by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
… She is one of those politicians who has always used her Sindhi heritage to gain prominence in politics but never said a single word in protection and preservation of Sindhi rights either inside PPP forums or on external forums. A good next step for her would be to join PML-N, which really is her natural constituency.
Let us not exaggerate or say “out of context” or attribute incorrect statements and motivations to others. Let us keep discussion focused on facts and question people’s personal motivations, etc. I do not think any one has praised Mr. Zardari or is saying that the present PPP regime has met all people’s expectations or promises they made. As a matter of fact, imposing Governor’s rule in Punjab has been criticized by almost all of us. However, when we see that PML-N and their supporters are bent upon removing the government that was duly elected by people through street violence and anarchy, one must ask whether the government that will assume the power if the PML-N and its supporters succeed would be better for Sindhis than the present government?
If we observe the governments that have ruled Pakistan in the last few decades, I do not believe that any Sindhi will deny the fact that Sindhis received better treatment during the rule of Z. A, Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto regimes than any other regime. As a matter of fact, the regime of Nawaz Sharif has the worst record than even some of the military regimes including physical attacks against Sindhi Chief Justice and eventually engineering ouster of Justice Sajjad Shah.
The path of prudence tells us that even though the current treatment of Sindhis is not good, we will fair much worse if Mr. Nawaz Sharif and his supporters take over the power. At least, now there is no direct threat to our language and culture. With Nawaz brothers at the helm, I believe we not be able to even maintain status quo.