Zardari fifth Sindhi target of Nawaz’s rebellion

by G. N. Mughul

The Frontier Post

KARACHI: It is interesting to note that President Asif Ali Zardari, is fifth Sindhi, holding a vital position in the set-up of Pakistan, against whom PML(N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif rebelled all along his political career since 1988 till today due to one reason or the other.

The first victim of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s style of politics was soft spoken Sindhi Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo. Junejo was dismissed as Prime Minister of Pakistan by the then Military dictator Gen. Zia ul Haq after an enquiry ordered by the then Prime Minister Junejo in to the causes of the famous Ojhri Camp explosion against the wishes of the Military dictator. When Mohammad Khan Junejo was removed from the office of Prime Minister, he also held the office of President, Muslim League. It was early 1988. At that time Mian Nawaz Sharif was attached with Punjab Government and was rather President Muslim League Punjab. At that time Mian Nawaz Sharif used to be known as blue eyed boy of Gen. Jilani and Gen. Zia ul Haq. Immediately after the removal of Mohammad Khan Junejo as Prime Minister of Pakistan a meeting of the general council of Pakistan Muslim League was called in Lahore. According to the circles close to Junejo group, a majority of those invited to attend the said PML session was recommended by Mian Nawaz Sharif. In this meeting Mohammad Khan Junejo was also removed from the office of the President PML. Afterwards, PML was bifurcated in to two groups viz PML(Junejo group) and PML (anti Junejo group). Hamid Nasir Chattha sided with Junejo and remained with him till the death of Junejo. Afterwards, Junejo group was headed by Hamid Nasir Chattha and with the passage of time Junejo group was renamed as PML(Chattha Group).

The second victim is reported to be

Pir Pagaro. When attempts were made by PML Punjab group headed by Mian Nawaz Sharif to rebel against Pir Pagaro, Pir Pagaro also dissociated from that PML and formed his own group called since then as PML(Functional group). First Secretary General of PML(F) was S. M. Zafar.

In 1988 general elections held after the death of Gen. Zia ul Haq in a plane crash, PPP headed by Benazir Bhutto captured majority of NA seats even in Punjab. At that time Provincial polls used to be held two days after national polls. In the meantime, Nawaz Sharif camp raised the slogan of ” Jag Punjabi Jag – Terey Pag nu lag gaya dagh” and aroused the parochial feelings of the people of Punjab against a Sindhi leader of PP. The said attempt succeeded to the extent that majority Provincial Assembly seats in Punjab were captured by PML(N). As the result, PP formed Government in centre with Benazir Bhutto as the Prime Minister and PML(N) formed government in Punjab with Mian Nawaz Sharif as Chief Minister.

The later developments bear testimony that Nawaz Sharif’s Punjab Government did not recognize Benazir Bhutto as Prime Minister of Pakistan and the then Punjab Government virtually rebelled against PP Government in centre in almost in each field to the extent that whenever Benazir Bhutto, as Prime Minister, visited any area of Punjab she was not provided due protocol by the Punjab Government of Nawaz Sharif.

Courtesy: The Frontier post, March 12, 2009

New Sindhi comedy film “Vaeesar Ee Gum” وائيسر ئي گم

The comedy film “Vaeesar Ee Gum” (وائيسر ئي گم) is ready for release in March 2009 during Cheti Chand. The website is updated now. You can watch promo, hear audio songs, download wallpapers etc.

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A Sindhi Shaam was held in Washington, DC

Report by Iqbal Tareen
March 18, 2009
A Sindhi Shaam was held in memory of Shaikh Ayaz and Tajal Bewas by Washington DC community on March 7, 2009.
This event was hosted by Iqbal and Nasreen Tareen at their residence in Herndon, Virginia on March 7, 2009. The special guests who lead the event were Hidayat Baloch and Jami Chandio. Hidayat Baloch made last minute changes in his international travel plans to fly to Washington,
DC from Houston, TX. It was a very informal and an open session. It took us back to the roots and reminded us of sixties when the series of Sindhi Shaam events had triggered a Sindh Rights Renaissance movement. A whole new breed of Sindhi poets, writers, thinkers, and
activists were introduced and inspired by these igniting events. As a matter of fact the Sindhi Shaam was a catalyst and fuel that energized Sindh Sovereignty movement. Kudos to SuhRin and Tariq Ashraf also for
providing the platform. Sindhi Shaam was a new phenomenon, which took a sharp departure from a traditional Sindhi literature of “Gul and Bulbul” to Mitti, Motherland, Hari, and Mazdoor.
Those who enriched this event with their presence and participation were: Nafisa Hoodbhoy, Nasreen Hashmani, Razia Memon, Ali Nawaz Memon, Dr. Badar Shaikh, Hanif Sangi, Jawaid Bhutto, Sarfraz Memon, Shafik Siddiki
Sikandar Baloch, Atif Chandio (Opened the session with a beautiful recital of poetry)and Milo Tareen.

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