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  • Defaced murals on Karachi Press Club walls restored

    The murals on the walls of Karachi Press Club which were vandalised on Thursday, allegedly by members of politico-religious parties, have been restored by senior artist and cartoonist Feica and others...

    After a while, some senior journalists leaving the club joined in while others stood and witnessed the act...

  • Armed men intrude into Karachi Press Club

    KARACHI: Several gunmen in plainclothes entered the Karachi Press Club (KPC) late on Thursday night and harassed journalists, according to a statement issued by the KPC’s office-bearers...

    ”The incident caused concern among journalists and when some of the KPC members inquired about them, they did not get any satisfactory reply...

  • International Press Institute urges Imran to address deteriorating press freedom

    KARACHI: The International Press Institute (IPI) — a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries — has urged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to ensure that the deteriorating environment for independent press in Pakistan is reversed, and that the press is protected from the onslaught of state institutions...

    The global network expressed concern over the “highhanded use of...

  • National Press Club’s accounts seized

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered that the accounts of the National Press Club be seized and has restrained its administration from functioning until further notice...

    Qureshi passed these directions while hearing a petition filed by Abdul Waheed Anjum, a journalist-turned-lawyer, to separate the Rawalpindi/Islamabad Press Club (RIPC) in Rawalpindi from the National Press Club in Sector F-6, Islamabad...

  • Bara Press Club reopens after seven-year closure

    LANDI KOTAL: The Bara Press Club reopened on Saturday after remaining closed for almost seven years due to law and order situation in the region and threats from militant outfits...

    Built with a cost of Rs7 million in 2007, the press club was closed immediately after its construction owing to fear of attacks by outlawed groups then operating in most parts of Bara...

  • Press club polls

    Over the last one month, the country’s four leading press clubs in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad conducted annual elections to elect the governing body for 2016...

    Serious allegations of corruption and fake voters echoed almost everywhere except in Karachi...

  • Two professors ‘detained by Rangers’ outside press club

    KARACHI: A serving faculty member and a retired professor of Karachi University (KU) were taken away from outside the Karachi Press Club reportedly by law-enforcement agencies just before their scheduled press conference on Saturday evening...

    A known human rights activist and associate professor at the Applied Chemistry department of Karachi University, Dr Riaz Ahmed, along with Dr Mehar Afroze Murad, a retired professor of KU’s...

  • Bajaur Press Club closed over terror threat

    KHAR: The Bajaur Press Club was closed for an indefinite period on Tuesday following threats of terror attacks...

    The press club president Hasbanullah Khan told Dawn here that though he did not know about the threats, but the club had been shut down on the directives of senior officials of the local administration...

  • Sheikh Rashid barred from entering National Press Club over 'insulting' remarks for cancer patient

    The National Press Club (NPC) in Islamabad on Tuesday placed a temporary ban on the entry and coverage of Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid in its premises after he allegedly used "insulting" language for a journalist who is undergoing treatment for cancer...

    The decision was taken after NPC President Shakeel Qarar met Geo TV video journalist Nasir, who is receiving treatment for cancer at Benazir Bhutto Hospital in...

  • Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar says journalists being 'coerced', demands lifting of blockade

    The Kashmir Press Club (KPC) in Srinagar on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the “unprecedented communication blockade” in the valley and criticised authorities for allegedly asking some senior journalists to vacate their government accommodation...

    Denouncing the curbs imposed on media and journalists, the press club’s executive committee said in a meeting that due to “unprecedented communication blockade” affecting mobile...

  • Sheikh Rashid barred from entering Lahore Press Club for a week for 'insulting' journalist

    The Lahore Press Club (LPC) announced on Thursday that it had temporarily banned Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid from entering its premises and also barred journalists from providing coverage to him after he allegedly used "insulting" language for Geo TV's senior video journalist Nasir, who is suffering from cancer...

    According to a press release issued today, "Sheikh Rashid insulted and misbehaved with [Nasir] who is a cancer patient...

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