Khuzdar Press Club closes amidst threats



QUETTA: The Khuzdar Press Club was closed after threats were received from an unidentified armed group operating in the area.
According to a senior official of the Khuzdar administration, the press club remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Monday. 
“An armed group threatened journalists in Khuzdar,” he said on the condition of anonymity.
Members of the Hindu community during a news conference accused some of extortion, he said, adding, “The armed group threatened the journalists of dire consequences, if the news was published.” 
It is since then that the press club was closed. It was the second time in the past couple of years that the Khuzdar Press Club was closed following threats from an armed group. 
“Khuzdar is the most dangerous place on Earth for journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders two years ago.

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