The Sindh Card

After taking charge of the Government the first step Pakistan People’s party took was to unite Sindhi people on ethnic basis by playing a  “Sindh Card”.  It was an attempt to realize people of Sindh province that their Sindhi leaders have been assassinated in Punjab province and except the Bhutto’s league there is no one to speak on Sindh’s behalf.

As a result Pakistan People’s Party had successfully secured sympathy- vote from Sindh province (minus Karachi).  Since that day the People’s party Government has decided to keep a grip on Sindh province through artificial means i.e not serving the people of this province but by keeping the element of Sindhi Nationalism alive in their hearts.  They know the illiterate and poor population of interior Sindh can easily be exploited by the hands of Sindhi nationalist political parties.

In a display of Sindhiness the President of Pakistan quite often seen wearing Sindhi Topi (cap) on foreign trip although nothings wrong wearing a cap on trips however being the representative of Pakistan a president must wear something that depicts culture of Pakistan and not Sindh alone for instance a Jinnah-cap would serve the purpose on such occasions.

To me Sindhi culture should be celebrated not by only by wearing an Ajrak and a Topi but through initiating literacy and women emancipation programs and operating against Dacoits in Kacha area of Sindh. I hope by reducing such stigmas associated with the land of Sindh, this province in true sense will be able to celebrate its cultural day. As of now Sindh is not known for Ajrak and Topi but by the social ills I have mentioned above.

In my opinion the people of Sindh should look for meaningful action, gestures beyond symbolism. They must demand concrete steps and clear policy for development of Sindh from the flag bearers of this province. They must ask themselves that despite the grip of  Sindhi ruling party on  this province why their province is still known as “Interior Sindh”.

People want development and progress.  The current PPP regime has just given a “Topi” to Sindh in the name of culture day.

I wish poor Sindhis could unearth the conspiracy hatched by their very own leaders.