FAIZ DAY, 2014

FAIZ DAY, 2014
Saturday, November 29 (6.30 – 9.30 p.m.)
Glenforest Secondary School (3575 Fieldgate Drive, Mississauga)
Admission – $5.00 per person

The program will consist of:
– A few, short, literary speechesFaiz Day, 2014_11NOVb
– Poems of Faiz sung by the wonderful and well-known singer TARIQ HAMID

For further info:
Abbas Syed 647-524-1891
Fozia Tanveer 647-965-2295
Omar Latif 647-231-6771

Tariq Amin’s Response to CPPC Statement on Khan/Tahirul Qadri agitation

Folks,

I’m truly amazed at reading the statement of the CPPC, which is a blanket support for the Nawaz Sharif government. This is indeed depressing!!!

What “ghair jamhoori qowatenh” is your group speaking about? Are Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri “ghair jamhoori qowatenh”? Or is CPPC speaking of the military; or further still, are you conflating the military and these two political heads and their respective parties? By not making this clear, your group’s statement is an uncritical support for not just the Nawaz Sharif government, but the PPP and the all and sundry, including the opportunist mullah parties. Continue reading

Aqil Shah Saturday, Sept 13, 6 p.m.

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Aqil Shah is Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Govt. Studies, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

His focus is on democratization, civil-military relations and regional security in South Asia.

He has taught at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and Columbia.

His work has appeared in Democratization, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs, and several edited volumes.

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Mississauga: Saturday, Sept 13, 6 p.m.
Rogers Theatre, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive

Toronto: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.
Ryerson University, Room POD-372, 350 Victoria Street
(Approximately 250 meters north of Dundas, just east of Yonge;
parking under Dundas Square or on Victoria St) 

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Suggested admission price $5.00

Organized by the Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians
www.pakistanicanadians.ca • info@pakistanicanadians.ca

Supported by: Progressive Writers Association Canada

Ayesha Jalal – The Struggle for Pakistan – A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

Ayesha Jalal, the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University in Boston, is one of the most well known Pakistani-American scholars on South Asia.

Her books include ‘The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work Across the Indo-Pakistan Divide’; ‘Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia’, ‘The Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan’; ‘The State of Martial Rule: The Origins of Pakistan’s Political Economy of Defence’ and ‘Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia,’ amongst others.

Prof. Jalal will be speaking on her latest work at two public meetings. We hope you will be able to join us for one of them.

Mississauga: Saturday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Staging Room, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive

Toronto: Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m.
Room 5 – 280, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West
(St. George subway, Bedford exit; paid parking under building)

Suggested admission price $5.00

Organized by the Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians
www.pakistanicanadians.ca info@pakistanicanadians.ca

Supported by: Progressive Writers Association Canada

Mariela Castro Espin

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CPPC National Co-ordinator Omar Latif with Mariela Castro Espin who was in Toronto to participate in many activities during Pride week and received several human rights awards while here. Here visit was organized by the Communist Party of Canada.

Mariela, is the director of SENESEX in Havana and has bravely spearheaded the fight for acceptance and equality for all, regardless of gender and gender orientation in Cuba for many years now. She is the daughter of the greatly respected revolutionary fighter and leader Vilma Espin (now deceased) and her husband Raul, the president of Cuba.

“International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”

“International Day in Support of Victims of Torture”
Since last few decades, both Sindhi and Baloch nations in Pakistan are being victimized for their legitimate struggle for democracy, national self-determination and secularism.

Date: Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm
North York Library, 5190 Yonge Street Toronto,
M2N 5N9 (Tel 416.395.5535)

Note: This program is Free for all ages, refreshment will be served. 

We look forward to your participation. Please feel free to contact us if you need any information. 

Sincerely,
Asif Panhwar (403.400.5109); asif.panhwar@yahoo.ca
Dileep Ratnani (647.981.7742); d_kumar71@yahoo.com
Siraj Makhdoom (403.465.4337); siraj_makhdoom@yahoo.com

A day of remembrance for Christians killed in Peshawar

Most respected Community Pastors and community members

As you aware on Sunday, September 21st, 2013, two suicide terrorists blew themselves up in All Saints Anglican Church, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Due to their cowardly and cruel acts of terrorism, more than 150 parishioners have been killed to date and over 200 are wounded and struggling for their lives in different hospitals across Pakistan. Continue reading