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SUP rally attacked by Police and Ragners, one killed, 4 injured, Zain Shah arrested

Jamshoro – Private TV channels ARY News and Express News are reporting that police has resorted to baton charged and airiel firing on protesters of Sindh United Party (SUP) activists who were protesting against arrival of outsiders in province of Sindh. SUP stages a big demo on Super highway, blocking traffic for hours.

Police and rangers arrested several activists including party’s General Secretary Syed Zain Shah. Hearing this news of arrest, party activists blocked National High Way and Super high way. ARY News showed live footage of police beating and firing on workers, several workers were picked up by rangers and police after beaten on super high way.

Workers continue to block National High way at Jamshoro Phatak, while Rangers and Police are clearing the super high way for traffic. TV channels report police have registered cases of treason against activists of SUP.

According to reports rallies against settlement of displaced people in Sindh have been peaceful, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Parrty (STP) has announced to stage Sit-in on June 10 at Chief Minister’s house in Karachi and another Sit-in on Sindh Punjab border on June 17.

Political parties in Sindh have been of the opinion that influx of Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Malakand operation area, where Pakistan army is fighting Taliban militants, would convert Sindhis into minority in their own motherland as millions of illegal aliens are already residing in Sindh. Afghan migrants of 1980s still have not gone back to their country. New wave of migration would do a big blow to the demography and culture of the Sindh.

Politics, economy, business and culture of Karachi, the capital of Sindh, is already dominated by non-Sindhis.

4 June 2009.

JSQM’s Protest 21st May Karachi Press Club

Bashir Qureshi
Bashir Qureshi

Sindh Quami Mahaz (JSQM) Annouced Protest All Over Sindh on 21st of May 2009 Against Illegal Refugee Camps in Sindh. Political workers, Social workers, Writers Students and Friends of Sindh and Peace loving people Will Be Gathered on 3 PM at Karachi Press Club.JSQM Chairmen will Lead the Demo at Karachi.

Not hard to understand why!!

by Nadeem Jamali, Canada

Sindh’s political elites have to keep proving that they are more loyal to Islamabad than to Sindh. In comparison, Punjab is Pakistan. Punjabis have nothing to prove.

The consensus emerging on refugees internationally is that they should settle in the first / closest place where they can have refuge. In Pakistan, anyone and everyone who needs refuge, no matter where they are from, only seem to feel safe in Sindh.

Now only if Sindh could integrate refugees into Sindhi society, they could harness the wealth of traditional knowledge, expertise, and the work ethic that Pashtuns are known for, for common good. Instead, Sindhis end up having to integrate into each group of refugees coming through the borders.

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News: PML-N wary of IDPs’ influx into Punjab

SLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and its Punjab government are apprehensive of allowing massive influx of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) into the province, and instead want to help them at the camps set up in the NWFP.