Press release : 19 March 2010 – San Francisco, CA, A delegation of World Sindhi Congress (WSC) comprising of Mr. Rehman Kakepoto, Dr Saghir Shaikh, Dr Iftikhar Soomro and Amber Kakepoto attended the 50th Annual General Body Meeting and Conference held on March 18-20th, 2011 in San Francisco.
– Condemned the religious intolerance and human rights violations in Pakistan
HOUSTON, TX, USA. Tens of hundreds of Sindhi-Americans gathered in Houston on Saturday, January 15, 2011 to commemorate the 107th birthday of Mr. G. M. Syed, a national leader of the Sindh who waged a nonviolent struggle against religious fundamentalism and for freedom.
Sindh is home to the ancient Indus (Sindhu) Valley civilization and is now a unit of Pakistan. A vibrant Sindhi-American community numbering in the tens of thousands lives in various U.S. cities. More than 30 million Sindhis live in Sindh today. Sindhis are supportive of democracy and secularism and have been marginalized by security establishment of the country and its religious extremist reactionary ideology.
SAPAC Meets With President Obama
Milwaukee, WI- Delegates of the Sindhi-American community, including Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) leadership, met today with President Barack Obama. Other politicians in attendance were Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). SAPAC Executive Director Munawar Laghari, SAPAC Vice-President Dr. Ikramulla Ahmadani, Board of Directors member Dr. Khalid Zaman and Advisory Board members Hanne and Michelle, along with other members of the Sindhi-American community, spoke directly with President Obama regarding US-PK policies.
President Obama was engaged in the conversation and appreciative to hear of the first-hand Sindh perspective regarding flood assistance and Pakistan governance. SAPAC is confident that this positive experience will be the first of many between Sindhi-Americans and US leadership.
August 16, 2010