Monday, October 30, 2006

آزاد کراچی ریڈیو پروگرام شمار ۵ - Program 5, October 29, 2006

آزاد کراچی ریڈیو کے پروگرام شمار ۵ میں آئی فقیر نے گفتگو کا آغاز "آزاد کراچی ریڈیو" کی وجہ تسمیہ سے کیا۔ سمندطور نے بلاگ کی دنیا، حاکمیت جمہور کی دنیا کے عنوان سے ایک مختصر تحریر پڑھی۔ پھرآئی فقیر نے وادئ سلیکن میں پاکستانیوں کی ایک تنظیم اوپن کے حالیہ اجلاس کا کچھ حال سامعین کو سنایا۔ سمندطور نے امریکہ کی جنوبی سرحد پہ کھڑی کی جانے والی مجوزہ دیوار کے بارے میں رائے زنی کی۔ آئی فقیر نے حجاب کے متعلق اپنے کچھ مشاہد ات پیش کیے۔ پھر سمندطور نے جیک اسٹرا اور برقعہ کے عنوان سے اپنا ایک مختصر مضمون پیش کیا۔ آئی فقیر نے پروگرام کا اختتام اكبر اله بادي کے چند خيالات سے کیا اور سامعین کو پروگرام پہ تنقید کی دعوت دی۔

iFaqeer starts Program 5 a discussion of the provenance of the program's name. Cemendtaur then presents a piece titled "World of Blogs; World of Democracy", discussing blogs, democracy and globalization. iFaqeer then provides an update of an event by OPEN in Silicon Valley on the anniversary of the earthquake in South Asia and goes on to discuss some aspects of the topic of community and community building that the event focused on. Cemendtaur then discusses the proposed wall on the United States' southern border. iFaqeer then discusses his thoughts on the concept of Hijab and it's modern manifestation and Cemendtaur follows up with a short essay titled "Jack Straw and the Burka". iFaqeer concludes the program with quotes from Urdu poet/satirist Akbar Allahabadi.

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Anonymous said...

CM reiterates Muslim quota promise,iftar Party Politics in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Tuesday
reiterated that his government was committed to provide the Muslims
with five per cent reservation in the state's educational
institutions. "Whatever may come in the way, the government will
fight politically and legally to see to that five per cent quota for
the Muslim community is provided," the chief minister said at his
Iftar party held at the Nizam College grounds.Keeping in view the
primacy of education in the allrounddevelopment of the community,
the government had taken more steps to provide educational
facilities and the proposed quota for Muslims would go a long way in
achieving the goal, he said.Information minister Md. Ali Shabbir,
minorities welfare minister Md. Fariduddin, MIM President Sultan
Salahuddin Owaisi, MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, several other MLAs, MPs
and Muslim personalities attended the Iftar.Even Telgu Desam
President and Ex Chief Minister held an iftar party in Hyderabad
which was attended by Many Prominent Muslim intellectuals and
Various Politicans and Higher Officals including the Egyptian
qurrahs who are in Hyderabad from Cairo to recite the quran in
Various Functions in Hyderabad and Accompanying them was Peerzada
Shabir Naqshabandi who stunned everybody at the iftar party when the
Maghrib prayer was announced after the Iftar Chandra Babu Naidu too
stood in the line of Namaaz and next to him was Peerzada shabir
Naqshabandi and when the prayers were to end instead of saying
Saalam Alikum wa rahmathullah he looked at Chandrababu naidu and
said in English 'RIGHT TURN and then LEFT TURN ' which stunned the
journalists eyeing the whole affair .Even Telangana Rashtri Samithi
President held an Iftar party in Karimnagar for Local Muslims and is
saids to be a Publicty stunt in the wake of karimnagar Parliament
seat byelection which are being held due to resignation of the Trs
President however Iftar Politics is there to stay.