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Book Review – Fatema of Sindh

Sindh Ji Fatema – A book Tribute by Chacha Mohammad Ali Laghari to his Wife

Book Review by Khalid Hashmani

After several years, in early part of 2011, Chacha Mohammad Ali Laghari visited his son (Sufi Munawar Laghari) who now lives in Washington D.C. The last time when I met him in May 2008, he was tending to his wife Ghulam Fatema Laghari at Munawar Laghari’s apartment. Fatema was suffering from cancer and had travelled thousands of miles to see his son. Munawar cannot visit Sindh due to fear of prosecution. She soon departed after returning to Sindh few days later. As I had enjoyed hospitality of gracious Chacha Mohammad Ali and his spouse Fatema Laghari and their son Anwar Laghari when I visited Sindh in 2000. Naturally, I invited Chacha Mohammad Ali for a simple meal at my apartment in the outskirts of Washington D.C. After “Hal-Ahwal“, Chacha Mohammad Ali took out a book from his bag and after writing a short note, he gave me that book to read. The title of the book was “Sindh Ji Fatema”. It intrigued me very much and I immediately started browsing this 200 plus book written in the Sindhi language enshrined with spiritual Sindhi poetry by legendary Sindhi poets such as Shah Abdul Latif, Sachal Sarmast, Shaikh Ayaz, and others. I was intrigued because it is not often that a person writes a book about his/her spouse. Particularly, coming from a male-dominated society, where literacy rate is substantially lower, his book about his wife was quite remarkable undertaking and indeed a great tribute.

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Police raid HEC chairman’s home

HYDERABAD: (July 17, 2010) – A large contingent of Sindh Police raided HEC Chairman Javed Leghari’s home and broke its doors in Goth Bakhshoo Leghari on Friday. The police also raided his servants’ homes, arrested eight of them, and shifted them to an unknown place. According to reports received here, the police with many vehicles entered Goth Bakhshoo Leghari, which is the native village of the HEC chairman, in the jurisdiction of the Paban Police Station. When the family and servants refused to open the doors, the police broke them and entered the houses. They tortured children and women and arrested eight servants. Tariq Leghari, a brother of the HEC chairman, when contacted confirmed the report. However, the Tando Jam police showed their ignorance about the incident.

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