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Please START HAJ FLIGHTS FROM HYDERABAD SINDH.

30 Jun

This is for the kind attention of Hyderabad Government that on behalf of Citizens of Hyderabad Sindh and People of Lower Sindh we must convince and pressure the Government of Sindh, Ministry of Haj, PIA and CAA that immediate arrangements must be undertaken on Urgent basis to resume Haj Flights from Hyderabad Sindh this year for the coming Haj.

 People of lower Sindh and Hyderabad have to travel all the way to Karachi to catch a Haj Flight. As we are all aware that majority of people going on Haj are Senior citizens who suffer enormous pain and hassles for no reason.

If Haj flights will resume then Thousands of people will benefit from these flights and their spiritual journey will become hassle free and a smooth one. This a valid and genuine demand which must be made right now to resolve this long awaited problem.

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STOP SINKING OF HYDERABAD SINDH…

30 Jun

Metrological Departments of Sindh and Pakistan are predicting more heavy rains after the formation of second cyclone in Arabian sea. Sindh and especially Hyderabad Sindh and its surrounding areas going to be hard hit. Since heavy duty rainfall has started couple of weeks ago and our city is already hard hit but concerned authorities and city government officials are singing the same song of all is ok and playing the game of denial big time. For God’s sake can we please behave as educated, mature, sane people and act like responsible adults. No matter what the tall claims are being made by the authorities but the real picture on the ground is telling us a different story. At least on this one life saving and humanitarian issue we can put dirty politics aside and let us NOT POLITICIZE this issue and really do the best to save our city from Sinking and destruction and save innocent lives of people by doing something concrete with complete honesty. Both Qasimabad and Latifabad are happen to be low lying areas of Hyderabad Sindh. But Authorities are completely ignoring Qasimabad and slowly and gradually all the rain water is submerging in Qasimabad and vast areas are facing threats of sinking which will cause death and damage to innocent life. Why we like to see people suffer and i am unable to understand what one would achieve by doing such inhuman, unislamic and unethical tactics. As authorities are taking care of Latifabad same way they must take care of Qasimabad too. Aren’t we all the same and one kind of people???? Just because people speak different language so we treat them differently. We have to put a STOP to all this nonsense.

Residents of Qasimabad, Hyderabad Sindh also deserve equal and respectable treatment. Media is full of reports of their protests for one simple demand that please release the development funds for Qasimabad, Solve the sewerage problem in Qasimabad by installing (ALREADY APPROVED PUMPING STATIONS) and running them 24 hours on emergency basis. Is it a rocket science or is too hard for the concerned authorities to understand and implement and resolve the whole issue in a harmonious way.

Please remember UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL. Let us learn to love and respect each other. Let us learn to behave and be tolerant to each other and let us be compassionate and caring to each other. God has created us all with so many diversities and differences not to hate each other but to understand, appreciate and respect those differences.

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Respected Hyd Government Authority.

30 Jun

FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION OF HYDERABAD GOVERNMENT: ” PUBLIC TRANSIT IS THE URGENT NEED OF HYDERABAD SINDH” :

Our beloved city Hyderabad Sindh immediately needs Public Mass Transit System on URGENT basis.

Light Rail will be the best option for our city considering its geography, topography, climate and ground structure plus being one of the oldest city in South Asia with a rich history and heritage surrounded by centuries old streets and new wide boulevards. Light rail as it is called LRV is the best option for us.

Here in Toronto Canada also City is switching to LRV’s also. I think Hyderabad Government can highly benefit from Toronto Experience.

Please look into this website carefully and navigate its various options and click also on video. This website takes you on a world tour of different Light rail vehicle designs and very good info and Hyderabad Government can also study ,choose and benefit for FREE for our city from this city to provide Hyderabad Sindh a clean,modern,green,and sleak ultra modern transit system.

The website address is: www.mynewstreetcar.ca

I hope some one in higher authority will seriously consider into this matter.

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TIME TO OPEN STOCK EXCHANGE IN HYDERABAD.

29 Jun

IT IS ABOUT TIME TO OPEN STOCK EXCHANGE IN HYDERABAD SINDH. To Hyderabad Government, Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce, Hyderabad Traders and Private and Foreign Business Holders;

Let us start working towards opening of Stock Exchange in Hyderabad Sindh. Our city generates business of Millions everyday and this city is a hub of all the commercial and financial activities of Sindh minus Karachi.

Hyderabad Sindh is also Headquarters of Customs and it is responsible for not just our city but the whole province of Sindh minus Karachi So it makes valid in every way to open a STOCK EXCHANGE in HYDERABAD SINDH as soon as possible.

The opening of Stock exchange in our city will enhance the current thriving business volumes and will open new vistas and ventures for new Business opportunities in our city and will attract new foreign investment in Hyderabad Sindh.

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INSTEAD OF HYDERABAD FAISALABAD GETS HIGH SPEED TRAIN:

22 Jun

Pakistan Railways has announced that soon a new High Speed Train will connect Faisalabad with Lahore. This decision was made after a massive campaign and pressure from Faisalabad government, chamber of commerce, traders association, and people of Faisalabad. But when i compare with my City all i see is silence and no such kind of campaign or pressure from all the concerned authorities including Hyderabad Government, Chamber of commerce etc. I had already warned in my previous emails that plans to provide express trains for Hyderabad has been quietly diverted to Faisalabad and Multan. We are all happy to see development in all the corners of Pakistan but the problem starts when some get preffered status over the other. Faisalabad and Multan has already got so many Direct Express trains while Hyderabad has got NONE till this day. Instead it is about time to provide High spedd trains and rail cars for Hyderabad Sindh which can ply between Hyderabad and Karachi, Hyderabad and Badin, Hyderabad and Sukkur, Hyderabad and Larkana, Hyderabad and Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Multan, Hyderabad and Lahore, Hyderabad and Rawalpindi and Hyderabad and Faisalabad.

We have to STAND UP and SPEAK LOUD for our HYDERABAD SINDH and put

all the possible pressure on Pakistan Railways to STOP ignoring HYDERABAD SINDH. Enough is Enough.

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STOP THE DESTRUCTION PLAN OF RANI BAGH THE HERITAGE OF HYDERABAD SINDH:

22 Jun

This is for the kind and immediate attention of Respected and Honorable Citizens of Hyderabad that our RANI BAGH which is the HERITAGE OF HYDERABAD SINDH is under attack of systemic Destruction Plan.

 
It has come to our knowledge that it has been planned to DISMANTLE the whole area of Zoological Gardens and Open Air Theatre and hand over to Land Mafia to build Residential/CommercialPlazas and Housing schemes in that area. Any one who is involved in this evil plan is committing a Heniuos Crime against all the citizens of Hyderabad sindh,The environment of our city and it will heavily damage the Ecological balance of our city. Rani Bagh is like a canopy/green roof over our city which provides us a shelter from urban pollution and toxic chemicals and helps to filter the gases and air of our city.
 
We were told that all our animals will be back from Karachi once the flood waters are flushed out from Rani Bagh. So far our Animals are still hold as prisoners and captives in Karachi Zoo. We demand immediate safe return of all our animals back to Rani Bagh Hyderabad Sindh. New animals should also be brought in our Rani Bagh to restore its Historic grand past.
 
We want the original plan of modernization,expansion and beautifican of Rani Bagh must be implemented ASAP and the related funds must be released immediately without any false objections and red tape.
 
We have to STOP thinking on Ethnic lines and put a STOP on further dividing our city on those lines. Just because Rani Bagh falls under Qasimabad jurisdiction so that we think,act and behave differntly. Shame on all of us who think like that. This is our city and Rani Bagh is our heritage and the only reservoir for ecological balance of our city. No matter what language we speak , but we are all the same and one. Please be inclusive not exclusive. Hyderabad has already suffered too much. No more please.
 
I would highly urge my fellow citizens to be VIGILANT and especially all the environment activists to STAND UP and Save our Rani Bagh.
 
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STOP THE DESTRUCTION PLAN OF RANI BAGH!!!

20 Jun

STOP THE DESTRUCTION PLAN OF RANI BAGH THE HERITAGE OF HYDERABAD SINDH: 

This is for the kind and immediate attention of Respected and Honorable Citizens of Hyderabad that our RANI BAGH which is the HERITAGE OF HYDERABAD SINDH is under attack of systemic Destruction Plan.

It has come to our knowledge that it has been planned to DISMANTLE the whole area of Zoological Gardens and Open Air Theatre and hand over to Land Mafia to build Residential/Commercial Plazas and Housing schemes in that area. Any one who is involved in this evil plan is committing a Heinous Crime against all the citizens of Hyderabad Sindh. The environment of our city and it will heavily damage the Ecological balance of our city. Rani Bagh is like a canopy/green roof over our city which provides us a shelter from urban pollution and toxic chemicals and helps to filter the gases and air of our city.
 
 

We were told that all our animals will be back from Karachi once the flood waters are flushed out from Rani Bagh. So far our Animals are still hold as prisoners and captives in Karachi Zoo. We demand immediate safe return of all our animals back to Rani Bagh Hyderabad Sindh. New animals should also be brought in our Rani Bagh to restore its Historic grand past.
 
 

We want the original plan of modernization, expansion and beautician of Rani Bagh must be implemented ASAP and the related funds must be released immediately without any false objections and red tape.
 
 

We have to STOP thinking on Ethnic lines and put a STOP on further dividing our city on those lines. Just because Rani Bagh falls under Qasimabad jurisdiction so that we think, act and behave differently. Shame on all of us who think like that. This is our city and Rani Bagh is our heritage and the only reservoir for ecological balance of our city. No matter what language we speak , but we are all the same and one. Please be inclusive not exclusive. Hyderabad has already suffered too much. No more please.
 
 

I would highly urge my fellow citizens to be VIGILANT and especially all the environment activists to STAND UP and Save our Rani Bagh.

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Sindhi Culture

14 Jun

Sindh has very glorious past. The richness of its history and culture has always attracted scholars of the country and abroad for the study of all aspects of Sindhi life and its ethos.
Historically the roots of Sindhi culture and civilization go back to a hoary past. Archaeological researches during 19th and 20th centuries A.D., showed the roots of social life, religion and culture of the people of the Sindh- their agricultural practices, traditional arts and crafts, customs and tradition etc. going back to a ripe and mature Indus valley civilization of the third millennium B.C. Recent researches have traced the richness of the Indus valley civilization, to even earlier ancestry.
Sindhi culture can truly lay claim to being one of the oldest known to man, surpassing certain shades and colors even those of Egypt, Mesopotamia and china.
To see the richness of the Sindhi culture, one only has to visit Sindh to be aware of the diversity and beauty of her human world, their language, literature, arts and crafts, music and social customs & traditions etc.
Tangibly, in brick and stone, it is , therefore, for all the visitors to see the Indus Valley civilization represented by the ancient sites of Mahrgharh, Amri, Kotdijji, Mohen-jo-Daro and Harappa, dating back from seventh to the fourth millennium B.C.
People of Sindh have possessed and retained most of the peculiarities and characteristics of their ancestors, in spite of the fact that Sindhi culture has been influenced by the cultures of invaders such as Aryans, Iranians, Greeks, Scythians, Parthians Arabs and the western people.
Thus the study of Sindh, its people and their culture, is a very interesting subject, and it invites the attention of scholars, particularly that of the historians, anthropologists & linguists.
This is a region of diverse cultural influences. Throughout the centuries, indeed, through out the millennium, as these influences arrived in Sindh, they were incorporated into the rich traditions, which are defined as “Sindhi Culture”. Thus the people and culture of Sindh can be thought of as a distinct entity in which almost every aspect eludes simple definition.
The Sindhi is by nature, quiet and inoffensive. He is religious minded, humanitarian, hospitable, accommodating, and prefers human values. His attitude to life is determined by geographical, economic and moral set-up, making him unassertive. In the opinion of professor pithawalla, “A Sindhi is a philosophic, strong, forbearing, tolerant, patriotic and peace-loving individual. “like the great river-Sindhu-which is Sindh’s life-sprit, the Sindhi farmer has learnt to receive and to give gifts.”

