News related to Sindh

Jun 28, 2017

UNPO’s XIII General Assembly Adopts Resolution on the Sindh

The UNPO General Assembly,   Having met at the XIII UNPO General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland from 26-28 June 2017;   Disturbed about the intensification in the enforced disappearances of Sindhi political activists by Pakistan’s security agencies. In last three months, scores of renowned political activists and writers have been abducted including Khadim Areejo, Hidayat Lohar,...

Jun 28, 2017

UNPO’s XIII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

Photo Courtesy of the World SIndhi Congress On 27 June 2017, a representative of the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) presented its resolution to the UNPO General Assembly. Mr Gul Sanai raised awareness for...

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Jun 21, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Disregard Attempted Murder...

Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Pakistan’s government to take whatever measures are necessary to protect journalists after Rana...

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Jun 21, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Disregard Attempted Murder...

  Below is an article published by Reporters Without Borders:  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Pakistan’s government to take whatever measures are necessary to protect journalists...

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Jun 12, 2017

Pakistan: Authorities Scan Social Media for Purported...

  Below is an article published by Al Jazeera English: A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a prosecutor said, in a first such case that...

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May 19, 2017

UNPO Announces Academic Conference at the University...

University of Oxford School for Geography and the Environment Gottmann Room 12:00 - 17:00  As the current centrepiece of the Chinese One Belt-One Road (OBOR) initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic...

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May 11, 2017

HRCP Releases Report on the State of Human Rights...

  The article below was published by San Francisco Chronicle:   An independent watchdog on Wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in Pakistan,...

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May 11, 2017

EP Conference Raises Questions about Ethnic &...

On behalf of co-host MEP Francisco Assis, MEP Manuel dos Santos, former Vice President of the European Parliament, opened the conference by welcoming the audience and voicing a sweeping sense of concern...

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May 10, 2017

UNPO Announces European Parliament Conference:...

Despite having ratified some of the most important human rights treaties, Pakistan continues to struggle with the implementation of international law. Amid the spiral of violence, the most affected are...

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Apr 25, 2017

Sindh: WSC Publishes Press Release on Enforced...

  Below is a press release by World Sindh Congress (WSC): WSC Strongly Condemns Enforced Disappearance of Sindhi Political ActivistsAs part of the ongoing paramilitary operation in Sindh, in recent...

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Apr 14, 2017

Sindh: World Sindhi Congress (WSC) Publishes Press...

Below is a press release published by WSC:   World Sindhi Congress (WSC) is deeply saddened at the heart wrenching story of inhumane violence against a Sindhi Hindu family in Darya Khan Marri village...

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Mar 23, 2017

Sindh: Repercussions of CPEC Project for Indigenous...

  Below is an article published by the Asian Human Rights Commission: There are numerous dimensions to CPEC, economic, geo-political and geo-strategic, environmental, sustainability, human rights,...

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Feb 21, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by http://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-responds-to-terrorist-attack-on-the-lal-shahbaz    Calls on the government...

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Feb 21, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by http://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-responds-to-terrorist-attack-on-the-lal-shahbaz    Calls on the government...

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Feb 21, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by http://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-responds-to-terrorist-attack-on-the-lal-shahbaz    Calls on the government...

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Feb 21, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by http://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-responds-to-terrorist-attack-on-the-lal-shahbaz    Calls on the government...

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Feb 20, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by http://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-sherman-responds-to-terrorist-attack-on-the-lal-shahbaz   Calls on the government of Pakistan...

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Feb 20, 2017

Sindh: US Congressman Brad Sherman Condems Attack...

  Below is an article published by Sherman House:   Calls on the government of Pakistan to change its policies towards terrorist organizations Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman...

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Feb 17, 2017

Sindh: WSC and UNPO Condemn Deadly Attack on Sufi...

Below is the press release published by the World Sindhi Congress: The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) is deeply saddened and shocked at the massacre at the shrine of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz in Sehwan, Sindh....

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Jan 27, 2017

Sindh: Provincial Government Outlaws Child La...

  The following article was published by Thomson Reuters Foundation:   Pakistan's Sindh province has banned children under 14 from working, becoming the third region to limit child labour...

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 09, 2017

Sindh: 2017, Year of Education

  The following article was published by The Express Tribune:   ‘Taleem Sudhario, Sindh Sanvario [Save Education, Save Sindh]’ was the slogan that participants shouted as they...

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Dec 13, 2016

Sindh: WSC Strongly Condemns Extrajudicial Killing...

Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress: Mr. Zakir Hussain Bozdar was abducted on 3 December 2016, from his house in the town of Mirpur Mathelo, district Ghotki, Sindh, by rangers,...

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Dec 10, 2016

Democracy and Rule of Law Are Human Rights

  On international Human Rights Day, UNPO reiterates its commitment to the promotion of democracy, rule of law, and human rights everywhere. The first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy...

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Dec 09, 2016

Sindh: New Laws Aim to Enhance Protection of ...

  The following article was published by Pakistan Observer: Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights deeply rooted in gender inequality and gender-based discrimination....

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Nov 24, 2016

Sindh: Indian Hindus Get Chance to Visit Ancestral...

Below is an article published by The Indian Express: Over 70 Hindu pilgrims from India have arrived here to participate in 308th birth anniversary of Sant Shada Ram in Sindh province. The Evacuee Trust...

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Nov 10, 2016

European Parliament Conference Discusses Environmental...

Opening the Conference, the host Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (Greens/EFA) reminded the audience that even though sensitive topics often trigger discomfort, legitimate claims must be addressed...

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Sep 22, 2016

Pakistan’s Oppressed Peoples and Occupied Territories...

Moderated by Mr Baseer Naveed of the Asian Legal Resource Centre, the event heard speeches by representatives of Sindhi, Baloch, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Mr Lakhumal Luhana of the...

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Sep 21, 2016

Oppression of Ethnic Minorities in Pakistan Discussed...

The article below is courtesy of PR Newswire The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities, on September 16, organised a side event titled "Plight of Pakistani Minorities" at the 33rd session...

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Sep 13, 2016

Pakistan: Practice of Enforced Disappearances...

The statement below is published by Dawn.com Next Tuesday [30 August 2016], which falls on the International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the world will take stock of the progress or otherwise...

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Aug 28, 2016

Protest Against Human Rights Abuses Related to...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with several Balochi and Sindhi human rights and youth organizations, organized a protest against gross human rights violations...

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Aug 09, 2016

Sindh: Famous Drama Writer and Novelist Ali Baba...

  Below is an article published by The Express Tribune:  Sindhi drama writer and novelist Ali Muhammad alias Ali Baba passed away on Monday in Karachi. The 76-year-old was suffering from multiple...

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Aug 05, 2016

Sindh: WSC Criticizes Ruthless Paramilitary Attacks...

  Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress:   A ruthless operation of paramilitary forces, Rangers, with close support from the state intelligence agencies and police has...

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Jul 28, 2016

Sindh: WSC Shaken by Cruelty Against Sindhi Hindus...

  Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress  After an alleged incident of burning Quran in Ghotki on 26th July, in all the large and small towns of district Ghotki including...

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May 13, 2016

Sindh: A Celebration of Culture through Art

  Below is an article published by the Express Tribune: KARACHI: A show featuring the works of two artists opened at Chawkandi Art Gallery on Tuesday evening to reveal the simple and unrecognised...

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Apr 15, 2016

Sindh: Human Rights Commission Report Blames Government...

  The following is an article published by Pakistan Observer:  Islamabad—Chairperson National Commission for Human Rights Justice, Ali Nawaz Chohan, in a report, on Tuesday held government...

