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Via Kalavanti Raja

Awami Tahreek has planned to start a bestir march bannered as “Mohabat-e-Sindh Sujagi March” on 16th February 2013 and shall visit 13 districts of Sindh. Dynamic young leader of Sindh shall address in about 40 cities to make people aware and protest against: 1. Anti-Sindh Local Govt Act 2012. 2. Violation of SC’s orders on Voter List Verification 3. Corruption 4. Price-hike 5. Unemployment

Schedule of March:

16th Feb: JamShoro, Khanoth, Manjhand, Sun, Sehwan, Bhan, Dadu, Phulji, Seeta, KN.Shah, Mehar, Warah.
17th Feb: Nasirabad, Wagan, Qambar, Larkano, Rato Dero, Dakhan, Garhi Yasin, Shikarpur, Sultan Kot, Humayun, Jacobabad, Thul.
18th Feb: Tangwani, Kandhkot, Kashmor, Gudoo, Obawro, Daharki, Mathelo, Ghotki, Pano Aqil, Rohri, Sukkur, Khairpur.
19th Feb: Gambat, Ranipur, Hingorja, Kotri Kabir, Halani, Kandiaro, Bhirya, Noshahro, Moro, Shahpur, Dolatpur, Qazi Ahmed, Sakrand, Saedabad, Hala, BhitShah, Kheber, Matiari.

Local government backlash

Local government backlash: Amid song and dance, anti-Sindh mantra goes on


…. Wearing red caps and holding placards inscribed with anti-government slogans, the protesters, men, women and children, staged a sit-in in front of the press club.

A sea of red flags of different Sindhi nationalist parties filled the roads from Karachi Press Club to Fawara Chowk and from Arts Council to Zainab Market.

The protest call was given by the Sindh Bachayo Committee (Save Sindh Committee). Different political parties, including Awami Tahreek, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, Jeay Sindh Tehreek, Sindh Tarraqi Pasand Party, Sindh United Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, joined in.

And almost every leader of the party vented his anger against the government for passing the Sindh Peoples Local Government Ordinance 2012.

Jalal Mehmood Shah, the Save Sindh Movement convenor; Dr Qadir Magsi of Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party; Dr Safdar Sarki of Jeay Sindh Tehreek; Sanan Qureshi of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, Saleem Zia of the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League; Masroor Jatoi of National Peoples Party; and Jamaat-e-Islami’s Asadullah Bhutto were among those who spoke.

Sindh is our motherland and no one would let the PPP and its coalition partner to divide it, said Dr Qadir Magsi. Criticising the ruling party and its leadership, he said that people of Sindh should not expect good things from the PPP any more. ….

In his speech, Jalal Mehmood Shah announced an “unending” struggle against the new local government system and termed the rally a referendum against the system. “This large gathering proves that people of Sindh will not accept the black law, which has been imposed in the province at gunpoint,” he said.

The nationalist leader reiterated that rallies, hunger strikes and all other protests will go on in the province until the law is withdrawn. ….

Read more » The Express Tribune


Mohabbat-e-Sindh Train March – Sept 6, 2012

PPP has surrendered again, Police, Revenue and other imp subjects will be given to MQM Mayors.

Lets join hands, Awami Tahreek and Sindhiyani Tahreek will start a Mohabbat-e-Sindh Train March on 6th Sept 2012 against Restoration of Musharaf-MQM Local Govt Ord, Zulfiqarabad, Water-Shortage, Unemployment, Crimes, Price-hike and Load-Shedding. Plz join and support.

Train March Schedule: Stop—– Arrival—— Departure-

KARACHI CANT 08:00:00 am, LANDHI- 08:29:00– 08:31:00, JUNGSHAHI- 09:19:00– 09:21:00, JHIMPIR- 09:46:00– 09:46:00, KOTRI JN- 10:35:00– 10:37:00, HYDERABAD JN- 10:50:00– 11:00:00, TANDO ADAM JN- 11:58:00– 12:00:00 SHAHDADPUR- 12:17:00– 12:19:00, NAWABSHAH JN- 12:50:00– 12:52:00, PAD IDAN JN- 13:40:00– 13:42:00, BHIRIA ROAD- 13:55:00– 13:57:00, MAHRABPUR JN- 14:21:00– 14:23:00, SETHARJA- 14:39:00– 14:41:00, RANIPUR RIYASAT- 14:56:00– 14:58:00, GAMBAT- 15:16:00– 15:18:00, KHAIRPUR- 15:50:00– 15:52:00, ROHRI JN- 16:30:00– 16:55:00, PANO AKIL- 17:23:00– 17:25:00, GHOTKI- 17:51:00– 17:53:00, MIRPUR MATHELO- 18:20:00– 18:22:00, DAHARKI- 18:38:00– 18:40:00, SADIKABAD- 19:25:00– 19:27:00, RAHIM YAR KHAN- 19:57:00– 19:59:00, KHANPUR JN- 20:52:00– 21:00:00, LIAQUATPUR- 21:33:00– 21:35:00, DERA NAWAB SAHIB- 22:06:00– 22:08:00, SAMASATA JN- 22:50:00– 22:52:00, BAHAWALPUR- 23:07:00– 23:11:00, SHUJABAD- 00:11:00– 00:13:00, MULTAN CANT- 00:50:00– 00:58:00, KHANEWAL JN- 01:45:00– 02:10:00, CHICHAWATNI- 03:32:00– 03:34:00, SAHIWAL- 04:22:00– 04:27:00, OKARA- 04:53:00– 04:55:00, PATTOKI- 05:29:00– 05:31:00, KOT RADHA KISHN- 05:58:00– 06:00:00, RAIWIND JN- 06:40:00– 06:42:00, KOT LAKHPAT- 07:21:00– 07:23:00, LAHORE JN- 08:00:00– 08:30:00, GUJRANWALA- 09:28:00– 09:33:00, WAZIRABAD JN- 10:10:00– 10:12:00, GUJRAT- 10:28:00– 10:30:00, LALA MUSA JN- 10:35:00– 11:00:00, KHARIAN CANT- 11:13:00– 11:18:00, JHELUM- 11:40:00– 11:42:00, GUJAR KHAN- 13:10:00– 13:12:00, CHAK LALA- 14:02:00– 14:04:00, RAWALPINDI- 14:15:00– 14:40:00

