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FEBRUARY EVENTS DATES

 

 

 

1st February

Part1

1923: A public meeting is held by the Sindh Jamiat -ul- Ulema, District Sukkur branch at Sukkur. Moulana Din Muhammad Wafai and Moulana Ahmad Ali Lahori are principal speakers. Public is asked to take part in the freedom movement and follow the Islam religiously.
1931: The branch of Sindh Azad Party is started at Chhatan Shah, Sakrand. Moulvi Shafi Muhammad Shah is elected as the President, where as Moulvi Muhammad Paryal and Mian Muhammad Hassan are elected Secretary and Treasurer. Sindh Azad Party was established by Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi with Aims & Object to popularise the cause of the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency. The party had so many branches in length and breath of Sindh and party'spolitical contribution has been documented by the Gul Hayat Institute.

Part2

1955: Common -Wealth Prime Ministers' Conference support to Turko - Pak and Turo - Iraq Defence arrangements as a basis for the proposed security network for the Middle East.
1956: Urdu & Bengali will be state languges, Premier announce in the Constituent Assembly.
1969: Anti - Ayub Govt. processions are taken out in various cities of East and West. Ayub Khan, while addressing the Nation promises talks withpoliticians.
1971: Indian Govt. refuses to accept hijackers' demands. Passengers alongwith Crew are sent to India, however, Indian aeroplane is blown up.1990: Hyderabad death toll rises to 14 despite curfew.

 

2nd February

Part2

1931: The meeting of like - minded muslim politician is held in Karachi with Shaikh Abdul Majeed in chair.The Sindh Azad Party is founded with Haji Mir Muhammad Baloch as President, Muhammad Ramzan Sidiq as Secretary and Haji Ali Muhammad Akhund as its Treasure. Later on this party played vital role in creating public awareness about the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.
1934: Syed Miran Muhammad Shah, Chairman of the Working Committee of Sindh Azad Conference, submits Memorandum in favour of the Sindh separation before the Dow Committee. Dow Committee's proceedings are available with Gul Hayat Institute.
1935: Muhammad Ayub Khuhro presents resolution in the Larkana District Local Board recmmendingLetter of Appreciation for the president of Taluka Kambar Local Board on account of managing repair of heavy rain - damged road to ensure the safe crossing of the Governor of Bombay on this date

 

3rd February

Part1

1832: British Political Agent, Colonel Pottenger proceeds to Khairpur after getting permission for his visit . He has to discuss and finalize treaty of friendship with Khairpur Govt.
1839: Consequent upon the capture of Manora by British, agreement is signedand the city of Karachi is handed over to British troops. Seth Naumal's elder brother helps invaders in selecting spot for encampment of troops and plainbetween town and the Ram (now Aram) Bagh is selected for that purpose. 
1928: It is the eve of arrival of Simon Commission in India, and Sindh is observing hartal today.

 

Part2

1964: Foreign Minister, Z. A. Bhutto presents Pakistan's case regarding Kashmir dispute in the Security Council of the UNO.
1967: Pakistan lodges a strong protest with Indian Govt. on shooting down of an unarmed civilian aircraft of Pakistan. 
1971: Shaikh Mujeeb deplores blowing up of hijacked Indian Plane by Kashmiri hijackers in Lahore. Where as, Z. A. Bhutto supports and wants to assist those Kashmiris.
1973: Opposition walks out over the Speaker's Ruling agaist former President Yahya Khan's trial.
1992: Qaim Ali Shah, ex - Chief Minister of Sindh, demands Governor Rule for Sindh and trial of Jam Sadiq for sedition.

