QBS to air foreign-language programmes on Ramadan

by Andy Sennitt.

The Qatar Broadcasting Service (QBS) will air special programmes in English, French and Urdu on many aspects of the holy month of Ramadan. These programmes, says a report published in a local daily, will be for the benefit of non-Arabic listeners.

The programme in Urdu will be broadcast for four hours daily from 6pm to 10pm. It will include an exposition of the Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet of Islam); and a summing up of the important events that took place in the month of Ramadan all through the periods of Islamic history. Besides, the regular daily items of listeners’ requests and other variety programmes will also be broadcast.

The French language programme will be broadcast from 1pm to 4pm (Sunday to Thursday). Among its new features will be a programme entitled ‘helath magazine’. It is to be presented by Christine Fardeen. She will be focusing on prominent diseases and the methods of treatment.

The programme in English will be broadcast from 7am to 1pm. Among its special features during Ramadan will be “Islam and Economics” which will be on the air every Friday at 10.45am; and “Your Diet during Ramadan” every Saturday at 11.05am.