Awami Tahreek blocks National Highway at Moro against Chashma Canal, Greater Thal Canal, Kalabagh & Bhasha dam

Sindh Jage Paeee.

Awami Tahreek blocks National Highway at Moro against Chashma Canal, Greater Thal Canal, Kalabagh & Bhasha. Ayaz Latif Palijo demands resignation of CM Sindh and All ministers of Sindh. All traffic to Punjab and Peshawar blocked at Moro. Thousands of Sindhiani Tahreek, SHT and SST workers protesting under scorching sun. Many children and women became unconscious. Sallam to Sindhianis and Awami Tahreek. Sindh enters into a new phase of struggle under the umbrella of Awami Tahreek. Tomorrow highways will be blocked at Babarloo and day after tomorrow on 21st all highways shall be blocked at Hyderabad. Live Coverage by Sindh TV, KTN, Awaz, Geo and ARY Tv.

July 19, 2010

Sindh National Consultative Conference

National Consultative Conference of Sindhi People – Hosted by Awami Tahreek, in Hyderabad

Joint Declaration

We the political activists, intellectuals, writers, women activists, civil society members, farmers, teachers, media, representatives of the different professional organizations and the people of Sindh unanimously declare that Sindh has been thrown at the mercy of urban terrorists, cruel feudal and myopic establishment of Pakistan. Cities of Sindh are being treated as conquered territory, rural areas have been converted into feudal fiefdoms and natural resources of Sindh are being exploited as colonial subject. Sindhis have been deprived of their right to rule and reduced into no entity while taking decision on matters pertaining to the province. Though state institutions do exist but they serve the interests of establishment, feudal, terrorists, anti Sindh forces and the Punjab dominated federation of Pakistan.

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Awami Tahreek held a national conference on “National & Democratic Question in Pakistan”

Awami Tahreek held a national conference on “National & Democratic Question in Pakistan and ways & means to uproot terrorism and lawlessness” in Karachi on Sunday May 24, at Regent Plaza Hotel.

Some 500 delegates of various political parties, civil society, NGO activists, writers and intellectuals participated in the day long conference from all four provinces. More than 40 reporters/representatives of media houses were also present to report/cover the event.

24 political parties attended the conferences. On National Question, only Aitzaz Ahson called for abolition of concurrent list and giving maximum provincial autonomy to provinces under 1973 constitution, while PML N remained silent over ‘National Question’ issue, their spokesman Siddiqul Farooq made loaded attacks on army’s political role, even said “down/death to army’s political role “foj ka siyasi kardar murdabad”.

Conference passed a unanimous resolution calling for new social contract based on “1940 Lahore Resolution’. Conference also called for settling refugees of Swat operation in NWFP province, it called on people of country to extend full support to the victims of the conflict. Another resolution stated “allowing these refugees to enter in Sindh would create law and order situation, would create an opportunity for some political groups to create and cause disturbance in Sindh.

Conference demanded constituting a “High Power Commission” to investigate and find out the crimes committed in formulating country’s defense, foreign and economic policy, to investigate how recklessly wars have been fought, and find out who is responsible for letting country go to these wars and misleading the people.

