Islamabad journalist's home ransacked, viewed as intimidation attempt

Pakistan Forward

ISLAMABAD -- Burglars ransacked the home of journalist and activist Marvi Sirmed, stealing laptops, passports and other valuables, her family and colleagues said Thursday (June 21).

On their return home from spending Eid ul Fitr in Lahore, the family found their Islamabad home broken into, "creating panic all around", Marvi's husband Manzoor Sirmed tweeted.

He said it was the third time their laptops and valuables were looted.

Activists in recent months have raised concerns over the alleged targeting of journalists with anti-government views.

Earlier this month, unknown men in Lahore briefly abducted journalist Gul Bukhari, one day after the military held a news conference warning that it was monitoring critics of Pakistan.

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