HYDERABAD, March 10: National congress of the Jeay Sindh Mahaz held in Radhan, Dadu district, on Sunday paid tribute to the Punjab for its leading role in the struggle for independence of judiciary and said that it was for the first time that the Punjab had risen against dictatorship.
It observed that during the February 18 elections, the people of Sindh had unanimously voted against the Musharraf government due to his dictatorial and anti-Sindh polices.
It said that it was now the responsibility of elected members of the assemblies to come up to expectations of the masses and ameliorate their lot.
The congress called upon the new government to discard the Kalabagh dam project and announce a judicious National Finance Commission award according to international principles.
It demanded abolition of local bodies system, saying that it was a ‘conspiracy against national unity and development of Sindh.’
Announcing support to lawyers’ struggle, it called for reinstatement of sacked judges of superior judiciary.
The congress introduced some amendments to the JSM constitution and manifesto and observed two-minute silence on the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
The congress was presided over by JSM convener Abdul Khaliq Junejo. Noted intellectual comrade Rochi Ram attended the congress as an observer. In his speech, he said that true democracy would remain a misnomer unless the constitution of the country was made secular.
Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, March 12, 2008