|A Luncheon Address by|
Former President of Pakistan
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Omni Houston Hotel
Houston, Texas 77056
Advance registration required.
Purchase tickets online
11:30 a.m. Check-in
12:00 p.m. Luncheon
Tables of 10: $500
For more information, contact Fritz Lanham at 713-439-0051 x17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will speak at noon Tuesday, October 19, at the Omni Houston Hotel. Asia Society Texas Center is co-hosting the luncheon event in conjunction with the Greater Houston Partnership.
Mr. Musharraf resigned from the Pakistan Presidency in August 2008 after serving seven years in that post. As Army Chief of Staff he came to power in 1999 following a bloodless coup by the Pakistan military.
Following the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, he became an important U.S. ally in the fight against Al Qaeda. Later the relationship with the United States grew more complicated as Mr. Musharraf sought to balance cooperation with the United States with rising pressure from Islamic groups in Pakistan.
On October 1 in London Mr. Musharraf pledged to return to Pakistan from self-imposed exile to run for President in the national elections set for 2013. He also announced the formation of a new political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League. In his Houston talk he is expected to discuss his political plans as well as the overall security situation in the region.
According to the New York Times, at his London press conference he vowed to galvanize Pakistanis "to fight a jihad against poverty, hunger, illiteracy and backwardness."
Tickets to the luncheon are $55 ($500 for a table of 10) and should be purchased online. Advance registration is required. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. October 18, 24-hours before the event. For more information call Fritz Lanham, Director of Programs, Asia Society Texas Center, 713-439-0051 Ext. 17, FritzL@asiasociety.org.
Co-hosted by Asia Society Texas Center and Greater Houston Partnership