Shaheen Sehbai quits Jang Group over ‘anti-state policies’
Known journalist and group editor of The News, Shaheen Sehbai today tendered his resignation to editor-in-chief, Mir Shakilur Rehman. Sehbai, in his tweet, said ‘enough is enough’ and that he will explain the reasons to quit Jang Group soon.
I QUIT THE JANG GROUP: Friends, I have resigned as the Group Editor of The News. I will given reasons soon. As they say, ‘Enough is Enough’
— SHAHEEN SEHBAI (@SSEHBAI1) April 30, 2016
The senior journalist in his resignation stated that the policies of the paper are politically biased and one-sided.
“Those at the helm needlessly enter into serious conflicts with national institutions,” he spoke of the Jang Group’s management. “That too in a time when the entire nation is fighting the menace of terrorism.”
The facilitators and supporters of terrorists and corrupt elements in the country are using the plundered wealth in the fight against the state itself, slammed Shaheen Sehbai.
He went on to say that being the group editor, he is not listened to, adding, “I cannot furnish explanations for the decisions I have not made”.
“It is impossible to impose anti-state policies on professional editors including me,” Sehbai castigated in his resignation.