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Mar 01, 2016

Sindh: Malnutrition and Infant Mortality Remain...

  Below is an article by Al-Jazeera English,   The views during the nine-hour drive to Tharparkar, a remote district in southern Pakistan, are stunning but deceptive.  The long...

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Oct 12, 2015

Sindh: Possible Socio-economic Developments by...

  Below is an article published by The News:   The Sindh government and Belgium agreed to establish the mechanism of Fast Tracking Working Relationship (FTWR) for early implementation of...

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Sep 23, 2015

Sindh: USAID and Local Government Launch Educational...

  Below is an article published by Pakistan Today:   The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sindh Education and Literacy Department signed memorandums of understanding (MoU)...

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Aug 20, 2015

Sindh: Drug Prevention Campaign Launched

  Below is an article by The News The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched a drug prevention campaign in nine cities of Sindh to warn people of disasters of drug use. The...

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Aug 13, 2015

Sindh: Resolution Decries Child Abuse Scandal

  Below is an article by The Express Tribune A resolution against the country’s worst incident of child abuse in Kasur was passed unanimously by the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday...

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Aug 04, 2015

UNPO Strongly Condemns Pakistan’s Execution...

  Below is an article by The Guardian   Pakistan has hanged a man whose execution was repeatedly postponed amid international pressure over claims that he was a child at the time he...

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Jul 23, 2015

Pakistan’s Invasive Mass Surveillance System:...

  Below is an article published by Dawn A report published by London-based advocacy group Privacy International claims that the practical surveillance capacity of the Pakistani government...

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Jun 29, 2015

Sindh: Heatwave Takes More Lives

  Below is an article by Dawn As most of the over 300 unidentified victims of the punishing heatwave were buried by the Edhi Foundation by Saturday evening [27 June 2015], the continuing death...

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Jun 15, 2015

Sindh: Man Arrested without Warrant during Search...

  Below is an article published by the Sindhi Foundation: Atta Mohammed Bhambhro* on involuntary enforced disappearance of his son Raja Dahar  Atta Mohammed Bhambhro* on involuntary...

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Mar 12, 2015

World Sindhi Congress Organizes Protest in Ge...

In the Sindh province of Pakistan, Sindhis are persecuted by the Pakistani Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence. Human rights violations are conducted by Pakistani security forces both for political...

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Feb 18, 2015

Sindh: Opposition to Gas Infrastructure Development...

Below is an article published by The News International: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday opposing the levy of the gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) by the federal...

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Jun 03, 2014

Sindh: Leader of the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: A shutter-down strike was observed in the interior Sindh after the murder of central leader of the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), on Friday [30 May 2014]. According...

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Jun 02, 2014

Sindh: Law Preventing Child Marriage Passed Unanimously...

Below is an article published by The Guardian The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), one of Pakistan's most influential religious and constitutional bodies, has announced that girls are ready for marriage...

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May 14, 2014

Sindh: Provincial Assembly Bans Marriage Under...

Below is an article published by Scoop The provincial assembly of Sindh has taken a daring lead on 28th April 2014 that deserves appreciation by becoming Pakistan's first elected assembly to have passed...

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Nov 29, 2013

UNPO Members Attend Sixth Session Of The Forum...

More than 20 representatives of nine Members (Uyghurs, Sindh, Khmer Krom, Ahwazi, Assyria, Chin, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Tibet and Ogaden) attended the sixth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues held...

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Nov 15, 2013

Sindh: Close Cooperation With UN To Reach MDGs...

Below is an article published by The Nation: The Sindh government and the United Nations have joined hands to oversee the five-year development programme and address key priorities to achieve the Millennium...

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Sep 06, 2013

Sindh: Reduction of Women’s Seats in Local Bodies...

Below is an article published by The News Civil society has expressed disappointment over the drastic reduction of women’s representation in local bodies under the Local Government Acts recently...

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Aug 28, 2013

Sindh: Three Activists Killed On Independence...

Below is an article published by the Asian Human Rights Commission: URGENT APPEAL  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that on the 66 celebration of the Independence...

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May 17, 2013

Sindh: Government Postpones May 19th Re-Polli...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com:    In a letter written to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Sindh government has apologized on failing to conduct the re-polls in the...

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May 13, 2013

Sindh: No Room For New Political Players

Bellow is an article published by  The International News: Despite all the enthusiasm surrounding the rise of new political players, there will be no major upsets in Sindh, particularly Karachi,...

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Apr 26, 2013

Sindh: EU Election Observation Mission Meets Sindh...

Below is an article published by The Business Recorder: The Sindh CS welcomed the delegation led by Michael Gahler, and assured of every facility. He told the delegation that the Governor, the Caretaker...

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Jan 22, 2013

Sindh: Measles Outbreak In Sindh

Below is an article published by Dawn:   A deadly measles outbreak has left at least four more children dead, mounting the death toll to 459 across the country while 429 children have died in Sindh...

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Oct 26, 2012

Sindh: Local Government Ordinance Not Welcome...

Below is an article written by Mohammad Ali Talpur: I never thought that Sindh, the land of the legendary Makhdoom Bilawal who preferred pulverisation by the Arghun ruler’s oil seed grinder to submission...

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Sep 27, 2012

Sindh: Floodings Leave Tens Of Thousands Home...

Below is an article published by the BBC: Tens of thousands of people have been made homeless by heavy monsoon flooding in the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, officials say. About 120,000...

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Sep 25, 2012

Sindh: Government Has Failed To Combat Floods

Below is an article published by The News: The administration has failed to drain water accumulated in several areas of Southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan following monsoon rains and floods. In the...

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Aug 30, 2012

Sindh: Social Change Embraced in Region

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune: The media, print and electronic, are full of very important news and its analysis. Pakistan-US relations, the judiciary-executive conflict, the Karachi...

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Aug 20, 2012

Sindh: Illegal Arrests Of Peasant Leaders

Bellow is a press release published by IAOJ:   Sindh Hari Porhiat Council Hyderabad condemns the illegal arrest of two peasant leaders Mr. Hyder Khoso and Zulfiquar Khoso at Chambar police station....

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Aug 15, 2012

Sindh: Worsening Situation For Sindh Hindus In...

Below is an article published by the Hindustan Times: Tears were streaming down Mukesh Kumar Ahuja’s face as he stepped off the Samjhauta Express here on Monday with his wife and four children....

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Jul 04, 2012

Sindh: Organizations Issue Resolution Condemning...

Below is an article published by The News: In a joint statement the representatives of Sindh Progressive National Alliance (SPNA) as well as Awami Tehreek (AT), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STPP), Sindh...

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Jun 21, 2012

Sindh: Investigation into Enforced Disappearance...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com: The Sindh High Court issued on Tuesday [19 June 2012] notices to the home secretary, Sindh police chief, Rangers director-general and others in a petition filed...

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Jun 06, 2012

Sindh: Approaching Monsoon Urges Action

Below is an article published by The News on Sunday: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has warned of another ominous monsoon this year. According to NDMA, some 29 million would be facing...

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May 11, 2012

UNPO UN Reports Highlight Human Rights Violations...

Photo by Cedric Favero On the occasion of the 14th Session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), UNPO has submitted three reports highlighting the human rights violations in Argentina,...

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May 09, 2012

Sindh : Remembrance Gathering Held In London

Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress: World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held remembrance gathering on April 14th, 2012 at Sindhi centre, London to pay tribute to Bashir Khan Qureshi...

