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Shaheen Sehbai resigns as The News group editor

Senior journalist and group editor of The News, Shaheen Sehbai on Saturday resigned from the Jang Media Group.

He declared his decision on his Twitter account, “I QUIT THE JANG GROUP: Friends, I have resigned as the Group Editor of The News. I will give reasons soon. As they say ‘enough is enough’.”

The senior journalist in his resignation stated that the policies of the paper are politically biased and one-sided.

His resignation letter to the Editor-in-Chief said:

“With a heavy heart but with a clear conscience, I have to send this letter for your immediate approval. I am resigning as of today as the Group Editor of The News, which I have served with full dedication, commitment and honesty since mid 2007.

I will not go into the details of the reasons of my resignation but I feel that I can no longer sustain the moral and ethical pressure as Group Editor, justifying decisions which were not taken by me but which have caused immense damage to the credibility and financial stability of the newspaper.

If need be I may explain the reasons later, but suffice it to say that I find the policies of the newspaper lop-sided, heavily tilted politically and unnecessarily engaged in a dangerous conflict with national institutions, specially at a time when the country is at war with terrorists, their supporters and financiers and the corrupt elements in all spheres of the society who are using the money looted through corruption to fight the state.

I may also add that in formulating and implementing these self-defeating policies the views and suggestions of professional editors, at all levels, including myself, have been consistently ignored.

As Editor-in-Chief it is your right to run the newspaper as you like, but for professional journalists there is always a limit to which they can go along. I know many editors feel the same way but I have decided to call it a day, today.

Please accept my resignation, remove my name from the newspaper masthead and direct the HR and Accounts Departments to complete whatever formalities may be required.”



11 Comments

  1. revitup said:

    He has gained my respect for standing up and doing what he feels is morally right. If more journalists take his lead, the country could possibly be corruption free.

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  3. Ata Ur Rehman said:

    It’s already been an established fact that Jang group is an anti state media house. There’s no denying to it.

    • muhammad khan said:

      Nature has punished Shaheen Sehbai,Kamran Khan and Shahid Masood for their links to……..and their credibility is now zero.Time is good judge.

  4. muhammad khan said:

    You should have resigned in Zardari era as ur writinhs were tilted and biased at that time.Geo and Jang are behaving as party organ of NS.

  5. Pakistan said:

    A wise decision. Hope it sends the right message to those it is meant for.

  6. Imran Khan said:

    We know he is a stooge of the ISI, has been working for them since long. He never had any credibility as a journalist. Shame on him by going against the will of the people.

    • Oliver said:

      Shame on you for making accusations out of thin air. Go get checked up for hallucinations and intoxication!

  7. Zeeshan Asad said:

    Why it was not enough at the time of Dharna When Nawaz Relation with Army was Worst I think Because of USA You have resigned which do not want China investment in Pkistan

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