Pak security agencies reprimand editor for carrying Blackwater stories

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Islamabad, Sep. 20 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have reprimanded the editor of a Lahore-based English daily, demanding her to furnish concrete evidence of her newspaper's claims of US security contractor Blackwater operating in Pakistan.

The newspaper had carried stories on Blackwater's alleged presence in Pakistan quoting army or intelligence sources, the Daily Times reports.

Last week, Pakistani investigators visited the newly-appointed female editor and asked to substantiate her claims on Blackwater's alleged presence.

According to officials, during a meeting that lasted more than an hour-and-a-half, the editor kept changing the names of the people who had provided her with the information.

Dissatisfied with her answers, senior official warned the editor to check her facts before publishing reports.

She was also told to refrain from claiming close ties with the intelligence agencies and claiming close ties with intelligence agencies, as she recently did on a TV chat show. (ANI)

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