Sindh Assembly passes resolution against division of Sindh
Agencies Published September 25, 2014
The resolution was jointly moved by Sohail Akbar and other PPP members in the backdrop of a recent demand by the MQM to create more administrative units in Sindh.
Earlier, the opposition staged a walkout after Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza did not allow Shahyar Mehar to move a resolution.
The dispute began on allotment of seats in the new assembly hall as the opposition objected that its members were not allotted seats together.
The opposition member and treasury benches exchanged heated words and the hall then echoed with slogans “Marsoon Marsoon Sindh Na Desoon”.
MQM members boycotted the session in protest against the arrest of its workers overnight.
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Sep 25, 2014 03:09pm
so these arrests and the boycotting of assembly today was a drama staged by MQM to NOT participate in the sindh-division resolution??
Sep 25, 2014 03:39pm
It is good because there is no reason for division of Sindh Province. If their demand for division is accepted then they will come up with some more funny demands.
Sep 25, 2014 04:16pm
Even it is sin to discuss the idea of division of Sindh, which is a sacred for millions of Sindhis living in Sindh and around the globe. Sindh was a separate homeland of Sindhis known even at the of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Those who do not feel happy and cannot live comfortably with their Sindhi brothers, have no right to live in Sindh, and can choose to back to India or from where they have come to reclaim their identity.
Sep 25, 2014 04:30pm
There should be any division in any province of Pakistan however administrative de centerlization should be done on war footing essentially required to create good governance. Law should be made to also elect Mohair CM in sindh. Mohair have suffered enough, should not suffer anymore. East west south north Sindh should be mate
Sep 25, 2014 04:30pm
SINDH MY MOTHERLAND. I appeal to all Sindhis living around the world, irrespective of their cast or religion, to unite and defend their motherland the historical SINDH. My advise to all the trash living in Sindh is to vacate my motherland, however there is a bait for them. They are welcome to live in Sindh, if they adopt the Sindhi culture and language and live in Sindh with loyalty to Sindh.
Sep 25, 2014 04:32pm
@Human First It's need of hour for more provinces on administratively basis in all over the country. So why not in Sindh..kinldy look around yourself .....in all over the world it's a phenomena tht whenever there is a requirement ....they sub divided there states...e.g Iran, India, USA etc...... Kindly make politics out of it... when PPP & other parties support the division of Punjab provinces then y they have double standards for sindh.. this is called hypocracy....
Sep 25, 2014 04:38pm
@Moosa Or a warning by PPP to MQM not mention provinces again. Whilst all other countries in the world have various provinces/ states to ensure better governance and transfer of power to local communities, in Pakistan Political parties will never allow that to happen to keep control of the province i.e vote bank, funds, corruption. Nothing wrong with what MQM is demanding. Pakistan will never progress if we keep to 4 provinces which is the main reason for governance issues, corruption and most importantly division on the basis of ethnicity.
Sep 25, 2014 04:50pm
Don't play politics with such issues, sit, discuss , agree, then pass resolution.
Sep 25, 2014 05:16pm
@Asad : Ayub Khan during his tenure did that experimentation by creating smaller administrative units but it failed because of inflated bureaucracy and hurdles that it created for day to day people.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Sep 25, 2014 05:43pm
What else can they do?
Sep 25, 2014 05:45pm
@Moosa After engaging MQM in problem they managed to pass resolution in their absence Extreme of bad times is coming
Sep 25, 2014 05:47pm
@Jalbani Baloch : Dear you better conduct a survey, get rating for your wisdom and then come back and comment
Sep 25, 2014 05:52pm
Sindh should not be divided at any cost. Those who wants another province can go back to india.
Sep 25, 2014 06:15pm
if there is point of adminstrative division, then why there is one PM, chief of army, CJ of supreme court, IG police etc :)
kazi muhammad bux
Sep 25, 2014 06:36pm
sindh can not be divided at any cost because sindh joined present pakistan according to lahore resolulion.
Sep 25, 2014 07:47pm
Karachi and adjoining areas to be declared a province. This idea is opposed by all because it will dent into PPP's source of loot mar, they are plundering as rest of the province have no charm for them. Again the fear of MQM is weakening day by day due to it's corrupt and extortionists way, there JI and PML-N Which can manage the city better without any ethenic problem
Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali
Sep 25, 2014 07:56pm
Karachi, a province. Best way to get there. A modern and healthy city.
Sep 25, 2014 07:57pm
@Human First Yours is a funny reasoning.
Sep 25, 2014 08:08pm
Dividing the present provinces into smaller ones is a good idea. It has many advantages. But not too many provinces. Somewhere about 8 or ten provinces will increase the administrative efficiency in favor of people. But the politicians will not let that happen. Politicians want to have bigger authority and power over bigger provinces. This, for that reason, should not be left up to the politicians. There should be a referendum in the country. The people should be educated on the advantages of smaller provinces through a campaign before the referendum. Good luck.
Sep 25, 2014 08:27pm
Sindh is not a province but Nation of Sindhi peoples.
Sep 25, 2014 08:28pm
@Moosa no sir, actually it is the opposite. They (MQM and opposition) were kept away from assemblies so they (ruling PPP) can present and pass their favorable resolutions.
Sep 25, 2014 08:31pm
@Jalbani Baloch First stop diving Sindh into Rural and Urban. You have already divided Sindh to gain what you do not deserve. Either divide or don'r divide but you cannot have both ways.
