Pakistan; regional balance, turmoil and terrorism Speakers:

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Pakistan; regional balance, turmoil and terrorism
Speakers:
Dr Inayatullah Andrabi
Maulan Musharraf Hussaini

The recent resignation of Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan has, once again, exposed two aspects of the political system of that country; its fragility and solid foundations. Despite the volatility of the country since its independence from India almost seven decades ago, Pakistan has reeled from successive leadership crisis often precipitated by violent death of its prime ministers including Benazir Bhutto, the first and last woman to hold this post. The country has survived existential upheavals but is still plagued by the corruption of its elites and terrorism. As the Kashmiri problem lingers on, the border tension on the Pakistan – India border has always been a worrying time bomb. Pakistan’s involvement in the Middle East (supplying troops and police to defend repressive regimes) has also been deeply problematic and controversial. Where is Pakistan heading to?

Date: Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Street, W1H 4LP

Dinner will be served
Please register by text – 07795 660 438 for catering purposes.

Dr Syed Inayatullah Andrabi is leader of Mahaz-e-Islamic and former chief of Jamiat-e-Talaba and is originally from Kashmir. He studied there and holds MSc and PhD in Languages and Linguistics. He had lectured at Kashmiri universities until 1995 when he left the country for security considerations. He writes articles on the affairs of the Indian subcontinent and appears on TV shows. He is an also an activist within the global Islamic movement.

Maulana Musharraf Hussaini is a Marines Engineer by profession. He had graduated from Pakistan Marine Academy. He has been a political activist for the past 30 years. Although British-born he spent his early years in Pakistan where he witnessed successive upheavals in the region. He worked with Martyr Sayed Arif Hussaini who was assassinated in 1988 in Peshawar. He is political analyst and commentator on TV.

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