISI’s agenda, who raised his voice against creeping Talibanisation in Pakistan. In fact, his was the very first voice in the Pakistani media which condemned Taliban and exposed the ugly side of their evil ideology and practices.
We salute Nazir Naji for his courage, honesty and patriotism. We demand that the Government of the Punjab as well as federal government must take all possible actions to protect Nazir Naji from those who are trying to harass and intimidate him.
Here is the op-ed by Nazir Naji: