DAWN leaks was backed by international establishment, confesses DAWN media CEO

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DAWN leaks was backed by international establishment, confesses DAWN media CEO

LAHORE - The DAWN Media Group CEO Hameed Haroon has confessed that DAWN Leaks carried an international agenda, and the content of the story was gleaned through international sources. Hameed Haroon spilt the beans in an interview at BBC program Hard Talk.

In, what is being considered part of spate of controversial role of over six decades old daily in Civil- Military relations the interview the publication head has stoked yet another controversy to cause a ripple among Pakistani media and the quarters concerned, has drawn flak on social media.

Responding to a perky question posed by program host Stephen sackur regarding national security Hameed Haroon appeared perplexed and was unable to respond satisfactorily. Referring to post- DAWN Leaks controversy civil-military rift the host grilled him about impartiality of DAWN and crying out of assault on media, democracy being at stake. Questioning

Hameed Haroon s claim about freedom of expression the program host asked as to how come DAWN was in publication.

Answering the questionnaire Hameed Haroon said that DAWN Leaks was backed by international establishment, however, conceded that his organization did not receive any threats in the wake of DAWN Leaks scandal and on.