Talk by Dr. Mohammad Waseem at DLA
Department of Liberal Arts under its Distinguished Lecture Series organized a Talk by Dr. Mohammad Waseem, Professor of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, LUMS on the topic, “The Islamabad Dharna: Political Anthropology of an Event”. Present on the talk were Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Vice Chancellor BNU; Dr. Tariq Rehman, Dean Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences & School of Education; Mr. Ijaz Hussain, Assistant Professor Economics and Mr. Shehzad Amjad, Lecturer DLA.
Dr. Muhammad Waseem, in his talk, explored the dialectic between the Islamabad Dharna (sit-in) and the political system discovering connections between plan and action, contenders for power and strategies of action. He explained in detail the PTI Manifesto, Imran Khan’s discourse, Tahir-ul-Qadri phenomenon, possibilities of army’s intervention and political fallout following the sit-in protest. The lecture was followed by question and answer session.