Posted on August 21, 2011 by beenasarwar
Video clips from the event Celebrating Dr Sarwar, DSF, Aug 8, 2009, at the HRCP auditorium in Lahore, organised by medical doctor Dr Farrukh Gulzar, Ammar Ali Jan of the Labour Party Pakistan (LPP) and friends of Dr Sarwar, now uploaded to the web. Below, the respected journalist Minhaj Barna speaking at the occasion. Other speakers included Abid Hasan Minto, I.A. Rehman, Hameed Akhtar, Zaman Khan, Afzal Tauseef, and others. For all the clips in this series, see this playlist.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: Abid Hasan Minto, Ammar Ali Jan, CPP, dr sarwar, DSF, Farrukh Gulzar, Hameed Akhtar, hrcp, I.A. Rehman, LPP, Minhaj Barna, pakistan, progressive politics, Salima Hashmi | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 14, 2011 by beenasarwar
Sadiqa Waheeduddin, looking at a newspaper report about the DSF event held in Karachi Jan 2010
Sadiqa Waheeduddin, passed away peacefully in Karachi this morning. She was the eldest sister of late Dr M. Sarwar and widow of late Dr Waheeduddin who was a great supporter of progressive politics, mother of Dr Irshad Waheed, Dr Iqbal Waheed, Naseem (‘Geti’), Shireen, and Islam Waheed.
As high school students at the time, Iqbal and Geti also participated in DSF processions. Many political meetings, including DSF, were held at their house in Guru Mandir. As the journalist Zawwar Hasan used to say, she was ‘Jagat Apa’ to many of Akhtar and Sarwar’s friends.
Sadiqa Waheeduddin was an iron-willed woman who herself avidly read newspapers and followed politics until almost her last days. Here’s an extract from a report in InterPress Service (IPS) on Musharraf’s emergency rule and the lawyers’ movement in 2007, quoting her, which indicates her political acumen: Continue reading
Filed under: 1950s student movement | Tagged: Dr M Sarwar, DSF, history, pakistan, Sadiqa Waheeduddin | Leave a comment »
Posted on June 2, 2011 by beenasarwar
A play list of 16 clips from ‘Looking back to look forward’, the three-hour long event held in Karachi on Jan 9, 2010 to commemorate Dr Sarwar and the 1953 student movement. Click this playlist link to see a list of all the clips. Clickable in chronological order below: Continue reading
Filed under: Dr Sarwar legacy | Tagged: 1950s Karachi, 1953 student movement, advocate Mazhar Jameel, Aiia Amirali, Ali Cheema, Amar Sindhu, arts council karachi, communist movement, CPP, Democratic Stu, Dr Adib Rizvi, Dr Haroon Ahmed, dr sarwar, DSF, eric rahim, Fehmida Riaz, Ghazi Salahuddin, Justice (r) Haziq-ul-Khairi, laal, Looking back to look forward, Mirza Mohammad Kazim labour rights advocate, Moiz Faruqui, National Students Federation (NSF), pakistan, rahat kazmi, Saleem Asmi, Shabnam Abdullah, Sibghatullah Kadri, Sindh Awami Sangat, student activism, Tina Sani, Varda Nisar | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 31, 2011 by beenasarwar
Finally managed to convert and upload the video of the inspiring event held on Jan 9, 2010 to commemorate Dr Sarwar and the 1953 student movement – total of 16 clips, featuring great speeches, music, poetry and people – http://www.youtube.com/p/A7510E99FB0730E2?hl=en_US&fs=1
Click here for photos and report of the event
Video footage by Sakhawat Ali, tel 03012712659, Karachi.
Filed under: Dr Sarwar legacy | Tagged: Afzal Bangash, Ali Cheema, Alia Amirali, Amar Sindhu, Democratic Students Federation (DSF), Dr Adib Rizvi, Dr Haroon, dr sarwar, DSF, Fehmida Riaz, laal, pakistan, rahat kazmi, Tina Sani, Varda Nisar, video | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 25, 2011 by beenasarwar
The inspiring story of Democratic Students Federation (DSF), Pakistan’s first nation-wide student movement, led by Dr M Sarwar (1930-2009). A historical documentary based on interviews, extensive research and archival material.
Credits: Continue reading
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: Dr Haroon Ahmed, dr sarwar, DSF, history, iqbal alavi, K B Abro, Mazhar Saeed, Mirza Mohammad Kazim, Nauzer Messman, pakistan, politics, Saleem Asmi, Shahida Haroon Mazhar Jameel, sharjil baloch, student activism, Zehra Nigah | 5 Comments »
Posted on April 28, 2011 by beenasarwar
British artist and filmmaker Caroline Jaine was recently in Pakistan as part of her Cambridge – Karachi project,in which she finds connections between these two cities. She has edited several short films for story-telling purposes and is about to begin work on the 23 minute film about Karachi. The part on Dr Sarwar is embedded above. Below, links to all the films:
Filed under: Dr Sarwar legacy | Tagged: cambridge, caroline jaine, dr sarwar, Karachi, pakistan, poetry, Sehba Sarwar, story telling | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 24, 2011 by beenasarwar