Information About Event:
Day: Thursday: 02:00 PM
Location: Strategic Center for International Relations Main Office – Kabul, Afghanistan
Date: December 10, 2015
Biography of Lecturer:
Hafeez Hassanabadi is a Writer who first began his career as a Fictionist and TV drama writer. A collection of his work, “Wounded Dawn,” was published by Balochi Academy (Quetta, Balochistan) in 2005. Several of his popular Balochi dramas were aired by Quetta TV Centre. However, as a graduate of Leningrad University USSR, he has proven his talents in the field of journalism. As a native Baloch journalist, he has for decades associated with the Baloch national struggle and has in-depth knowledge of the Baloch freedom movement.
Since 1987, he has consistently contributed to various magazines and newspapers. However, in 2008 he began a new era of revolutionary political writing by joining the “Daily Tawar”, the leading newspaper in Balochistan, as a senior columnist. Because the “Daily Tawar” is written from a Baloch perspective, their staffs and offices have been targeted twice for violence. On April 6th, 2013, the Pakistani secret agencies attacked in the middle of the night and burned the “Daily Tawar” office to ashes in Karachi. Sadly, the “Daily Tawar” lost six of their brightest native Baloch correspondents over the last three years to the Pakistani Islamic death squad, Nefaz-e-Amen Balochistan. The same state -sponsored organization has threatened to kill Hafeez, and he has been underground ever since. However, he is one of the few Baloch journalists who continue to write about the Baloch people and Balochistan.
His writings encompass a broad spectrum of regional issues, including Pakistan’s interest and designs in the continuation of the Afghan war that directly contradicts the interests of America, Russia, India and the European Union in the region. Now, he is a Research Fellow at the Strategic Center for International Relations and a member of Editorial Board of its quarterly publication.
He has been invited to deliver lecture on the Gwadar Project, its influence on the neighboring countries and Baloch people. The lecture is quite important for understanding the dilemma of Pak-China relations, and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its influence on the region in the future. Of course, the lecturer will also add something about the interest of the people of Afghanistan and Balochistan, furthermore, he will also throw light on the significance of further projects and he will also point out the drawbacks in the project and deprivation of the Baloch people.
The Afghan Tribune | SCIR | Published: December 08, 2015, 09:11 AM