3 thoughts on “The Issue Of New Provinces in Pakistan”

  1. Pakistan’s Ignored Rural Areas
    By Khwaja Aftab Ali
    Florida. U.S.A.

    Five regional cities should be upgraded within the provinces in Pakistan: Dera Ismail Khan in NWFP, Gawadar/Qalat in Balouchistan, Sukkar/Larkana in Upper Sindh, Jehlum/Rawalpindi and Multan in Punjab province.
    These cities have been ignored by the federal and provincial governments although they have their own history, culture and languages. Dera Ismail Khan in the South of Pakhtun khwa/MWFP is under siege, Multan/DG Khan in the south of Punjab is the next target of religious extremists, Sukkar/Larkana is being ruled by criminals, Gawadar/Qalat appears troublesome. The people of these regions have to travel to provincial capitals trivial reasons.
    A good number of people are also forced to travel to big cities to earn livelihood as the local feudal who own majority land treat the common man as their virtual slaves.
    Creation of regional government and upgrading of regional cities will save a lot of money and time of the poor people of these areas. Circuit benches of the High Courts are already functioning in these places and what is required is additional staff to beef up different departments engaged in additional work at the provincial capitals.
    The concerned authorities should immediately consider to upgrade the regional cities. And immediate attention should be given to upgrade/build the airports, TV stations, civic centers, libraries, hospitals, educational institutions and bolstering investment opportunities for Pakistanis living abroad. Foreign firms should be encouraged to create jobs in the areas as the majority population in rural Pakistan does not have enough resources to survive.
    In this context I am reminded of the conditions obtaining in Iran before the Islamic Revolution when rural Iran continued to be ignored and the capital Tehran was developed and called the ‘Paris of the Middle East’. A couple of big cities, including Isfahan, and the Caspian Sea area were developed because of the attraction they possessed for foreign tourists but the rural area was ignored and plagued by problems of sorts as it was ruled by ruthless police and intelligence forces. It was but natural that the rural population supported the Islamic Revolution and moved to Tehran and other big cities and later ruled the cities. After the revolution, the new government was motivated to develop the rural areas of Iran.
    There is thus a pressing need to set up a fund to upgrade/build the regional cities in Pakistan under the aegis of the public and private sectors. Our foreign friends and Pakistanis living abroad could be asked to participate in this singularly important developmental effort.
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    Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
    © 2004 pakistanlink.com . All Rights Reserved

  2. “Countering Ethnocentrism In Karachi By Creating Coastal Province And By Using Separate Electoral System
    Forecast of Quaid-e-Azam about Pakistan with reference to Provincialism,
    ( 28 March,1948,Dhaka)
    “If we begin to think of ourselves as Bengalis, Punjabis, Sindhis etc. first and Muslims and Pakistanis only incidentally, then Pakistan is bound to disintegrate.”
    Above forecast of Quaid-e-Azam was truly proved when in 1971 Pakistan disintegrated, and now still Pakistani nation is still going on same path.
    Promotion of Provincialism and Ethnocentrism by President of Pakistan is highly deplorable, and is against the Constitution of Pakistan, in which it is the basic Policy principle of Constitution of Pakistan which directs to make efforts against provincialism but our president is trying to promote provincialism and ethnocentrism.
    Investors of Ethnocentrism.
    ANP, PPP and MQM are main beneficiaries and investors of ethnocentrism, provincialism and sectarianism and therefore Mr. Zardari is trying to divide Pakistani nation on such lines, and making statements such
    • As people of other provinces are eating the resources of Balouchistan while infact those are Balouch Sardars who are mostly involved in making properties in other provinces, Jamali sons behaving like land mafia and are having properties in Sindh, Mengal and Marri are having properties in Karachi, Moreover Mr. Zardari is himself involved in making properties in U.K. (Surrey Palace) and every where in Pakistan (from Marri to Guwadour)
    • Punjab is taking the share of water of Sindh while infact it the Sindh Government which is wasting the River Indus water in land and in Arabian Sea. Due to which many parts of Sindh are suffering from problem of water accumulation leading to stagnant water in lakes and creating swamp lands and rise in sea level.
