Pakistan journalists in London October 9-17

Pakistan journalists tour of London October 9-17

Qatrina Hosain, Director, Current Affairs, Express News
Rahimullah Yusufzai, Executive Editor, Peshawar, The News
Beena Sarwar, Editor, Special Projects, Jang Group (Aman ki Asha)
Mustafa Qadri, Journalist, The Guardian, Radio Australia, The Diplomat

Oct 11: Chatham House, 6-7 pm (NOTE: members only event)
Oct 13: SOAS, 6-8 pm (no registration required)
Oct 15:  The Guardian, 7 pm
Oct 16: British Pakistan Foundation launch (TBC).

For inquiries, contact Mustafa Quadri <>. Details:

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Freedom Flotilla Pakistanis detained by Israel handed over to Jordan

Update: TV anchor Talat Hussain and two other Pakistanis have been handed over to Jordan, Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik has confirmed, talking to Geo TV News. Special arrangements have been made to fly them back tomorrow.

‘It is a crazy thing that only a government that crossed all red lines can do’

Israeli forces approach one of six ships bound for Gaza in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Reuters

More power to Uri Avnery; outrage re Israeli attack on aid ships going to Gaza

Just since Friday: the Maoist train attack in West Bengal, the Ahmedi massacre in Lahore the same day, and today, just as we’re getting our breaths back, the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla bringing relief goods and humanitarian aid to Gaza – some 20 killed, several injured. Israel has reportedly arrested all the 700 activists on the boats, incl.1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan of Ireland, European legislators and a Holocaust survivor.

Three Pakistanis were among those taken into custody including the popular Pakistani TV anchor and journalist Talat Hussain and his producer. A priest and Muslim cleric were reportedly among the critically wounded by Israeli gunfire. See timeline of attack and photos at this Gulf News report

Cyberspace has been abuzz with outrage at the developments. Some tweets: Continue reading

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