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BBC Urdu & Express News partnership: Youth to debate, deliberate their future

The fears and aspirations of Pakistani students will be under discussion in a new programme titled “Kya Karein?”

KARACHI: The fears and aspirations of Pakistani students will be under discussion in a new programme titled “Kya Karein?” (What to do?), produced by BBC Urdu in partnership with Express News.

Bringing to the fore views of students from universities across Pakistan, the 13-part weekly programme, presented by BBC Urdu’s Mohamed Hanif and Wusatullah Khan, will debate key issues facing the Pakistani youth.

“Young people, who represent the majority of Pakistan’s population, have grown up in an atmosphere of general instability and have witnessed – and may have been exposed to – violence and conflict throughout their lives. How has that affected their identities as Pakistanis?” said Head of BBC Urdu Aamer Ahmed Khan while discussing the context behind “Kya Karein?”.

“What future are they looking to carve for themselves? As we put their outlooks under the spotlight, important issues will be raised about Pakistan’s current political, economic and social environment,” he added.

Each week, in the run-up to the debates, the BBC Urdu website (bbcurdu.com) will offer its readers a selection of blogs by the students of the university to be featured in the weekÂ’s broadcast.

In their blogs, the students will talk about the factors that motivate their learning and what they think universities and colleges need to do in order to enhance young people’s drive to learn and explore.

BBC Urdu will offer the forum to leading universities and colleges including Sindh University, Jamshoro; NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi; University of Karachi; University of the Punjab; National College of Arts, Lahore; and Federal Urdu University.

“Kya Karein?” will be broadcast by Express News and webcast on bbcurdu.com at 6:30 pm PST on Saturdays, starting March 19, 2011. It will also be broadcast by BBC Urdu radio and rebroadcast by the BBC’s partner radio station in Karachi, Josh FM 99.
Source: The Express Tribune
Date:3/9/2011