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"How to Pakistan" a podcast featuring Mosharraf Zaidi and Fasi Zaka, as they explore the art of the Pakistani conversation. #awesome #seriously #hashtag

How to Pakistan Mosharraf Zaidi and Fasi Zaka

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"How to Pakistan" a podcast featuring Mosharraf Zaidi and Fasi Zaka, as they explore the art of the Pakistani conversation. #awesome #seriously #hashtag

    S04 E08 - Nighat Dad on engaging with #metoo

    S04 E08 - Nighat Dad on engaging with #metoo

    The global conversation around sexual violence has created the space to engage on vital issues of justice, equality and fairness. The manifestations of the #metoo movement in Pakistan, such as Jami's allegations, often get entangled with other, concurrent but unrelated power dynamics. How do we engage with the issues? How do we fulfill our responsibility to protect? How do we avoid unfairness or libel? We asked the head of the Digital Rights Foundation, WEF Young Global Leader, and renowned activist Nighat Dad (pronounced Daad) for her help. This is the bilingual conversation that ensued.

    Digital Rights Foundation - https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S04 E07 - Lawyers, Dictators & Kaptaan

    S04 E07 - Lawyers, Dictators & Kaptaan

    Fasi and Mosharraf are joined by lawyer Umer Gilani and strategic affairs expert Hassan Akbar of the Jinnah Institute. They discuss the General Musharraf verdict, the imminent Indian attack on Pakistan and the state and fate of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    Umer Gilani has studied law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the University of Washington, Seattle. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan and practices in Islamabad.

    Syed Hassan Akbar is Director Programs at Jinnah Institute. Akbar has co-authored and supervised several nationally representative research studies on democracy, governance, gender and poverty alleviation. He studied at Columbia University and the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    S04 E06 - Pakistani Funeral for a British Terrorist

    S04 E06 - Pakistani Funeral for a British Terrorist

    Zaka and Zaidi summarise Pakistan's week: hair extensions, rage against Dawn, Britishstani terrorists, and much much more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S04 E05 - Real Outrages, Fake Outcomes

    S04 E05 - Real Outrages, Fake Outcomes

    After the Shaheen Chemist raid, Fasi and Mosharraf discuss other similar cases of service provision failures in Pakistan, and how the public response to such outrages only tackles our need for InstaGrat, or instant gratification. But shutting down drug stores or pharmacies, or penalizing private schools, or terminating restaurant licenses does not actually produce regulatory effectiveness. It only assuages the hunger for InstaGrat. That's why so many Real Outrages, manufacture only Fake Outcomes.

    • 46 min
    S04 E04 - Meatless Lasagne

    S04 E04 - Meatless Lasagne

    Fasi and Mosharraf return to the podcast to explore how to talk about Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif, the economy and the meat of the matter.

    • 49 min
    S04 E03 - Complexity & PTM

    S04 E03 - Complexity & PTM

    How do we navigate the terrain where the conversation becomes impossible? Thirteen dead citizens. A post conflict zone. A military that has won a war that seemed over just five years ago. Vultures all around. Compassion. Humanity. Compromise.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

Aliya U. ,

Fun, intelligent and thought provoking talk

Loving this podcast. Great job fellas

Huma Rana ,

Laughter is so loud and obnoxious

Podcast is good overall especially because there aren’t many pakistani podcasts like this. However, the histeric laughter by these hosts is so unbearable. Why screech in laughter to the point where my coworkers can hear it while I have headphones on. The lack of self awareness in terms of volume compared to the sound of their voices is astounding

JungleBirdvsWebbSimpson ,

Best pod on Pakistan

More episodes, please.

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