Archive for February, 2010

indonesia news

February 23, 2010

Bombing victims urged to join campaign

Sun, 02/21/2010 4:09 PM  |  Headlines

INDONESIA: Askobi, an association of victims of terrorist attacks in Indonesia, will stage a campaign on Monday in a bid to attract bombing victims in Indonesia to join the organization so they can share their grief and receive support.

The event, which will take place at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta from 7 to 9 a.m., will also be attended by bombing victims, bloggers and NGOs such as Indonesia Unite and the Nurani Dunia Foundation.

Current Askobi members include the victims of the 2003 J.W. Marriott bomb blast, the 2004 Australian Embassy bomb blast, the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings and the 2009 J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton bomb blasts.

The campaign is a warm-up event for Askobi before it holds a discussion from Feb. 27 to 28 in Jakarta. – JP


February 21, 2010

for a change relaxing in lahore with the kids, basking in the love of three lovely kids, and their mom & dad. what a relief from the tensions of everyday.

iiu talk by dr habiba

February 10, 2010

feb 10, ’10

dr habiba shah talked to the iiui girl students today, am waiting for her to email her impressions. hopefully by tomorrow, so can be shared here.

meeting on february 8, ’10

February 9, 2010

with two german journalists today, had a wonderful meeting that lasted almost one and a half hour. the ladies are: dr. agnes tandler, of Wiener Zeitung, of vienna, australia; and christine mollhoff, of Frankfurter Rundschau.

we …had a long talk about GSN, PTSN, and my experience and feelings of how i went through the trauma of losing gul rukh to a terrorist attack.

we talked of the situation in pakistan, and other regional news. they have met with some people today, and will be meeting with the un-wfp staff tomorrow, and then go back to delhi.

sadly pakistan is being covered from delhi, because people do not feel safe to live in pakistan and cover it.

wish they had more time, in days, and we could have visied the islamic university (gave agnes tandler the contact of the vp there), and some families of victims, but time constraints stop a lot from taking place!