Strike observed in Interior Sindh to protest arrival of IDPs

Published: July 22, 2014
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A file photo of IDPs. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

A file photo of IDPs. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

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.

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  • Waleed Tariq
    Jul 22, 2014 - 5:11PM

    ET’s Style Guide says use “Rural Sindh” instead of Interior Sindh. Why does the Web Desk loves to violate it?

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  • Aysha M
    Jul 22, 2014 - 5:46PM

    Justified!

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  • common man
    Jul 22, 2014 - 6:32PM

    sickening

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  • Shameful
    Jul 22, 2014 - 6:34PM

    Shameful act. The “demographic balance” of each province SHOULD change. Only then will we grow up and get over ethnic divides and loyalties and instead focus on the greater good of the Federation. They should relinquish their Pakistani passports and sail into the Indian Ocean if they would rather be Sindhis than Pakistanis. I, for one, would love for them to be a part of Pakistan, just like all other ethnicities — but this mentality must go.

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  • Help
    Jul 22, 2014 - 7:36PM

    This is awful.

    All of Pakistan donated to help people of Tharparkar

    Karachi provides most of the taxes that the Interior of Sind utilises.

    We are one nation; law abiding IDPs should be allowed to go anywhere.

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  • Jul 22, 2014 - 8:02PM

    When Indian Urdu speaking were coming to Karachi and Hyderabad I think no one stood in their way. It’s only Pashtun who are even not allowed to be IDPs in Karachi and around. Or If Pakistan is divided among provinces and no one can go to the others area. By having same flag, same nationality and same geography why should Sindhi nationalists are scoring on the issue of IDPs?

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  • salman
    Jul 22, 2014 - 8:41PM

    Why don’t these IDPs settle in Lahore. They all believe Karachi as their promised land. Karachi is already over whelmed by illegal Afghanis over the last 25 years and after 9-11 and 2005 earthquake, city’s population has increased at the speed of knots and poor Khi cannot sustain it further in terms of economy, water,power and infrastructure as a whole.

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  • Adolf Bhai
    Jul 22, 2014 - 11:27PM

    As MQM was the most (at times only) vocal party for a military operation in FATA, its time they learn to deal with the fallout of the operation as well. No meetha meetha hupp hupp now, guys. The bitter part of the fruit is to be chewed down as well.

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  • Stampede
    Jul 23, 2014 - 1:02AM

    Good Job, it is about time to stop the flood of extremists in Sindh we already have more than our share of them, People of FATA like to relate themselves with Afghanistan why they are not going across border??

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  • Usman
    Jul 23, 2014 - 5:50AM

    Criminal proceedings should immediately be initiated against these nationalists groups, wherever they spring up. They spread intolerance and bigotry. We’ve heard enough interviews from them in our English media, time for them to give an interview to the police. Thankless bigots.

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  • mehran
    Jul 23, 2014 - 2:15PM

    IDS
    Yes the idps are our brothers and sisters ,yes we should support them near their home town . they will be at ease with their own people with in their own culture and customs. they shouldn’t move towards Sindh which is thousands miles away from their homeland. its logic that they should be temporarily settle near their own land until pak forces clean up the dirt from their home. we don’t want that dirt should spread all over country in the name of poor ids in all over Pakistan ,then it will be difficult for our forces to clean Pakistan from the evil minded people. what is wrong fi idps settle near Peshawar and other towns of KPK province???????????
    what’s wrong if they settle in camps near Punjab border///??///??
    why Sindh?????????
    definitely Sindh cant afford the burden of people all over the Pakistan ,it is not politically good decision as well because it will be hard to run a province as all militants will hide in Sindh in the name of idps. it s not logic that Pakistan is one country so every body should live in Sindh . if a father got four sons therefore all the children of other three sons live in the house one son , it doesn’t work like that . every brother should have their own house and should accommodate his own children in his own house rather then relying on one. yes they can help each other but still live in their own house. Sindh should provide financial help for idps according to its share but not welcome them in Sindh .
    Pakistan zindabad on equality

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