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Nobel Peace Laureate terms dictators as terrorists

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13.01.2018

LAHORE: Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman has said that every dictator is a terrorist and every terrorist is a dictator. Some people are translating the wrong kind of Islam, which is a peaceful religion.

Tawakkol who has won a Nobel Peace Award for her struggles in Yemen as a Journalist and a Human Rights Activist was the keynote speaker on the opening session of Afkar-e-Taza Thinkfest organised by Information Technology University (ITU) in collaboration with the British Council here on Saturday at Alhamra Hall. Vice Chancellor ITU Dr Umar Saif, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Dr Nizamuddin, former Cabinet member UK Sayeeda Warsi, Dr Yaqoob Bangash and many others were present on the occasion.

Karman was of the view that today she stood at the moment when humanity, human rights and democracy is under threat. She said that the past century faced two bloody world wars and now racism and ethnicism are on peak, globally.

Talking about the Arab world, she expressed that things in the Arab region are very complicated; they are backed with international support. She added that Arab people are facing a counter revolution with the dark shadows of a “dictatorial system” and this has affected them so much that it has put them back in the dark ages.

She observed that seven years ago people of the Arab spring countries gathered in Freedom Square against the injustices of the........

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