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Abducted Pakistani writer decries ‘intimidation’ ahead of polls

“My voice has become a little different, but the content is the same,” Gul Bukhari

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani writer and activist says she fears for her life after being briefly abducted from a military cantonment in the city of Lahore on June 5, an incident that triggered national outrage and saw fingers pointed at the powerful armed forces.

Gul Bukhari, a harsh critic of the military and its alleged meddling in politics, said there was an atmosphere of “fear and intimidation” in the media and politics in the run-up to Pakistan’s July 25 general election.

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