SOAS University of London

No event featuring former Pakistan President booked to take place at SOAS

22 August 2017

No event featuring Pervez Musharraf is booked to take place at SOAS nor has any clearance or arrangements been sought for such an event to take place.

An event involving Pervez Musharraf had been promoted by an external organisation as taking place at SOAS on Thursday 24 August. A student society, the SOAS Pakistan Society, shared this promotional information on their Facebook page on 19 August.

At no point was any such event discussed with SOAS or with the Students’ Union. SOAS has formal arrangements for hosting external events and none had been requested or put in hand.

SOAS has therefore had no involvement in either organising or in standing down this proposed event. We are aware that one student made a room booking request for this date and then subsequently withdrew it of their own volition. Any suggestion that SOAS in some way cancelled or withdrew support for the event is incorrect.