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A Sindh village’s appeal


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OUR mothers, daughters and sisters are regularly victimised by some notorious criminals of the Sherani village, but, unfortunately, no one is here to highlight our woes and sufferings.

The other day two of our women were brutally attacked with AK-47s and G-3s while they were on their way to hospital. When a third woman came to their rescue, they did not spare her and kept targeting her for hours.

For the last five months, we, the residents of the Faqeer Wah village, near Peer Shair, Larkana, have been passing our lives under deplorable conditions at the hands of criminals of the Sherani village, which is near our village. These people are involved in heinous crimes such as murders, kidnappings, smuggling and extortion.

Armed with sophisticated weapons, they kill or spare people of their own will.

They frequently attack our village with AK-47s, G-3s, rockets and sometimes bombs.

The motive behind their attacks and indiscriminate firing is that they want us to leave our homes and lands, so that they can take all of it under their control.

The Larkana police know the gravity of the situation but are reluctant to take any action against the culprits, mainly due to the fact that they work for a minister of Sindh.

I want to remind President Asif Ali Zardari and the Chief Justice that I am a CSS candidate and several of my colleagues are also preparing for various competitive examinations. But because of fear for our lives we are confined within our homes.

At present we are left with two options: either to vacate our abodes or to take the law into our own hands.

I request the president and the Chief Justice to guide us which path to take. However, we would prefer it if they came to our rescue and saved our souls.

I also request the editor of Dawn to raise the issue in the print media so that our families, property and lives may not be harmed.

SAHIB DINO JATOI Faqeer Wah, Larkana

Comments (3) Closed

aijaz Jul 23, 2012 03:09pm
Those were the days when an english idiom "money makes mare go" was translated into sindhi as if you have money, visit Larkano. Then Larkana was such a beautiful and peaceful city everyone wanted to see the city. Gone with the wind the old beauty along with its peace. The age old aphorism adapted the new meaning, if you have money leave Larkana. Now the situation has further deteriorated the living of poor viligers has been made difficult. Those who cry passionately that they would free the country from the clutches of imperialism should have a look to save the villagers from crimnals first.
marghoob ahmed Jul 23, 2012 06:33pm
This is strange and unfortunate. People suffer in the hands of these Vaderas but can't dare to come out from their shakles. Why should you continue to vote to these Vaderas who are encashing the graves of their dead leaders. Pakistan can't expect any thing good till they continue to rule us.
Taaruf Jul 25, 2012 09:57am
This is a grim and gloomy situation that is going on in a village. It sends the message to everyone of us that government has nothing to wih such crimes. Many innocent lives are being killed, tortured and humiliated everyday. It is because of poor law and order situation. Also government"s in seriousness has encouraged handful people to act inhumanely.