Leah, Suzie, Judy, Ron and I have had a very useful first day. 4 of us got into Islamabad this morning. We had lunch with Shahzad and his great team at the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, then the BBC interviewed Shahzad and Ann and took footage of our group for a program that will air next Thursday night.
We are off to the office of Acid Survivors Foundation as acid being thrown on women and children is tragically big in Pakistan. Tomorrow we meet with an organization on human trafficking and using girls as compensation for debts and then with the head of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Sunday we will see some of the city and environs and then had a press conference with Inram Kahn. Monday is our presentation “Drones Endanger US National Security” at the Institute for Strategic Studies and then a panel at the Capitol Institute of Law.
Meetings keep popping up so who knows what else will be added. As of today the march is still on and Shahzad is talking with everyone to confirm all the details.
We look forward to seeing the rest of the delegation soon!