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[OPIRG-EVENTS] (Nov21,2002) Pakistan after the Elections: [Panel Discussion]

** Pakistan after the Elections:: New Risks, Challenges and Opportunities 
DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Thursday, November 21, 2002
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

While General Pervez Musharraf envisioned a secular Pakistan, his support to the United States for the "war on terror" sparked the rise of Islamic parties who gained an unprecedented 60 seats in the October 2002 elections. This seminar will address the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and militarism and its impact on the lives of ordinary Pakistanis.

South Asia Partnership Pakistan, which receives funding in part from the Canadian International Development Agency, has a network of over 2,000 community-based organizations involved in political education for a democratic society that respects human rights and gender equity. This seminar will examine new risks, challenges and opportunities for Pakistanis as well as Canadians in post-election Pakistan.    

Mr. Mohammed Tahseen
Executive Director 
South Asia Partnership Pakistan
Mr. Irfan Mufti
Senior Program Manager
South Asia Partnership Pakistan 

Dr. Qurat ul-Ain Bukhtiari
Institute of Development Services and Practices

Dr. Bukhtairi is renowned for her 25 years of work in community-based development. Highlights of her career include founding 1,500 informal schools for girls in tribal Balochistan, in western Pakistan, and working with the homeless in the Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi. She is a member of SAP Pakistan's Board of Directors.

Enter through the Sparks Street entrance
* National Press Club of Canada, Booth Building (165 Sparks Street)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
No pets or animals allowed.
No smoking.
Wheelchair accessible.

Cost: free
Ages: all-ages
No childcare available.
No pets or animals allowed.
No sign-language interpretation is provided.
No smoking.
Wheelchair accessible.

* Neena Sachdeva
Phone: (613) 241-1333 ext. 227
Phone: (613) 241-1333 ext. 229
Fax: (613) 241-1129
E-mail: nsachdeva@sapcanada.org

* South Asia Partnership Canada: SAP
Website: <http://www.sapcanada.org/>

(Event: Panel Discussion; Politics and Democracy)

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