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May 09, 2012

Balochistan: Protest Against Killings In Lyar...

Below is an article published by Baluch Sarmachar: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons jointly staged a peaceful protest condemning the brutal...

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May 03, 2012

Sindh: Appeal to Stop Police Operation

Below is a press release from the World Sindhi Institute: The undersigned Sindhi Diaspora Organizations  (SDOs) once again appeal to the President and  Prime Minister of Pakistan,...

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Apr 11, 2012

Sindh: Concerns Raised During Water Conferenc...

Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Institute: The Sindh Delegation presented the "Case of Sindh" via a power point presentation that was projected on a large screen. Approximately 55 delegates...

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Apr 06, 2012

Sindh: Demonstration for Better Education Conditions...

Below is a press release issued by the Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association (Sindh Chapter): HYDERABAD, April 5: In order to express solidarity with the demands of teaching community...

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Mar 06, 2012

Sindh: Pakistan Openly Plans To Increase Internet...

Below is an article published by the New York Times:  Many countries censor the Internet, but few spell out their intentions as explicitly as Pakistan. The government published a public tender...

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Feb 09, 2012

Sindh: Targeted Killings to be Discussed by National...

Below is an article published by Business Recorder: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence directed all intelligence agencies to appear before it on February 29 [2012] to share their information...

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Jan 12, 2012

Sindh: Literary Conference In Karachi

Below is an  article published by The News: The Secretary of the Department of Culture, Government of Sindh, Abdul Aziz Uqaili, on Tuesday, said that an international Sindhi literary conference will...

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Jan 10, 2012

Sindh: Protection Of Heritage

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune Never ones to be satisfied with land, encroachers have long eyed up Sindh’s archaeological sites. After a recent survey, the Sindh Culture Department...

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Jan 09, 2012

Sindh: International Sindhi Diaspora Condemns...

Below is a press release published by the World Sindhi Institute: On behalf of the President of Sindhi Association of North America SANA ,  Valeed Shaikh, the President of World Sindhi Institute WSI,...

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Dec 28, 2011

Sindh: Malnutrition Rates Calls for Humanitarian...

Below is an article published by the Dawn: Sindh has the highest malnutrition rate in the country with 22.9 per cent of population in the northern part of the province and 21.2 per cent in the south facing...

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Dec 16, 2011

Sindh: Protest Against Privatization of Power...

Below is an article by The Daily Financial Post (Pakistan): Workers of power supply companies in different parts of Sindh protested and boycotted their duties against the privatization of Pakistan Electric...

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Dec 05, 2011

UNPO Representatives Prominent At UN Forum On...

  Photo: UNPO and Minority Rights Group participants pose for a photograph at the close of the first day of the UN Forum on Minority Issues Close to thirty representatives of nine UNPO Member...

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Nov 21, 2011

Sindh: New Local Government System In The Mak...

Below is an article published by The Friday Times: After several highs and lows, ties between the PPP and the MQM are normalising as the two sides negotiate a new local government system in Sindh. There...

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Nov 15, 2011

Sindh: Old Tolerances Under Pressure Amid State...

Below is an article by Daily Times: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan saw yet another moment of national shame right on the day of Eid-ul-Azha when four Hindus, including three doctors, were brutally killed...

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Nov 09, 2011

Sindh: WSC Condemn Doctor Murders As Barbaric

Below is a statement released by the World Sindhi Congress: World Sindhi Congress (WSC) alongside the entire Sindhi nation is deeply shocked, saddened and mourns the barbaric and inhuman murder of three...

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Nov 07, 2011

Sindh: Increase In Disaster Death Toll

Below is an article published by the Express Tribune The stark realities have been described in a ten-page report titled ‘Civil Society Flood Situation Report’ which was published on Friday...

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Nov 01, 2011

Sindh: International Response Needed to Disap...

  Below is an article published by UNPO:   In the latest instance of disappeared political and human rights activists in Pakistan, the very question of the country’s adherence to basic...

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Oct 31, 2011

Sindh/ Balochistan: WFP Needs More Money To Help...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Observer. WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal told APP on Friday that the WFP has only supplies to continue distributions in flood areas until the end of November, leaving...

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Oct 18, 2011

Sindh: Hostage To The Floods

Below is an article published by the BBC The poor farmer was devoted to the lively three-year-old: "I was always picking him up and playing with him. He was the baby of the family. I couldn't be without...

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Oct 17, 2011

Sindh: Drainage Crisis in Indus Basin

Below is an article published by Dawn Much has been said and written about how the LBOD, meant for the drainage of excessive irrigation water from Nawabshah, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts into the...

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Oct 12, 2011

Sindh: Marginalized Groups Refuse To Accept Disenfranchisement...

Below is a press released issued by the World Sindhi Congress: Sindhi people are facing unprecedented challenges to their survival and continued existence. Combined, the last two years of mega-floods,...

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Oct 11, 2011

Sindh: Supreme Court Demanded Information on Government...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune.   A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed hearing of former parliamentarian Marvi Memon’s complaint...

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Oct 04, 2011

Sindh: Government Fails To Support ALL Of Its...

Below is an article published by The Nation The ruling PPP in Sindh is selective in providing relief to the recent flood devastated people. Apparently it has been providing greater relief to the areas...

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Oct 03, 2011

Sindh, Balochistan: UN Again Sends SOS for the...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com, the Newspaper   ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has warned that humanitarian agencies are running out of resources to assist those affected by floods in...

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Sep 30, 2011

Sindh: Canadian Bank Responds To Floods With Food...

Below is an article published by The Red River Valley Echo: For the second year in a row, heavy monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. According to reports,...

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Sep 26, 2011

Sindh: Pakistani Prime Minister Fails to Boost...

Below is an article published by the News International ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s flood relief fund has so far received less thanRs100 million or just over $1 million from all...

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Sep 23, 2011

Sindh: Food Security In Region Threatened Even...

Below is an article published by Dawn: “Millions of people are destitute and face an uncertain and food-insecure future,” the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. It...

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Sep 21, 2011

Sindh: WFP Rations Projected to Reach Three Million...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up its life-saving food distributions in the flood-hit areas of southern Pakistan to reach...

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Sep 19, 2011

Sindh: Disproportionately Suffering From Maln...

Below is an article published by The Nation: The National Nutrition Survey (NNS 2011), which was launched on Saturday [18.09.11], showed that Sindh had one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the...

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Sep 16, 2011

Sindh: Arrest Of Chairman of JSQM Sparks Prot...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: Protests held in Karachi and other cities and towns of Sindh on Thursday in reaction to the arrest of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) chairman Bashir Khan Qureshi...

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Sep 12, 2011

Sindh: Extensive Flooding Leaves Millions Str...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera:  Five million people have been affected by floods in the Pakistani provinces of Baluchistan and Sindh, according to regional officials.    At...

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Sep 07, 2011

Sindh: New Floods Create ‘Calamity’ for 5...

Below is an article published by BBC News: The Pakistani province of Sindh has declared five flood-hit districts to be "calamity areas" - short of food, housing and medical supplies. Officials say that...

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Sep 05, 2011

Sindh: Asian Human Rights Commission Report Criticizes...

Below is a report by the Asian Human Right Commission. In the recent days it is observed that officials of the Pakistan army and Para-military have been on a rampage, taking the law into their own hands...

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Aug 26, 2011

Sindh: Reports of Targetted Killings Not Submitted...

Below is an article published by The Express Tribune  This statement was made to a five-judge Supreme Court bench during the hearing of the proceedings of the suo motu case on Karachi violence. The...