 

 

4th February

  1843: sir Charles Napier in his letter, despached to Major Outram writes that:’ Sobdar (Mie) has joined the others, (and I have told his Vakeel that) if I found him and his 5,000 men in the field, I would treat them as enemies.; he is afraid of the vaunting chiefs prancing round him…. I respect (Mir) Ali Murad, and (Mir) Roostam’s son and nephew, more than the rest,
; they have all taken decided part.’
1927: Shapurji Saklatwalla, the famous Parsi Communist and sitting member of the British House of Commons reaches Karachi from England.
1933: Reviewing the Indian problem, Sir Samuel Hoare says: ‘ We have no intention of abdicating responsibilities and we are certainly shall not report the Irish precedent. While we are prepared to support the cause of Indian Self-Government we are certainly not going to sacrifice British or Imperial interests’.
1934: Bazim-i-Adab, Karachi, organizes poetic sitting at Karachi.
1935: Sir Cowasjee and Diwan Lalchand Nawalrai move their amendments, while participating in debate on the Joint Select Committee’s Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms, in Indian Legislative Assembly. 
1948: In UNO Security Council, USA and Argentina support Pakistan’s demand for a neutral administration and impartial plebiscite in Kashmir. 
1965: All Parties Students’ Action Committee reiterates its stand that province-wise students’ strike will continue till the acceptance of their demands.
1969: West wing of DCA (Opposition parties) in its extraordinary session at Lahore, decides to continue the struggle till the acceptance of their 8-point demand in toto.
1971: PIA to operate inter-wing flights via Sri Lanka due to Indian’s ban on over flights of Pakistan’s aircrafts.
1978: Eighty- Nine references against PPP ex-MNA’s including Begum Nusrat Bhutto are filled in tribunal.
1990: MQM blames PPP Government for Hyderabad riots.
1995: Twenty people die in Karachi.

 

5TH February

   1843: Major Outram writes to Charles Napeir from Off Naushera Feroz that Perhaps Mir Rustam Khan’s party have gone to seek refuge with, and assistance from Mir Sher Muhammad of Mirpur; and it is likely they will assemble number of Balochis , and that the Mirpur men may join him, also some of the Hyderabad Mirs might do so; also, if you march down in that direction, we may look out for disturbance, and possibly you may meet the opposition; but if they do go to extremities, rather than submit to our terms, their mode of w3arfare would be, I should suppose, laying waste the country, looting our camels, and cutting off your foragers.
1947: The Central Assembly of India, by 61 to 16 votes, rejected the Muslim League adjourned motion on the punitive fines and barbarious and mediaeval practice of taking hostages, imposed on the Nanidhar tribe.
1979: Begum Nusrat Bhutto is detained at her residence. PPP workers are arrested at large scale. All this indicate that stage is being set to hang Z.A.Bhutto very soon.
1914: Kachhi Memon Debating Society of Karachi demands Books by Himayat-ul-Islam of Lahore, and translated by Mirza Kalich Beg be included in the scheme of education, in Sindh, for Muslim students.
1920: Eighty-six Pirs and Religious scholars of Sindh meet at Hyderabad. The meeting condemned the Government for its high handedness and misuse of powers to curb Khilafat workers and movement. Withdrawal of cases against workers are also demanded. It is decided to hold Khilafat Conference in Larkano, in February.
1933: The meeting of the Working Committee of the Sindh Azad Conference is held. It is decided that Pir Ali Muhammad Shah Rashdi will be responsible for collecting and writing Briefinf Material and other literature for creating awareness and getting support in the case for separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.
1942: One hundred and twenty-six join Muslim League in Banguldero. The public meeting is addressed by Hakim Obedullah. The function is followed by the meeting of the branch, in which Moulvi Ghulam Yahya is elected as the Secretary of the branch1969: President Ayub writes to Nawabzada Nasrullah requesting him to invite politicians on his behalf and he will be available to start talks.

