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Amnesty International Expresses Alarm Over Harassment Of Mohammad Hanif’s Publishers

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Amnesty International South Asia has expressed alarm over the harassment and intimidation of writer Mohammad Hanif’s publishers.

In a tweet made from its official account, the South Asia chapter of Amnesty International stated that the harassment and intimidation of Mohammed Hanif’s publishers was an alarming sign that freedom of expression continued to be under attack in Pakistan. It further called for a stop to such actions.

On Monday, renowned author and journalist Mohammad Hanif had claimed on Twitter that some men from security agencies came to the office of his Urdu publisher Maktaba Daniyal to confiscate the copies of Urdu translation of The Case of Exploding Mangoes. “They threatened the manager, wanted information about our whereabouts, and wanted the lists of booksellers,” claimed Muhammad Hanif.

He had also revealed that last week he had received a defamation notice of Rs 1 billion by Ejaz ul Haq, son of General Zia ul Haq, for maligning the good reputation of his late father General Zia ul Haq.

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