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The Nation chief reporter released after detention

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KARACHI – Security personnel in plain clothes on Sunday arrested The Nation Chief Reporter Mansoor Khan when he was covering the rally of the MQM-London chapter and kept him in brief detention at an undisclosed location. He was later released after security high-ups intervened into the matter. According to details, Mansoor Khan was covering the […]

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Veteran Hussain Naqi warns against gagging press, public voice

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Veteran journalist and human rights activist – Hussain Naqi on Monday warned that gagging of press would rather hurt the country’s integrity. “The 1971-like situation may strike the society if the public voice is suppressed,” veteran Naqi said, speaking at a function held in his honour by Karachi Press Club. Trade unionists, labour leaders, journalists […]

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Students march for their rights

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Amid the beat of a drum and a dafli, students and civil society activists marched from the Arts Council roundabout to the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening to demand equality in the education system, implementation of an order for the restoration of student unions and many fundamental rights for students in different educational sectors. […]

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Journalist charged under anti-terror law, sent to jail

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of Karachi-based antiterrorism courts remanded a senior journalist to prison on Wednesday in a case based on charges of fanning religious disharmony. The Counter Terrorism Department said it had arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, from his house in Karachi’s Garden East on Nov 11. […]

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Journalists stage sit-in over KPC intrusion

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KARACHI: Journalist community on Friday staged the sit-in outside Governor’s House to protest against the intrusion of security men in plain clothes in the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and demanded of the authorities to bring the culprits to book. It is pertinent to mention here that number of gunmen in plainclothes reached the KPC in […]

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Governor vows to play role to get lease rights for KPC

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will play his role so that the Karachi Press Club (KPC) gets due lease rights of the historical building on Sarwar Shaheed Road near Saddar, in which it is housed since the time of its inception in the 1950s. He held out the assurance on Monday as he […]

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‘Sindh will resolve issues of journalists’

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The provincial government of the Pakistan Peoples Party will resolve all the genuine issues of bona fide working journalists in the province on a priority basis, including issuance of a health insurance card to them, said Adviser to the CM on Information and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab. Speaking at a media convention at the Karachi […]

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Book launch

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Karachi: A collection of Urdu na’atia poetry by Syed Asif Hassan Zaidi is being launched today at the Ibraheem Jalees Hall of the Karachi Press Club at 530pm. Prominent poet Sahar Ansari will be presiding over the function. The News

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Two books launched at Karachi Press Club

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Karachi: Speakers paid rich tributes to famous writer Iqbal Nazar at the inaugural ceremony of two books titled ‘Kahanian mahabat walian’ and ‘Jazeera-e-aab’ held at Karachi Press Club (KPC). Presiding over the ceremony, renowned poet and educationist Dr Pirzada Qasim said the two books were of high importance among Urdu short stories and dramas, since […]

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Memorial session: Journalists, writers pay tribute to poet Abeda Iqbal Azad

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KARACHI: Late activist, columnist and poet Abeda Iqbal Azad was remembered as a writer who shed light on life in both Dhaka and Pakistan at a memorial session held at Karachi Press Club on Saturday. Several journalists attended the session, organised by the club’s literary committee to mark Azad’s third death anniversary at the Ibrahim […]

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#Justice for Sabeen: Protesters demand inquiry report be made public

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KARACHI: The protesters demanding justice for the attack on activist Sabeen Mahmud gathered outside Karachi Press Club on Thursday. The demand was the same: fix responsibility for Sabeen Mahmud’s murder. The demonstrators wanted the government and the armed forces to disclose the details of the inquiry report. “The acting president had given the Sindh government […]

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Committee formed to prevent cybercrime bill from being enacted

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KARACHI: After an extensive discussion at Karachi Press Club, experts and journalists formed a ‘Cybercrime Bill Review Committee’ that will hold briefings for senators and parliamentarians. The purpose of the committee is to prevent the bill from being passed as a law. The committee comprises international expert on cybercrime Zahid Jamil, Karachi Institute of Technology […]

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Journalist laid to rest

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KARACHI: Veteran journalist Sheikh Abdul Quddoos, an active member of Karachi Press Club and the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), lost the battle to cancer this afternoon. Quddoos was a dedicated journalist whose career spanned several decades. He worked at many media institutions, including the Daily Amn and the Daily Jehan-i-Pakistan for many years, as […]

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IFJ launches ‘gender and media in Pakistan’ report

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The International Federation of Journalists has issued its “Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens” report on the International Women’s Day on Sunday which focuses on working conditions of women journalists living in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Nepal and Cambodia. The report about Pakistan was unveiled at the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) office […]

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