by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
As many of you know the 13th UN Human Rights Council (UN-HRC) meeting is in session in Geneva, Switzerland. In order to create awareness of about the poverty and other plight of Sindhis, Issue 4 of the SINDH MONITOR document tiled “Sindh: A Calculated Persecution of Sindh” is being distributed to delegates of that session. The editors of SINDH MONITOR have requested me to share this issue with larger Sindhi community. For more articles on Sindh and access to previous issues of SINDH MONITOR, visit www.SindhMonitor.org
March 20, 2010
By Khalid Hashmani
Washington DC, September 16, 2009 – Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) was inaugurated in Washington DC. This is a milestone step for the Sindhi American community that community hopes will help in restoring and preserving Sindhi Rights. The inaugural session was very well organized and in fact turned into a Congressmen’s Town Hall meeting and Sindhi Katchahry, which is a traditional village gathering where village elders and town folks share their hopes, concerns, and sorrows. The meeting was held at the Washington Court Hotel near the US Capitol Bulling. The moot was addressed by Congressman Gary Ackermann, Congressman Brad Sherman, Selig Harrison, and Marvin Weinbaum. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Maqbool Halepota and Munawar Laghari, President Director of SAPAC respectively. After formal addresses, a lively Town Hall meeting (Sindhi Katchahry) was held with Congressman Sherman and Sindhi participants. The meeting was admirably moderated by Leila Agha and Hanne Bursch.
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Report by Khalid Hashmani (McLean, Virginia, USA)
The UN Council on Human Rights is currently in session (March 2 -27) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Council will hear reports from many human rights experts on various human rights issues. A Sindhi delegation comprised of Mr. Munawar Laghari, Dr. Khalid Ul zaman and Mr. Abdallah Soomro is in Geneva conducting an advocacy campaign on behalf of Sindh and Sindhis. In addition to other activities, the delegation is also distributing a publication titled “Sindh Monitor – Plight of Sindhis in Pakistan” at the conference. The publication has several reports/articles on critical problems faced by Sindh. Reproduced below is an article from that publication for those who are interested in Sindhi Rights. More reports/articles from the “Sindh Monitor – Plight of Sindhis in Pakistan” will be posted in coming days while the UN Human Rights Council remains in session