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Fitna of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan

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Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman vs. Mufti Popalzai – Jirga – Sept 20, 2009

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman, leader of the Ruet-e-Hilal, Pakistan, and Mufti Popalzai, head of Masjid Qasim Ali Khan, Peshawar questioned over Eid controversy. Where Masjid Qasim Ali Khan is exposed as the main reason for dissension in the history of Eid mis-timing in Pakistan.

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Such Ka Safar – Aug 22, 2009

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Such Ka Safar examines the varieties of pavement dwellers on the streets of Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

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August 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Orphan graveyard – Such Ka Safar

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Orphan graveyard – Such Ka Safar – TV One – Apr 26, 2009

Found this piece by Iqbal Hussain (program “Such Ka Safar” on TV One) to be saying something – perhaps at many levels.

This Iqbal Hussain fellow sometimes dramatises things too much – but he DOES cover aspects not normally covered and he creates great sympathy for his subjects. However his appearance in western clothes detracts from the “melding in with the subjects” attempt.

Apart from the superficial “sob story” aspect, it goes beyond to the practical problems a person faces. And it demonstrates the greatness of his subject as a person – a thinking feeling person – in their handling of those situations.

In that it is a story about the person (the “self”) in a Sufi sort of way. That is beyond the trappings of society, and family (which figure so heavily in Pakistani culture).

Which often also render our citizens INSULATED from the callings of reality in our country.

Links:
Orphan graveyard – Such Ka Safar – TV One – Apr 26, 2009

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April 27, 2009 at 6:57 am

Education in Pakistan – Wana refugees in Islamabad

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April 21, 2009 at 10:01 am

Education decline post-Musharraf

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Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman and two other guests outline the decline in Education funding and government support after the removal of Musharraf.

They plead to keep HEC an autonomous organization and not “let it become UGC” (University Grants Commission of old).

Back to the good old days.

The only “kasar chhori hai” is to get Nawaz Sharif back in power. Then we might AGAIN see Ghous Ali Shah as Education Minister.

Links:
1/4 Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman – Doosra Pehlu – Mujahid Barelvi – CNBC – Apr 17, 2009
2/4 Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman – Doosra Pehlu – Mujahid Barelvi – CNBC – Apr 17, 2009
3/4 Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman – Doosra Pehlu – Mujahid Barelvi – CNBC – Apr 17, 2009
4/4 Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman – Doosra Pehlu – Mujahid Barelvi – CNBC – Apr 17, 2009

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April 17, 2009 at 12:16 am

Dr. Abdul Wahab – AlRahman-AlRaheem TV

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Interview of Dr. Abdul Wahab, former head Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Vice Chancellor, Karachi University.

Makes some interesting points. And does seem to have done some positive things for Karachi University.

However some people claim he has a slightly uncouth way of behaving and is not immune to being slack in “sifarish” or such niceties.

Maybe being street-smart (he mentions his relatively impoverished background) makes him be less nit-picky about such things and survival and making do is closer to his heart.

Although in the interview he suggests an almost total detachment from such pressures.

But such is TV and book reminiscences. They only make sense when you compare to the opposing opinions and challenge the person to get at the truth. And sometimes the “truth” is “right” given the particular thinking of the person i.e. a judgement call at the right time, and it can be “wrong” for an opposing analysis of that same problem.

So the experiences of people close to Karachi University who know the situation better may differ slightly in opinion.

Links:
1/8 Dr. Abdul Wahab – AlRahman-AlRaheem TV – April 6, 2009 – Analyzing Pakistan
2/8 Dr. Abdul Wahab – AlRahman-AlRaheem TV – April 6, 2009 – Analyzing Pakistan
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April 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm