Media Cell, Washington D.C, 10th May 2019:
Voice of Karachi chairman Nadeem Nusrat has welcomed comments made by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail over possibility of creating more administrative units in Pakistan, in particular Sindh. He added that the uproar caused by racist Sindhi nationalists sitting in the PPP and other groups over these comments is totally unwarranted and highlights the hatred that these racists harbor in their hearts against the province’s urban population.
In a statement issued from US capital Washington, DC, Nadeem Nusrat said that “we may have political differences with the incumbent governor, however, his remarks about the need and possibility of creating more administrative units in Sindh are not only constitutional and democratic; they also represent the views and wishes of millions of people living in Sindh’s urban areas.
“No geographical boundary in the world is divine. Humans have made them and they have continued to change them from the beginnings of human civilization. Sindh is no exception either. It is evident even to a commoner that the current administrative system in Pakistan has failed its people and is no longer viable,” Nadeem Nusrat added. The VOK chairman added that millions of Mohajirs and the people of other ethnicities living in Sindh’s urban areas wholeheartedly support the idea of creating more administrative units in Pakistan. The way the successive racist Sindhi nationalist governments have treated urban Sindh has only intensified the desire of urban Sindh to part ways with its oppressive rural counterpart.
“The Voice of Karachi team has been diligently working at various international forums to highlight the administrative and political issues that people of urban Sindh have been facing, since 1970s in particular. The VOK team has also presented the policymakers worldwide the vision of Greater Karachi which is certain to resolve decades-long miseries and injustices faced by citizens of urban Sindh under the unjust and illegal rule of racist Sindhi nationalists. Our efforts are finally yielding positive results and the world is taking a keen interest in this idea, which they see as a positive way to resolve Pakistan’s economic woes.”
“We assure Pakistan’s rulers that skilled and professional people working with the VOK team will closely work with international financial organizations and sovereign wealth funds to direct their focus on betterment and upliftment of Karachi and other urban areas of Sindh. The people of Karachi have been badly neglected for 70 years by governments dominated by rural Sindh, and it is time we put an end to this blatant injustice and make Karachi an international city with modern amenities. The prosperity generated by Karachi will eventually benefit the entire country, as it has been doing since the creation of Pakistan,’ VOK chairman averred.
“The creation of Greater Karachi will make every citizen of urban Sindh — Mohajirs, Punjabis, Balochs, Pashtuns, Sindhis, Saraikis, Gilgit-BaItistani- a stakeholder in Pakistan’s prosperity, which will guarantee a genuine sense of belonging in all its citizens. Education is and will remain our primary focus because it is the tool that will prepare our future generations to compete in the global economy.