 

6TH February

1857: The Forest Ranger in Sindh makes complaint to the Commissioner that a lage part of the Unarpur and Mehrabpur forests had been destroyed under the directions of the Collector Hyderabad and on account of the permission given to the Zamindars to cultivate within the forest limits. He requests for prohibiting the Collector for such an act.
1933: In the Assembly Sir Harry Haig is bombarded with series of questions related to the release of Mahatma Gandhi. The home member maintained that release of Gandhi is related to the policy of Congress regarding Non-co-operation Movement. 
1969: Begum Nusrat Bhutto withdraws petition challenging Z.A.Bhutto’s detention by Ayub regime.
1970: Pakistan and the Soviet Union concludes a trade agreement providing for exchange of goods upto nearly Rs.11o million each way during 1970.
1976: General Zia-ul-Haq is appointed army chief.
1979: Supreme court held the High court decision and rejected Z.A.Bhutto’s appeal. Chief Justice Anwar-ul-Haq announced the decision given by majority judges. It was a split verdict of four to three. Justice Safdar Shah, Justice Durab Patel and Justice M.Haleem acquitted Bhutto.
1989: Nawab Akbar Bugti is sworn in as Chief Minister of Balochistan.
1996: The MQM asks its party men to go into hiding.

 

7TH February

  1839: Karachi comes under control of the East India Government.
1843: Major Outram informs Charles Napier from off Sehwan that the Indus river is lower than ever, so we fear grounding again, and at present we have grounded here yesterday and have lost the whole day. I will give you all details about Talpurs on reaching Hyderabad.
1920: It is a great event of the political history of Larkano. Sindh Khilafat Conference is held with Pir Rashidullah Shah Rasdhi of Jhando, where as another pir,Pir Turab Ali Shah is the chairman of the Reception Committee. Though, the registration of delegates was not free, but thousands of people attended the Conference.
1931: The branch of Sindh Azad Party is opened at Nawabshah. Akhund Abdul Wahid, Rais Ghulam Sidiq Khan, and Abdul Khaliq are elected as President, Vice President and Treasurer. Whereas Muhammad Usman, Mian Allahdino, Akhund Abdul Wahid and Abdul Khalq are nominated on the Working Committee. Let it be clear that there were another party Sindh Azad Conference working for the same object of the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency. Sindh Azad Party was established by Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi and Sindh Azad Conference was formed on the eve of Hyderabad Sindh Azad Conference presided by Allama Yousif Ali of Punjab. On this occasion the political party ‘Sindh Azad Conference’ took birth and Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto was elected it President.
1933: The railway Act Amendment Bill is debated in the Indian Legislative Council. Lalchand Nawalrai of Larkano takes part in debate and suggest that the proposed amendment must not penalize people but ensure smooth running of the administration.
1935; Lalchand Nawalrai, the leader of Sindh Hindu Panchayat and member of the Indian Legislative Council earns criticism due to his unwanted and objectionable remarks about Sindhi Muslims. The Daily Gazette, of Karachi, in its today’s issue challenged the political and social maturity of Lalchand Nawalrai , it the course of its editorial.
1949: Pir Iallahabad Bux’s cabinet is dismissed by Liaquat Ali Khan three days ago. Politicians and Sindhi press take the action as victimization of Sindh for political motives.
1955; Governor-General of Pakistan promulgates an ordinance to accommodate refugees coming from India. They will be compensate in both urban and rural agricultural property.
1969; Polidical leaders of DAC meet to discuss offer of President Ayub for talks. Nawabzada Nasrullah is trusted to contact politicians by Ayub. The meeting demands lifting of emergency, & Section 144, repeal of DPR and release of all political prisoners before talks.

 

8TH February

  1843: Charles Napier writes to Major Outram from Doulatpur that Lord Ellenborough has approves of blowing up Imam Garah, and thinks it will save bloodshed. I have written to him about the land between Rohri and Bhoong Bhara, and asked him to let me offer a detailed arrangement. I hope he will conclude this, and I shall make a hard fight for it. 
1848: Collector of Karachi forwards a memo to the Commissioner of Sindh , of services of Seth Naoonmal, late Head Kardar of Karachi, drawn up by Captain Preedy in which he recommended that Naoonmal be rewarded for rendering important services to Government.
1923: In his lecture delivered in the D.J.Sindh college, Dr.G.T.Wrench advises that women-filk must not take part in politics.
1920: It is second day of the Larkana Khilafat Conference. The City witnesses a big political event.
1938: fifty-one volunteers of Hizullah jamait are arrested in Badin. They and their party was on Satyagrah demanding ban on Luwari Haj.
1955: The Government of Sindh announces abolition of Jageerdari system in the province. The one million acres of land can be distributed among landless peasants, if the announcement is implemented in letter and spirit.
1972: Army and Rangers quell polices srike in Hyderabad. Police’s demand include respect for police. 
1990: COP (Combined Opposition Parties) decides to give call to observe protest day against killing of innocent people in Karachi. [But, no body is taking such type of action on killing of innocent people daily in Karachi. In 1990, the move was to blame and condemn PPP Government of Benazir].

