THATTA: At least 17 people drowned to death when two overloaded boats – carrying some 200 pilgrims from Dawoodi Bohra Community – collided and capsized near Bohara coastal town here today.
According to details devotees were fast approaching the Shrine of Saint Meinh Pathahi located in Mirpur Sakro’s Bohara Creek, when the mishap occurred.
While seventeen bodies have been taken out of the water, atleast 23 pilgrims are still missing.
Emergency has been declared in the Thatta district hospitals.
PPPP leader Ayaz Soomro passed away in Manhattan
MANHATTAN: Advocate Ayaz Soomro, who was NA member and belonged to PPPP died here today in a hospital due to cardiac ailment at the age of 59.
Son of a primary school teacher Soomro acquired a law degree from Sindh University (Jamshoro). He was elected member of Sindh Assembly twice (2002 & 2008) before becoming a member of NA in 2013, always from Larkana where he lived. As a lawyer too he was elected member of Supreme Court Bar from the same city.
This scribe once traveled with Soomro from Larkana to Karachi. At Karachi airport he refused to board an awami bus and introduced himself as a minister since nobody recognized him. Later he did board the awami bus to go to the terminal.
Earlier at Larkana airport’s tiny VIP lounge a guy was introduced to him who wanted to be posted at that airport. Soomro called somebody for his posting who probably agreed to place the person at Larkana airport. In return that charlatan faked expression of grief and started touching Soomro’s feet and knees, manifesting the unabashed way people beg for postings and lick boots.
Sindh Assembly demands holiday on the day of Sooryah Badshah’s martyrdom!
KARACHI: Provincial Assembly on Tuesday, (6th March, 2018) has unanimously passed the Resolution moved by MPA Waryam Faqir.
By means of that the House demanded a Public Holiday be declared on 20th of March in the Province of Sindh on the day of martyrdom of Sain Sooryah Badshah!
Comrade Jam Saqi, veteran civil rights activist and politician from SIndh, is no more!
HYDERABAD: Leftist comrade and a human rights activist expired here today at the age of 74 due to kidney failure.
Saqi, who had served as the general secretary of Communist Party of Pakistan, was arrested during Zia dictatorship and later tried by summary military court in 1980s.
He had spent seven years in jail where he was kept in solitary confinement and reportedly beaten. It is said that his first wife named Sukhan had committed suicide when she was told that he had died due to extreme torture behind bars.
After his release in 1988 Jam Saqi left Communist party and later joined PPP in 1991. One wonders what illusion exactly ‘comrades’ like Jam Saqi were running after: The so called Dharti Ma – for which they were struggling – had repeatedly been raped by the Sindhis themselves whenever they came to power.
Cities like Larkana and Nawabshah (hometowns of those found in the corridors of power for long) have not been transformed into Paris.
The so-called leaders had raped their Dharti Ma again and again. As a result while the masses languish in misery, the leaders’ wealth augmented manifolds before fleeing overseas.
On the contrary, no matter how corrupt the rulers of Punjab are, they atleast have utilized (even if not all or for the sake of kickbacks) people’s money to ameliorate the infrastructure and living standards of the citizens.
Some took to the twitter to talk about Jam Saqi’s struggle for the rights of rights of the poor and the dispossessed:
Grieved on the passing of Comrade Jam Saqi -a valiant fighter for the disenfranchised. His struggle against tyranny and his sacrifices for a democratic Pakistan, remain an inspiration for generations. His association with the PPP are a source of pride. We mourn his loss deeply. pic.twitter.com/93XAIe6gkA
— Murad Ali Shah (@MuradAliShahPPP) March 5, 2018
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) March 5, 2018
Rest in peace Jam sb I am sad but glad you died peacefully rather being tortured to death by unknown people https://t.co/O9wNhwlw3q
— Ayesha Siddiqa (@iamthedrifter) March 5, 2018
History in chains.Jam Saqi and Benazir Bhutto sahiba facing a military court established by Gen Zia.U can see chains on the shoulders of Jam Saqi these chains became necklace of our political history we will always remember the chain holder pic.twitter.com/pcRKiw5t5W
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) March 5, 2018