Street Fighting Years – series on student politics by Saram Bokhari, DawnNews TV, 2009

This post contains links to a recent five-part series on the history of student politics in Pakistan, produced by Saram Bokhari on Dawn News TV. While the entire series is worth watching for the wealth of information and insights it contains, Episodes 4 and 5 (links below) are based on a discussion with Dr Sarwar and others at his residence in April 2009 (the producer was unable to get hold of Dr Sarwar before starting the series). This was Dr Sarwar’s last interview. He was hospitalised a few days later. He passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2009 with his characteristic grace, courage and dignity.

Episode 1 – The ’50’s and the ’60’s, featuring interviews with Meraj M. Khan, Fatyab Ali Khan and Munawwar Hasan.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SENB3KWeHUo
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWKGQZBSd4
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOUyGDid_bM

Episode 2 – The ’70’s to the ’90’s, featuring interviews with Nadeem F. Paracha, Hasil Bizenjo, Faheem Zaman and Mahmud Ghaznavi.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7RSkicLVb0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvBk-IOMeE
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYkUx_Pv88g

Episode 3 – The ’90’s to the current situation, featuring interviews with Nadeem F. Paracha, Hasil Bizenjo, Munawar Hasan and Mahmud Ghaznavi.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0GhJJzK9go
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aEeTn_fLSE
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYkUx_Pv88g

Episode 4 – Discussion with Dr Sarwar, Dr Haroon, Mazhar Saeed, Mirza Kazim, Mairaj M. Khan, Azhar Jamil, and Nadeem Farooq Paracha
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0NwvuMJI9g
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IATrIzYeD6E
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_llOFWdjJA

Episode 5 – Dr Sarwar discussion continued.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m6LB1DcHnU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I86ZN4RPmtA
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQeVeTglsQ

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One Response

  1. it was quite an intresting documentry and a pioneering effort to study student movements in the country.efforts of this nature should continue in different forms and some of the friends who actively participated or witnessed these movements should be requested to write their memoirs .that will be a great help for those who want to know more about these movements.

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