Friday, August 24, 2012

Evening in the Bay: Basant Kite Festival 2012

PACC organized yearly Basant kite festival in Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area in June 2012. Winner of SaReGaMa Jeffery Iqbal was the main performer for the event. Naima Azam of Evening in the Bay show, covered the event for WBT-TV and brings you colors and highlights from the event. We also announced the winner of the WBT-TV raffle in this show so look for your ticket number to see if you won the 40" LCD TV.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vision 2047: Women's Rights

Women in many societies around the world are made to follow the wishes and dictates of men. Has this been so from the beginning of time or was there early human societies where women were considered equal to men, or dare we say, superior to men? What were the factors that lead to women's supression to the will of men in the society? If it were physical force that was required to earn a living in agrarian societies that lead to it, have we reached a point in human civillization, with the inventions of mechanized farming and robotic production methods, that from now on, women could assert their freedom from men using equal mental powers? How bas is this situation as it applies to South Asia? Farrukh talks about these important topics with Ali Hasan Cemendtaur and Riaz Haq.

Vision 2047: Child Labor

Child labor is a curse on a society and a family to be stuck in poverty for very long time if not for generations. At the same time it is a survival technique for many extremely poor people of the world. Sometimes, children are sold by their parents into slavery and forced child labor due to usury and loans that their parents can not return. Farrukh discusses the issues relating to child labor in South Asia and its impact on society with Riaz Haq and Ali Hasan Cemendtaur.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Viewpoint from Overseas: Will PPP win the next election in Pakistan?

Despite poor performance, PPP managed to win the NA-151 (Multan) election. The ground realities show that there is a potential that PPP will win the next election. Faraz Syed and Riaz Haq (from the factors that will help PPP win the next election.