THE print and electronic media, news/current affairs anchors of both private and state-controlled TV channels, analysts, columnists, and all those who read this letter should stop writing or saying, “In Karachi and in Sindh”.

This sounds as if Karachi is a separate entity from Sindh. We often listen to news anchors reporting, “It heavily rained today in Karachi and in Sindh,” “A complete shutter-down strike was observed today in Karachi and in Sindh,” “All markets of Karachi and Sindh are thronged with people purchasing Eid items,” etc.

We don’t come across lines referring to “In Lahore and in Punjab”, “In Peshawar and in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa,” and “In Quetta and in Balochistan”.

Why such misinformation then? Karachi was, is and will always remain a part of Sindh. We must change our approach while discussing the whole of Sindh province, including Karachi.

I request that all those concerned kindly avoid stating, “In Karachi and in Sindh,” as it is misleading.


Updated Feb 01, 2013 12:06am

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Comments (6) (Closed)

Abdul Malik
Feb 01, 2013 08:37am
Could not agree with you more ! absolutely, these anchors and media person simply love to create a superficial hype.
Feb 01, 2013 08:10am
Feb 01, 2013 06:25am
yes TRUE
Azhar Hussain
Feb 01, 2013 04:37pm
A great point but will it happen, I doubt it. A certain segment of the population has cut itself off the province, which is not only shameful and a attack on the province of Sindh.
Feb 02, 2013 01:48am
Right on the money.
Feb 02, 2013 02:34am
Agree, give Karachi it's rights which it deserves for the betterment of Sind and Pakistan