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Sindh's Islands aren't a tough row to hoe.
The earth of Sindh is lucky, who has many natural and mineral resources. It doesn't matter that their resources are available in any foam, either in caves or islands. We knew the history, how the federal government has been doing to hostage since very early days. Some days ago the federal government issued a presidential order to build the new city at Dingi and Bhandar islands of Sindh. It seems to clear that the federal government has occupied Sindh's islands. obviously, we knew that these islands are in the territory Sindh. But the central government has created a tussle with Sindh for ownership and it's illegal. According to the Constitution, the Maritime area up to 12 nautical miles of Sindh's coastline falls under Sindh's jurisdiction, the federation would not be allowed to occupy the province's land and resources. This is against Article 172 of the Constitution. The central government cannot do this without the provincial government's consent. The provisional government claimed that they had not seen any proposal from the Centre.
Islands are surrounded by mangroves, a breeding ground for marine life. It will create artificial changes to the Indus Delta that impacted the protective mangrove barrier would also expose Sindh's coast including its financial hub of Karachi - to cyclones and tsunamis. Does the central government want more than three million people from the fishing and Jutts communities to die of hunger with their animals?
Another side, India claimed that Pakistan sold their islands to China to build new roads similarly Ex-founder of MQM growled that Zardari sold their Islands. The Conscious Community of Sindh is still alive and condemn vigorously.
The sea is our life, our culture, everything we have. They can only build cities here over our dead bodies. This new development will mean an end to the fishing industry, mangroves, and other resources also.
I can imagine it becoming a relaxation spot for the elite even as our children die of hunger. It cannot happen. We may die, but we will die fighting for our rights until and unless the federal government will provide the best alternative facilities with jobs before going to start and Revenue generation will use for inhabitants of Sindh province.
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