“Pakistan in Crisis: Female voices from the ground”
Contributed by etalks.tv
Amerika Haus, Vienna, 25.2.2010
In her first lecture to a European audience, Arshi Saleem Hashmi presents a more balanced picture of the Pakistani society and politcal spectrum than usually shown in the different media channels. When it comes to Pakistan, the first associations are usually Islamism, Tribalism, Ethno-Nationalism and Secularism.
But Pakistan is a society full of contradictions. Besides the violence and extremism, there is a growing number of young people and a civil society, which are demanding participation and freedom of expression. With the growing possiblities of electronic communication, a discourse about the political situation and Islam is beginning to evolve.