Karachi Press Club

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Karachi Press Club
کراچی پریس کلب
Karachi PressClub2.jpg
Karachi Press Club's main Building
Pakistan Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

The Karachi Press Club (KPC) (Urdu: کراچی پریس کلب‎) is an organization of the community of the journalists. It also takes account of academics, business people and people from the public service. Karachi Press Club was the first press club that was established and located at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1][2]


Karachi Press Club's main entrance

Karachi Press Club was the first press club that was established in Karachi, Pakistan. Its first election was held in 1958, and I.H.Burne was elected its first president.[1] The Club which consists of Governing Body, and its bearers president, secretary and council members manage the affairs of club.[1]

Karachi Press Club is the place where regularly demonstrations, rallies and protests are organised against the government and for the demand of the civil and human rights by people and organizations.[3][4]

The Club has also participated the role of the promoting people-to-people contact and durable and continuing peace in the South Asia.[5][6][7]

Karachi Press Club's lawn

On March 27 2016, the Karachi Press Club was attacked by protesters carrying pictures of Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of Salman Taseer. On the same day a massive crowd marched from Rawalpindi to Islamabad to protest his execution and the Karachi attackers retaliated for "lack of coverage of their event."[8]

In 2011, the website Karachi Press Club was hacked, which police attributed to India.[9]

An exterior wall of the Club features a mural painted by artist Haider Ali that portrays notable Pakistani women including Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan's first female architect and Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent activist.[10] A target of vandalism and graffiti, in 2017 Ali restored the murals.[10] The subject of local protests while it was painted, the work was commissioned as part of the I am Karachi campaign.[11][10]

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  1. ^ a b c "Karachi Press Club". Karachi Press Club.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  2. ^ "Karachi Press Club – the country's very own Hyde Park". The News International.com.pk. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Disabled people rally for their rights in front of Karachi Press Club". Demotix.com. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  4. ^ "Man Engulfs Himself In Flames Outside Karachi Press Club". Play TV.com.PK. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  5. ^ "Mumbai, Karachi press clubs for liberalized media visas". Geo.TV. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  6. ^ "Karachi, Mumbai press clubs urge liberalisation of visa regime". Daily International The News. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  7. ^ "Joint statement by Mumbai and Karachi Press Club". 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  8. ^ Ali, Imtiaz; Haider, Ifran (27 March 2016). "Military called to rein in violent pro-Qadri protesters in Islamabad". Dawn News. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Indians hack Karachi Press Club's website". Daily Tribune.com.PK. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  10. ^ a b c "Karachi Press Club's defaced murals of female activists restored". SAMAA. Karachi. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  11. ^ Hasan, Shazia (28 October 2016). "Portraits of eminent city women appear on KPC walls". Dawn. Karachi. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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