In the news, Sunday. 06/02/13.
Host: Qamar Abbas Jafri
Producer: Nilofar Mughal
Topics, guests and acts.
Cuts. Nawaz Sharif, recorded interview of Dr. Abdul Malik and Akhtar Mengal
Former Senator Fasih Iqbal,
Jan Ackzai, Spokesman for Moulana Fazalur Rehman, chief of JUI
New governments in center and Punjab
Cut. Nasir feed---edited
Dr. Mughees Udddin, analyst, and former head of Journalism department, Punjab University
New realities after the elections
Saeed Minhas, analyst
Cut. Turkey protest
Dr. Zubair Iqbal, Mideast Institute.
Participants were of the opinion that it is a positive beginning from Nawaz Sharif who nominated Dr. Malik as the chief minister of Balochestan in the interest of the nation though his PLM-N is the majority party in Balochestan assembly and has the constitutional right to form the government. Senator Fasih Iqbal said if federal government cooperates with provincial government as promised by Nawaz Sharif then the things can come on track. Jan Asakzai said JUI-F will also cooperate with the news government in Baluchestan. He further said his party has yet to decide that on the federal level it will sit in the opposition benches or will join the government ranks.
Talking about the coming government in Center and the new realities, Dr. Mughees Uddin and Saeed Minhas both were of the opinion that it looks as Mian Nawaz has learn his lessons from the past and appears to be more mature than previous two terms but he is surrounded by many issues with no easy solutions and he has a very tight rope to walk when it comes to deal with issues like terrorism, economy and foreign policy.
Disturbances in Turkey and the situation in the Mideast was the last topic and Dr. Zubair Iqbal was of the opinion that disturbance in Turkey will affect its ability to play the role in Syrian conflict and about Mideast including Syria, Iraq and recent fight in Lebanon between pro-Asad Hizbullah and supporters of Syrian opposition he said that thing are getting out of hands and now is the time for big powers to get the concerned parties on the table otherwise it will be too late. However he said that Geneva conference looks like a good beginning in this regard.