This is with respect to Salman Siddiqui’s article of April 7 titled: “Dera Bugti operation: Largest mammal fossils may have been bombed into oblivion”. This is shocking news. We are completely unaware of our ancient heritage and many of us believe that our history started with the coming of Mohammed Bin Qasim. All major archaelogical discoveries in our country have been made by foreigners and this was, perhaps, the biggest of them all. I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow we hear that a bomb blast destroyed Moenjodaro, Harappa or Taxila.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2012.