Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wide Angle Zoom: Pakistan's so-called Memogate and its consequences

Faraz Syed talks to Ali Hasan Cemendtaur about the recent so-called memogate in Pakistan, the scandal based on a memo allegedly written by ex-Ambassador Husain Haqqani to US Adm. Mike Mullen, asking for American help to rein in the powerful Pakistani military. They discuss various players in the memogate and who said what and now with Pakistan's Supreme Court is getting involved in the investigation of the matter, where is this scandal heading towards. Exciting debate and discussion.

Evening in the Bay: Launch of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Northern California Chapter and PTI Fundraiser

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is youngest political party in Pakistan but is gaining wide spread support in Pakistan very fast. Its founder, Imran Khan is attracting large crowds during political rallies in Pakistan. PTI is also very popular among over-seas Pakistanis around the world. Recently, some young volunteers launched PTI's Northern California Chapter with a fundraiser. Evening in the Bay's Naima Azam was there to talk to these young leaders. The program's keynote speaker was one of Pakistan's senior politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi who is now member of PTI. Salman Ahmed of Junoon fame was also present to show support to the new PTI chapter and to sing some of the patriotic songs of Junoon. Salman also talked to WBT-TV's Faraz Syed about his possible upcoming US concert tour. More than 170 people attended the event.

Vision 2047: Fresh drikaing water is running out

Fresh Water is a fast shrinking resource in this world. Even though 67% of the world is full of water but that water is not drinkable for most life on earth. Growing human population along with industrialization of the world is reducing the supply of fresh drinking water. In developing countries such as India and Pakistan, consumption of water that is not properly filtered and treated results in epidemics of water borne diseases. In case of Pakistani urban centers, especially in Karachi , fresh water even when supplied relatively clean gets contaminated along the way, often mixing with sewage water. Farrukh Shah Khan discusses the issues relating to clean water supply in South Asia with Ali Hasan Cemendtaur who proposes some solutions to this growing intractable problem.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wide Angle Zoom: Javed Hashmi of PTI and Salman Ahmad of Junoon interviewed at PTI Fundraiser

Faraz Syed interviews Javed Hashmi of Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaaf Party founded by Imran Khan at a fundraiser for PTI in San Jose, California. Salman Ahmad of Junoon fame was the main performer for the event and we interviewed him also for this show. He shared a fantastic news with our audience.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Vision 2047: Solutions to solid waste problems in South Asia

Solid waste is a major problem facing all modern countries and communities. South Asia with its huge population is facing particularly large solid waste problem. In this show Ali Hasan Cemendtaur talks about origins of modern garbage problems and how to control and dispose it. Special solutions to Indian and Pakistan are discussed. 3 Key solutions are: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Vision 2047: Solutions to Garbage problems in South Asia from WBT TV on Vimeo.

Conversations with Maryam: Amjad Noorani

Maryam talks to Amjad Noorani who is on the advisory board of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), USA, a non-profit organization working for education of underprivileged children in Pakistan. Founded in 1995, TCF operates 730 schools with 102,000 students enrolled -- half of them are girls. The schools are in all provinces of Pakistan. “Education is a fundamental need for any country. [..] Education is the key solution – without it, nothing is going to be accomplished". TCF is working hard to change the national education system in Pakistan, with focus on education for the underprivileged.

Conversations with Maryam: Amjad Noorani from WBT TV on Vimeo.

Eik Fikr Eik Behs: Quiadat aur Taqleed

Ali Hasan Cemendtaur discusses with Farrukh Shah Khan the leadership and fellowship. Leaders, and many times, successful people are usually the role-models of some younger people. This puts social responsibility on leaders and famous people to not set bad examples for younger generation or those who are making these leaders their role-models. We discuss what these responsibilities are.

Eik Fikr Eik Behs: Quiadat aur Taqleed from WBT TV on Vimeo.