Sindh: Press Club Raided by Police
As part of Musharraf’s state of emergency in
Below is a press release published by International Federation of Journalists:
Journalists in Pakistan have set up coordinating committees in cities across the country to maintain their opposition to emergency decrees issued by President Pervez Musharraf on 3 November .
The committees include journalists, trade unionists and human rights advocates. Owners of newspapers and broadcasters have been invited to join as well.
Daily protests of journalists continue outside media outlets across
The Day of Action will involve public statements condemning the
An IFJ emergency mission to
On Saturday [10 November 2007], police raided the Nawabshah Press Club, in Sindh province and tried to remove a black flag raised as part of national protests demanding the Government withdraw the ordinances. Although police threatened the 60 to 70 journalists gathered at the club's premises, the club continues to fly a black flag, reports the PFUJ's Secretary-General, Mazhar Abbas.