Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, and the passion to reach the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
– Iqbal Tareen, Herndon, USA
In USA high un-employment, crashing housing industry, rising consumer prices, dwindling financial markets and institutions, tight credit, and high cost of fuel has taken the toll on nation’s morale. We are going through toughest times of our own.
In Pakistan, although Musharraf is gone but eight years of his dark legacy has left the nation belly-up. At the time when Pakistan is in need of friends, the mounting internal and external pressures are drifting the nation of Pakistan toward a major showdown with global powers. A fragile democratic rule in Pakistan is already facing suicidal blows and threats of military takeovers.
Sindhis would be glad to send peace delegations everywhere to sing songs of love and unite people of the world
By: Prof. Gul Agha
Sindhis are worried about water, food, environmental protection, wildlife protection, pollution, language erosion, cultural destruction, etc . They wish to .., everyone well (kafir momin jo bhalo). But now they have their own basic survival to worry about.
Last week at the University of Illinois, USA, we had a sufi ttolo of mangarnhaara who sang Shah Latif’s raarno, Hamalu fakiiru kaafii, played chungu, biinuun, Sindhi saraangii. The audience was black, white, Asian; Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Christian.. Everyone was relaxed and thought peaceful thoughts. This is the positive energy Sindhis can contribute. Sindhis would be glad to send peace delegations with sufi fakirs everywhere to sing songs of love and unite people. That is the best we can do.
What they call “public opinion” is what.. who control Pakistani media think, not what the poor haarii (peasant) in Sindh thinks. The elite minds are agitated by fasaadii jihadi mentality and show a total lack of concern for poverty, contempt for indigenous languages and cultures, and obsession with imperialist colonialist era of caliphs and kings. The less President Zardari pays attention to this, the more he can focus on real problems (not that he has much de facto control or power, otherwise we could say good-bye to the … and are destroying Sindhi language and culture by imposing foreign language .. and alien militant ideology).
October 08, 2010