    • People of Sindh will be converted to minority due to migration of Pukhtoons to Karachi, while infact if whole of NWFP population move to Sindh even then it is simply impossible to convert people of Sindh into minority as population of NWFP is 15 Million and that of Sindh about 40 million.
    Sindh and Karachi.
    Presently people of Karachi and Sindh are also suffering from this disease and thousands of people have died due to this disease in only Karachi,
    This disease makes people mad, blind and deaf ,This is the reason that although people of Karachi and Sindh are most educated in Pakistan and know very well that their leaders are terrorist, killers and corrupted but even then they supports to terrorist, killers and corrupted leaders, and there is no value of life in city of Karachi and Sindh.
    As province of Sindh has totally failed in protecting life and property of people of different ethnic groups, So many people have died and murdered due to this disease of ethnocentrism but government of Sindh has taken no concrete measures to counter such murders and crimes, In the era of General Zia-ul-Haq when there used to be any information about any initiation of problem of law and order, Administration used to implement Curfew in the localities for prevention of further loss of life, but at present Provincial Sindh government (due to lust of power ) has totally failed in this regard.
    Due to no commitment with any moral and ethical Ideology and due to disease of provincialism and ethnocentrism, criminals are committing their crimes freely and police Department is totally inefficient in protecting the life and property of people which is obvious from following examples.
    1) Merciless killing and massacre in Karachi on 12 May 2008, in which police and provincial government were found helping the criminals, and officially no investigation was made by provincial government against such delirious crimes.
    2) Loot and arson on 27 December 2008, on the day of death of Benazir Bhutto, free hand was given to criminals for each and every type of crime by provincial governments and police and Railway and transport of people of other provinces was main target of these criminals, and later on all cases against these criminals were removed by Chief Minister of Sindh.
    3) 0n 27 December once again police of province failed event to protect the property of people and free hand was given to criminals in committing their crimes.
    4) Target killing of citizens and youth belonging from different groups such as Pukhtoons, Punjabies, Sindhies, Balouch and Urdu speaking people, have become a common pratice, while provincial government has taken no step to counter these crimes, it looks as there is no value of life in front of Sindh government like that of Lalit Moodi government of state of Gujrat in India.
    As mention above there is need to counter these crimes by changing the structure of the province and the difference in ethnicities could be used for stabilization of that region, the details of which are as follows.
    Need of a new Province of Karachi.
    • In scenario of uncontrollable region, it is required to create a new province with the name of “Karachi” including all coastal areas of Pakistan, from Thatta to Guwadour, by this the all coastal areas will come under the control of a new geographical entity and it will be easy for that province to administer and manage that same geography in better way with the help of Pakistan Navy.
    • People of Karachi have all abilities and qualities to manage and administer to this new province, without any midwifery and interference from corrupted people like Nisar Khoro from Larkana and Mr. Zardari from Islamabad. Infact people of Karcahi are much more noble and efficient, and moderate than these faggots.
    • Contineous blood shed ,law and order break down, merciless murders of people has made it essential to take serious measures with reference to Karachi, instead of taking cosmetics and superficial measures to control the situation.
    • The greatest problem with the main representative of Karachi, the MQM, is ambiguity and non clear policies, which is the main root cause of all troubles in Karachi.
    • MQM is totally mistaken with reference to scenario of East Pakistan stranded Pakistanies, the main reason for their present condition was their fatal mistake of dispersing themselves in huge population of Bengalese and not accumulating their population in a single well designate area like Karachi. while at that time Chittagong Port was the best place for them to accumulate and demand some type of authority for themselves on the basis of their population, culture, and region.
    • Whether any one accept or not the separate administrative unit of Karachi in the form of Province, a state, an agency or an autonomous region must be made to make some one responsible and accountable for the peace and security and saving the lives of people, whereas under the umbrella of interior Sindh rural Politicians and Islamabad Government officials Karachi will always remain a nuisance and common people will continue to die due to mismanagement and odd administration.
