Friday, January 18, 2008

Invitation to talk by Imran Khan in DC

( - Imran Khan, Chairman - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI: Movement for Justice) - will be speaking at an event hosted by Amnesty International USA and Washington-Pakistan Forum (WPF). He will discuss the current crisis in Pakistan and its implications for human rights.
Please join us.

Date: 22 January 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Address: Amnesty International USA

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 5th Floor

Washington DC 20003 USA

Note: U.S. Post Office and Citibank are on the ground floor.

Metro: Eastern-Market stop. Orange and Blue lines.

For information, or telephone: 202-544-0200, ext. 224.



Advocacy Director for Asia & Pacific

Amnesty International USA

Telephone: 202-544-0200 ext. 224

Fax: 202-546-7142



Blast in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Ten persons were killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb blast in an Imam Bargah here in Mohala Jangi area of Kohati on Thursday.
Police has confirmed deaths of 8 persons.
Spokesman, Federal Interior Ministry, Javed Iqbal Cheema confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack.
He said the suicide bomber was stopped by security personnel at the entrance of the Imam Bargah when he shot two gun fires and then blew himself up, killing 10 persons. Is reported that as many as 23 persons were injured.
However, Inspector General, NWFP, Dreshak said it would be premature to call the blast a suicide attack.
A majlis was underway at the time when the huge explosion occurred.
The blast could be an act of terrorism, said the officials.
Police has cordoned off the blast site while rescue activities are being carried out.