Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Viewpoint from Overseas: New Province of Pakistan?

The new provinces are becoming a need for Pakistan to improve the administration. However, the new province idea introduces the issue of ethnic division of the country which can get very ugly and violent. In this show, Faraz Syed, Ali H Cemendtaur, and Sabahat Ashraf discuss the need of new provinces and its' political implications.

Vision 2047: Population Growth in South Asia

Population in South Asia is growing faster than most other region of the world. UN world population projections for 2050 places India as the most populous nation of the world followed by China, United States and Pakistan as 2nd, 3rd and 4th most populous. Can South Asian region survive the Malthusian catastrophe? Find out what we can and needs to do to survive this population growth disaster by 2047. Watch this very interesting Vision 2047 show.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Viewpoint from Overseas: Should Pakistan's Chief Justice resign over his son's corruption allegations?

An interesting debate on Family-Gate issue in Pakistan. The highlights: whether Pakistan's Chief Justice's son Arsalan Iftikhar is involved in black-mailing and collecting money by exploiting his father's position. The issue remains open whether Cheif Justice, Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry is involved with his son in black-mailing Malik Riaz or not. Riaz Haq, Ali H Cemendtaur and Faraz Syed look into this issue and explore different aspects of this case.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Vision 2047: Public Education in South Asia.

Unlike monarchies or dictatorial regimes where 'uneducated' people are truly needed for the preservation of the status quo, democracies count on intelligent decisions of the populace. Democracies thrive when the masses are educated. Moreover, the modern environments created by human beings are truly complex and 'education' is needed to successfully operate in them. In South Asia we want to see an effective public education system--a system that would ensure basic literacy of all the children in their mother tongue. Employing technology, the goal of 100% literacy can be achieved, especially if there is a strong political will to make it happen.