LAHORE: Former Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) central general secretary Dr Safdar Sarki, who resigned recently, has divided the party and announced a new faction, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Sarki said the JSQM had formed a new group Jeay Sindh Tehreek (JST). He said that after the formation of this group the party had been restored to its original structure.
“Today GM Sayed’s party has been restored,” the channel quoted Sarki as saying.
Sarki said JSQM leader Bashir Qureshi had links with the land mafia, which is why the educated members of the party had separated from him, the channel said.
Report by Ali Memon, Information Secretary, WSC
Press Release January 13th , 2009
WSC TO CELEBERATE 105th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SAEEN G. M. SYED
London (UK): World Sindhi Congress will celebrate Saeen G.M. Sayed’s 105th birthday in England, Scotland and USA on Saturday 17th January 2009. In England the ceremony will be held in London, in Scotland it will be in Hawick and in USA, World Sindhi Congress and G.M. Sayed Memorial Committee will conduct the celebrations in Houston. The events will include speeches, cake cutting ceremony and music.Saeen G. M. Syed (1904 -1995), a great Sindhi leader, who pioneered the Sindhi freedom movement, remains a beacon of light for the Sindhi people’s struggle for national self-determination. He was repeatedly detained and imprisoned by authorities, spending more than thirty years without trial or ever being charged. He died in custody in 1995. The Amnesty International adopted him as a Prisoner of Conscience. Mr. Sayed wrote extensively on Sindhi identity, history, and political conditions in Sindh. His views continue to inspire Sindhi writers, poets, political and civic leaders, and social and religious activists. He is widely respected for his forthrightness, courage, simplicity, and insightfulness.