Mohammad Hanif Says Security Agencies Confiscated Copies Of ‘A Case Of Exploding Mangoes’ Urdu Translation
KARACHI: Renowned author and journalist Mohammad Hanif has claimed on his Twitter handle that on Monday evening 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 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.
To get lists of booksellers. Last week we received a defamation notice from General Zia’s son demanding Rs 1 billion for maligning General Zia good name. Our lawyers are preparing a reply. Is ISI acting on Ejazul Haq’s behalf? 2/3
— mohammedhanif (@mohammedhanif) January 6, 2020
He further asked the security agencies if they were acting on Ejaz ul Haq’s behalf.