How does the establishment want to design and see Sindh?
By: Jami Chandio
“There is no little enemy”-Franklin
Though all the oppressed nations and classes of Pakistan have been exploited by the excesses, plundering, conspiracies and vested interests of the establishment which represents ruling classes; Sindh and Sindhi people have been the biggest victim. The dreams and promises that had inspired Sindh to join Pakistan have been shattered badly with the passage of time. The ruthlessness of history is that this tragic and terrifying story does not seem to be coming to an end so far. For the people struggling for the freedom, salvation, progress and transition of Sindh, it is highly imperative to understand as to how the establishment wants to design and see Sindh as a province, society and nation. Of course, this structure of evil machinations is impossible for them to run without hidden conspiracies and cruel strategies. Therefore, it is a must to study the basics of their foundations and strategies. For only then can a counter-strategy for this could be framed and operated. In this article we will cast a look at the ill-motivated designs and cynical strategies of the establishment about Sindh.
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by Aziz Narejo, Tx
Hats off to Amar Sindhu, her colleagues in WAF, Jami Chandio and others who have taken a practical step in this case. All of you have done a superb job in this as well as in many other cases. Please take up the case of the girl molested by her teachers too. She and her family needs the help of the civil society activists.
More on this issue, please click here to read Nisar Khokhar’s report at BBC urdu
Leaders of civil society call for new constitution
By Aziz Malik
Courtesy: daily dawn, Friday, 10 Jul, 2009
HYDERABAD, July 9: Leaders of civil society reached a consensus on Thursday that 1973 Constitution had lost its validity due to frequent undemocratic interventions and extra-constitutional amendments and failed to solve inter-provincial political and economic conflicts.
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by Sarfraz Memon, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
We in Washington are fortunate to have SaeeN Jami Chandio in our area as he periodically has Kachahries with us. We all Sindhis should be proud of his work and contributions he has made in the cause of Sindh, and he has rightfully achieved prestigious and high status on the international arena. Someone to be followed as role model.
Mr. Jami Chandio is executive director of the Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS), a think tank based in Pakistan’s Sindh province. He edits CPCS’ quarterly journal Freedom and oversees seminars on democracy that target civil society, especially young journalists. One of Pakistan’s most celebrated columnists, Mr. Chandio is the former editor of Ibrat, Pakistan’s largest Sindhi-language daily newspaper, a former anchor on Sindh TV and KTN, and former chair of the Liberal Forum of Pakistan. The only two-time winner of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society Award (in 2000 and 2001), he has authored more than a dozen books in Sindhi, Urdu, and English, including Beyond Headlines and Sound-bites: A Handbook for Reporting on Democracy and Good Governance (published by the Centre for Civic Education Pakistan). He has worked with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Pakistan as a political expert since 2004. During his fellowship, Mr. Chandio is studying the problems of federalism and prospects for provincial autonomy, including constitutional mechanisms that can be used to prevent, manage, and resolve intra-state conflict in Pakistan.