“Open Frequency” on Dawn News 17th’ Jaunary’10 at 11 pm.

I was recently part of a program conducted by the British High Commission, the British Council and Dawn News called “Open Frequency”. It was an insightful discussion with David Miliband, the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom and David Martin, the head of the British Council in Pakistan, and was hosted by the ever charming and gorgeous Saima Mohsin from Dawn News (News Eye anyone?! )..

The panel of students chosen were to ask David Miliband or David Martin questions that concern the youth, even though only ten were present at the moment but it was after the publication of a report by the British Council called “Pakistan.. The next generation” :-

Available Here.


The report was published after a concise survey was done all over Pakistan.

The program will air on Dawn News on the 17th of January’10 at 11 pm and will be aired again on the 18th of January’10.

Though I would like to say that this was a good effort on part of the British Council and High Commission, our Government needs to tackle these issues themselves instead of relying on outside parties to do everything for us.

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8 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on January 14th, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

    Is being ‘charming’ and ‘gorgious’ her only qualifications as a jounalist???

  2. hashriani on January 14th, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

    Saima Mohsin is Senior Anchor at DawnNews, Pakistan. This is her tenth year in television – having worked for the BBC, ITN, GMTV, SKY News, Fivenews and Channel Four in the UK.

  3. kabirdas on January 16th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    She should have been praised for her talent as a journalist and NOT for her looks.

  4. hashriani on January 16th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    I thought everyone knew who she was. I guess not. Apologies.

  5. сервер HP (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Классно всё: и картинка ,и информация

  6. kabirdas on January 26th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    Same to you!

  7. ShamRock Roller (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    ooo hashim talking about that there must be more cultural program/function whateve b/w us n brits sponsored by british council…i saw u suggesting him there must be more stronger cultural ties we need to work on…u must have participated in music masti…which wasnt worth telling him anyway…but bro this is not the problem u being pakistani or even islamabadian shud ranting about…now here u go new musicians coming up with this sort of gibberish and concocting thoughts wud be lethal…n iam wondering if u even got any other functions/or masti nights.. from British council demanding cohesive cultural ties….i dunt knw what u were thinking about at that point of time….
    and the answer u got from the other end is ridiculous n he had been uttering bunch of a clichéd crap…

    is this what v have been facing bro..? i think No a very big NO …
    and what sort of people or even concerns of which social class u were representing there it seemed to me that u being a big dishy bloke living in the outskirts of vancouver only thinking about MUSIC….n demanding cohesive cultural ties…from friendly warm hearted brits…
    get a life man…it shldn’t have done the way u present yourself….

    it could have been better if u asked him about any panacea about the problems we are facing…n how common pakistani being a muscian or being a lower class worker would be feeling more repectfed in milliband’s society…

    Sorry if i offended u in any way..i myself a musician n lyricist bt if u were supposed to talk about music… u must ask him about visa problems musicians have been facing…

    ShamRock Roller

  8. hashriani on February 2nd, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    One ooo hashim talking about that there must be more cultural program/function whateve b/w us n brits sponsored by british council

    “whatever” does not qualify as you actually properly listening to what I had to say. The program was called “Pakistan the next generation”… Based on a report by the British Council after extensive surveys.

    “My point is, that in schools you’re taught to be prejudiced, people voice their opinions but don’t let you voice yours, now my point is that if you can motivate ten people to go kill someone, you can also make them hold an instrument and rock n roll.. which is why my suggestion is for you to engage more in cultural activities so we can learn that the other people are not bad”..

    Is an excerpt of what I said. And in my opinion, most of the hate comes from schools and colleges, Government institutions that is. Now you may be a musician or a songwriter, I wouldn’t really know, but to have the nerve to jump to conclusions is “bunch of a clichéd crap…”…

    As for the visa issue, it was later asked if you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you see it again :)

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