Washington DC USA and Toronto Canada
9th April 2012
[for wide dissemination]
On behalf of the President Sohail Ansari, and the Board of the World Sindhi Institute, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Saieen Bashir Khan Qureshi and to the workers and leaders of JSQM Jiye Sindh Quomi Mahaz, and the entire nation of Sindh , who lost an outspoken and brave leader on Friday 6th April 2012.
We are shocked and saddened by the news of his likely assassination through poisoning as reported in the Dawn of Monday 9th April 2012. We join the demand being raised all over Sindh for an independent enquiry into the real cause of his death and a speedy identification of suspects and transparent trial under criminal procedure code.
Bashir Khan Qureshi had a long and illustrious career and was much admired all over Sindh for his bravery and devotion to the issues of Sindh's autonomy and sovereignty as enshrined in the 1940 Lahore Resolution;
Saieen Bashir Khan Qureshi's dedication to the goal of a future for Sindh, where Sindh's resources could be judiciously deployed for the prosperity and development of her own people, instead of being siphoned off by others, earned him respect in every corner of Sindh.
Saieen Bashir Khan Qureshi will be missed by all Sindhis in the Diaspora and at home in Sindh.
World Sindhi Institute
“A Discussion Session on 23 March 1940 Lahore Resolution" held on March 31, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. More than 25 Sindhi people attended in the event. This event initiate by World Sindhi Institute (WSI) than jointly organized by Sindhi Association of North America (SANA), Calgary Chapter, World Sindhi Congress (WSC).
Asif Panhwar from WSC welcomed the participants. He started his presentation with brief historical background of sub-continent in the context of Sindh. He went through all five paragraphs of the Lahore Resolution and at the end concluded his discussion with recommendations.
"Zulfiqar Ali Khowaja from WSI presented his talk on the briefly on historical context of 1940 resolution and federation of Pakistan. Zulfiqar highlighted Constitutions of Pakistan and presented facts of Sindh’s revenue contribution, natural resources vs. allocation of jobs and development funds. He recommended Constitutional reforms, Provincial autonomy and no role of military in politics. "
In last, Mazhar Memon from SANA-Calgary expressed his views on formation of Muslim League, and how they got consent on Lahore Resolution. Historical context of Sindh Asmbely to approve Lahore Resolution without one third of members majority.
After comprehensive presentations by above speakers, a general discussion session was followed in which all the participants took participation and enthusiastically expressed their views, comments, concerns and solutions.
Light refreshment was served during the session.
WSI Congratulates SAPAC for Advocating for the Sindhi Language Programming on VOA
25 July 2011
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the World Sindhi Institute, I take a great pleasure in congratulating the President Dr. Maqbool Halepota and the Board of Directors of SAPAC for their efforts in formulating the first Bi-Partisan Sindh Caucus in US Congress. The efforts which have subsequently lead to the unanimous passage of amendment by the House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee; earmarking 1.5 million dollars for the Sindh Language Services as part of Voice of America’s Pakistan based initiative.
We sincerely hope the above efforts will began a new chapter in Pakistan and US relationships, providing a much need voice to the cultural and religious minorities in Pakistan and help strengthen the establishment of democracy and civil society.
The world Sindhi Institute (WSI)
Press Release 30th April 2012
Washington DC , USA
SINDH DIASPORA ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF POLICE OPERATION IN LYARI, KARACHI
The undersigned Sindhi Diaspora Organizations appeal to the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and as well the Chief Minister , Governor and Inspector General Sindh Police to immediately halt the police operation in the densely populated town of Lyari a community of over 1.2 million people in western Karachi the capital of Sindh.
Whilst the temperature soars to 42 degrees centigrade , children, youth , women and men mostly belonging to ordinary labouring Baloch, Sindhi and Kuchhi communities are suffering from lack of water, food , electricity and medicines; as many as 20 people have already been killed within last 4 days, many of them innocent passersby caught in the cross fire . Young adolescent men , children and even the sick and elderly and as well pregnant women are not spared and fear for their lives. All residents are highly traumatized, and trying their best to escape to safer neighbourhoods, as police and resident armed gangs allied to various political parties conduct a turf war and battle it out with hand grenades, kalashnikovs and rockets.
The undersigned SDOs appeal to the Pakistan Peoples Party , PML-N, and the MQM and all other parties with vested interests , to stop treating Lyari as their fiefdom and instead allow for peaceful democratic exchange and dialogue with area residents and respected leaders of the communities. The undersigned SDO's believe that it is only through peaceful dialogue with local leaders who enjoy the trust and confidence of ordinary residents that peace and harmony can be achieved and lives and livelihoods can be restored.
SANA Sindhi Association of North America
WSC , World Sindhi Congress
WSI , World Sindhi Institute
SSME, Sindhi Sangat Middle East
SSUK, Sindhi Sangat UK
ISWO , International Sindhi Womens Organization
URGENT APPEAL to All Human Being. Sindhi Hindu of Mithi Disappeared and Brother Killed.
Moti Lal is Since 9 Months Disappeared, his Brother Partab who was struggling against the Disappearance of his Brother found Dead near Mithi.
There Family of 12 Children and Elder's are suffering in hunger and Disease.
Al International Human Right Organizations and Sindhi Nationalists are requested to Raise their Voice against Disappearance of
Moti Lal and Killing of his innocent brother Partab.
STOP Genocide of the Original Son's of Soil.