Sohail Warraich loses his fan club in Sindh

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The remarks of a private TV channel’s famous anchorperson, Sohail Warraich during his programme ‘Mere Mutabiq’, in which he explored the possibility of Sindh dividing into a new province, enraged people throughout the province and protesters in large numbers took to the streets on Sunday to express their annoyance.
Warraich’s remarks on his TV programme, which was broadcasted on Saturday, spread like wildlife throughout the province and thousands of SMSs started doing the rounds, condemning the programme and the channel.
Activists of civil society organisations and Sindhi nationalist parties as well as ordinary citizens unleashed scathing criticism on the anchorperson as well as the TV channel, Geo News. Hundreds of protesters blocked the Thatta-bound main National Highway for around an hour and chanted slogans against the TV channel. Sindhi nationalist parties including Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STPP), Awami Tehreek and others termed the TV programme as an attack on the unity of Sindh and issued a protest call against the channel.
“It is an international agenda that Geo is delivering to disturb peace in the country. The conspirators have planned such programmes so that Sindhi people react severely and block all the roads leading to Punjab and shut down all supplies to Karachi so that they can later make the decision they desire,” said president Awami Tahreek Ayaz Latif Palijo. In a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Today, Palijo said that activists of his party held rallies and public gatherings in almost every town and city in Sindh. He said that the conspirators know well that Sindhi people are very emotional and will react strongly.
“We believe that international conspirators are planning such things and Geo news is helping them,” he added.
JSQM Bashir Khan Qureshi in a statement condemned Geo News for telecasting controversial and anti-Sindh programmes. We will not allow anyone to think about the division of Sindh. We demand the Sindhi nation to completely boycott Geo News and its newspaper,” he said. Central leader of STPP, Ali Hasan Chandio also warned the TV channel not to air programmes that propagate an anti-Sindh agenda.

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  1. Isn't it irony that Sindhis welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees or in other words mohajirs arrived from India and they were welcomed with open heart. The urdu speaking setteld in all parts of Sindh and they integrated very well. The inter-marriage was common and mohajirs were speaking Sindhi fluently. MQM was created as mohajir Qaumi movement and became champion of urdu speaking population of Sindh. Although MQM has changed name from mohajir to mutanhida but in essence it is an ethnic party. Unfortunately with the patronage of Zia and later Musharraf MQM has armed its militants with sophisticated weapons. There was a time when MQM faced allegations that it was working for mohajiristan. Although MQM denies that but its recent actions point to its ugly designs to dismember Sindh provice. The Sindhis will resist this fiercely. It is silly of a seasoned journalist like Sohail Warraich would send shockwaves in Sindhi population by uteering foolish words.

  2. Urdu Speaking community of Pakistan who had never liked the idea of identifying themselves as “Muhajirs” or “Hindustani” were always supportive of “Pakistani nationalism” rather than “regionalism” but the current circumstances have forced them to seek their identity on ethnic lines. I am Proud Mohajir, Any Objection?? We need a Province in Pakistan. we should unite ourselves for a Muhajir Province & Muhajir cause.

    • You are a proud muhajir good for u, Objection is you want to divide my land , its not a piece of cake that can be easily divided into pieces, we will throw you all in the sea if you talk about dividing my Sindhu Desh.

    • What you believe and what we believe its having a huge difference , we love peace and we want to be in peace, so say to you whatever we have no objection but when have objection there will be only actions.

  3. This is not new propaganda against people of Pakistan by the so called Geo news channel . Its main aim to create hopelessness and hatred in the general masses for the sake of getting revenue. It is proven fact that Karachi is Sindh and Sindh is Karachi. Any move divide and separate Sindh would lead to dvision of Pakistan (For God Bid). Therefore , its high time for those who living in the sindh should regard and accept citizens and son of sindh and pakistan. We strongly condemn the propaganda by geo in this regard.

  4. This is not new propaganda against people of Pakistan by the so called Geo news channel . Its main aim to create hopelessness and hatred in the general masses for the sake of getting revenue. It is proven fact that Karachi is Sindh and Sindh is Karachi. Any move divide and separate Sindh would lead to dvision of Pakistan (For God Bid). Therefore , its high time for those who living in the sindh should regard and accept citizens and son of sindh and pakistan. We strongly condemn the propaganda by geo in this regard.

  5. Geo is anti Pakistan channel .It does always create sensation and hopelessness in the general masses . To get revenue, it has to telecast such type of program mes .It does only serve the vested interests of enemies of pakistan. Its is not a neutral channel . It is high time other media group should condemn its attitude and policies. To relay these talk shows , it would produce hatred in people of Sindh nothing else. People of Sindh are very much know for their hospitality therefore please do not hurt their sentiments emotions by doing these non sense talk shows. It is a time to create unity among people of Pakistan not to divide on ethnic grounds. We strongly condemn the so called independent news channel called GEO and its policies.

  6. its difficult to divide Sind but when its Punjab every tom dick adn harry supports it!! wow.. the land (Punjab) was divided in partition and yet every one is ready for division caz they see it as gain in political arena.
    lastly Muhajir province if created boundaries should not include Karachi (as was the, case in benazirabad, no new town change of name from Nawabshah)

  7. Sindh dividing into a new province, it was demanded first time by "Faisal Muhammed" (Former Chairman Taqseem-e-Sindh Tehreek) in 1988, Mr Faisal
    who is also an status of senior Muslim League leader disclosed that "With out
    independent Province for Urdu Speaking Peoples, the violance in karachi will not stopped becausu Muhajir & Sindhi are diffrent culture, diffrent language, they will not live togeather "Speach in 1988 Jhangir Park Karachi. and now we are looking the same situation in Sindh which was Mr Faisal Muhammed disclosed 25 years before
    Faisal Muhammed is well known International Mediator based in Europe also Conformed if new province will not make in Pakistan ,Pakistan will divided in three parts in 2015 now i am looking the same …………..

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