Saleem Shahzad

  • Shahzad was killed on Pak Army's order: report 13-09-2011 01:23 PM

    New York: The order to kill Pakistani investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad came from a senior officer on Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's staff, The New Yorker magazine said in its latest issue. "In fact, according to the American official, reliable intelligence indicates that the order to kill Shahzad...
  • Laptop, mobile data of slain Pak journo missing 20-07-2011 02:34 PM

    Islamabad: The laptop, mobile phone and email records of slain Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad have gone missing. This was disclosed to the media by officials of an inquiry commission probing the murder. The panel chaired by Supreme Court Justice Saqib Nisar, which met in the apex court building yesterday,...
  • Pakistan may have okayed Shahzad's death: US 08-07-2011 07:47 AM

    Washington: The slaying of a Pakistani journalist in late May apparently was sanctioned by elements of the Islamabad government, the top-ranking US military officer said on Thursday, adding that he could not confirm involvement of the country's powerful intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen said he didn't have a 'string of...
  • ISI ordered Shahzad killing: US officials 05-07-2011 06:39 PM

    ISI had directed the attack on the Pakistani journalist in an effort to silence criticism. ...
  • Linking ISI to Shahzad killing a conspiracy: Pak 05-07-2011 06:05 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday said the fresh allegations by US officials that ISI ordered the killing of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad were part of an "international conspiracy" to malign the country's security forces. "There is an international conspiracy to malign the law enforcement agencies and security forces. (These allegations) are...
  • ISI ordered killing of Pak journalist: US 05-07-2011 06:00 PM

    New York: US officials say they have intelligence that Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI ordered the killing of a Pakistani journalist who had written scathing reports about Islamist militants having infiltrated into the country's military. New classified intelligence obtained before the May 29 disappearance of the journalist, Saleem Shahzad, 40,...
  • Shahzad murder suspect held in Pak Kashmir 21-06-2011 05:37 PM

    Islamabad: A man suspected of involvement in the abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad has been arrested in Pakistani Kashmir, a media report said on Tuesday. Police also said that four men involved in the assassination of Federal Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti had been identified but they might have...
  • Shahzad's call record wiped out days before murder 07-06-2011 12:11 PM

    Islamabad: The call record of slain Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad's cellular phone has been erased, with the log of the 18 days before his abduction and murder being wiped out from the system, a media report said on Tuesday. The last call made by Shahzad that is reflected in...
  • Pakistan has become a battle ground: Haqqani 07-06-2011 07:58 AM

    Washington: Observing that Pakistan has become a battle ground, country's envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani has said that there may be elements in the Pakistani Government who are responsible for the criminal behavior. "Pakistan today is a nation brutalised by the arrogance of some who impose their ideology on...
  • Pak SC judge to probe Shahzad's killing: Malik 04-06-2011 05:17 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Government has announced that a Supreme Court judge will probe the killing of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was abducted and killed shortly after he wrote an article about the alleged infiltration of the Pakistan Navy by al Qaeda. "The government will announce a commission within two days...
  • The story that killed journalist Saleem Shahzad

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "Journalist sabka dost hota hai (Journalists are everybody's friends)," was Saleem Shahzad's response when I asked him about the Taliban connections of a common acquaintance,...

  • Shahzad warned of future attacks on India 02-06-2011 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: In one of his last interviews before his murder, Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad told CNN-IBN that even the 26/11 attacks had been sponsored by al Qaeda, but more importantly, that they were originally scripted by a special cell of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. He also said that...
  • Slain Pak journalist wanted to shift abroad 02-06-2011 05:16 PM

    Islamabad: Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, slain two days after he filed a report alleging the possible infiltration of the Pakistan Navy by al Qaeda, had spoken to close friends about relocating abroad with his family after receiving several threats in recent months. The topic of shifting abroad figured in Shahzad's...
  • Freedom House condemns murder of Pak journalist 02-06-2011 09:17 AM

    Washington: The killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad is a "shocking illustration" of the "dangerous" and "restrictive" environment for scribes in the country, Washington-based think tank Freedom House has said. "The situation for journalists in Pakistan is becoming increasingly dangerous and restrictive as authorities step up efforts to prevent media...
  • ISI scripted 26/11: Shahzad's book tells all 02-06-2011 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: According to murdered Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad's book, Al Qaeda linked Illyas Kashmiri used an old ISI plan to script the devastating Mumbai terror attacks. In his book, 'Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban - beyond bin Laden and 9/11, the 41-year-old reporter has written that Pakistan's intelligence agency...
  • Pak journalist Shahzad's death still a mystery 01-06-2011 08:21 PM

    New Delhi: Murdered Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad was buried in Karachi on Wednesday, surrounded by journalist colleagues who swore to find those responsible for his killing. Though ISI sources have denied any connection, many pointed accusatory fingers at the intelligence agency. The government has now ordered an enquiry. Interior Minister...
  • ISI deny killing Pakistan journalist Shahzad 01-06-2011 07:57 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI on Wednesday dismissed as baseless allegations that it was involved in the murder of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad and said the incident should not be used to "target and malign" the country's security agencies. It is "regrettable that some sections of the media have taken upon...
  • 'Pak journalists can carry weapons for defence' 01-06-2011 05:45 PM

    Islamabad: Journalists in Pakistan have been allowed to carry small fire-arms for self-defence in the wake of the murder of scribe Syed Saleem Shahzad, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Wednesday. He also promised to probe allegations about ISI's involvement in his abduction. Malik's assurance came while speaking to...
  • Did ISI plot Pak journalist Saleem's murder? 01-06-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Missing Pakistani journalist and Asia Times bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad has been confirmed dead in Islamabad two days after he was kidnapped. Human rights groups are pointing fingers towards the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI - a gruesome discovery that has sparked off outrage across Pakistan and around...
  • Missing Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad found dead 31-05-2011 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: Missing Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad was found dead on Tuesday inside his car in Punjab province and his body bore marks of torture, police said. His body was identified by his family. 40-year-old Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan bureau chief for Asia Times Online went missing on Sunday...
  • Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad's car found 31-05-2011 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The car of the missing Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, has been found with an unidentified body inside it. Saleem Shahzad went missing on Sunday after he wrote about links between the Pakistani navy and the al Qaeda - that led to the attack on the Mehran naval...