Abdul Khaliq Junejo | Voices

Nov 2012
By M.A.

Tanqeed spoke with Abdul Khaliq Junejo, the Chairman of the Sindhi nationalist party, Jeay Sindh Mahaz.

Ever since the Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO)—at the behest of the province’s two ruling parties, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)—the rest of the province has been up in arms. Nationalist parties are part of a nationwide shutter-down strike today (November 30, 2012), protesting what they believe is an underhanded attempt by the ruling parties to keep them out of influence.

In his conversation with Tanqeed, Junejo gives us a birds eye view of Sindhi nationalism, and why he thinks the current strikes are symptomatic of a deeper-seated frustration. Junejo takes us through the history of a movement, and why he thinks the upcoming elections will bring little change. Hear, or read, his conversation with Tanqeed. The second in Tanqeed’s interview series, Voices.


Transcript: English | اردو

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