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Blackmail

A crime in which one threatens to reveal damaging information about another unless the former is paid some amount of money or is given something of value. For example, one may threaten to reveal information about an extramarital affair or evidence that the other person committed a crime unless one is paid $100,000. Legally, blackmail is a form of extortion.
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The party leaders are spared of the black mail of the electables and they can nominate really competent and educated people from different walks of national life to represent the party in the parliament.
Faisalabad -- A 5 member gang has been busted for solemnizing 'NIKAH' with girl students through black mail and later selling them in other cities .
HYDERABAD -- Sindh Chamber of Agriculture has slated the attempt of Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PASMA) to black mail government for getting more benefits in shape of subsidy and has demanded from Sindh government to implement its decision of fixing sugarcane price of Rs.182 per 40 kilograms.
'An impression has been given that the US is giving too much aid to Pakistan and this amount can be used to black mail the country,' the analyst noted.
'Nation knows which kind of secret he is talking about and Nawaz Sharif should made all the motives in public adding that he has started to black mail the armed forces after his removal from premiership', he added.
Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) with the help of Reham Khan and Aisha Gulalai trying to Black Mail Imran Khan, But they will never successes in their nefarious design.
He said that no officer would be in a position to black mail any subordinate on the name of ACRs and enquires.
Sources said DCOs while using his influence black mail the district officers for rigging.
PESHAWAR -- Law enforcement agencies have started action against accused who black mail important personalities through fake computer site here on Tuesday.