Broadcast on Pakistani Politics

I usually don’t post material directly concerned with politics but this announcement refers to an upcoming radio and Internet broadcast and so more for that reason than anything else I decided to bring it to your attention. The announcement is from a note sent to a distribution list by Murtaza Solangi of the Urdu service of the Voice of America (VOA).

The broadcast will take place on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 1:00 pm (US) Eastern Standard Time, 10:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time, 1700 UTC.

From: Murtaza Solangi, VOA

 “It is about the deal and no deal [between Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto] and its impact on the Pakistani people’s quest for democracy. Yes, I will have both Ayesha [Siddiqa] and [Hussain] Haqqani LIVE but, I also have short clips of Najam Sethi, Rashid Rehman (Editor The Post),  Ahsan Iqbal (from Nawaz Sharif’s party) and PPP spokesperson as pointers to carry the debate. It is an hour long program. And yes, no commercials.

It will be broadcast LIVE on VOA’s Urdu web as well as the radio. In Pakistan it will be carried over medium wave on 972 KHz and 1539 KHz at 10:00 PM Pakistan and 1:00 PM eastern time.

Here is the link to listen LIVE. http://www.voanews.com/wm/live/live-urdu-a.asx
If somebody wants to listen to it after it is aired, one can access it in our archives. It will stay on our website for a week on the following link. http://www.voanews.com/urdu/radio/aapkidunyaa/roundtable .cfm For this link, one would need to click on Monday after the program is aired.”

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2 responses to “Broadcast on Pakistani Politics

  1. Hi,
    Heard the broadcast today. Really enjoyed it. Najam Sethi’s arguments claiming the talks between PPP and Gen Musharraf to be a ‘deal’ did not come through as making any sense. Husain Haqqani on the other hand came through very well. He showed how and why the establishment is trying to use the brouhaha over the ‘deal’ to save the Gen’s seat.

  2. Hi, thanks for the update. Glad you enjoyed the broadcast. Good to know that the postings are proving useful.

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