Author: Comrade Fulani
Colonialism could end but perilous settlers-colonialism rarely ends so Zulifkarabad is the new game by Pakistani-occupiers to change the demography of Sindh.
Sindhi nation is suffering and in deprived condition and Pakistani-colonizers want to sow the seeds of settlers-colonialism again as that happened in 1947 when this rogue state came into being, there was state-sponsored-pogrom of Sindhi-Hindus in Karachi in 1948 and they were forced to flee away to India and Sindhi people were left in minority in Karachi.
“Zulifkarabad will be the new city on the coastal belt of Sindh on the Indus delta, its 150 km away from Karachi, it will be like Shenzhen (China’s boomtown) that city is situated on the Pearl river delta till 1979 it was city of poor fishermen and its population was 6 million and after Chinese started working there and invested now it’s population is 11m it’s the Special economic zone but the indigenous people were converted in minority before 1980 language spoken there was Cantonese and now it’s Mandarin like-wise Sindhi people will be in minority on their own land.” (1) Zulifkarabad will be new economic zone and it is planned with the help of Chinese which will contain manufacturing and industrial units.
Sindhi nation already have suffered the Pakistani-occupation and colonialism by which Sindh’s resources and masses are being exploited. Land of Guddu and Sukkur Barrage in Sindh were allotted to Punjabi-Bureaucrats, Punjabi fascist army generals and Punjabi landlord’s even advertisement for sale of land was not published in Sindh, it was published in Punjab.
Local people talk with Dawn Newspaper, We have only heard about Zulifkarabad in newspapers. We are worried we will be thrown out of our land. We don’t want to get swindled. Indigenous people are not taken in confidence, whose future belong to that land. Indigenous people living there are confronting poverty, illiteracy, mortality rate is high, recent flood and massive rains have devastated southern Sindh and now Pakistan want to saddle Sindhi people by Zulifkarabad. Demography of Sindh will change. That is the tact of Pakistani-occupiers and colonizers as Chinese were doing in Tibet to convert the Tibetans in minority even same happened in Balochistan for Gawadar project but Baloch people resist and saved their land from changing demography.
Sindhi nation deny that enslavement and bondage in the name of development, Sindhi nation will resist that. Every development on occupied and colonized land looks like a torch and happiness for oppressed nation in fact it’s the way to sow the seeds of settlers-colonialism more deeply. Settler colonization is an ultimate colonizing act where settlers envisage no return, settler colonialism still tells a story of either total victory or total failure.
China is mostly interested in this region as China firstly started Gawadar port but resistance of Baloch people made them tripped now they are shifting towards coastal areas of Sindh but Chinese will confront resistance in Sindh also. Balochistan and Sindh are littoral States so China wants to form their hegemony on Arabian sea by getting control of coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. “An independent Sindh will serve as a natural conduit for oil and gas pipelines from energy rich Central Asia to energy starved South Asia. Without an entrenched bureaucracy, Sindh will rapidly lead the way to economic expansion in South Asia. Most significantly for the rest of the world, given its long peaceful Sufi tradition, an independent Sindh will provide a bulwark against fanaticism and promote peace and prosperity.” (2) We can see the interest of China in Sindh and Balochistan by his energy needs in future: “China whose demand for crude oil doubled between 1995 and 2005 and will double again in the coming decade or two as it imports 7.3 million barrels of crude daily by 2020—half of Saudi Arabia’s planned output. More than 85 percent of the that China-bound oil will pass across the span of Indian ocean through strait of Malacca: the reason china is desperate for alternative energy routes to the Pacific, as well as overland ones into China from Central Asia, Pakistan and Burma.” (3) As well as “China seeking Gawadar and 75 miles away Pasni, China is active in Chittagong for container facility and also for naval base constructing roads, waterways and pipelines from Bay of Bengal to China Yunnan province.” (4)
Colonizers and occupiers must stop those conspiracies against the oppressed Sindhi nation and we will resist against those conspiracies for the sake of our homeland and Beware!! You colonizers and occupiers still the blood of Sindhi youth is not totally cooled down and they stake their life for the sake of their homeland.
Conclusion: “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”
― Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the earth
- Naseer Memom in Kawish newspaper
- Prof. Gul. Agha
- Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins, “Beijing’s Energy Security Strategy: The Significance of a Chinese state-owned Tanker fleet,” Orbis, Fall 2007.
- Moonsoon: The Indian Ocean and the American future power by Robert D. Kaplan