Lost in Space!

by Nadeem F. Paracha

Courtesy: Dawn

Nadeem F. Paracha asks whether Pakistanis have lost the capability to separate the religious from the secular?

When there is talk of Islamisation, we are not just discussing Islamic laws being implemented by the state and government. What we should also study in this respect is the Islamisation of public space, or space that was historically and inherently secular in nature.

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A Historic Document Declaring Sindhi as the Official Language of Sindh (29 August 1857)

sindhilanguagedocSindhi was Official Language in last century but now …?

On 29th August 1857, Sindhi language was declared as National & official Language by the then British Government

Let us reclaim the right of Sindhi language as the National & official language & pledge to make the government obligatory to promulgate Sindhi Language compulsory in dealing state affairs.

A Historic Document Declaring Sindhi as the Official Language of Sindh (29 August 1857)

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Scanned copy of notification by British Government that Sindhi will be the state language in Sindh. It reads:’If some body thinks necessary to write any petition to the government in Persian than Sindhi Translation of the same content will be necessary along with original petition in persian. The notification was issued on August 2957 by the then Commissioner of Sindh Sir Boll Frere in Thatta.’ ,29th August, 18 57.

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