Restore equity and fairness for Sindh

Pakistan Academy of Sciences – Where are all the Sindhis Gone?

by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA

My experience with the Pakistani statistics is that the probability of finding Sindhis in proportion to their population in any federal department, institution, or agency is almost zero.

However, from time to time, Pakistani “establishment” does appoint/facilitate Sindhis in unique positions such as President, Prime Minister, Speaker, etc. so that they can continue the charade that Sindhis enjoy equal opportunities and are well-represented in jobs, educational opportunities, and receive at par health and other services.

Some Sindhis are really naive and think that the root cause of this discrimination is that Sindhis in top positions such as Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, etc. are to be blamed for this sorry state of affairs. The fact is that only Z. A. Bhutto was able to partially succeed in creating a level playing field for Sindhis and after his judicial murder the Pakistani exploitation system is so much entrenched that not even ten Sindhis in top ten positions could bring any meaningful change to restore equity and fairness.

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Enough is enough : WE WANT CHANGE NOW!

I call on people to hold government responsible.

by: Ali Nawaz Memon, Gaithersburg, Maryland

For too long we have complained but have taken little practical steps to hold our government responsible. By this I mean elected officials– President; Prime Minister; ministers; MNAs; MPAs; secretaries; DCOs; police chiefs; all the way down to clerks and all others who have oppresses and neglected people.

We have waited too long. Waited for election of our own parties and personally known ministers. Not much has happened. OUR RULERS KNOW THAT WE DO NOT HAVE POLITICAL OPTIONS AND WE SHALL NOT TAKE ANY ACTION. But enough is enough.

Let us have an active people who are doers. I urge you to unite at local; district; province and national level.

Let us start by supporting good people in the forthcoming local body elections. Forget about which party they are from. Vote for good people who will work for welfare of our people. Judge individual candidates on basis of atleast what they have done to:

GET JOBS FOR OUR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE

IMPROVE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF EDUCATION

STOP CRIMNAL ACTIVITIES IN OUR AREA

STOP ROBBING OF PEOPLE THROUGH PERSONAL CORRUPTION

You can add more criteria as applicable in your area.

This morning I have watched a tragic video about what is happening to our people whose lands are producing most of oil and gas of our country. The video shows that disease and poverty has increased for those who are giving millions to our country. SHAME ON OUR GOVERNMENT WHO IS NOT ABLE TO SHARE THE WEALTH WITH LOCAL PEOPLE. The link of the video is given below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ICtI3lQF0

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