iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Anwar Akhtar: The Meaning of Pakistan

Listen now 15 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Anwar Akhtar: The Meaning of Pakistan

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 January 2013

Anwar Akhtar, Director of The Samosa, argues that Pakistan should think of itself as an Asian nation, not as an Arab one. And after years of working between Britain and Pakistan, he says British Pakistanis are uniquely placed to help Pakistan embrace its multicultural history - and to create a prosperous and peaceful future with India.

Four Thought is a series of talks which combine thought provoking ideas and engaging storytelling. Recorded live in front of an audience, speakers air their latest thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect our culture and society.

Producer: Giles Edwards.


The Best of Four Thought

The Best of Four Thought

Explore some of the best programmes from Radio 4's Four Thought


  1. Image for Four Thought

    Four Thought

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss