Sindh Action Committee demands expulsion of Afghan refugees

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Sindh Action Committee demands expulsion of Afghan refugees

Sindh Action Committee meeting presided over by it convener Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah demanded expulsion of Afghan refugees from Sindh.

The meeting held on Saturday, discussed the current situation of Sindh in detail and it was agreed that Sindh is the historical homeland of the Sindhi nation for thousands of years, of which we Sindhis are the heirs.

Sindh Action Committee (SAC) strongly condemned the recent brutal killing of young Bilal Kaka in Hyderabad.

It was observed that millions of Afghan refugees live in small and big cities of Sindh including Karachi, which put negative impact on the economy as well as on peace of Sindh. It further observed that efforts are being made to convert the Sindhis into a minority, where in the Sindh government was facilitator.

It alleged that since the past 15 years, the government of the People’s Party has been doing injustice and oppression to the people of Sindh by issuing identity cards, domicile, right to vote, property and business rights to Afghans and other foreigners, especially regularizing the colonies and villages of Afghan refugees.

The action committee took note that for the past few days, Afghan refugees have been attacking Karachi’s Sohrab Village, Al-Asif Square, Model Town and especially other settlements, streets and business centers of Sindh in the form of organized gangs, which is condemnable.

Sindh Action Committee said that Sindh Police and Rangers have completely failed. Afghan refugees openly carry weapons and Afghanistan flags to challenge the police and law enforcement agencies.

SAC demanded of the federal and Sindh governments to take notice and arrest them and send them back to Afghanistan and eliminate drug trade and organized gangs in all business centers of Sindh.

The alliance meeting said, “We have no discrimination with Pakhtuns and people of other nations living and working in Sindh from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other provinces, but in this situation citizens of other provinces of Pakistan should have the right to work and work in Sindh.

Press release issued after the meeting said, “But we believe that the power to grant citizenship in Pakistan should be given to provincial governments, so people from other provinces should not have the right to vote, own property, buy PRC and domicile. We want to make it clear to the national leaders of other nations, including the Pakhtuns, that they should stand with Sindh in these legitimate demands of the Sindhi nation, they fought and played a positive role to satisfy their nation.”

The meeting unanimously adapted six resolutions.

The killers of Bilal Kaka should be arrested and justice should dispensed.

Another resolution demanded that all illegal immigrants, including Afghan refugees, should be sent back to their countries.

The SAC demanded, through effective legislation, non-locals coming to Sindh from other provinces of Pakistan for labor should be deprived of domicile, PRC identity card, right to buy property and vote.

Another resolution called upon the Sindh government to withdraw the bill passed by the Sindh Assembly to regularize the slums of Afghan refugees and other illegal aliens in Karachi.

The meeting demanded immediate arrest of Afghans involved in violent acts and attacks on settlements and main roads and release of activists arrested from across Sindh should be released immediately.

The SAC decided to hold a public meeting on August 21, in Hyderabad to press its demands.

Chairman Sindh Progressive Party Dr Qadir Magsi, Chairman Jeay Sindh Mahaz Riaz Ali Chandio, President Qaumi Awami Tehreek Ayaz Latif Palijo, President Awami Republican Party Lal Shah, President Porihyet Resistance Masroor Shah, JSQM leader Arbab Khan attended in the meeting.

Jeay Sindh Mahaz leader Abdul Khaliq Junejo, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Party secretary Hilar Rattar, Indigenous Alliance leader Syed Khuda Dao Shah, JSQM leader Deedar Sham, Indus Lawyers Forum leader Advocate Aqib Rajpar, Jeay Sindh Mahaz leader Adam Butt, other leaders were also present.

Naeem Malik, Syed Zain Shah, Taj Joyo, Roshan Ali Buriro, Haider Shahani, Nawaz Shah Bhadai and Mir Ahmed Mangrio and others participated in the meeting.