History teaches us lessons but sometimes disobedient students don’t pay
attention to learning of history. While ignoring bitter-lessons of
history, the people see childish politics on the stage of Pakistan.
Public has been facing problems for decades and those leaders who
promised to get the key of solutions for problems after taking oath they
have realized that country’s problems are deeply rooted. So, now rulers
would understand the ABC of problem later public may be able to see
solution of problems.
Meanwhile, Federal government is paying attention to Karachi more than
Balochistan, at least PML-N has understood the core of problem of
Karachi after taking oath. Well, the government is looking for peace in
Karachi. Don’t make us laugh, when rich rulers claim to be the
Whenever, Karachi is being put on fire. Sudden question knocks on the
door of many minds that is why only Karachi is facing cats-political
fight, within in ten minutes Karachi turns into silent and then firing
Those, who live in Karachi, they have better idea that who is doing? I
am Karachi-based journalist; understand that who are behind these all
blood-shed. Whilst writing this piece of writing, recalling the scene of
closing shops when two handsome young boys were driving motorbike,
opened firing in the air and then very quickly people started closing
shops it was like movie scene in front of me. At least, who is issuing
order them for firing, closing markets and to frighten people?
Worst situation of Karachi has led operation in city with collaboration
of federal government. After operation, political parties might feel
uneasy though everyone knows that operation is not only solution, the
main issue is controlled-power which always makes disturbance in the
city. Operation can weaken controlled-power!
My city Karachi is trampled by operation, thus peace is afraid of hands
those are part of target killing and to leave horror on the roads.
Would government be able to end exiled-peace? This question needs its
answer. However, card-politics has been started and Karachi-card again
coming on the table of Karachi-Operation.
MQM plays Karachi card, when they don’t have shares in power, start
beating the drums of new provinces. MQM’s control in Karachi makes us
think that they are becoming Pir of Karachi where none can do without
If a fly dies here, they demand for new province. Card Politics is not
in favour of country-interest. Still, Pakistan has burden on its
shoulder regarding Dilemma of Bengal. No doubt, the card politics can
give head-lines in media but its consequences are seen harder among
people. Whether MQM’s demand for new provinces is valid or invalid?
Hence, everyone has script to promote their demands. But … But … But
before speaking, need to understand political and historical
If rulers or party holders don’t peep in the political and historical
consciousness then time would make its own decision on the shoulder of
common people. Sindh is not orphans’ cake, whosoever comes to make
pieces out of it. Before coming on Sindh’s reservation over MQM’s
demand, would like to return on MQM as they use to say that we made
sacrifices for Pakistan.
History never lies at least none would disagree
with me at this point though being a Sindhi, our evidences and talks
are un-listened and avoid to be listened.
Although 11th May 2013 elections result drew the hard line on provincial
base across the country. It was Sindh that passed first resolution in
favour of Pakistan and wholeheartedly welcome migrated people then gave
them its big city, in fact indigenous people of Sindhi-Hindus, they were
forced to leave their homeland.
So despite all the bitter fact, where should we put their sacrifices?
Those people who migrated to Sindh they were not given the places in
ruin areas. Fact, they were settled in cities. If they had lived in ruin
areas, they would have turned ruin areas into developed module then it
could be said that they developed cities.
People use to see one-sided picture of migration besides picture has
also another side which is often deliberately ignored. People always see
what they want to see in the picture, while playing with emotions of
innocent people is not justice, nor in favour of survival of the
Pakistan is not in position to open the door for new provinces in those
areas which possess oldest historical background. Pakistan is passing
through crammed street of politics. Balochistan is burning as the KPK
and Sindh suffer and neglected areas of Punjab that all are in trouble.
Does it make sense for opening lit of new province, when your country
has nationalist movements after such slogans can give space to the horse
of nationalism and this time finger would be go to the nine zero where
they gave wake-up call to nationalism. Sindhi people are very sensitive
towards their land if you hurt them by demanding for division of Sindh
(New province) people will vehemently reject it. Since Sindhis are
already ignored in the running system.
Very sorry…!! But this is bitter truth whether you accept it or not.
In Karachi, Sindhi students are even not allowed to get admission at the
universities. Unfortunately, in 2010 during flood worst situation, one
of the Urdu newspapers reported that “Sindhis are coming to Karachi.”
What do you expect from Sindhis if they read such biased-statements?
Sindhis were not going to China, in fact they were shifting from one
place to another within their own province and such kind of attitude is
always there for Sindhis.
Sindh has suffered a lot for its ages so their souls are injured and shattered by the sword of bloody-politics.
Sindh does not accept the division of Sindh, just put the hand on the
heart of Sindh then you would realize what they speak. MQM enjoys its
full power in Big City and making itself as stranger in the other parts
of Sindh. Thus, they are Sindhis now sadly they do not count themselves.
MQM says that they are facing problems. What type of problems, whole
power is in their hands whenever they want to put city on the road of
strikes, MQM is not deprived and such excuse does not suit them at
MQM’s demand for new provinces and for administrative system; If we are
not mistaken, MQM just wants to maintain administration in the city.
Then, Karachi ought to be divided into five districts whole Sindh will
accept it, perhaps MQM may not. Many parties in Karachi want the
division of Karachi and to turn historical geography of the city. Why
does MQM not agree to the proposal of historical division of Karachi
into five districts?
If new provinces are made, then geography would become larger? Of course
not! Administrative system remains same and old faces will run the
administrative system. In fact, new province in Sindh can mark hard-line
especially in Karachi. The Government ought to divide Karachi into five
districts and undo the Musharraf’s act because he turned Karachi in
one-unit system, only to gain political-interests.
Truly, Karachi’s peaceful solution is in the division of five districts.
MQM knows itself well that none will accept demand of division of
Sindh. If voices are raised from Gadap and Malir, can state afford bad
situation in the city?
Karachi Card is being used to gain power but sometimes it leaves
uncomfortable feelings in public. Political parties need to come up with
feasible solution instead of adding their part to the problems.
The writer can be reached at Twitter: @veengasJ
The Karachi card & division of Sindh, published in The Frontier Post on 21st sep. 2013