Media Talk: Pakistan on the Brink – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Thursday 31st January, 2008

With the murder of Benazir Bhutto and national elections due in February, the future of Pakistan is once again in the spotlight.

Our panel discusses how Bhutto’s assassination has affected Pakistani politics and what the likely outcome of the elections will be in this country that is so crucial to world stability.

Owen Bennett-Jones – presenter and correspindent for the BBC. Former BBC Islamabad Correspondent.

Aamir Ghauri – head of News and Current Affairs, GEO TV, UK and Europe Bureau.

Victoria Schofield – journalist and author, specialising in South Asia. Friend and Oxford contemporary of Benazir Bhutto. She is the author of Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia and Kashmir in Conflict, among many others.

M. Ziauddin – London Bureau chief of Dawn newspaper.

Moderated by Mishal Husain – Presenter, BBC World, BBC Breakfast and Weekend News. Reported recently from Pakistan on the aftermath of the Bhutto assassination.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – award-winning journalist and filmmaker, specialising in Pakistan and Afghanistan – will not be able to take part in the discussion due to urgent changes in her travel plans.