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The Pakistan Experience is a podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan, and Pakistanis, through the lost art of conversations.

https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePakistanExperience

Also available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Hosted by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh

The Pakistan Experience The Pakistan Experience

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

The Pakistan Experience is a podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan, and Pakistanis, through the lost art of conversations.

https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePakistanExperience

Also available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Hosted by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh

    Is Pakistan's Master Narrative Anti-India and Anti-Hindu? - Two Pakistans - Shehzad Ghias #TPE

    Is Pakistan's Master Narrative Anti-India and Anti-Hindu? - Two Pakistans - Shehzad Ghias #TPE

    Is Pakistan's Master Narrative Anti-India and Anti-Hindu?

    Episode 2 of Two Pakistans looks at Pakistan's Master Narrative, the Secular Liberal vs Islamist Debate in Pakistan, What Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam wanted, the treatment of religious minorities in Pakistan, the conflict between traditionalists and modernists in the Muslim League and how Pakistan has created a nation without history.

    Our new series, Two Pakistans, looks at the conflicts in Pakistan and uses Dr. Mohammad Waseem's book, "Political Conflict in Pakistan" to explain the fault lines in Pakistan.


    The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations.
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    The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications.




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    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:20 Does Pakistan Studies teach Hindu Hate?
    7:00 Creating a Nation without History and Pakistan's Master Narrative
    9:00 How America pushed Pakistan into Jehadism
    13:00 Creating a Hindu Demon for Pakistan's Master Narrative
    21:00 Enforcement of Identities and the Language Issue
    24:00 Why don't we tell Pakistan's History?
    28:00 Three Categories of Pakistan's Master Narrative
    35:00 Islamists vs Modernists

    • 45 min
    Was PTI the political wing of the Military Establishment? - From 2011 Jalsa to 9th May - #TPE

    Was PTI the political wing of the Military Establishment? - From 2011 Jalsa to 9th May - #TPE

    A year on from 9th May 2023, we look back at the past year, from PTI being relaunched in 2011 to the 2014 Dharna, the 2017 movement against democracy, the 2018 Elections, the Hybrid Regime and the ouster of Imran Khan, we look at how the Military Establishment made in roads in Pakistan and the space for free media, democracy and civilian supremacy shrunk in Pakistan.

    Was Imran Khan the spokesperson for the Military Establishment?

    Was PTI a project of the ISI?

    Was 9th May a False Flag Operation?

    Find out this and more on this episode of The Pakistan Experience

    The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations.
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    To support the channel:
    Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912
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    And Please stay in touch:
    https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1
    https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience
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    The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications.




    Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh
    Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/
    Twitter.com/shehzad89


    Chapters:
    0:00 9th May one year on
    1:00 Launch of PTI and the 22 year struggle of Imran Khan
    8:45 Charter of Democracy and Relaunch of Imran Khan
    16:20 2013 Elections, Hamid Mir and Restricting the space for Media
    23:00 2014 Dharna and receding space for Democracy in Pakistan
    27:00 The 2018 Elections and Movement against the Parliament
    43:00 What was Imran Khan removed in 2022?
    47:00 PTI's narrative of corruption and personal animosity
    53:00 PTI and General Bajwa after April 2022 - Intra-Establishment Conflict
    56:30 Cases against Imran Khan
    1:00:50 9th May
    1:16:00 Post Imran Khan World

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Why is Balochistan ignored by the Mainstream Media? - Waqas Alam on Gwadar Flooding - #TPE 356

    Why is Balochistan ignored by the Mainstream Media? - Waqas Alam on Gwadar Flooding - #TPE 356

    Waqas Alam comes back on The Pakistan Experience to discuss the recent flooding in Gwadar, the Structure of the Pakistani State and why Balochistan is ignored by mainstream media.

    In this episode we discuss the rains in Gwadar, flooding, the bureaucracy, the difference between the two Gwadars, Fishing Culture, Climate Change, Climate Mitigation, the Sardari System and more.