 

9TH February

1920: The Larkana Khilafat Conference ends on the third day. Haji Abdullah Haroon and Muhammad Khan are elected President and Secretary of the Adhoc Sindh Khilafat Committee.
1927: Pir Mithal Shah Rashdi of Tullah presides over debate between Hindus and Muslim on the topic of ‘Religious and historical validity of Veds’. On the first day, Hindus throw light on historical and religious importance of Veds. The debate took place for three days. Moulana Delhvi, Moulana Din Muhammad Wafai, Moulana Abdul Karim Chishti, Seth Khudadad Khan Surahio, Nazar Ali Agha participated in the debate. The debate started and ended in friendly atmosphere.
1929: Jamshed Mehta forms ‘Rural Reconstruction forum’ so as to develop rural areas at par with urban areas. G.M.Syed playes vital role in the move.
1933: Seth Govindas, arrested in connectionwith the Independence celebrations is sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and fine of Rs.200 in default to three months additional imprisonment.
1947: The Working Committee of the All India Hindu Maha Sabha passes a resolution maintaining that ‘ the Constituent Assembly as it is, is a properly constituted legal body with full sovereign power and authority and competent to frame the political constitution of Akhand Hidustan’. The Committee further urges the Princes to join the Constituent Assembly giving adequate representation to their own people and to introduce Responsible Government in their own States. 
1951: The first ever census begins in Pakistan.
1955: The Full Bench of the Sindh Chief Court unanimously allows the petition of Moulvi Tamizuddin, President of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan , challenging the proclamation of October 24,1954.
1969: All-Parties Student’s Action committee appeals to opposition leaders not to hold talks with Ayub as Nation wants to get rid of him.
1971: India warns Pakistan that refusal to handover the hijackers can lead to a conflict .
1979: world leaders appeal for clemency for Z.A.Bhutto.
1990; Death toll rises to 64 in wave of violence in Karachi.
1992: Nawaz sharif warns PDA against making an assault on President House.

 

10TH February

  1936: Flat - bottomed Boat is provided to Lieutenant Burns for the purpose of the survey of the Indus. The Boat was sent from Bombay.
1924: A meeting of Sindhi Muslims is held at Hyderabad, with Dr. Noor Muhammad in Chair. The agenda consists of: i) Reorganizing of Muslim league in Sindh, 2) Unemployment in Sindh, 3) separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency, 4) Selection of Organizing Committee. Twenty-five member Committee is constituted for the task of reorganizing Muslim League in Sindh. Office – bearers and members are: Seth Haji Abdullah Haroon (President), Muhammad Kamil Shah (Vice President), Dr. Noor Muhammad Shaikh (Secretary), Hakim Fatih Muhammad sehwani (Treasurer). Council consists of Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi, Shahnawaz Khan Bhutto, Pir Turab Ali Shah, Seth Tayab Ali, Mir Allah Bux Talpur, Pir Ghulam Mujadid Sarhandi, Mir Ayub Khan, Pir Illahi Bux, Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, Hakim Shamisuddin, Ali Anwar Shah, Abdul Jabbar, Dr. Ghulam Hussain Qasim,Haji Mir Muhammad Baloch, Miran Muhammad Shah and Muhammad Khan.
1931: The meeting of the Sindh Khilafat Committee is held at Karachi to elect new office-bearers and members of the Working Committee. Mir Muhammad Baloch (President),Mir Allah Bux (Vice President), Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi (Secretary), Molvi Muhammad Usman and Moulana Din Muhammad Wafai (Joint Secretaries) are elected as office-bearers. It is decided to revive political activities of the party in Sindh.
1947: in reply to a question in the Central Assembly , Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru says that Government is convinced that Sri Subhas Chandra Bose died as a result of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash and it is not true that he was shot dead on the Russio-China border by Allied forces.
1955: The central Government is going to the Federal court against the decision of Sindh Chief Court in favour of Moulvi Tamizuddin, says Major-General Iskandar Mirza, Interior Minister of Pakistan.
1969: The meeting is held between Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan and President Ayub to clarify some points regarding Govt-Opposition talks.
1991: Baghdad Radio reports that Iraq Government has rejected Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s plan for truce in the Gulf war.