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Aug 18, 2011

Sindh: New Floods Affect Over 1,000,000 Victi...

Below is an article published by Dawn:   Devastating rains have triggered floods in southern Pakistan, affecting at least 700,000 people and forcing 60,000 from their homes, officials said Wednesday...

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Aug 11, 2011

Sindh: What 18th Constitutional Amendment?

Below is an article published by the Daily Times:  Pakistanis are full of celebration over the 18th Amendment, presented as a great achievement of the ruling party and its allies and portrayed as...

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Aug 04, 2011

Sindh: Human Rights Abuses Continue Against Fishing...

Below is an article published by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC): The AHRC has received information that after the land mafia led by Mr. Haji Younis and his son and former town mayor, Mr. Zulfiqar...

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Jul 21, 2011

Sindh: Pandemic Malnutrition Rates Spiral

Below is an article published by Dawn: It’s a year since the worst floods in the history of Pakistan devastated the lives of an estimated 20 million people, most of who were already struggling to...

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Jul 18, 2011

Sindh: Condemnation of Massacre During Recent...

Below is a statement released by the World Sindh Congress: In a press statement issued today [July 16, 2011], World Sindhi Congress (WSC) strongly condemned the barbaric massacre of innocent Sindhi people...

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Jul 04, 2011

Sindh: Defending the Environment Cost Fishermen...

Below is an article published by Pakistan Today:  “Despite our cries nobody has come to help us. Why are the government authorities silent when land mafia members and influential criminals...

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Jul 01, 2011

Sindh: Devolution Process Hampered As Gillani...

Below is a statement published by PILDAT:  PILDAT [the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Democracy and Transparency] has demanded that the Federal Government should immediately right-size the cabinet...

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Jun 22, 2011

Sindh: Flood Enquiry Finds Negligence A “Major”...

Below is an article published by Dawn:  “THE flood inquiry commission formed in the wake of the 2010 floods, under the Supreme Court’s directive, has unveiled that a major cause of the...

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Jun 10, 2011

Sindh: Belated Anti-Gun Resolution Passed

Below is an article published by Central Asia Online: Standing united against ongoing killings in Karachi, Sindh lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution [on] June 7 [2011] demanding the government de-weaponise...

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Jun 08, 2011

Sindh: Population Continues to Suffer Amid “Financial...

Below is an article published by The Evening Standard: Oxfam has launched an investigation into "financial irregularities" in their flood relief programme in Pakistan. The problem was discovered in the...

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May 10, 2011

Sindh: Dadu Farmers Migrate To Greener Pastur...

  Below is an article published by: The News International.It was only nine months ago when last year’s devastating floods displaced a number of families in the area. The 1.9 million acres...

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Apr 18, 2011

Sindh: New Disappearances Cause International...

Below is an appeal published by the Asian Human Rights Commission: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that four activists of a nationalist political group were abducted...

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Mar 28, 2011

Sindh: Malnutrition Increases Due to High Food...

Below is an article published by the BBC: On Wednesday [March 23, 2011] the UN's food relief agency said the government set prices too high and malnutrition was rising. But an official at Pakistan's...

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Mar 25, 2011

Sindh: Environment Suffers As Post Remain Emp...

  Below is an article published by  Dawn.com:    The federal government appears to be reluctant to fill a key post in the Sindh Environmental Protection Tribunal despite the fact...

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Mar 21, 2011

Sindh: Shrinking Space of Tolerance

Below is an article published by Struggle for Hindu Existence: The demolition of Hindu temples in Pakistan for the construction of parks, schools etc is a common phenomenon in Pakistan. In the latest...

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Mar 15, 2011

Sindh: The Sindh Assembly Recommends Shahbaz Bhatti...

Below is an article published by: Daily Times.The Sindh Assembly (SA) has passed a unanimous resolution tabled by the lawmaker of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from minority Salim Khurshid Khokhar...

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Mar 14, 2011

Sindh: Fears Grow For Life of Detained Political...

Below is an article published by Amnesty International: Muzaffar Bhutto, a senior member of a Sindhi nationalist political party in Pakistan, has been abducted for a second time allegedly by plain-clothed...

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Mar 08, 2011

Sindh: MPAs Suggest A Female Army Chief Be Ap...

  Below is an article published by: The International Herald Tribune.During the Sindh Assembly session, MPAs unanimously passed a resolution to commemorate the 100th International Women’s Day...

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Feb 24, 2011

Sindh: In Positive Move, UNDP to Pump out Flood...

  Below is an article published The ExpressTribune:   A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) project, funded by Japan, would help pump out flood water and clean up villages in Sindh. UNDP...

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Feb 15, 2011

Sindh: Call for Elite to Recognise Pakistan’s...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: Interestingly, the two best books written on Sindh in the last few years have been the works of two writers who are ‘Sindhi by option’ and not...

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Feb 09, 2011

Sindh: UN Official Laments Post-Flood Conditions...

Below is an article published by The International News:  The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres lamented the fact that...

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Jan 28, 2011

Sindh: Pakistan’s Sindh provinces Still Suffering...

Below is an article published by: Reuters    Pakistan’s Sindh province, hit hard by last year's floods, is suffering levels of malnutrition almost as critical as Chad and Niger, with...

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Jan 10, 2011

Sindh: City Development Funds Grossly Misused

Below is an article published by The Dawn: Funds provided by the Asian Development Bank under a technical assistance loan in 2006 for improving city planning in Karachi and sustainable and efficient financing...

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Dec 20, 2010

Sindh: Tearful Homecoming for Flood-Survivors

Below is an article published by AFP: Hajani Chandio broke down in tears when she came home after three months in a refugee camp following the catastrophic floods that ravaged Pakistan earlier this year. “My...

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Dec 13, 2010

Sindh: Human Rights Day a Reminder to Reassess...

Below is an article published by the Daily Times: The world community celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10. The envisaged purpose seems to accept the truth that despite the claims of modern, scientific,...

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Dec 06, 2010

Sindh: UN Official Calls for Aid Continuation

  Below is an article by The International: The United Nations humanitarian chief on Friday [3 December 2010] visited the flood-ravaged area of Pakistan's southern province of Sindh to review relief...

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Nov 26, 2010

Sindh: UNICEF Supports Efforts to Fight Malnutrition...

  Below is an article published by UNICEF:   The devastating monsoon floods that recently affected more than 20 million people in Pakistan – including 2.8 million children under the...

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Nov 22, 2010

Sindh: UNHCR Shows Continued Need for Aid

Below is an article published by the UNHCR: When floods swept through their village in southern Pakistan's Sindh province earlier this year, Mumtaz Ali and his pregnant wife lost their seven-year-old...

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Nov 17, 2010

Sindh: Crackdown on Terrorism to Be Strengthe...

  Below is an article published by MSN News:   Two Pakistani prosecutors today [13 November 2010] refused to represent the government in anti-terrorism cases against Taliban operatives and...

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Oct 27, 2010

Sindh: Diaspora Donations Support Aid Delivery...

The Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) Houston Chapter organized a highly successful fund raising event for flood relief efforts in Pakistan on 23rd October [2010] at Pakistan Center in Houston,...

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Oct 21, 2010

Sindh: 2.2 Million Hectares Of Crops Lost In ...

  Below is an article published by Dawn:   An area larger than the Netherlands - 50,000 square kilometers- has been ravaged by the devastating floods in Pakistan, with over 2.2 million hectares...