    Waqas Alam Angaria is a baloch journalist associated with Geo News. He has covered 2022 floods extensively and Gwader flood 2024. He covers a variety of topics, including human rights, heritage, politics, and natural disasters. He had been active in student politics before becoming a journalist. He was a member of the National Students Federation and later became president of Progressive Students Federation Karachi. He tweets @waqasaalam

    The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations.
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    To support the channel:
    Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912
    Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    And Please stay in touch:
    https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1
    https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience
    https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience

    The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications.
    Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh
    Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/
    Twitter.com/shehzad89

    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:30 Flooding and Rain in Gwadar
    13:00 Climate Change, Drought and Flooding
    16:30 Government, Bureaucracy and Balochistan
    27:00 Fishing Culture in Balochistan and Respect for Nature
    34:00 Climate Mitigation
    45:50 Media ignored floods in Gwadar
    58:30 Sardari system in Balochistan and State Structure
    1:20:00 Academic work in Pakistan
    1:26:30 Why does mainstream Pakistanis not care about the peripheries
    1:29:00 Audience Questions

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Colonialism, Religion and the Tablighi Jamaat - Arsalan Khan - #TPE 355

    Colonialism, Religion and the Tablighi Jamaat - Arsalan Khan - #TPE 355

    Arsalan Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Arsalan Khan comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss his book on the Tablighi Jamaat of PAkistan, "The Promise of Piety".

    On this week's episode we discuss Colonialism, Religion, The Tablighi Jamaat, Maulana Tariq Jameel, TLP, Taliban, Revivalist Movements and the importance of rituals.

    In The Promise of Piety, Arsalan Khan examines the zealous commitment to a distinct form of face-to-face preaching (dawat) among Pakistani Tablighis, practitioners of the transnational Islamic piety movement the Tablighi Jamaat. This group says that Muslims have abandoned their religious duties for worldly pursuits, creating a state of moral chaos apparent in the breakdown of relationships in the family, nation, and global Islamic community. Tablighis insist that this dire situation can only be remedied by drawing Muslims back to Islam through dawat, which they regard as the sacred means for spreading Islamic virtue. In a country founded in the name of Muslim identity and where Islam is ubiquitous in public life, the Tablighi claim that Pakistani Muslims have abandoned Islam is particularly striking.

    The Promise of Piety shows how Tablighis constitute a distinct form of pious relationality in the ritual processes and everyday practices of dawat and how pious relationality serves as a basis for transforming domestic and public life. Khan explores both the promise and limits of the Tablighi project of creating an Islamic moral order that can transcend the political fragmentation and violence of life in postcolonial Pakistan.

    The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations.
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    To support the channel:
    Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912
    Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    And Please stay in touch:
    https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1
    https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience
    https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience

    The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications.
    Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh
    Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/
    Twitter.com/shehzad89

    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:20 Use of Blasphemy Law in Pakistan
    4:51 Colonialism, Religion and 'Evolution of Thought'
    13:00 Tablighi Jamaat; Sense of Order, Ethics and Masculinity
    21:30 Maulana Tariq Jameel and Hierarchies
    26:00 Bidat, Islamic Reform Movement and Revivalist Movements
    42:00 Is Hindutva a Revuvakust movement
    43:55 Otherization and Inviting people
    48:00 Ritual. Dawat and Personal Relationships
    54:00 Raiwand, Building Connections and Ego
    1:02:00 Deobandi School of Thought, TTP and TLP
    1:14:30 Religious Populism, PTI and Imran Khan
    1:25:45 Audience Questions

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Resistance, Revolution, PTM and Mahrang Baloch - Ismat Raza Shahjehan - #TPE 354

    Resistance, Revolution, PTM and Mahrang Baloch - Ismat Raza Shahjehan - #TPE 354

    Ismat Raza Shahjehan is the the Deputy General-Secretary of the Awami Workers Party, President of the Women’s Democratic Front and a leading member of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement.

    Ismat comes on The Pakistan Experience to discuss Mahrang Baloch's protest in Islamabad, PTM, the Politics of Resistance, The Left, Revolution and the State's Monopoly over violence.

