Shaheen Sehbai anticipates his name in Mehrangate scandal


By Kiran Bokhari

Islamabad, March 17 ( “Younas Habib may divulge my name among the recipients of the Mehrangate money,” Pakistani-American journalist Shaheen Sehbai disclosed this in his article in The News International this week.

Isn’t it a lovely way to anticipate one’s position when the list of the journalists who received Rs5.6 million in Mehran Bank scandal from ISI to stop Benazir Bhutto’s PPP from coming to power in 1990 elections is about to be issued by the Supreme Court.

Though Mr Sehbai has candidly admitted that he was a mid-career journalist by that time (1990) and it is very much likely that Habib may also name him among those who had received the money but the question is as why he felt the need to say this, Is he really getting so panicky. Does he think that he (Sehbai) is so special that President Zardari is contemplating plotting against him through none else but Habib. If he thinks so hats off to him.

The apex court has so far issued three names among the journalist fraternity who have received the Mehrangate money from ISI. They are Altaf Hussain Qureshi of Urdu Digest, Salahuddin of Takbir and Mustafa Sadiq of daily Afaq.

Does Mr Sehbai feature in this list of journalists will have to wait for a while? In case his name surfaces he will say: “I have already predicted this and my paper has taken the lead in informing the people beforehand.”

So those involved in such activities must take cue from Mr Sehbai.

Interestingly, all those who have been named in receiving the money including Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and Ijazul Haq have threatened Habib of taking him and his patrons  to the court but Habib is already in the court in this case, Isn’t he?



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