    • By this all ports and coastal areas will come in the same province under one administration with its Head Quarter in Karachi.
    • That New administration will improve chain of command and management of ports, coastal areas, fishery department in coastal regions.
    • At present inclusion of coastal areas in Government of Sindh and Balouchistan government is very odd and unnatural, as usually Sindh Government officers have agricultural background and Capital of Balouchistan government is very remote and far away from coastal areas, therefore administration of coastal areas of Pakistan by a single administration in Karachi will be the best option.
    • New Provincial Government will be more accountable with reference to law and order to federal government as compared to present ambiguous and complex structures of Provinces.
    Name of New Province.
    Name of New province should be as Karachi, Makran, Coastal Areas of Pakistan, or Muhajiran,Sahil-e-Muhajir as these coastal areas are mainly inhabitated by migrants from Africa, India, Interior Sindh, Interior Pakistan and is main location of migratory birds of Siberia.
    By inclusion of all coastal areas in one province will make separation and cessation movements weaker in the country.
    Separate Electoral System in New Province.
    Political Structure should be based on multiculturism and tolerance as these areas are inhabitated by many large and small ethnic groups there will be need to have separate electoral system in that province for Urdu speakers,Sindhi speakers, Pushtoo speakers,Punjabi speakers and Makrani speakers and there should be seates in provincial assembly as per their population.By separate electoral system ethnic conflicts will be minimized and wastage of votes of ethnic minorities will come to an end.
    • At present small ethnic minorities are unable to represent themselves in assemblies as majority ethnic group such as MQM, does not allow them to reach in assemblies by using each and every means, due to which smaller ethnic groups are suffering from distress in city of Karachi.
    Facilitating Migration of Quality peoples.
    More over as at present ethnic groups are trying to increase their population in the city of Karachi, such as Sindh government forcing people of interior to migrate towards Karachi, MQM is trying to increase its vote bank by bringing Indian and Bangladeshi migrants in Karachi, in the same manner Pushtoon and Balouch speakers want to increase their population, In view of all this there is need to make some quality standards for people’s migration into this new province as Canada, Australia and USA has developed such standards for migration, so that new province could become a Model, developed and advanced province of Pakistan.
    Conclusion:
    From above observations, suggestions and predictions, its quite clear that present ethnic conflicts and loss of life in Karachi could be minimized by Creation of a new province on coastal areas of Pakistan and by using separate electoral system for different ethnic and religious minorities in that province.
    By this we will be able to counter those who are trying to divide Pakistan on the basis of ethoncenterism, provincialism and sectarianism.
    Written By:
    M.AKRAM KHAN NIAZI

  3. “Disease of Ethnocentrism and New Provinces.”
    Investors of Ethnocentrism.
    ANP, PPP and MQM are main beneficiaries and investors of ethnocentrism, provincialism and sectarianism and therefore Mr. Zardari is trying to divide Pakistani nation on such lines, and making statements such
    • As people of other provinces are eating the resources of Baluchistan while in fact those are Balouch Sardars who are mostly involved properties in other provinces, Jamali sons are having properties in Sind, Mengal and Marri are having properties in Karachi, Moreover Mr. Zardari is himself involved in making properties in U.K. (Surrey Palace) and every where in Pakistan (from Marri to Guwadar)
    • Punjab is taking the share of water of Sind while in fact it the Sind Government which is wasting the River Indus water in land and in Arabian Sea. Due to which many parts of Sind are suffering from problem of water accumulation leading to stagnant water in lakes and creating swamp lands and rise in sea level.
    • People of Sind will be converted to minority due to migration of Pukhtoons to Karachi, while in fact if whole of NWFP population move to Sind even then it is simply impossible to convert people of Sind into minority as population of NWFP is 15 Million and That of Sind about 40 million.
    • Mr. Zardari Always mentioning the names of Karbala, Hazrat Hussain and Hazrat Zainab in his speeches to impress Shia community and to cultivate the crop of sectarianism.
