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

Circles Around The Sun To Play Phish Baker’s Dozen Late-Night

first_imgThe upcoming Phish Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden is destined to go down as a truly monumental run, making New York City the place to be mid-summer. As the inevitable late-night show announcements pour in, you can add this one to your must-attend list. Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal is bringing his marveled Circles Around The Sun project to the Gramercy Theater on Saturday, July 22nd. (Purchase tickets here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”.)The history of the band is beyond fitting, as the band’s first introduction was at the Grateful Dead‘s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows. The frequent Phil Lesh & Friends collaborator was tapped to create the setbreak music, eventually giving birth to a band that would fittingly be called Circles Around The Sun. The psychedelic rock grooves that Casal, along with the help of keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Mark Levy create will be the perfect concoction to help fans “Hallucinate a Solution” late into the night. [courtesy of Greg Crist]With that music released as its own album, Interludes for the Dead, the band was gifted a proper stage. The band made their live debut at LOCKN’ Festival in 2016, and it was one of the weekend’s most glorious sets. Having only performed a handful of times since, we can’t wait for Circles Around The Sun to make their NYC return on July 22, paired with the sensational after-show glow that comes along with the Phish from Vermont.Tickets for the show are currently on-sale and can be purchased here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC.” For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook event page.– SHOW INFO –Show: Live For Live Music Presents: A Baker’s Dozen Late-Night With Circles Around The SunWhen: Saturday, July 22ndVenue: The Gramercy Theatre –127 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010Ages: All Ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)Price: $23.00 adv / $26 dos (purchase tickets here)Pre-Sale: Thursday, June 1 @ 10AM with p/w: “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”Time: Doors 11:30 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM)Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more