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Indus for all

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Show: The Afia Salam Show

Host: Afia Salam

Topic: Indus for all

Description: Indus river runs through Pakistan as its lifeline. It has given birth to one of the most advanced civilizations in history and continues to be a life giver for many creatures big and small, and to the communities residing along side it. However, this river has been at the receiving end of the ravages of time and human interaction. WWF Pakistan is trying to rehabilitate it with the support of the communities.

Listen to Rab Nawaz tell us more about this project.

Language: English


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May 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

Media Irresponsibility

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Topic: Media Irresponsibility

Description: They say fools rush in where angels fear to tread. However, those anchors bearing a mike and having a camera in tandem are neither angels, nor fools. They bear down on unsuspecting victims and force them to bear the brunt of the worst type of vigilantism. Where are the journalistic teachings? Where are the ethics and code of conduct?

Is the media justified in prying into the private lives of citizens? Does this come under unveiling of ills or invasion of privacy?

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May 13, 2012 at 4:47 am

Deaths at PIC: Another nine day’s wonder?

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Topic: Deaths at PIC: Another nine day’s wonder?

Description: The death toll at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology keeps on rising amid varied, and contradictory explanations. The successive reports received from the testing authorities at home and abroad have raised more questions instead of answering them. Now the CM of Punjab has come up with his own conspiracy theory.

Will this tragic saga become another nine day’s wonder? Will we ever learn the true reason behind the deaths?

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May 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

Pakistan ka Difa: Kis se?

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Topic: Pakistan ka Difa: Kis se?

Guest: Abid Rao

Description: So is US the real ogre as far as Pakistan is concerned? If we undertake jihad against the US, and India, as is being propagated by the Difa e Pakistan Council, this will solve all of Pakistan’s problems?

Is confrontation the only way to defend Pakistan? Have the past three wars with India made the country more safe?

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May 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

Democracy mein Ghunda Raaj?

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Topic: Democracy mein Ghunda Raaj?

Description: So once again we are reminded of the maxim of ‘power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely!’ The display of raw power by PPP candidate in Tando Mohammad Khan by elections, who slapped the polling staff right left and centre is a classic example of exactly this form of corruption.

Was Waheeda Shah’s behaviour, and the lame explanation she offered for it a product of the ‘unfettered’ democracy?

How do you think she should be dealt with?

Written by afiasalam

May 13, 2012 at 4:38 am