Pakistan’s War of Information
Friday, June 03, 2011
Last week Pakistani journalist and Asia Times bureau chief Saleem Shahzad published a story about an alleged Al-Qaeda infiltration in the Pakistani Navy, following an attack at a Navy base. Days later, Shahzad was found dead in a canal with marks of torture on his body and journalists in Pakistan are blaming the country’s intelligence service, the ISI, for his murder. Freelance journalist Shahan Mufti says that Shahzad’s killing is part of a larger war being waged in Pakistan.