MITHI, May 29 Sindh senior minister Pir Mazharul Haq gave away life time achievement award to Jam Saqi on Friday in village Janjhi (native village of Saqi) for his outstanding services rendered for betterment of working class conditions and human rights.
Speaking on the occasion, Pir Mazhar said Jam Saqi's father, late Sain Sachal Janjhi, was a widely respected social worker and a teacher par-excellence, who dedicated his entire life to the candle of knowledge lit and to end the darkness of ignorance in remote Thar.
“To what extent Sain Sachal was committed with the cause of promoting education can be gauged from the fact that not only he got sanctioned a boys middle school in village Janjhi but later got it upgraded to high school level and donated his personal agricultural land in which the existing boys high school was functioning for years” said the minister.
Pir Mazhar said Jam Saqi is his teacher in politics, who always struggled for the betterment of downtrodden.
When Jam Saqi was facing trial in a military court, Benazir Bhutto appeared in the same court and said that though she did not accept the military courts, but as Jam's defence witness, she deposed that “Jam Saqi is a patriotic citizen of the state and be released” said the education minister.
Narrating the tragic death of Jam Saqi's wife Sukhaan, Pir Mazhar's said that she jumped into a well and ended her life on learning that Jam
was being tortured in solitary confinement.
The minister announced that a feasibility report would be prepared to establish “Jam Saqi college” at village Janjhi. He also announced upgradation of girls primary school Janjhi (now named as Sukhaan government girls primary school, to a full-fledged girls middle school.
Jam Saqi maintained that appealed to people to forge unity in their ranks and files for the progress and prosperity of the nation and country.