by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
Here comes another heart-wrenching tale of discrimination against Sindhis in Pakistan’s embassies and the schools run by those embassies. I challenge any Pakistani to produce figures that could show if Sindhis are getting their due share (in proportion to their population) in Pakistan’s embassies and the institutions run by them.
Enough is enough! We have been demanding a fair and equitable representation of Sindhis, who contribute a substantial portion of revenues to Pakistan’s budget, for many many years. So far none of the past governments (except when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was Prime Minister) has taken any initiative to right this historic wrong bestowed on Sindhis by the exploiters.
Let us appeal to the present federal government that most Pakistanis claim is now run by Sindhis to take immediate steps to protect rights of Sindhis in Pakistan’s embassies and associated institutions. We must demand that the proportion of Sindhis in Pakistan’s embassies and schools must roughly be equivalent to their population within the next five years.