The final day of my Parallel Lives programme falls on Saturday 20th February – UN World Day of Social Justice
From 12:00 midday I’ll be co-hosting a Pakistan Showcase with Andy Goss, UK author, journalist and humanitarian.
Andy has written a novel about the devastating 2005 Pakistan Earthquake that draws on his own experiences while in the affected region to support the humanitarian effort.
You can read more about the book and his own time in Pakistan on his website blog: https://andrewgoss-author.co.uk/blog.html
We have an exciting programme lined up that includes several conversations with guests and a series of pre-recorded interviews.
Peter Foster, UK journalist, London Daily Telegraph and FT – Pakistan experience
Miller Caldwell, Scottish novelist and humanitarian – The 2005 earthquake
Nageen Hyat, champion of the Arts and social activist, Islamabad, Pakistan – The Arts
Cynthia Ritchie, US blogger and social activist, Islamabad, Pakistan – Social Justice
Nageen Hyat, Nomad Art and Cultural Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sadia Hyat Rathore, TV anchor, actress, social activist, Islamabad, Pakistan – women’s rights (Fish Bowl film link)
Syed Latif, co-founder Naunehal Academy, Karachi and social activist, Mansehra, North-West Pakistan
Belal Sekandre, leading Pashto singer, north-west Pakistan – greeting
Mr Belal song
Shakeela Naz, legendary Pashto singer, north-west Pakistan – greeting
Madam Shakeela song