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The Prisoner – Readings and Conversation with Omar Shahid Hamid


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an evening of readings and conversation with Omar Shahid Hamid, the former head of Karachi’s Criminal Investigation Department, as he takes us on a ground-level tour through the streets of Karachi into an all too real world of jihadis, corrupt police officers, duplicitous members of the Intelligence Agencies, and bloodthirsty political henchmen.

The Prisoner - Readings and Conversation with Omar Shahid Hamid

On an unusually cold December evening in Karachi, American journalist Jon Friedland is kidnapped from one of the city’s poshest neighbourhoods. His captors plan to post a video of his execution on Christmas day. The kidnapping has come at a bad time, embarrassing the Pakistani government in front of their US allies. The clock is ticking. Will the police and Intelligence Agencies recover Friedland alive? With the stakes so high, only one man can possibly crack the case …

The Prisoner is Omar Shahid Hamid’s bone chilling debut novel about Karachi’s criminal underground.

About the Author

Omar Shahid Hamid has served with the Karachi police for twelve years. During his service, he has been actively targeted by various terrorist groups and organisations. He was wounded in the line of duty and his office was bombed by the Taliban in 2010. Omar has a Masters in Criminal Justice Policy from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Law from University College London.

Date: Wednesday, 8th January, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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