CONDEMNING THE BRUTAL PERSECUTION OF THE SINDHI PEOPLE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 109
(House of Representatives - June 28, 2018)

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         CONDEMNING THE BRUTAL PERSECUTION OF THE SINDHI PEOPLE

  (Mr. ROHRABACHER asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to condemn the brutal 
persecution of the Sindhi people in Pakistan.
  Throughout the Sindh Province, and especially in Karachi, millions of 
Sindhi people are victimized by the Punjabi-dominated regime in 
Islamabad.
  This grave injustice and massive human rights crisis involves 
extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, and tactics common in 
many totalitarian dictatorships.
  This oppression of the Sindhis is the work of the Inter-Services 
Intelligence, that is the ISI, of Pakistan, and the corrupt Pakistani 
Army.
  More than 154 Sindhi people have been reported missing just since 
August 2017. Among those includes Dr. Anwar Laghari, who is a physician 
who actually led the Sindhi people and the stalwarts in opposition to 
violent Islamic militarism, and that is why he was targeted by the ISI.
  Pakistan has made their choice to drop its alliance with the United 
States and form a new partnership with China and radical Islam, and 
they are now making war on their own people.
  The United States should stand with the people of Pakistan, not their 
oppressive government.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to condemn the brutal persecution of the 
Sindhi people in Pakistan. Throughout Sindh Province and especially in 
Karachi, millions of Sindhi people are victimized by the Punjabi 
dominated regime in Islamabad.
  This is a grave injustice and a massive human rights crisis involving 
extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, and tactics common in 
China, Turkey, Iran and other totalitarian dictatorships.
  This oppression of the Sindhis is the work of the Inter-Service 
Intelligence (ISI) and the corrupt Pakistan Army.

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  More than 154 Sindhi people have been reported missing just since 
August 2017. Among the hundreds abducted and killed include Dr. Anwar 
Laghari, a physician and human rights leader who is a hero to the 
Sindhi people. Like Dr. Laghari the Sindhis are stalwarts in their 
opposition to violent Islamist militants, which is why they have been 
targeted by ISI.
  Pakistan has made its choice to drop its alliance with the United 
States and form a new partnership with China and radical Islam. Blatant 
betrayals like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project and 
sheltering Osama Bin Laden indicate that Pakistan has long ago morphed 
away from being our friend and is now our enemy.
  And, Pakistan is at war with its own people, not only the Sindhis, 
but the Baluch and many of the Pashtun tribes are also targeted for 
harsh human rights abuses. America needs to face reality--stand with 
these persecuted peoples--and treat Pakistan like the corrupt narco-
trafficking gangster regime allied with radical Islam that it is.

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