    The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations.
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    To support the channel:
    Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912
    Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience

    And Please stay in touch:
    https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1
    https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience
    https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience

    The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications.
    Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh
    Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/
    Twitter.com/shehzad89

    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:30 State atrocities on the Baloch March
    9:30 Why peripheries are not allowed to protest in Islamabad
    17:30 Parliamentary Politics vs Resistance Politics
    21:30 Revolution, System Change and Violence
    32:30 Philosophy of Non-violence and the State's Monopoly over Violence
    40:25 Militarization of Pushtoon Culture and Zia-ul-Haq
    53:30 Why Urban Pakistan does not care about the Peripheries
    1:00:00 KhyberPukhtoonkhwa. PTI and Pakistan's Political System
    1:08:00 Left Politics, Progressive Causes and Identity Politics
    1:18:30 Audience Questions

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Understanding Islam, Javed Ghamidi, Shariah and the Establishment - Muhammad Hassan Ilyas - #TPE 353

    Understanding Islam, Javed Ghamidi, Shariah and the Establishment - Muhammad Hassan Ilyas - #TPE 353

    Muhammad Hassan Ilyas, Director of Research at Ghamidi Center, USA, comes on The Pakistan Experience, to discuss the wrong notions of Islam made popular by Youtubers in Pakistan.

    On this episode, we discuss, how to understand Islam, Multiplicity of Opinions in the Islamic tradition, TLP, The role of the Establishment, Shariah, Women in Islam, Slavery and more.

    Muhammad Hassan Ilyas is a young passionate theologian, researcher and expert in ancient Arabic language and literature, greatly inspired by the famous Islamic scholar Javed Ahmed Ghamidi. He is a close associate and son in law of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi and is part of his ground breaking research project on the historical record of the sayings of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (P.B.U.H), with an aim to rid the prevailing Islamic ideology of common misconceptions in order to counter religious extremism.

    He is a young, passionate researcher and educationist. Director of Research at Ghamidi Center USA.
    He has been actively engaged in initiatives for educational reform since his formative years with Organisation for Research and Education (2009-2012). Later, in his early adulthood he went on to deliver special lectures on ancient Arabic language and literature to PhD and Master students of International Islamic University, Islamabad (2011-2012).

    He was the research head of the research department of Al-Mawrid, an Institute for Islamic Research and Education. More than a dozen PhD and Masters students working on theology have worked under his guidance during their dissertation. He was also a pioneer teacher and curriculum developer for Al-Mawrid’s education program for children and adolescents in the United States.

    He completed his bachelors at Medina International Islamic University, Malaysia, and is currently enrolled in University Technology Mara, Shah Alam in Masters of Research working on his groundbreaking project on Oaths as a literary device in the Qur’an. Alongside, he is working as a personal research and literary assistant of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi representing his works in academic circles and engaging in public meets to propagate and educate the public on his views.

    He is invited all over the world for lectures on theology, jurisprudence and his expertise on Ghamidi school of thought. He has been making television appearances in programs on social and legal implications of the prevailing Islamic thought in Islam. His works are frequently cited in academic papers and has been interviewed by many PhD scholars for his expertise in theology and particularly in Ghamidi school of thought.

    At this young age he has achieved many accolades including a gold medal at an international academic conference for his model research work on Oaths as a literary device in the Qur’an, and several awards for his academic articles and public speaking achievements from Medina International University, Malaysia.

    In future, he plans to further his research work on theology, and ancient Arabic language and literature, he plans to set up an institute for reform in religious education and advanced learning in Ghamidi school of thought. He further wants to design ventures for massive outreach of Ghamidi school of thought to masses with an aim for reconstruction of religious thought of the common Muslims.


    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    1:30 How to understand Islam
    6:19 Multiplicity of opinions in Islam and Translation differences
    19:00 Understanding Islam in context and use of Islam in Pakistan in politics
    23:00 TLP and the Establishment using religion for violence
    29:40 Javed Ghamdi on Pervez Musharaf and Zia-ul-Haq
    36:00 Are laws in Pakistan Islamic?
    47:00 Can Shariah Law be applied in Pakistan?
    49:44 Women in Islam
    52:34 Do men have 'Fazeelat' over women?
    59:14 Concubines and Slavery
    1:04:00 Domestic Violence
    1:07:20 on Hazrat Aisha (RA)'s age
    1:11:25 Conclusion

    • 1 hr 15 min

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