BBC Journalists go on strike

BBC South Asia goes on strike in London
by Saqlain Imam, London,
BBC World Service’s South Asian journalists are starting a 24 hour strike action as part of their ongoing campaign ‘Save the BBC World Service’ on Thursday, 26th of February. The BBC World Service management is attempting to force a restructuring plan, endangering 34 jobs in Hindi, Urdu and Nepali sections, without an agreement with the trade unions. The BBC WS journalists have been protesting for the last 15 months against ‘reckless off-shoring’ under the banner of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Broadcast Entrainment Cinema Theatre Union (BECTU).

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Rescuing Pakistan

WASHINGTON DIARY: Rescuing Pakistan
Dr Manzur Ejaz
February 24th, 2009
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Only fortune-tellers can forecast the supply of electricity and water; there are serious risks to public health, especially Hepatitis B and C; the education system is in ruins; and the rural unemployment rate – Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving jihadi in Mumbai, came from such an area – is well over fifty percent.

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