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Sindh's Testament

The Case of Sindh by G M Syed (Fiction House: Lahore), 2012; pp 301, Pakistan Rs 400

Ethnicity and Nationalism in Pakistan

The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan: The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir Ethnic Movements by Farhan Hanif Siddiqi (London: Routledge), 2012; pp 147, £ 80.

The Fragile State of Pakistan

The Fragile State of Pakistan Mehtab Ali Shah Restoration of Democracy (MRD) in 1983 and their repercussions for Sindh. For a fair deal for Sindh, Harrison to some extent appears to be in agreement with the late Syed

Ideology and Education

Relations. The Nordic countries Ideology and Education played a pioneering role in the development Social Sciences in Pakistan: A Profile edited by Inayatullah et al; Council of Social Sciences (COSS), Pakistan, Islamabad; first edition, Pisces Enterprise, Islamabad, 2005.

Academic Freedom in Pakistan

Academic freedom of expression has always been suppressed by military regimes in Pakistan. It has adversely affected the academic system, especially social science research. Those who disagree with the official line on national and international matters have to face the threat of dismissal, harassment and denial of permission to go abroad for attending conferences. As a result, there is no substantial original thinking and there is no excellence in research in the social sciences.

Ferment in Sindh

The fishermen community of Badin district in the southern province of Sindh in Pakistan is facing much hardship caused by the Thar Rangers, an auxiliary of Pakistan's armed forces. They have been deprived of their principal livelihood of fishing in their ancestral habitat. These fishermen enjoy enormous sympathy throughout Sindh, which indicates the discontentment of Sindhis with Pakistan's existing federal structure. This paper argues that if the grievances of the fishermen, in particular, and the Sindhis, as a whole, are not addressed properly by the government, the consequences may be horrendous.
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