Washington, D.C., October 19, 2017: The Sindhi Foundation held a press conference on Wednesday, the 18th of August to discuss the current state of affairs in Sindh Province of Pakistan, especially in regard to enforced disappearances of scores of human rights activists including the well-known leader of the Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, Punhal Sario. Enforced disappearances continue to be a significant problem is the province with over 300 people being disappeared per year. The Sindhi foundation and several other organizations who participated in the conference are dedicated to ensuring that these enforced disappearances cease and all people are able to return home.
Two US Congressmen Mr. Brad Sherman and Mr. Adam Schiff, both members of Congressional Caucus on Sindh sent their statements in which they addressed their concerns about the human rights abuses occurring in Sindh Province.
Sufi Munawar Laghari is the Executive Director of Sindhi Foundation based in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is a humble follower of Sindh’s great Sufi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (1689-1752). An ardent proponent of Sindh and Balochistan’s unity, Mr. Laghari has tirelessly worked for the two oppressed peoples’ freedom from Pakistan.
Sufi Laghari was invited to speak at the SAATH FORUM’s ‘Future of Pakistan Conference 2016’ in London, UK. Aside from his speech, he also presented in writing, a clear message for the Pakistani establishment that reflects the ground realities of the two nations of Sindh and Balochistan today.
We present here Sufi Laghari’s brief speech and the written message for our readers.
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“Those who think that they can keep Pakistan together by attacking and extinguishing other cultures with jihadist extremism should go visit Dhaka,” Congressman Brad Sherman, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific said at an event on Sunday.
Washington, DC: The Sindhi Foundation has briefed the United Nations Human Rights Council on the cases of enforced involuntary disappearances of Sindhi nationalists and their killings by torture in Sindh province of Pakistan allegedly by military and its intelligence agencies.
Briefing the 107th session of the Working group on Enforced or involuntary Disappearances at the Palais Wilson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at Geneva, journalist and human rights defender Hasan Mujtaba alleged that today’s Pakistan is repeating atrocities of past committed in Argentina and Chile as far as disappearances of Sindhi nationalist activists and political dissidents are concerned. He termed Pakistan as the “land of disappearance.”
Washington: A US-based community organization working for the welfare of Sindhi people has said it will brief the UN on the enforced disappearances and killings of the youth that take place in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
A delegation of Sindhi Foundation comprising Hasan Mujtaba, journalist and human rights defender on Sindh and Sufi Laghari, executive director of the organisation will brief the 107th session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to be held in Geneva on September 17, according to a media report.