Saturday, July 5, 2008

SANA 24th Annual Convention, Dallas, June 3rd - 6th, 2008

On July 4th, 2008 over a 450 Sindhis from all across North America, and Pakistan gathered at the Westin City Center in Dallas, Texas for SANA (Sindhi Association of North Americas annual convention - http://sanalist.org.

The event spotlights were the recently disposed judge, Justice Bhagwansas, Ghazala Rahman Rafiq, Safdar Sarki, Nusrat Lashari, and several others from the Sindhi intellectual and activist sphere.

Sindhi is an ancient culture that dates back to the Indus Valley civilization. Its langauge is the only structured regional language of Pakistan.

During the first day, July 4th sessions the following motions were called to action:

* Call for the uncoditional restoration of pre PCO judges.

* Motion to give Sindhi, along with other regional languages status of national languages in Pakistan.

* Appeal to the Federal Government in Islamabad to honour the 1940 Pakistan resolution that allows for provincial autonomy.

* Call for the impeachment of President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf on grounds of violating the constitution of Pakistan

Following the days session, conference attendees flocked to a energic Sindhi music night.

More updates to follow, along with Bagwandas' keynote address.

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