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Oct 08, 2010

Sindh: A Pointless Resolution

  Below is an article published by Dawn:   IT is like flogging a dead horse. On Tuesday, the Punjab Assembly passed a resolution asking the federal government to develop consensus among the...

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Oct 07, 2010

Sindh: IDPs Face Uncertain Future As Waters R...

  Below is a report published by Medicins Sans Frontieres:   At present, the most severely flood affected areas are in central Sindh Province, where the overflowing Manchar Lake has submerged...

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Oct 04, 2010

Sindh: Helicopter Crash Shows Challenges of Aid...

Below is an article published by Mail Online A UN helicopter crash-landed in southern Pakistan while delivering food for flood victims, officials said today [03 October 2010]. Three people of the 13...

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Sep 17, 2010

Sindh: PPP Seeks Work Visas for Flood-Hit You...

  Below is an article published by The Dawn:   Secretary-general of the Sindh chapter of PPP Taj Hyder has appealed to the developed world to provide work visa to 50,000 flood-affected youths...

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Sep 14, 2010

Sindh: Manchhar Lake in Danger of Overflowing

  Below is an article published by The News International:   Manchhar Lake mounted to at least 119 feet just short of two feet of its water-containing capacity. A state of emergency has been...

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Sep 08, 2010

Pakistan: European Parliament debates Humanitarian...

  Below is an article published by UNPO:   Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (ECHO), opened the debate with a...

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Sep 06, 2010

Sindh: Flooding Continues, Leaving Many Coastal...

Below is a statement by the Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum:   Major parts of Jatti, the business center of coastal communities have almost come under the flood water. The people earlier found reluctant...

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Aug 27, 2010

Sindhi: Refugees Seeking Refuge In Their Own Land...

  Below is an article published by the Wall Street Journal:     Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Pakistan's devastating floods are seeking shelter in this city of 18 million, exacerbating...

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Aug 26, 2010

Sindh: SDF Condemns Imposition Of Martial Law...

  Below is an article published by the Sindh Democratic Forum:   Sindh Democratic Forum (SDF) has noted with grave concern, the statement made by MQM chief Altaf Hussain regarding imposition...

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Aug 25, 2010

Sindh: WSC Condemns Demands to Impose Martial...

  Below is a statement by the World Sindhi Congress:   The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) strongly condemns Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain’s demand and support...

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Aug 24, 2010

Sindh: At Least Two Flood Victim Killed By Police...

  Below is an article published by: Daily Times At least two people were killed and 14 including three police personnel wounded in cross firing between law enforcers and alleged land grabbers near...

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Aug 18, 2010

Balochistan: No Improvement to Disaster Relie...

  Below is an article published by the Express Tribune:   A flood torrent from river Indus completely submerged Muzaffagarh-Ali Pur Road, while low-lying areas of Sultan city were inundated...

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Aug 17, 2010

Balochistan: 921 deaths Linked To Political V...

  Below is an article published by Daily Times: ISLAMABAD: Eight hundred and eight incidents of political violence, which claimed 1, 921 lives, have been reported in the country during October...

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Aug 12, 2010

Sindh: Leaders And Technocrats Say No New Dam...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Times:   Politicians and technocrats of Sindh have rejected the assertion that the Kalabagh Dam could have averted the destruction caused by the...

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Aug 12, 2010

UNPO Causes of the flooding in Pakistan

  Below is a letter published by The Guardian:   The people of Pakistan may be in God's hands now that swathes of Sindh lie under water, but for decades they have been in the hands of an Islamabad...

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Aug 10, 2010

Pakistan floods threaten key barrage in southern...

  Below is an article published by BBC News:   The Sukkur Barrage flooding means Sindh faces as much devastation as that seen further north in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces, say...

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Jul 23, 2010

Sindh: Awami Tehreek Stages Mammoth Protest rally...

 Below is an article published by Regional News :The activists of the Awami Tehreek held a protest rally at the Hatri Bypass Road on Wednesday against the water shortage, proposed construction of...

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Jul 23, 2010

Sindh: Awami Tehreek Stages Mammoth Protest Rally...

 Below is an article published by Regional News :The activists of the Awami Tehreek held a protest rally at the Hatri Bypass Road on Wednesday against the water shortage, proposed construction of...

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Jul 21, 2010

Sindh: World Sindhi Congress Terms Decision To...

  Below is a Press Release published by World Sindhi Congress (WSC):   Terming it an unlawful and illegal act, the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) strongly condemned the decision of...

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Jul 20, 2010

Sindh: Water Shortage causes Shift in Rice and...

Below is an article published by The News.com: The rice and sugarcane cultivation in lower-Sindh has started shifting to the northern parts of the province over the last one decade due to an almost...

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Jun 16, 2010

Sindh: Pakistan Ranks As ‘Tier 2’ Country...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Times:  Pakistan has been ranked as a “Tier 2” country in the 2010 US Trafficking in Persons Report, which has cited improvements...

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Jun 02, 2010

Sindh: Cultural Festival at Lok Virsa

 Below is an article published by Daily Times:Lok Virsa in collaboration with Department of Culture, Government of Sindh, is holding a 4-day Sindh Cultural Festival at Islamabad from June 4-7 to document,...

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May 31, 2010

Sindh: Water Shortage Hurts 30% Of Standing Crops...

   Below is an article published by Daily Times:Usually water from Chashma-Jhelum Link Canal is released by April 15 every crop season but due to adamant attitude of the Punjab government,...

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Apr 16, 2010

Sindh: Sindh Games to be held in June

   Below is an article published by: The International News Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs to the Government of Sindh, informed ‘The News’ here that...

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Apr 07, 2010

Sindh: Strike in Interior Sindh

  Below is an article published by The News International: Trade and business activities remained suspended and nationalist parties took out protest rallies and demonstrations against the alleged...

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Mar 31, 2010

Sindh: $ 8bn to be spent in investment facilitating...

Below is an article published by Dawn.comARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said the government is facilitating projects worth $8 billion, which are at various stages from planning to...

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Mar 29, 2010

Sindh: Government Urged to Take Stand on Water...

 Below is an article published by: The International NewsFormer Commerce Minister Humayun Akhter said aggressive stance should be adopted while taking up with India over the violation of the Indus...

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Mar 22, 2010

Sindh: Official Admits Acute Shortage of Quality...

  Below is an article published by ReliefWeb:Sindh secretary for agriculture Agha Jan Akhtar has admitted that the province faces acute shortage of quality seed and the government is seeking...

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Mar 16, 2010

Sindh: International Day of Rivers: Call for protection...

  Below is an article published by Dawn.com: Chairman of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Syed Mohammad Ali Shah has called for the decommissioning of all dams to rehabilitate the Indus River. He...

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Mar 03, 2010

Sindh: Private Schools Established In Rural S...

 Below is an article published by The News : Senior Minister for Education and Literacy, Sindh, Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, inaugurated the second phase of ‘Promoting Private Schooling...

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Feb 26, 2010

Sindh: Intellectuals demand national language...

   Below is an article published by The International News: Sindhi linguists, educationists and scholars have demanded to the government that Sindhi be recognised as a national language...

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Feb 22, 2010

Sindh: Water Issues between Sindh and Punjab

 Below is an open letter published by Sindh Development Fund:Dear Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saheb, We the members of Sindh Democratic Forum (SDF), a Sindh based political think tank comprised...

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Feb 15, 2010

Sindh: PPP Government Has Failed to Protect Sindh...

   Below is an article published by The Nation: ’The PPP government, since its first day in power has had a serious problem in understanding the aspirations of the masses. And the...