 

11TH February

  1832: Colonel Pottenger, Political Agent, informs his Government that presents sent by His Lordship has been handed over to Mir Murad Ali Khan and he can not proceed to Khairpur due to disturbances there.
1835: The East India Company Government is informed by its Political Agent that Shah Shujaul Malik has reached at Lakana. Syed Ismail Shah and Syed Zain-ul-din Shah are appointed Talpur Government as Governor of Larkana and Shikarpur respectively.
1943: Charles Napier writes to Mir Sher Muhammad, ruler of Mirpur khas that “ No hostility has to my knowledge been committed by you. There is no mention of your name in the Treaty, nor is there any intention of dispossessing you of any of your land, or doing anything displeasing to you. The British Government makes war on its enemies, but not on its friends. With regard to the tribute, be so good as to make it over to Mr. Brown, who is now at Hyderabad. I hope you will not allow any of Ameers of Khairpur to have any troops within your territories.”
1927: Sheikh Muhammad Ramzan Sanjogi of Chhajra village of Kambar issues statement in reply to the letter sent to him written and signed by Mahnat of Sadh Bello, Veromal Begraj and Dr.Choitram. He was asked to rejoin Hinduism. Muhammad Ramzan regretted, refused and criticized their advice.
1931: The Branch of Sindh Azad Party is opened at Dad Mahessar. Syed Juman Shah (President), Moulvi Haji Abdul Qadir (Vice President), Dur Muhammad (Secretary) are elected as founder office-bearers of the branch.
1939: The District Larkana Borad intended to close English classes at Tayab, Khairodero, Naich, Gerilo, Badah, Pathan, Vehar and Wagan. People of those villages make application and request the District Board that they are ready to support schools financially, hence, English classes may not be closed there. 
1948: General Sir Douglas Gracey is appointed as C-in-C of the Pakistan Army.
1965: Z.A.Bhutto, Foreign Minister of Pakistan proposes Afro-Asian body on lines of organization of African Union.
1969: Five MNAs from Sindh meet President Ayub in Dhaka and submit a Memorandum for dissolution of One-Unit.
1975: National Awami Party is banned. The Government says that the party was working in a manner prejudicial to the sovereignty of Pakistan.
1979: Islamic Penal Laws are introduced in Pakistan.

 