    Meanings of above statements are just to create disharmony and hatred among different sections of society.
    Who supports ethnic Name of Provinces?
    If ethnicity is so much important why Mr.Zardari is not naming Karachi as Urdu Khuwa or Gulshane Urdu or Urdunia, Because word Karachi also does not have any meaning, if ethnicity is so much important than why Muhajir Quomee Movement had changed its name to Mutahida Quomee Movement, if Provincialism is so much important then why PPP, MQM and ANP are not trying to make separate provinces for Pukhtoons of Balochistan, Urdu speakers of Karachi, and Seraiki speakers of Punjab. It is the need of time for Pakistanies to be vigilant against conspiracies of making them confined to ethnicity and sectarianism and snatching their identity of a single nation because in this case every one will be looser.
    Ethnic ANP.
    ANP Foolish leaders always made wrong decisions for Pukhtoons, such as:
    1) Opposition to creation of Pakistan even when not only all Muslims of India but also
    British and Hindus had accepted that.
    2) Support for Soviet Union occupation on Afghanistan, when all nations of world
    including chronic supporters (Libya and Cuba) of Soviet Union opposed that
    occupation.
    3) Now how blood of Pukhtoons is flowing in NWFP is one of result of Foolish policies
    of ANP.
    If any one have any desire for welfare of Pukhtoons,they should work for the Union of Pakistan and Afghanistan by which Pukhtoons living in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be united and that will be good for the development and progress of culture, language and economical prosperity of Pukhtoons and other ethnic groups living in both the countries otherwise pseudo acts of changing the names for political gains are meaningless.
    Name of Punjab.
    Name of Punjab means Land of five Rivers that does not have any link with any nationality or ethnic group.
    Name of Sind.
    Name of Sind indicates the land which is dependant totally on River Sind (Indus) that does not have any link with any nationality or ethnic group.
    Name of Surhad.
    Name of Surhad indicates Land of frontier dividing two areas that does not have any link with any nationality or ethnic group.
    Name of India indicates valley of Indus that does not have any link with any nationality or ethnic group.
    If any one calls himself Lahori, Punjabi, Sindhi, Surhadi Gandhi, Indian than it just means peoples relates themselves to that land, where as name Frontier (Surhad) is concerned this province was created by British by separating Six districts of Punjab in 1901, and most logically it should be termed as North West Punjab that does not have any link with any nationality or ethnic group.
    Price of Ethnic Name of Balouchistan
    Pakistani nation is already paying heavy price of ethnic name of province of Balouchistan, it has become a chronic disease and nuisance and Balouch organizations are killing and are involved in ethnic cleansing of Pukhtoons and Punjabies and their Ideology is based on just ethnic name of Balouchistan.
    Need to change ethnic Name to Non ethnic Name of Balouchistan.
    Infact due to killing and victimization of ethnic minorities In Balouchistan and to counter such ethnic cleansing in that province there is need to change the ethnic name of Balouchistan by some geographical name such as Jabalistan or Hills Land and making more provinces of that provinces such as Quetta Province, Makran Province, Kalat Province, Chaggi Province and Lasbella Province for countering disease of Provincialism instead of surrendering against Provincialism and Ethnocentrism.
    Provincialism and Ethnocentrism already had caused a serious loss of life and property of people.
    Example Of Bangladesh and Palestine
    Dhaka fall is the biggest example of adverse effects of Ethnocentrism and Provincialism.
    * Three millions people in Bengal were the victims of this disease,due to this disease A MUSLIM ARMY SUFFERED with the biggest defeat of the history.
    Now Bangladesh is one of the least developed country of the world.
    Now their position is that of a bonded slave working for others to earn their bread.
    Daily Indian Border Security forces kill one or two Bengalees mercilessly.
    Now Bangladesh is trying to find its future in Saarc, then why they have been separated from Pakistan.