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Jan 13, 2010

Sindh: Strategic Plan 2010-2012 Launched

 Below is an article published by The News International : The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday [12 January 2010] launched Strategic Plan 2010-2012, a three-year plan to modernize itself as an effective...

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Dec 21, 2009

Sindh: Unending Water Dispute

Below is an article published by: the Dawn Media Group Sindh invariably accuses Punjab of ‘stealing’ water from the other provinces’ share and blames the latter for the desertification...

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Dec 15, 2009

Sindh: Concern over Share of Water from the I...

  Below is an article published by The International News:Sindh has conveyed to the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) that continued withdrawal of water from the Indus by Punjab, despite the...

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Dec 11, 2009

Sindh: Government Land Distribution

  Below is an article published by The International News:As many as 4,196 people have been allotted land to date under the Sindh government’s land distribution programme for female peasants,...

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Dec 07, 2009

Sindh: Sindh Celebrates First Ever ‘Sindhi Topi...

 Below is an article published by Dawn: The Sindhi Topi is regarded as one of the most essential parts of the Sindhi culture and is usually offered to guests, along with a traditional Sindhi Ajrak,...

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Nov 27, 2009

Sindh: NFC Award Report on Resource Distribut...

  Below is an article published by Dawn.com A four-point multi-criteria formula for resource distribution between the federation and the provinces based on population, backwardness,...

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Nov 23, 2009

Sindh: Steps Afoot to Address Fishermen's Pro...

  Below is an article published by The Nation :   Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro assured the fishermen that the PPP-led government had initiated various uplift projects...

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Nov 19, 2009

Sindh: Government Must Safeguard Fishermen's ...

Below is an article published by The Nation: The representatives of civil society on Monday (16 November) urged the government to ensure social security to millions of small fishermen. “The initiatives...

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Nov 11, 2009

Sindh: Press Release World Sindhi Congress

 Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress:Although, political activists working for the genuine democratic rights of Sindhi people have always been targeted but the wide disappearance...

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Nov 02, 2009

Sindh: Sindh Protests over Water Discord

   Below is an article published by The News International :   “As far as water distribution is concerned, the only thing in vogue is the 1991 Water Accord. The Irsa is...

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Oct 26, 2009

Sindh: HDI shows Sindh Most Neglected

  Below is an article published by The News: The Centre has found that Balochistan and Sindh, the most neglected federating units in terms of Human Development Index (HDI), will ultimately cause...

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Oct 22, 2009

Sindh: HDI Shows Balochistan, Sindh Most Negl...

   Below is an article published by The News (International):  The Centre has found that Balochistan and Sindh, the most neglected federating units in terms of Human Development...

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Oct 16, 2009

Sindh: Govt To Retrieve Land Allotted Through...

Below is an article published by The International News:The “Cancellation of Bogus Entries of Government Land Bill-2009” was introduced on Thursday [15 October] before the Sindh Assembly by...

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Oct 15, 2009

Sindh: Sindh’s Voice Heard After 35 Years, Says...

 Below is an article published by thenews.com.pk :   He was referring to a perceived “major breakthrough” in the third National Finance Commission (NFC) meeting held recently...

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Oct 08, 2009

Sindh: Water Shortage to Dry Million Acres in...

   Below is an article published by Pakistan Observer :     Water deficiency for Rabi crop will make barren one million acres land in Sindh, claimed MNA Nawab Yusuf Talpur...

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Sep 07, 2009

Sindh: Announce Inaugural Event

 Below is a press release issued by Sindi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC)Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) For Immediate ReleaseContact: Mr. Munawar LaghariSAPACSapac.Sindh@gmail.com ...

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Jun 12, 2009

Sindh: Condemnation of Murdered Sindhi Activists...

   Below is a statement issued  by Humaira Rahman:The World Sindhi Institute condemns the killing of innocent and indigenous Sindhi citizens on June 10th 2009 in Karachi and some days...

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Apr 29, 2009

Sindh: Human Rights Minister Seeks Reports

  Below is an article published by TMC: Sindh Minister for Human Rights, Ms. Nadia Gabol has directed the officials and staff of her department and offices across the province to collect and...

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Apr 21, 2009

Sindh: Deforestation on the Rise

   Below is an article published by: The Nation The forest resources especially that of Sindh are depleting due to the natural, social and official constraints, the reports by forestry department...

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Mar 30, 2009

Sindh: 3,000 Women to Get Training for LG Pol...

   Below is an article published by : The Nation United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will train more than 17,000 women across Pakistan before organising the forthcoming Local Government...

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Mar 12, 2009

Sindh: Clashes Mark Protests in Pakistan

 Below is an article published by: The BBC  Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi have used sticks to beat up protesters outside the high court, as lawyers began an anti-government protest...

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Mar 06, 2009

Sindh: Govt Receives 130 Archaeological Sites...

   Below is an article published by TheNews.com: The federal government has handed over 130 listed archaeological sites in Sindh, excluding Moenjodaro, to the Sindh government and issued...

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Mar 04, 2009

Sindh: Acute Shortage of Paddy Seeds

    Below is an article published by: The International News With excessive winter rains having damaged a large number of rice paddies, it has been learnt that Sindh looks set to face an...

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Mar 03, 2009

Sindh: Neem trees Plantation

  Below is an article published by: The News  The Sindh Forest Department has announced that indigenous Neem trees will be planted in the province this year, which will part of the Year...

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Feb 05, 2009

Sindh: Only a Fortnight to Prevent Wheat Crisis...

   Below is an article written by Saleem Chandio, and published by Regional Times: Sindh Food Minister Nadir Magsi on Wednesday [4 February 2009] said that wheat crisis can crop up in Sindh...

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Dec 15, 2008

Sindh: Poverty Double in Rural Areas

   Below is an article published The Nation:  The rural areas of Sindh province have been facing with abject poverty and a release of Planning and Development Department, Government...

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Sep 29, 2008

Sindh: Government to set up Shelter Homes for...

 Below is an article published by The Nation:Sindh Minister for Women Development, Tauqir Fatima Bhutto, has said that shelter homes for women will be set up next month [October 2008] in Sindh in...

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Sep 25, 2008

Sindh: US Consul General Meets Home Minister

Below is an article published by The Daily Times:Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza met the United States Consul General Kay L. Anske on Wednesday [24 September 2008] and discussed matters of mutual...

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Sep 23, 2008

Sindh: Clean Water Project is Too Slow

Below is an article published by the The Daily Times: The Sindh government has shown dissatisfaction on progress on the federal government project titled “Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA)”,...

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Sep 10, 2008

Sindh: Reshuffle in Cabinet Likely

Below is an article published by The News International :The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to reshuffle the portfolio of a few ministers in Sindh to adjust its coalition partner, the...

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Sep 06, 2008

Sindh: Government Considers Setting Up Women’s...

Below is an article published by The News :The Sindh government is considering setting up “women’s courts” led by female judges to decide women’s cases while the law department...

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Sep 03, 2008

Sindh: New Sites for Heritage List

Below is an article published by Daily Times :The Sindh government has identified several sites of archeological importance and has asked the federal government to cover these sites under the Antiquities...

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Sep 02, 2008

Sindh: National Status Urged

Below is an article published by Dawn News: A resolution adopted at a conference on “Sindhi Language: National Language” on Sunday [31 August 2008] called for declaring Sindhi a national language...

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Aug 29, 2008

Sindh: Two-hour protest by Lawyers

Below is an article published by the Khaljee Times: Lawyers throughout Sindh staged two-hour sit-ins on main thoroughfares of major cities, urging the government to keep its promise and restore the judiciary...

