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Newspaper office ransacked

HYDERABAD- Armed persons belonging to a political party ransacked the office of an evening daily Sham, located in the Civil Lines area.

Some 40 to 50 unidentified persons struck at the office building and damaged three computers and one scanner. They also tried to torch the newsroom. Not a single staff member was present at the office at the time of the attack.

According to the editor, Naz Sehto, the hooligans resorted to aerial firing which was responded by the armed guards of the office. The culprits then fled from the scene. The newspaper had published scandals pertaining to various political leaders, including those of the Pakistan Peoples Party Shaheed Bhutto (PPP)-SB, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League (PML). After its publication the editor was said to have received threats and then a clarification cum-apology was also published, regretting the publication of the news and addressing all those leaders whose names appeared in it.
Source: Dawn
Date:4/28/2000