    There are lessons to be learnt from fate of Bangladesh and Palestinians (Who made mutiny against Ottoman Khilafat) in the result of their Ethnic mistakes their present generation is suffering from painful humiliations and difficulties.
    Sind and Karachi.
    Presently people of Karachi and Sind are also suffering from this disease and thousands of people have died due to this disease in only Karachi,
    This disease makes people mad, blind and deaf ,This is the reason that although people of Karachi and Sindh are most educated in Pakistan and know very well that their leaders are terrorist, killers and corrupted but even then they supports to terrorist, killers and corrupted leaders, and there is no value of life in city of Karachi and Sind.
    Example of Arabs versus Israel.
    The fact of Unity is strength and division is weakness, is clear from the example of nationalistic 20 Arab states, who have same race, same language, same land, same religion but are shamelessly divided into 20 states due to nationalism ,regionalism, and for the lust of power of their rulers and kings although they are the most powerless nations against tiny state of Israel who with the blessing of unity of different races, groups, cultures (whether Black, White , Red, Arabs, Russians, Africans, Europeans ) from different regions of world ,Due to unity of Jews whether Black, White , Red, Arabs, Russians, Africans, Europeans now Israel is one of the most developed and powerful nation of the world.
    If we can not understand the teachings of Islam then it will be better to learn something from the living example of Jews.
    Example of European Union and USA.
    Every one should take a look to other developed nations like European Union and USA when they were divided on the basis of language, region and colour, they were nothing and were killing each other but now they are united so they are governing all over the world and are most advanced, developed and safe nations of the world.
    1. Provinces are very active in making Pakistan a failed and dysfunctional state, if ethnic and strong provinces are good for Pakistan then there is need to creat more provinces on the basis of ethnicity,racialsim and sectarianism,such as from Balouchistan following provinces may be created,
    Province of Makran.
    Provice of Brohian.
    Province of Pukhtoons.
    Province of Balouchs.
    Province of Shias of Quetta.
    Province Sunni Balouch.
    Province of Punjabies.
    Province of Bugties.
    Province of Chaggi

    Provincialism,Ethoncentrism and Sectarianism are the main tools of enemies of any nation,Nations make progress only with Patriotism,honesty and unity.
    In Karachi so many Pukhtoons have been brutally murdered without any reason just on the name of ethnocentrism and sectarianism and just for the lust of MEMBERSHIP IN SINDH ASSEMBLY BY ANP.
    Those who wants membership of assemblies on the basis of ethninicity and ethnic politics are infact abusing and hurting the feelings of other ethnic groups.
    Supporters of ethnocentrism have not seen the deaths of so many Bengalies in 1971, so many deaths in Karachi, so many deaths in Quetta, these deaths as due to ethnic cleansing,this a poision which never ends and one day brother will kill his brother
    Due to this poision, Zardari will kill to Murtaza Bhutto and son of Murtaza will kill to Zardari.
    Due to this disease Iltaf Hussain will kill to Azeem Tariq and son of Azeem Tariq will kill to Iltaf Hussain.
    Nawaz shareef will kill to Musharaf and Musharaf will kill to Nawaz Sahreef.
    Why we are asking to our people to drink this poision.

    Conclusion:
    It is the need of the time to inform to masses of Pakistan that such ethnic and dividing ideologies are not beneficial to any one if we Pakistanis when united are unable to do any great and worth mentioning deed in the world then what will be our role when we will be divided into further pieces (Pukhtoonkhwa, Azad Balouchistan, Azad Punjab, Sindho Desh) and such hatred based dividing ideologies do not have an end and their adverse effects are countless.
    Moreover Provincialism and ethnocenterism Blocks the mix up of different races and ethnic groups which also hinders evolution of good genetic health characteristics in present races and due to this racial and ethnic groups become confined just to their community , causing increase in genetic and hereditary diseases in human population.
    Therefore it is necessary to strongly and categorically oppose those who are trying to divide Pakistan on the basis of ethoncentrism, provincialism and sectarianism.
    Written By:
    M.AKRAM KHAN NIAZI

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