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Aug 26, 2008

Sindh: Political Set-Up To Remain Unaffected After...

Below is an article published by The International News :The political set-up in Sindh will not be affected following the decision of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to quit the coalition in the...

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Aug 19, 2008

Sindh: Musharraf’s Resignation Hailed

Below is an article published by The International News Pakistan : There was an outbreak of celebrations in every nook and corner of the interior Sindh, including Hyderabad and other towns, on Monday [18...

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Aug 14, 2008

Sindh: Provincial Assembly Passes Resolution Against...

Below is an article published by Xinhua Net : Pakistan's Sindh provincial assembly Wednesday [13 August 2008] passed a resolution against President Pervez Musharraf, local TV channel DAWN NEWS...

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Aug 06, 2008

Sindh: Rain Havoc Kills 35, Over 200,000 Disp...

Below is an article published by Daily Times: Floods and rains have killed 35 and stranded over 200,000 people across the country, sources said on Monday [4 August 2008]. Fourteen people died in lower...

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Jul 15, 2008

Sindh: Karachi Being Rapidly Stripped of Mangrove...

Below is an article published by Dawn.com :KARACHI: Large tracts of mangrove forests under the control of multiple agencies – the Port Qasim Authority, Karachi Port Trust and Defence Housing Authority...

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May 19, 2008

Sindh: New Polio Case in Sindh

Yet another polio case in Sindh reported this week, bringing the number of polio-affected children to eight. Below is an article published by Daily Times, Pakistan: In-charge Health Minister...

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Mar 04, 2008

Burma: Rejection of Mockery of Constitution

National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) has issued a declaration calling on Burmese of all backgrounds to reject the junta’s attempts to hide its glaring democratic deficit. Below is an article...

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Feb 19, 2008

Pakistan: A Country Votes – But Now What?

Pakistan has voted - but low turnouts, minor vote-rigging, and few female voters have colored an election that will direct a nation’s future. Below is an article published by Carlotta Gall and...

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Jan 17, 2008

Sindh: River At Risk From Contamination

An expected release of water from the Manchar Lake could pollute river water and spread deadly waterborne diseases among local populations. Below is an article published by Amar Guriro in the Daily Times: The...

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Jan 03, 2008

UK Investigators to Assist in the Inquiry of...

After a demand by Bhutto’s party and third countries such as France for an independent investigation on the death of Benazir Bhutto, Perez Musharraf announced in a televised address on the 2nd January...

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Nov 28, 2007

Pakistan: Musharraf Quits Army

Finally relenting to widespread pressure, General Musharraf has resigned as chief of the army and is due to be sworn in as a civilian president soon, though there has been no indication that a lifting...

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Nov 21, 2007

Pakistan: Political Prisoners Freed

In an attempt to restore some form of normalcy ahead of the parliamentary elections in January 2008, the Pakistani government has released thousands of prisoners arrested after the imposition of emergency...

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Nov 16, 2007

Pakistan: One Man Refuses to Budge

In stark contrast to their President and army chief, the government and parliament of Pakistan stuck to the book and disbanded as their term ended, with a caretaker government installed until the next...

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Nov 13, 2007

Sindh: Press Club Raided by Police

As part of Musharraf’s state of emergency in Pakistan, the police raided a press club in Sindh province, a pro-opposition province of Pakistan, as a way to clamp down on journalists who maintain...

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Nov 09, 2007

Pakistan: Bhutto Guarded To Prevent Rally

Bhutto has been placed under unofficial house-arrest to prevent her from coordinating opposition to Musharraf’s emergency rule, as Pakistan slides further into turmoil. Below is an article published...

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Nov 08, 2007

Pakistan: President Has ‘Lost His Marbles...

The Hague, 8 November 2007 - Pakistan’s President Musharraf can be a very confusing man. Long been seen by many as the only man that can  ‘contain’ terrorist activities to the Tribal...

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Nov 07, 2007

Pakistan: UN Not Pleased

The UN Secretary-General has called on Musharraf to recall his emergency rule and release detainees, including the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, currently under house arrest. Below...

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Nov 05, 2007

Sindh: Signs of Unrest After Emergency Rule

Following President Musharraf’s imposition of a State of Emergency on 03 November 2007, the World Sindhi Institute, a UNPO Member organisation, has spoken out against his rule and called for the...

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Oct 22, 2007

Sindh: WSI Condemns the Violence in Karachi

The World Sindhi Institute condemns the acts of violence in the Sindh Capital, Karachi, aiming at Pakistan’s ex Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, and appeals for nonviolent negotiations...

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Oct 03, 2007

Sindh: A Vision of a Secular Non-Military Pa...

Mr. Munawar Laghari, UNPO Representative for Sindh, explains the Sindhi position regarding Pakistan, advocating secularism, demilitarization, and women’s rights. Below is an article by The Human...

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Sep 26, 2007

Sindh: Situation Brought to Attention at HRC

A senior figure of UNPO Members, the Sindhi, has spoken at the Human Rights Council to direct attention to the conditions under which the Sindhi live in Pakistan. Below are extracts of the speech by Munawar...

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Aug 28, 2007

Sindh: Floods Still Endangering Thousands

Countless people are still housed in makeshift shelters, living off emergency rations, and plagued by disease two months after Cyclone Yemyin devastated their homes. Below are extracts from a report...

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Aug 02, 2007

Sindh: Disaster Management Authority Establi...

The Sindh government has established a Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) aimed at monitoring hazards, risks and vulnerable conditions within the province. Below is an article written by...

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Jul 09, 2007

Sindh: Relief Sent by Government and WHO

The Sindh health department and the World Health Organization have sent teams of experts and emergency kits to areas affected by recent flooding. Below are extracts from an article published by the...

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Jun 28, 2007

Sindh: Cyclone Takes Its Toll

Fifty people from Sindh and Balochistan are reported to have died as a result of a Cyclone, with thousands still missing. Below is an article published by the International News Network: The death toll...

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Jun 26, 2007

Sindh: Coastal Areas Evacuated

Authorities have ordered the evacuation of coastal areas near Sindh as a cyclone is expected to hit the area sometime on Tuesday 26 June 2007. Below are extracts of an article published by The News...

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Jun 25, 2007

Sindh: Experts Call for Agriculture Review

At a consultative workshop held on Sunday 24 June 2007 in Hyderabad, India, experts called for a review of the agriculture, as it is considered the backbone of the national economy. Below is an article...

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Jun 21, 2007

Sindh: Millions Are Denied the Right to Vote

Former speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Hussain Haroon, has demanded restoration of the old voter lists, believing new lists to be a calculated effort by the government to deprive millions of their right...

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Jun 15, 2007

Sindh: Small Dams to Cope With Water Shortag...

The Sindh Minister of Agriculture has announced yesterday (14 June 2007)  government plans to build small dams, collecting rain water in areas facing severe water shortages. Below is a press statement...

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Jun 01, 2007

Sindh: Magazine Censored in Pakistan

The India-based Sindhi magazine ‘Sindhyun Jo Sansar’ was banned by Pakistani authorities for printing “provocative articles” against Pakistan. Below is an article published...

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Apr 24, 2007

Sindh: 'One Man' Sindhologist passes away

Mr. Panhwar passed away on Saturday in his home in Hyderabad, Pakistan. He published extensively and had a personal library composed of 50,000 books on Sindh, horticulture, engineering, and the environment. Below...

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Mar 26, 2007

Sindh: World TB Day Raises Awareness

Below is an article published by The News International: District Nazim Kanwar Naveed Jameel led a walk taken out on the occasion of World TB Day from Pakistan Chowk to the Hyderabad press club to create...

