Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: Pakistan

Peshawar and Nairobi | Iraq, Syria and Egypt

I was invited to speak at the Iman Khoei Islamic Centre in West London on Thursday. This was my contribution. “The news from Peshawar and Nairobi, and the continuing violence … Continue reading

2 October 2013

Pankaj Mishra at London Review Bookshop

Looking forward to hearing Pankaj Mishra (author of Temptations of the West – how to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond) speak next Tuesday evening about his new book, … Continue reading

30 August 2012

Licence to kill?

Links to others re my previous post on Osama bin Laden’s death – The Moral Maze – this evening’s Radio 4 programme on The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.  Would … Continue reading

5 May 2011

Bin Laden’s death

Two public statements today reflected my own unease on hearing of Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan – neither of them were Barack Obama’s.  I was glad bin Laden had … Continue reading

3 May 2011 · 9 Comments

Lahore

We arrived at Lahore Press Club for our 2.30pm press conference to find only a dozen journalists.  They were watching live TV reports of attacks at two Ahmadiyya mosques in … Continue reading

28 May 2010 · 2 Comments

Pakistan Express

Whistlestop post – first wi-fi since arriving, and it’s a whirlwind of a trip.  The subject of yesterday’s conference in Multan was the rehabilitation and education of people who have … Continue reading

27 May 2010 · 1 Comment

Peace Mala

Peace Mala wristbands with their rainbow colours are a brilliant way to show that people from different religions (and none) can work together without losing their distinct identities. I’ve ordered … Continue reading

20 May 2010

City of the Sufis

Multan is known in Pakistan as the City of the Sufis and that’s where I’ll be next week, speaking at a conference arranged by my old friend and colleague Toaha … Continue reading

20 May 2010 · 1 Comment