Karachi Photo Blog

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Pakistani nation

That concept has not gelled yet--and periods of military dictatorship don't help. Just travel out of Karachi a bit and you'd find such writings rather frequently. This one was pictured in Gharo. Still, I gather that among Sindhis the vow for separation is not a prevailing sentiment, it is a loud cry of a very determined minority. For, compared to the East Pakistani society the Sindhi one has a strong feudal structure, and the feudal looks for his own personal interest first. There is a strong separation movement in Balochistan too, but that province of Pakistan is even more feudally oriented than Sindh. And in this age freedom struggles need popular support for fruition.

[For those who can't read Sindhi/Urdu, the sign says, 'Sindhu Desh, Zindabad.']


At Sat Jun 03, 10:41:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the vast majority of Sindhis are against independence....also, the feudal nonsense is widespread in Punjab as well.


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