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History of Sindhi Language

14 Jun

Sindhi is one of the major languages of Pakistan, spoken in the province of Sindh by approximately twenty million people. It is one of the oldest languages of the sub-continent, with a rich culture, vast folklore and extensive literature.
There are five different opinions about the origin and ancestry of Sindhi language. The first group believes that Sindhi is derived from Sanskrit through Varchada Apabhransha. Dr. Ernest Trumpp was the pioneer of this theory. He (Dr. Trumpp) seemed to be doubtful, ‘afterwards’, about his theory. In the same book he considers it as an independent languages. He states:
“The Sindhi has remained steady in the first stage of decomposition after the old Prakrit, where all other cognate dialects have sunk some degrees deeper . We shall see in the course of our inductory remarks that the rules which the Prakrit grammarian Kramdishvara has laid down in reference to the Apahransha are still recognizable is present Sindhi, which by no means can be stated of the other dialects. The Sindhi has thus become an independent language, which, through sharing a common origin with its sister tongues is very materially differing from them.”
Dr.Trump’s theory was first challenged by Dr. N.A. Baloch and then by Mr. Sirajul Haque Memon. Dr. Baloch states:
“Sindhi is ancients Indo-Aryan language, probably having its origin in a pre-Sanskrit Indo-Aryan Indus-Valley language. The lahnda and Kashmiri appear to be its cognate sister with a common Dardic element in them all”
Mr. Sirajul Haque Memon does not agree either with Dr. Trumpp or with Dr. N.A.Baloch. According:
“Sindhi is one of the Dravidian language, and has its roots in the civilization of Mohen-jo-Daro.”
The excavations of Mohen-jo-Daro have opened a new chapter for the study of the origin and ancestry of Sindhi language. It has been agreed upon by all the scholars, archaeologists, historians and anthropologists that Indus Valley was occupied by a Non-Aryan (Dravidian) people before the Aryan settlement in the Indus Valley. They had a very rich culture and a language of their own. The Scandinavian scholars, having tried to decipher the script of Mohen-jo-Daro seals, consider it a proto-Dravidian language, and state:
“The language (that of Mohen-jo-Daro) is a nearly form of Dravidian, called by us proto-Dravidian’. It appears to be very close to the south-Dravidian, especially Tamil, and decidedly younger than the parent language of all Dravidian tongues.”
After deep study of Sindhi phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, the peculiarities of non-Aryan origin have been observed in Sindhi, and these non-Aryan peculiarities are similar to those of Dravidian languages. It can, therefore, be said that Sindhi has retained the characteristics of indigenous tongue which was in use in ancient Sindh before Aryan settlements in the area. The name of that language was perhaps ‘Saindui’.
This theory finds support in Dr. Trumpp’s book, “A grammar of Sindhi language”, in which he wrote:
“We shall on the other hand be able to trace out a certain residuum of vocables, which we must allot to an old aboriginal language, of which neither name nor extent is now known to us. But which, in all probability was of the Tatar Stock of languages and spread through-out the length and breadth of India before the irruption of the Aryan race, as all other vernaculars contain a similar non-Aryan residuum of words, which have been already designed as ‘provincial’ by the old prakrit grammarians.”
The report of of the Scandinavian, American & Russian scholars have greatly helped the scholars of linguistics in the study of the structure of Sindhi language.
Their reports also assist the scholars in establishing that Sindhi is a non-Aryan & pre-Aryan language, having its roots in the civilization of Mohen-jo-Daro, and the dialects of Dravidian languages, it has been found that phonetically, phonologically, morphologically and syntactically, Sindhi an Dravidian languages are very close to each other, and have lot of similarities. Many examples in this regard can be given. This is, however, a subject still under research and for the final conclusion by the scholars.
After Aryans had occupied the Indus Valley, their culture, language and religion came into contact with the culture, language and religion of the Indus Valley people, and the amalgam produced a fine blend of culture and language for the people of Sindh.
Many phonetic sounds, phonemes, morphemes, words and phrases were borrowed by the Aryans from the rich language of the people of Mohen-jo-Daro and vice versa.
During he long period of history, Sindhi language has absorbed influence of the old Iranian language during Achamenian and Sassanian rule. This influence was followed by prakrit and pali during Buddhist and Brahman period. After the Arab conquest in eighth century A.D., Sindhi borrowed plenty of words from the Arabic language, which became the official as well as the religious language of Sindh for nearly three hundred years.
Thus during this long period of history, Sindhi borrowed thousands of words and phrases from Persian language. But the existence of words and phrases of the borrowed stock did not or could not influence much the indigenous structure (phonological, morphological and syntactical) of Sindhi. It has thus retained the peculiarities of indigenous language even today, and draws attention of scholars to its origin and old ancestry.

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History Of Sindh

14 Jun

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Sindh is a province of Pakistan and a historic region of the Pak-Hind subcontinent. It is essentially the Delta Country and has derived its name from its life stream, the river Indus, known to the people by the name of “Sindhu” from time immemorial.
Sindh is bounded on the west by the province of Balochistan, on the north b the province of Punjab, on the east and southeast by India, and on the south and southwest by the Arabian Sea. Its chief cities are: Karachi, the capital, and the largest city of Pakistan, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, and Nawabshah. Sindh province has an area of 58,471 square miles (151,440 sq. km) and its population in 1992 was estimated to be 29.991
The Land and Economy:

In general Sindh corresponds to the lower Indus River valley, stretching from north to south in the form of the letter ‘S’, physiographical, Sindh can be divided into the western highlands of the Khirthar Range and the Kohistan area, rising to more than 6000 feet (1,830 meters); the central valley, with eastern and western valley regions; and western valley regions; and the delta region; and the Thar desert in the east. The climate is of the subtropical desert type, with scanty rainfall averaging 5 inches (125 mm) yearly.
As in the rest of Pakistan, the economy is predominantly agricultural and depends almost entirely on irrigation. The principal source of water is the Indus River, on the which there are three irrigation dams (‘Barrages’) in Sindh: the Guddu, on the Punjab border; the Lloyed (Sukkur), and the Kotri, farthest south. The Sukkur Barrage controls a canal system whose total length including subsidiary water courses, extends 50,000 miles (80,000 km), or twice the length of the earth’s circumference. Sindh’s principal crops are wheat, rice, cotton, oilseeds, sugarcane, vegetables and fruits. Sheep, cattle, camels, and poultry are raised, and there is fishing industry. Manufacturing industries are concentrated in Karachi, Hyderabad, nooriabad and Kotri. They produce textiles, cement, cardboard, chemicals, electric power and supplies, rail-road equipment, machinery and other metal products Karachi, Pakistan’s chief port, has an oil refinery and also is the center of printing and publishing.
The artistic and cultural heritage of Sindh is reflected in its superb, examples lacquer ware, mirror embroidery, textile and exquisitely painted tile work.

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