Ten journalists injured as religious students raid Lahore Press Club

first_imgNews January 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten journalists injured as religious students raid Lahore Press Club PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Reporters Without Borders demanded an explanation from the chief minister of Punjab Province after police failed to intervene as young religious militants of the Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) raided Lahore Press Club, injuring ten journalists.Police stood by on 14 January as the demonstrators, angry at what they saw as inadequate press coverage of the murder in the north of the country of Shiite leader Agha Ziauddin, raided the club beating journalists and stoning and firebombing the building.The officers took 30 minutes to react and although they eventually made 40 arrests nobody has yet been charged.Demanding an explanation for the police inaction, the worldwide press freedom organisation said in a letter to the provincial chief minister, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, “Their duty was to protect journalists. We call on you see there is a thorough investigation to find out the exact circumstances of these assaults.”The militants first set upon journalist Asghar Butt, preventing him from entering the club. They then beat and injured nine colleagues who came to his assistance. They were: Amir Mughal, Muazzam Bhatti, Rai Hasnain Tahir, Shadab Riaz, Shujaat Hamid, Abdul Ghafoor, Amir Sohail, Shoib Ahmad and Ijab Mirza.The militants then streamed into the club’s courtyard, throwing stones and firebombs at the building, breaking windows and damaging vehicles parked there.Police who were on the spot did not react to shouts for help from the journalists only finally intervening to break up the crowd after half an hour of mayhem. Lahore Press Club president, Arshad Ansari, told Reporters Without Borders on the phone that if nobody was charged he would call for a day of action throughout the country. “This is the first time in Pakistan’s history that a religious organisation has attacked a press club in this way,” he said.The Lahore club is the second oldest press club in the country, after that in Karachi. to go furthercenter_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information January 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Minister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental…

first_imgNewsMinister Ryan announces “substantial increase” of 70% in funding for environmental NGOsBy Sarah Carr – February 23, 2021 85 Email Photo by bardia Hashemirad on Unsplash THE Minister for the Environment, Eamon Ryan, has announced that funding for environmental NGOs will see a 70% increase of €704,000 on the 2020 budget. The Irish Environmental Network (IEN) is to receive a total of €1,764,000 to support their “critical work” in Ireland’s fight against climate change.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I have worked closely with the IEN members for many years and I have met them on a number of occasions since I became Minister. “I am very aware of the financial challenges the sector has faced over the last number of years and how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted on these organisations. Their role in how we address the climate and biodiversity challenges we face has never been more crucial.” Minister Ryan explained. This substantial increase in supports to the @IrishEnvNet couldn’t be more timely. They play a crucial role in the fight against climate change. I’ve worked with the IEN members for many years & will continue to listen, learn, & collaborate with our eNGOs in my role as Minister. pic.twitter.com/gF3yteBCQ3— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) January 21, 2021The Irish Environmental Network, established in 2002, is composed of over 30 environmental NGOs and over 35,000 volunteers whose aim is to support “the principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability”. Amongst its members are the likes of BirdWatch Ireland, Irish Seed Savers Association and Irish Wildlife Trust.The IEN operates in a national and international capacity. The funding it receives through Local Government and Community helps to support the implementation of environmental policies on a national and multinational scale. The network also provides its members with training in areas such as communication, fundraising and governance helping its member organisations to expand their reach.“I am very aware of the critical work carried out by the member organisations of the Irish Environmental Network (IEN). These national environmental NGOs are active on a broad range of environmental issues, including wildlife conservation, biodiversity and climate change.“Therefore I am pleased to be able to deliver this substantial increase in their financial supports so that they can continue to build on their great work. I do this in recognition of the significant contribution they continue to make to Ireland’s fight against climate change.” said Minister Ryan.  Twitter Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Print Previous articleTreaty United Fixtures Announced For 2021 First Division SeasonNext article21 Year-Old Limerick Winger Will Fitzgerald Signs For Derry City Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

The Bell-Perkins

first_imgIndustrial Easirobe Enrober, can be used for chocolate, fondant, jams and jellies – in fact any type of product in a bakery, says the Leeds-based firm. Made entirely from stainless steel, it features an air pump to transport the product from the tank to the dual-curtain coating reservoir, where various attachments can be fitted to the blower, enabling coatings of the top or sides of product – or indeed both.last_img

Vonleh scores 13 points at free-throw line for Hoosiers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2013 at 3:47 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 The motions became routine. Indiana dumped it into the paint where Noah Vonleh stood. The freshman would make a move and get grabbed, pushed or smacked. Two shots.Vonleh stepped to the line for a pair of free throws and usually made both. It was about all the Hoosiers (6-2) could do offensively during their 69-52 loss to No. 4 Syracuse (8-0) on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome as part of the Big Ten-Atlantic Coast Conference Challenge.“He shot a lot of free throws,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I know that.”The Orange handled IU’s big men relatively well, even though Vonleh dropped 17. The forward went just 2-for-5 from the field and collected 13 points at the free-throw line.The Orange knew that Vonleh was going to be the base of the Hoosiers’ offense — he was a McDonald’s All-American in high school and is the leading rebounder in the Big Ten — but it became repetitive to the point of obviousness.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It kind of seemed like that toward the later part of the game where the guys caught it on the wing there and just immediately looked to him,” Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney said. But it didn’t stop him from still being Indiana’s leading scorer. The Hoosiers still ran their offense like clockwork and, even though the Orange’s big men were solid defensively, his parade to the free-throw line continued throughout the night.“Refs called fouls early,” DaJuan Coleman said. “Just trying to get around him, they’re going to call that this year because of the new rules.”The SU forward said that there’s still a process of adjusting to the new rules, but everyone is going through the same thing. The Orange isn’t going to change its style of defense just because of some of the changes, even if it let Vonleh shoot 16 free throws.It also meant that Coleman and fellow forward C.J. Fair spent much of the second half on the bench in foul trouble. SU doubled down on the talented young forward and sacrificed open looks from the outside. Syracuse couldn’t keep the ball out of his hands, but the Hoosiers also couldn’t capitalize on the open looks. On Tuesday, the Orange’s game plan played out perfectly.“He’s a really good player,” SU guard Tyler Ennis said. “We wanted to keep him in check as much as possible and not even let him get it, but when he did we wanted to help the bigs out.” Commentslast_img read more