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> Geo TV to air PILDAT Dialogue Series on Understanding Relations between the Muslims & the Western World
   
 
PILDAT News
August 18, 2008
Islamabad

   

Geo News channel is to air the 3 Dialogues Sittings PILDAT organised in Pakistan on Understanding Relations between the Muslims & the Western World with Special Focus on Pakistan. The first of the dialogue series will go on air on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 11:00 pm (PST).

 
 

The Dialogue Series discussed important issues such as Key Issues affecting the Relations between the West and the Muslim World; Terrorism-Pakistan Nexus: Myth or Reality’ and Impact of the Islamic Identity of Pakistan on the Relationship between Pakistan and the West.

 
 

The airing schedule of the three Dialogue Sittings is:

 
 

  • First Dialogue: Tuesday, August 19, 2008: 11:00 pm
  • Second Dialogue: Sunday, August 24, 2008: 11:00 pm
  • Third Dialogue: Tuesday, August 26, 2008: 11:00 pm

 
 

To take part in the Dialogue Series, PILDAT got together three prominent scholars from the US, UK and Canada to discuss these key issues with their Pakistani counterparts on the eve of Pakistan’s 61st Independence Anniversary. The three experts included: Professor Stephen Cohen, the South Asia Expert at the prestigious Brookings Institution in Washington DC and the author of the highly acclaimed book ‘The Idea of Pakistan’; Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a member of the British House of Lords and the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action in the Conservative Party Shadow Cabinet who has also served as the Vice President of the Conservative party and holds one of the senior most positions in British politics ever held by a British of Pakistani / Kashmiri origin and Mr. Kamran Bokhari, a Canada-based Director of Middle East Analysis in the Strategic Forecasting, Inc.; commonly known as Stratfor in North America. Held at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, the Dialogue Series also benefitted from the views of Mr. Sajjad Karim, MEP, member of the European Parliament from North West of England at the sitting at Lahore.

 
 

The Pakistani panel at this dialogue series included eminent persons such as Mr. Ghazi Salahuddin, the well-known analyst and columnist; Mr. Tariq Fatemi, the former Pakistani Ambassador to the US and Dr. Huma Baqai, Associate Professor at the IBA at the first Dialogue Sitting; Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Asad Durrani, former Pakistani Ambassador and a Director General of ISI and MI and Prof. Hassan-Askari Rizvi, a highly respected Defence and Political Analyst at the second sitting and Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Prof. Dr. Tahir Amin, Head of International Relations Department at Quaid-e-Azam University and Mr. Ejaz Haider, Consulting Editor of the Friday Times and Op-Ed Editor of the Daily Times. The dialogues were moderated by the PILDAT Executive Director Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob.

 
 

PILDAT and Geo Network entered into an exclusive partnership for world-wide telecasting of the 3-part dialogue.

 
 

 
 

 
     
 


Participants at the Dialogue: Karachi

 
     
 


Participants at the Dialogue: Lahore

 
     
 


Participants at the Dialogue: Islamabad