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Guatemala: Indigenous Village Declares Internet Access a Human Right

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August 29, 2012 at 6:25 am

Going Green!

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Topic: Going Green!

Description: Eco Bags is a growing business in Pakistan. It is to provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags that gives customers a smarter, fashionable and more sustainable packaging choice.

To rid us of the environmentally disastrous plastic bags, Umer Naeem has introduced reusable, environment friendly EcoBags in Pakistan and has worked tirelessly for their promotion and acceptance as the better alternative.

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August 27, 2012 at 5:33 am

Cricket Corruption: Butt, Asif Found Guilty

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Topic: Cricket Corruption – Butt, Asif Found Guilty

Description: Cricketers, Salman Butt and Mohammad Aisf, have been found guilty of taking bribes to fix part of a Test match against England. The English jury may sentence seven years of imprisonment to both the players.

Do Asif and Butt deserve this punishment? Will Pakistani players ever learn from their mistakes? Is there a positive aspect to this case? Can anything good be derived from it?

Afia Salam discusses the case with Mr. Anwer Ali Khan who is a cricket blogger.

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August 27, 2012 at 5:32 am

Amir, Asif & Butt Jailed

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Topic: Amir, Asif & Butt Jailed

Description: The UK High Court judge delivered on indictment on the conduct of the Pakistani cricketers, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir who were accused of spot fixing matches while playing in England last year. They, along with the agent Mazhar Majeed have been sentenced to jail terms.

Was the jail term too much or too little?

Is it the end of their cricketing life? Or will at least Mohammad Amir be able to make a come back?
Should he be allowed to?

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August 27, 2012 at 5:29 am

Natural Gases

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Topic: Natural Gases

Description: Sarmad Tariq, a well-known motivational speaker, is now the author of “Natural Gases”. The book revolves around a young man who just does not know how to take his destiny in his own hands and instead spends his life reacting to whatever goes on in his life. The man learns there’s more to life than being pressurized by the society and worrying about it.

Natural Gases may relate to you and your life. Watch this episode of The Afia Salam Show to learn more.

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August 27, 2012 at 5:27 am

Chalo Chalo Bhit Shah Chalo

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Topic: Chalo Chalo Bhit Shah Chalo

Description: Former Parliamentarian Marvi Memon is in a quest. A quest to look for answers for Pakistan’s problems. After having held a National Round Table in Islamabad, she is now calling out to everyone to head to Bhit Shah on Sunday November 13, 2011.

Objective: Hear what Sindh has to say, before holding similar exercises in the other provinces.

Will you join her to seek solutions for a better future?

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August 27, 2012 at 5:25 am

Teach the Teachers

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Topic: Teach the teachers

Description: Your education system is only as good as its teachers. Instead of the eye wash of opening more schools, stress must be laid on training the teachers to whom the future generation is handed over.

And how do they TAKE to this generation? Watch some are investing in themselves to invest in the future.
How can we gear our system to produce good teachers? Do you think good students are produced by good teachers or in spite of them?

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August 27, 2012 at 5:23 am