Illegal Take-over of Sindh Coal Authority by Federal Government

By Khalid Hashmani

WE condemn the illegal action of the current government to transfer the control of coal resources from the Sindh government to the federal government. This action is undemocratic, anti-people and violation of the principle of provincial autonomy. I demand that the government immediately cancel the announcement and announce a new provincial coal authority with majority representation of Sindhis including a representative from the local area and only one representative from the federal government.

I am drafting an online petition to press on the demand for a new Coal Authority that will be circulated soon. I hope that every Sindhi and other patriotic Pakistani will sign it.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups.

Proud of their language and culture

WE can not blame others

By Shakeel Nizamani

Quebecers (French Canadians) are proud people, proud of their language and culture. They have fought back against the influence of English in Canada. The other day, I was talking to a lady of French origin, she told me that there was a time when French used to be beaten up in streets because of their unawareness of English language. They fought back and got respect for their language not only at provincial level (in Quebec province particularly and in other provinces generally but at federal level too.)

We Sindhis, victim of complex, some of us feel ashamed of our own Sindhi language and teach children the language of others.

Sometimes it is bit dishearten that even Sindhis are not speaking in Sindhi in their homes. So we cant blame others but our own mistreatment of Sindhi.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups.