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Address in Lal Qila Ground on the inauguration of two books
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that someone whose life and death and means of livelihood are attached to Sindh and they are buried in Sindh when they die are Sindhis irrespective of the language they speak. He was addressing a large audience on the inauguration of two books in Lal Qila Ground Azizabad.
One book is the Sindhi translation of the Urdu book Safar-i-Zindagi, containing biographical account of the early phase of the MQM. The other book is Inhi patharon pay chal kay by former Town Nazim Arif Khan Advocate.
Noted intellectuals Mr Nazir Leghari, Mr Agha Masood Hussain, Mr Muqtada Mansoor, and members of the MQM Co-ordination Committee Mr Raza Haroon and Mr Ashfaq Mangi also spoke on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Hussain said that although the entire country sorely needed unity and solidarity yet Sindh needed it all the more because the relations between the permanent inhabitants of Sindh were being soured under a planned conspiracy.
Mr Hussain asserted that just as the Baloch living in Sindh were Sindhis, the Pathans living in Sindh were Sindhis, the Seraiki people living in Sindh were Sindhis, in the same manner the Urdu-speaking people living in Sindh were also Sindhis.
Mr Hussain said that according to the contemporary definition of the word Sindhi is someone permanently living in Sindh and their life and death are unbrokenly attached to Sindh were Sindhis. All those who live in any part of the world but send their earnings to Sindh and are buried in Sindh when they die are Sindhi, whatever language they might be speaking.
Addressing the Urdu-speaking people he said that they were Sindhi and they need not take any certificate from anyone for this. He said that we were following Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai who spoke about peace for the entire world.
Mr Hussain praised Mr Ashiq Hussain Assadi for translating the book safar-i-zindagi in Sindhi language. He asked the Co-ordination Committee to get the book translated in Pashto, Balochi, Gujrati, Seraiki, Punjabi, Hindko, and other languages for informing the people about the struggle and philosophy of Altaf Hussain.
Mr Hussain praised former Town Nazim Mr Arif Advocate on the inauguration of his book. He said that Mr Arif remained steadfast in difficult times although he had to face a number of hardships.
Mr Hussain asked other workers of the MQM to note down their memoires containing their struggles and experiences. He exhorted the younger generation to acquire knowledge as it was the key to success. Only those nations progress that acquire knowledge.