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Pak scribe faces life threats for 'US agency expose'

October 27, 2009 14:22 IST
A Pakistani journalist claims to have been receiving life threats from an American agency for critically writing against the Obama administration and for reporting its secret operations in the country.

Fears of being harassed has led him to use a pseudo name, S F A Shah, who now fears for his life after breaking the story of the presence of US private military company Blackwater (now Xe Worldwide) in Peshawar along with Creative Associates International Inc.

He had published names of the investigation and operational heads of the agency and had unmasked the nexus of BW, the Federal Bureau of Investifgation and the Central Intelligence Agency.

He had also investigated the activities of the US Consulate in Peshawar including details of their activities, phone numbers and the dozens of houses rented in lavish localities for the purpose of torturing, kidnapping, detention and so on, The Nation reports.

Now a report has revealed how he was hounded out of his home and was later approached by the CIA. He also revealed that the agency tried to recruit him into spying on some Imams of mosques through their man Stephen Cash who used to investigate Afghan refugees and some Pakistanis in the North West Frontier Province.  He revealed how on Cash's reports, people were picked up including Afghan refugees.

Source: ANI