Pakistan: The Citizens' Fight for a Voice

A Conversation with:
Mohammad Jibran Nasir 
Lawyer, Activist, and Cofounder 
Pakistan for All 

Moderated by: 
Huma Haque 
Associate Director, South Asia Center 
Atlantic Council 

From school children to rights activists, individuals from all walks of life have become targets of violence in Pakistan. With the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar to most recently the murder of leading human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, Director of The Second Floor (T2F) in Karachi, those trying to give a voice to the voiceless are being silenced. Despite facing Taliban threats and potential arrest, Mohammad Jibran Nasir is leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He believes growing religious strife in Pakistan is part of a global phenomenon, and can be countered through a persistent and shared effort. Nasir will discuss the roles and responsibilities of government, non-state actors, and citizens in countering religious intolerance, sectarian violence, and terrorism, and how finding solutions in Pakistan could lead the way for a global citizen's movement against the violent extremist narrative for the twenty-first century. 

DATE:             Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TIME:              12:00pm - 1:30pm  

LOCATION:      Atlantic Council 

                        1030 15th Street NW, Floor 12 
                        Washington, DC 20005 

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