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Mar 12, 2007

Sindh: Parties Join to Fight Exploitation

Below is an excerpt from an article published by The News International: Speakers at a consultative meeting on Saturday [10 March 2007] resolved to wage a joint struggle to save Sindh's natural resources,...

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Feb 14, 2007

Sindh: Development Project Criticized

Below is an excerpt from an article published by Newsline: What are the consequences of a project that is conceived, planned and executed without bringing the actual stakeholders into the loop? The...

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Feb 05, 2007

Sindh: Provincial Autonomy Moves Forward

Below is an article published by The International News; HYDERABAD: The Sindh government is preparing a report on provincial autonomy, which will be presented to the provincial cabinet on the directives...

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Jan 31, 2007

Sindh: Peaceful Observance of Youm-e-Ashur

Below is an article published by Associated Press of Pakistan: Sindh Chief Minister, Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim Tuesday said that Youm-e-Ashur was observed peacefully in entire Sindh province, due to...

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Jan 22, 2007

Sindh: Thousands Protest ‘Anti-Sindh’ Po...

Below is an article published by The News International: Thousands of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) activists and students of different religious organisations here on Sunday staged a protest rally and marched...

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Nov 30, 2006

Sindh: Slave Labour Still Common

LAHORE, 28 November (IRIN) - Eight years ago Munnu Bheel began his quest in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh to secure the release of nine family members who had been kidnapped by a local landlord....

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Nov 16, 2006

Sindh: Reporters Boycott Proceedings

Below is an article published by the Daily Times of Pakistan: ISLAMABAD: Reporters covering parliament proceedings on Tuesday walked out of the press gallery to protest against “lax” police...

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Nov 14, 2006

Sindh: SAFMA Condemns Violence Against Media

Below is an extract from an article published in the Pak Tribune: Karachi: The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Sindh chapter, expressing concern over surge in violence against journalists...

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Nov 13, 2006

Sindh: Poor Farmers Donate Kidneys for Money

Below is an article on the International Herald Tribune: JANDALA, Pakistan: Nassem Kausar has done it. So, she says, have her sister, six brothers, five sisters-in-law and two nephews. Each has...

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Nov 08, 2006

Sindh: Moot Calls for ‘Return of Democracy...

WASHINGTON: A one-day conference on Sindh and Balochistan ended here on Monday with speakers highlighting the political and economic plight of Pakistan’s two minority provinces and calling for the...

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Oct 31, 2006

Sindh: Senator Says More Hospitals for Children...

KARACHI: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence, Senator Nisar Memon, has said that the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Karachi, is rendering unmatched services in providing modern treatment...

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Oct 02, 2006

Sindh: Call to End Military Operation in Bal...

Politico-nationalist leaders from Sindh and Balochistan demanded on Sunday a halt to what they called military operations in the two provinces besides an end to Army’s intervention in the country’s...

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Sep 25, 2006

Sindh: Resolutions of The Meeting on “Sindh...

Below is an abstract of the press release issued by the World Sindhi Congress on the Sindhi Unity Forum AGM and the International Conference “Sindh & Democracy” held on 16th-17th September...

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Sep 14, 2006

Sindh: US Congressman Expresses Concern

Washington, Sept. 13 (PTI): Expressing concern over the plight of the people of Balochistan and Sindh provinces, a senior US Congressman has said he was "troubled" that Washington had not brought...

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Aug 28, 2006

Sindh: World Sindhi Congress Press Release on...

The World Sindhi Congress (WSC), representative body of more than 50 million Sindhis living all over the world, reacted to the murder of Sardar Akbar Bugti, political leader, founding father of Pakistan...

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Apr 12, 2006

Sindh: Pakistan Bomb Blast at Religious Gathering...

A bomb blast at a religious gathering of Sunni Muslims in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi today killed at least 47 people and wounded about 100, police and a government minister...

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Mar 08, 2006

Sindhi: Expats Continue Protests against Alleged...

Dozens of expatriate Sindhis and Balochs from Pakistan on Monday protested outside the Pakistan consulate here alleging atrocities against their community members in Sindh and Baluchistan provinces....

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Feb 28, 2006

Sindh: Holding of Peaceful Rallies Lauded

Karachi --- Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan appreciated the city and town administrations across the province for ensuring peace during the processions taken out and meetings held to mark...

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Feb 08, 2006

Sindh: Opening Up of Transit Routes Pre-Requisite...

Former Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh asked for an increase in people to people contact by opening up of all trans-border transit routes between the two neighbouring countries, which he...

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Jan 23, 2006

Sindh: Musharraf Seeks Support for All Dams

President Pervez Musharraf on Friday asked the ruling coalition in Sindh to reciprocate his announcement on dams and mould public opinion in favour of the Kalabagh dam. During a meeting with...

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Jan 18, 2006

Sindh: Musharraf Defers Controversial Pakistan...

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday deferred plans to build a controversial dam after fierce opposition from three of Pakistan's four provinces. Musharraf has been campaigning for...

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Jan 11, 2006

Sindh: Statement Claims No Kalabagh Dam

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz promised to give up the construction of Kalabagh Dam in a detailed...

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Jan 10, 2006

Sindh & Balochistan: Dam Protests

On Sunday, the MQM had announced that it would quit the government by Jan 13 if the government did not stop the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and address the objections over the construction...

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Dec 27, 2005

Sindh: To be Given all Required Guarantees within...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League President Ch Shujaat Hussain has said that we are ready to give Sindh all the guarantees it wants within the ambit of the constitution but if it says that by taking...

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Dec 23, 2005

Sindh: Musharraf Arrives Sukkur to Convince People...

SUKKUR: President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Sukkur Thursday in the first leg of his visit to various parts of Sindh to convince people on the urgent need of constructing large water reservoirs...

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Dec 14, 2005

Musharraf Woos Sindh Politicians on Dams

President General Pervez Musharraf on Monday urged Sindh politicians to acknowledge the reality of Pakistan’s water shortage and the benefits to Sindh from new dams, and use this to “turn...

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Oct 04, 2005

Sindh-Rajasthan train to run from Jan: Pakist...

Pakistan has said the much-awaited train service between Khokrapar in Sindh province and Munabao in Rajasthan would begin from January next year. Work is on to lay broad-gauge railway track...

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Sep 23, 2005

Sindhi: WSC Sindhi Unity Forum Calls for a Protest...

The WSC Sindhi Unity Forum has planned a protest demonstration outside the Pakistan High Commission in London on Sunday 25th September 2005 at 12.00 hours, to highlight various issues, including...

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Sep 08, 2005

Sindh: Prime Minister Lauds Peaceful Conduct of...

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that it is heartening the first and second phase of Local Bodies Elections have completed peacefully in Sindh. He said, while talking to Chief Minister Sindh...

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Aug 09, 2005

Sindh: Pakistani Army likely to take Complete...

Untitled Document Army is likely to take complete dministrative control of Sindh due to fear of terrorism, disruption, bloodletting and tribal clashes during the forthcoming local...

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Aug 04, 2005

Sindhs Plea for Private Guards Rejected

Untitled Document The Election Commission on Monday turned down Sindh’s request for deployment of around 3,000 private security guards in different polling stations of the...

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Jul 30, 2002

World Sindhi Congress (Sindhi Unity Forum) application...

The UNPO Steering Committee (SC) recently approved the membership application by the World Sindhi Congress (WSC). This decision requires standard approval by the UNPO General Assembly, which...

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