Sep 25, 2014 08:36pm
The hypocrisy of so called Sindhis and PPP is ridiculous. For your attention and knowledge... Sindh Province, unlike any other province of Pakistan, is already divided into Urban and Rural Sindh. Go read CSS laws and regulations of Pakistan. This does not happen in Punjab, KPK or Baluchistan. Either divide into two, or end the (urban/rural) division. You cannot have both.
Sep 25, 2014 08:55pm
@Jalbani Baloch fully support your ideas...
Sep 25, 2014 08:58pm
I heard we need provinces for administrative purposes, but I think it needs to be done without offending the identity or "dividing" the ethnic identity of people... Like you can make different provinces in Punjab, but all the people in those provinces would remain "punjabis" without the sense of losing their identity.
Sep 25, 2014 09:07pm
Sindh division?my blood is boiling to read such words.altaf words shall not be taken seriously.every body knows the facts that how much Sindhi's love their land.and this thinking is itself a call to bloodbath of innocent people.Urdu speaking sane leaders should come forward and clarify their positions.
Sep 25, 2014 09:07pm
provinces cannot be created to accomodate the demand of refugees. The four provinces are the consstituent founding units of pakistan to demand their abolition by refugees is tantamount to treason.
Sep 25, 2014 09:53pm
@Jalbani Baloch nothing remains same geographically mate. Historically all the land on the west bank of river indus was called as sindh and all eastern bank was called hind. Now look at the size of sindh. Be proud of what you have achieved with your hands not where you were born by pure natural accident.
Sep 25, 2014 10:43pm
Anyone suggesting that Muhajirs can go back to India is guilty of treason. No other community has sacrificed more for Pakistan.
Sep 25, 2014 10:44pm
@fida sayani Wow! I knew provincialism existed in Pakistan but not to this extent. This is exactly the reason why Pakistan can never progress or fulfil it's potential. Thanks for putting me "a mohair" in his place because of course we are trash, our forefathers didn't struggle for Azadi, because we destroyed Karachi and if it was for Sindhis and Punjabis Pakistan will be like a European country. I also apologise on behalf of Jinnah and Iqbal wo were also mohajirs and encouraged us Indians to migrate to your "MOTHERLAND" And what was that.. You want me to adopt your culture. Jiye Bhutto, I love waderas and will vote for PPP next time. I will even dump English and Urdu for world acclaimed Sindhi language which will be so handy when I travel around. Us mohajirs are so stupid! Do I now have your permission to stay in Karachi?
Sep 25, 2014 10:45pm
@mohammad shafique look at yourself ancient refugee out saying stuff to new refugees. If any of sindh's post partition rulers were smart and honest they would have created new planned cities in their mother land. The only development done by them is in corruption and in the production of mangos, dates and bandits.
Sep 25, 2014 11:01pm
@mohammad shafique: Well said.
Sep 25, 2014 11:13pm
@shehryar: Correct. They have a province in India and if you look at the economy of that province, that says a lot about these people.
Sep 26, 2014 12:06am
don't you even thing about division ..
Sep 26, 2014 12:35am
This is the exact reason we need education so people listen to understand instead of listening to reply only. Biggest producers of the country is Karachi. And is dominated by...? Without them everyone would be sitting on their butts doing nothing. Just an absent thought, but think about it before asking them to go to their motherland. Staying there would be better for them anyway than living in this quagmire of a country (that it has become). @Wandering Around Time of Ayub is ancient history... Look at recent history and how the Nazim system helped the City. Don't divide Sind borders... No separation. Just allocate resources on an economic basis (highest efficiency) and PPP sucks at economics (nationalization anyone?) Don't get emotional. This isn't a soap opera. Education first so that logic prevails. Learn from the Germans not Brazil.
Sep 26, 2014 01:44am
Whole country is divided amongst have...rich vs poor...Religious bias...Racism...you name it...we are deeply divided...we first should act urgently to effectively dismantle those divides which plagues our nation...
Sep 26, 2014 01:52am
Karachi is for Sindh and Sindh is for Pakistan. No more divisions. We are united as a nation and will not let MQM achieve their nefarious objectives.
Sep 26, 2014 01:54am
Patriotic pakistani muhajirs are our brothers and sisters.
Sep 26, 2014 04:43am
Bangladesh separation is used to scare people into believing that smaller units means something similar when it is not.
Sep 26, 2014 04:45am
@All: No one is going anywhere nor we will ask of it, we will all live here together in peace and brotherhood, we love our Karachites and we appreciate and respect the affection of our Sindhis with the land, please think of a solution that is fair and leaves no one betrayed, inshaAllah there will be happiness one day, hope and wish for good!
Sep 26, 2014 09:08am
@Jalbani Baloch British India was also sacred to India. And Sindhis were the first to approve the idea of Pakistan - Division of #india
Sep 26, 2014 01:30pm
Guess what Sindh Assembly forgot to do? I think, last term they gave members big salary raise & to select few, pension, servant, gardener, driver, police escorts after retirement. Yes, all paid for by poor tax payers of Sind? Please do not forget to give these HARD WORKING assembly workers big salary raise. Also please do not ask these assembly members to pass any bills that might help tax payers if province of Sindh. Yes, please DO NOT ASK FOR, improvement to education system or health care medical system or elimination of crimes from the streets. Such demands might upset these political elites. TAX PAYERS of province of Sindh must continue keeping these assembly members on payroll, and must not ask any performance or positive results. Just give them, more money, pay for their salaries, all the benefit and yes, provide them police security all the time. Just give them more money, more money all the time.
Sep 26, 2014 08:15pm
@i2t sindh's post partition rulers were the first to opt for pakistan and in the fore front to make it. Are you saying they made a mistake?