Strike observed in Interior Sindh to protest arrival of IDPs

Alliance of Sindh Nationalist Parties express concern that influx of IDPs may jeopardise demographic balance of Sindh.

Web Desk July 22, 2014

HYDERABAD: A strike, called by an alliance of Sindh Nationalist Parties, was observed throughout interior Sindh today, to protest against incoming internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan, Express News reported on Tuesday.

On July 20, Sindh Bachayo Committee, an alliance of Sindh Nationalist Parties, called for a wheel-jam strike across the province today.

The alliance expressed concern that the influx of IDPs may jeopardise the fragile demographic balance of Sindh and the displaced might permanently settle in the province.

Members of the alliance pointed out that during the Swat operation of 2009, many migrated to Sindh and never went back. They feared that along with innocent people, militants might also enter the province and destabilise the law and order situation of the province.

They further suggested that the government should have accommodated the IDPs near their hometowns.