AT Chief Rasool Bux Palijo in his presidential address said “ Karachi is ours, we will fight, Sindhis take time in getting warmed up but once they wake up, you can not calm them down.”. He said ‘ Pakistan was not created by religious bigots, people in British India did not respond to the political line of religious lines, Muslims of Sub-continent followed the person whom Moulvis called “Kafar-e-Azam”. He said Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Iqbal did not believe in creating a theocratic state. Sir Syed believed the Sharia laws could solve problems of backward societies while Iqbal called ‘Ijtehad’ reforming the sharia laws. He said that these politico-religious forces are ignorant of modern knowledge and state affairs. He said Prophet Mohammad and his close associates were not moulvies likes these Mullahs, Sallahuddin Ayobi was not a mullah. These extremist forces were created, funded and sponsored by America , they are not creatures of our land and region. People never believed in them, never supported them. He said Pakistan has not been a free country for a single day since its inception. This is a client state run incompetent generals who were not above than brigadier’s level but were made commander in chiefs of Pakistan army, these generals have failed Pakistan and us. America used Punjab against three provinces and Punjab foolishly allowed itself to play that role, and now three provinces are being used against Punjab by America , but we will not be used against Punjab . Without naming MQM, Palijo said terrorist group is inflicted terror on citizens of Sindh forgetting that all those who were backed up by Americans have no place to live, from Shah of Iran to Saddam and Pinochet, the once who side with Americans go for forever. He said that separatist movements are now supported by imperialist forces in order to create Bhutan like small states, easy to swallow and dictate. He said we have serious complains and problems with Punjab, but it is thanks to their rule that we can meet and speak here but there been a “Desh” MQM and Pagaro would not have even allowed people like you and me to speak”

Among the prominent speakers at the conference were:

1. Rasool Bux Palijo, Awami Tahreek

2. Aitzaz Ahson, Leader of layers

3. Munir A Malik, former President Supreme Court Bar Association

4. Siddiqul Farooq, Central information Secretary of PML N

5. Abid Minto, President National Workers Party

6. Dr. Qadir Magsi, Chairman STP

7. Amin Khattak, Provincial General Secretary ANP

8. Abdul Rahim Mandokhel, General Secretary PKMAP

9. Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah, Sindh United Party

10. Mujib Pirzado, Convenor, Sindh Autonomy Council

11. Shah Mohammad Shah, Save Sindh Movement

12. Dr. Hayee Baloch, National Party (Balochistan)

13. Dr. Ishaq Baloch, National Party (Balochistan)

14. Sarwar Bari, Intellectual from Punjab

15. Prof. Jamil Umar, Convenor Awami Jhamhori Ithad ( Lahore )

16. Rauf Sasoli, Jhamhori Watan Party (JWP)

17. Ayob Shar, Sindh National Front

18. Azhar Jatoi, Sindh Hari Committee

19. Mohammad Ali Shah, Fisher Folk Forum

Aitzaz paid glowing tribute to workers of Sindhiyani Tahreek (women activist of Awami Tahreek) for their brave role in lawyers movement, “participation of Sindhiyan Tahreek activists actually made lawyers movement as true peoples movement, five minute long clapping tribute was given by audience and lawyers to Sindhiyani Tahreek, who were present in the conference in a good number. Workers of Sindhiyani Tahreek were conducting the proceedings of the conferences.

MQM and JUI-F was not invited in the conference, while PPP and JSQM stayed out of the conference, did not show up. Sindhi leadership of JI was invited but Asadullah Bhutto and Dr. Mumtaz Memon did not come.

National and Democratic Question in Pakistan

R.B. Palijo
R.B. Palijo

Awami Tahreek is hosting a country wide conference on “National and Democratic Question in Pakistan”

On Sunday May 24, 2009 at Hotel Regent Plaza, Kohnoor Hall room (12:00 to 6:00 PM). Participants of the conference would also deliberate on the lawlessness in country and suggest possible solutions. Pakistan’s leading nationalist, democratic; leftists, writers, intellectuals and lawyers would attend and speak in this half day conference. Some 400 delegates of different political and social movements would participate in the conference. Awami Tahreek would like to invite you in this conference. Having you would be a privilege to us.

Rasool Bux Palijo, Awami Tahreek, Sindh


Awami Tahreek is progressive and pro-people political movement

Awami Tahreek is progressive and pro-people political movement of peasants, writers, students and working class people of Sindh. Since its inception in 1970s it has worked for democratization in country, giving voice to voiceless people of Sindh. It has established working class leadership at gross roots level in a society which is dominated by feudal elite and class which is patronized and sponsored by undemocratic elements in this country. AT believes in social change and transformation of Sindhi society by building alliances with working class people of other provinces of this country and seeks solidarity with people at large in world.

For first time Nationalists parties of Sindh demanded ‘no-right-to vote’ for people of other provinces in Sindh, fearing indigenous Sindhis turning into minority

..Joint declaration passed at a conference entitled “National Consultative Conference” held in Hyderabad by Sindh Veteran Politician Rasool Bux Palijo, Cheif of Awami Tahreek, some 200 delegates participated in the conference, Sunday May 10, 2009. Two things were interesting to note in this declaration: 1. US and Western democracies were accused of condoning and supporting urban terrorism in Karachi. 2. Nationalist parties (for first time in Sindh) demanded ‘no-right-to vote for people of other provinces in Sindh, and in forth coming census, people hailing from other provinces should not be counted and registered as citizens of Sindh (fearing indigenous Sindhis turning into minority in their own motherland) .. Ruling coalition in Sindh government was invited in the conference… Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mehaz (JSQM) and Asif Baladi did not sign the charter (they said: nothing less than sovereignty)

This seemed to be first anti-PPP alignment (if not an alliance) mostly by nationalist parties of Sindh joined and supported by PML N and Jamaat-e-Islami.