11 episodes

KPK Podcast covers topics related to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The focus is on discussing problems and solutions. Key topics of discussion shall be education, jobs, culture, and history. The goal is to have these topics discussed in a respectful manner. KPK is a location of strategic importance in Pakistan and in South Asia. Please email any questions or comments to info@kpkpodcast.com or visit its website www.kpkpodcast.com. If you have expertise in any of the topics on KPK, we would love to bring you on as a guest on the podcast, please let us know. You can also participate in the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kpkpodcast

KPK Podcast Raza Hasan

    • Society & Culture

KPK Podcast covers topics related to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The focus is on discussing problems and solutions. Key topics of discussion shall be education, jobs, culture, and history. The goal is to have these topics discussed in a respectful manner. KPK is a location of strategic importance in Pakistan and in South Asia. Please email any questions or comments to info@kpkpodcast.com or visit its website www.kpkpodcast.com. If you have expertise in any of the topics on KPK, we would love to bring you on as a guest on the podcast, please let us know. You can also participate in the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kpkpodcast

    10 – An Interview with Kashif Azam, Pawaka, Peshawar. Part I (Pashto)

    10 – An Interview with Kashif Azam, Pawaka, Peshawar. Part I (Pashto)

    A discussion with Kashif Azam from Pawaka, Peshawar. Kashif Azam served as the Minister of Population Welfare and Member Provincial Assembly of KPK from 2002 to 2007.  In this segment, we discuss contributions of his father Mohammad Azam Chishti, born in 1930, who started his political activism in Pakistan’s Referendum of 1946 and then spent all his life in local governments serving the poor residents of Peshawar for political, educational and economic rights till 2014. Additionally, he discusses his uncles Ajmal Khalil who has played a key role in establishing banking sectors in Pakistan and Dubai, Hassan Khalil, who worked in civil services as Deputy Commissioner and Tehmas Khalil, a leading figure in construction and transportation. He credits his family’s educational background to his grandfather Mohammad Umar, who was a matriculate in 1900s and worked in the Military Engineering Services. 

    • 17 min
    9 – Uplifting Pashto Language. Interview Part II with Jawaid Khalil (Pashto)

    9 – Uplifting Pashto Language. Interview Part II with Jawaid Khalil (Pashto)

    This is a second interview with Jawaid Khalil from Peshawar.   He stresses the importance of using purer Pashto by institutions such as Pashto Academy, Peshawar University's Pashto Department and Television Channels (AVT Khyber, Mashriq and PTV) . Many people listen to them and can learn Pashto from them. We apologize for the background noise. 

    • 19 min
    8 - Pakhtoon History - Ten Different Time Periods (Pashto)

    8 - Pakhtoon History - Ten Different Time Periods (Pashto)

    There have been about ten historical time periods that spans Pakhtoons' history. The most recent one has been Superpowers' (American and Soviet Union) involvement. This episodes lists all ten time periods. In the future, we will take a deeper dive into each period.

    • 9 min
    7 - Why Floods occur in Pakistan (Pashto)

    7 - Why Floods occur in Pakistan (Pashto)

    Why do floods occur in Pakistan and what can be done about them? It is because of Global Warming. 

    • 9 min
    6 - Impact of War (Pashto)

    6 - Impact of War (Pashto)

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been devastated by wars on its soil and its adjacent regions.    Peace and stability are prerequisites for the development of this area.   

    • 14 min
    5 – Uplifting Pashto Language. An Interview with Jawaid Khalil (Pashto)

    5 – Uplifting Pashto Language. An Interview with Jawaid Khalil (Pashto)

    This episode contains an interview with Jawaid Khalil from Peshawar. He is a huge proponent of Pashto Language and has worked as a Senior Banker in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Singapore. We discuss how other languages have influenced Pashto and what needs to be done to maintain and uplift it. He proposes that institutions, experts and individuals pay special attention to it. Google Translate for Pashto is mentioned as a tool that can make a big difference.   https://translate.google.com.  Additionally, geography and its relation to the two main dialects in North (khey) and South(shey) are explained. We apologize for the background noise. 

    • 27 min

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