Aaj Kay Mouzu/Behjat Gilani
Producer Nadeem Yaqub
AKM was a smooth broadcast with lot of information regarding various topics. Pak Army is organizing a three unit force to deal with IED’s use. Our defense analyst says that would be workable with strict control over smuggling and valid licensing. About Pak Afghan & Taliban talks the analysts think to improve the relationship is not an option but a necessity for a peaceful & stable Afghanistan. Today Pakistan celebrated National Women’s Day and the analysts say it’s a long way to go but the start of the journey to improving the lives of women folk is a positive step to right direction.
North Koreas third nuclear test draws a lot of reaction & condemnation world over. The analysts think it’s critical to communicate with this isolated country and resolve the problem in a positive way. Egypt after two years of popular insurgency now needs to stabilize its economy. President Morsi needs to have constant consultation & dialogue with opposition as well.
State of the Union Address was the topic of our special report today. Dr. Muqtadar Khan talked about the beginning & back ground of this tradition mandatory for Presidents to explain their agenda to congress joint session. Dr. Mutadar thinks this term president would focus on internal policy as for foreign policy the administration has already started a disengagement policy. He talked about the policy towards Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran & Mideast too. Dr. Khan thinks today President would talk about budget deficit, gun control & immigration issues.
Pakistan & S. Asia
1. Pakistan Strategy to deal with IEDs
2. Pakistan Afghanistan
3. Pakistan Women’s National Day
Brig ® Hamid Saeed, Defense Analyst
Moeed Yousaf, Director South Asia Program, USIP
Huma Baqai, Chairperson, IBA, Karachi
Amir Rana, Head of Pakistan Institute of Peace studies
Europe & Mideast
1. North Korea Nuclear Test & World Reaction
2. Syria Rebels Gains?
3. Egypt & Yemen after 2 years of Uprising
4. Obama’s upcoming Visit to Israel
Manzar Wasim, London based analyst & Editor, Westernaffairs.com.UK
Prof. Faizan Haque, Buffalo University
State of the Union Address (Special Report)
History and significance and this year’s possible focus of the annual presidential event since first president George Washington. Important points of the address specially those relating to the foreign