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Syed Saleem Shahzad speaks from the grave June 1, 2011

Posted by sandygordon in : Gordon, Sandy, Pakistan , comments closed

Sandy Gordon

Syed Saleem Shazad was a Pakistani journalist whose body was recently found in a canal 150 kilometres from his home in Islamabad.  He had been tortured prior to being killed.  He wrote for an Italian news agency, Adnkronos International and, more prominently, Asian Times Online, the on-line, Hong Kong-based successor to The Asian Times.  He was killed either by the Pakistani intelligence or the militants – that much is certain. Either way, his killing gives considerable credibility to recent work from his pen.  It is therefore important to examine that work to see exactly what it was that got his killers offside, since another certainty arising from his death is that at least part of what he had to say has struck a very raw nerve somewhere.

Syed Saleem Shahzad