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NAI, AJDC condemn Sahib Khan’s behavior with Pajhwok

NAI, AJDC condemn Sahib Khan’s behavior with Pajhwok

Aug 02, 2018 - 21:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Journalist Defense Committee (AJDC) and free media advocacy group NAI on Thursday strongly condemned lawmaker Eng. Sahib Khan for using abusive language and threatening Pajhwok Afghan News staff over the phone.

Khan on Thursday in a telephonic conversation used abusive language with Pajhwok Afghan News staff and threatened the organization of an armed attack.

The lawmaker was perturbed after Pajhwok published a report that said more than 60 Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members, also seeking reelection, face criminal cases at the Attorney General Office and the Independent Election Complaints Commission may remove their names from the final list of candidates.

The AJDC in a statement termed Sahib Khan’s warning and abusive language as against the country’s law and a move aimed at terrorizing journalists and their families.

The committee called on the Ministry of Information and Cultural Affairs to fully support Pajhwok Afghan News and ensure Pajhwok’s main office security.

Meanwhile, NAI head Mujeeb Khelwatgar also condemned Sahib Khan’s behavior with Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said he talked to Sahib Khan and told him that his behavior was inappropriate and he should move the Media Violations Commission in this regard.

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