12TH February

  1843: Charles Napier writes from Sakrand to Major Outram that Twenty-five Murrees, heade by Hayat Khan attempted to ride through Jacob’s camp, and he very properly made them prisoners ; but they refused either to give up their arms or come to my camp. I have therefore sent a squadron out to him to receive them.
1930: The meeting of the District Karachi Jamiat-ul-Ulema is held to elect new office-bearers. Kazi Fatih Ali of Shahbandar is elected as the President. Whereas Moulvi Fatih Ali of Sujawal gets the seat of the Vice President. Executive Committee is also elected. Now it consists of Moulvi Kazi Muhammad (Sujawal Taluka), Moulvi Muhammad Usman (Mirpur Batho Taluka), Moulvi Muhammad (Thatto Taluka), Moulvi Muhammad Ashraf (Ghorabari Taluka) and Moulvi Muhammad Hussain (Thatto city).
1931: The branches of Sindh Azad Part are opened at Jacobabad and Bathoro. Jacoabad Branch elects Khilafati Moulvi Haji Rahim Bux as President, Shamisuddin as Secretary and Abdul Rahman as Treasurer. Whereas at Bathoro Moulvi Muhammad Yousif is elected as the President, Seth Muhammad Usman as Secretary and Seth Muhammad Hashim as Treasurer.
1932:The Governor-in-Council, under Section 16 of the Indian Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908 (X1V of 1908), declares Hyderabad District Congress Committee and affiliated organization with it unlawful.
1941: Shah Latif Adabi Conference starts at Karachi. It is inaugurated by Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi, Education Minister of Sindh. Whereas it is presided over by Allama I.I.Kazi. The Speaker of Sindh Legislative Assemly, Syed Miran Muhammad Shah presented his paper on the topic of the ‘Importance of education’.
1950: The Governor-General of Pakistan Khowaja Nazimuddin lays the foundation stone of the Kotri Barrage.
1966: Shaikh Mujeeb-u-Rahman announces 6-point formula in Karachi. They are: 1), Federal constitution in line with Pakistan Resolution of 1940, 2), Separate Currencies for East and West wing, 30, Limiting Central Government’s portfolios to defense and foreign affairs. 4), Collection and spending Tax by provinces, 5), Foreign exchange to be utilized by earning province, 6), Every province to form its own Para-Military force. This may kindly be kept in mind that later on it was disclosed by a few politicians the 6-points were drafted by non-Bengali officer belonging to West Pakistan and as it was assignment for Mujeeb from West Pakistanis.
1995: Fresh violence erupts in Karachi.
1996: Pakistan Government O.Kays construction of Guwadar Port.

 

13TH  February

  1928: Muhammad Ayub Khuhro is vested powers of Special Honrary Third Class Magistrate in his area, Larkano.
1931: The branches of Sindh Azad Party are opened at Chak and Deh 22 Nusrat of Tharparkar. For Chak branch K.B.Mir Muhammad Pathan, Pir Bux Khan, Abu Shoukat Hamzo and Allah dino are elected as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Whereas in Deh Nusrat Syed Jamal Shah (President), Moulvi Muhammad Moosa (Vice President), Syed Qabool Muhammad (Secretary) and Syed Hussain Shah (Treasure) are elected as office bearers.
1933: Sir Samuel in his statement in the House of common says that there could be no question of release og Mr. Gandhi or other Civil Disobedience prisoners until Government had convincing reasons to believe that their release would not be followed by a revival of Civil Disobedience.
1939: a public meeting is held in Khalikdina Hall of Karachi with Haji Abdullah Haroon in chair. Pir Ali Muhammad Shah Rashdi presented the Progress report. Whereas Muhammad Ayub Khuro spoke on the political situation of Sindh. 
1969: Chairman PPP Z.A.Bhutto start hunger strike till lifting of emergency from the country. Asghar Khan hold talks with him for five hours in Larkano.
1977: Moulana Jan Muhammad Abbasi’s petition against Z.A.Bhutto’d unopposed election is dismissed by Election Commission of Pakistan for lack of sufficient evidence.1993: Supreme Court of Pakistan summons former COAS General (Rtd) Mirza Aslam Beg on contempt of court charges.
1994: In an interview with BBC Benazir Bhutto admits having helped Indian Prime Minister control Sikh uprising.

 

14TH February

  1843: Majour Outram, Ploitical Agent writes to Mir Shahdad Khan that ‘ Your Munshi Metharam, has brought your message to this effect that you are the friend of the British, and, if it is my wish, will come personally to reside in the Agency for my protection; and that your people shall not join in approaching disturbance, and will not oppose the British. This I have understood, and this is my reply: That if your behave as you say, no blame will upon your Highness; but, if a single follower of yours does join in hostilities against the English, the penalty will be yours,; and if any of your people are implicated, it cannot be concealed from me, for, depend upon it, I will make a thorough investigation.’
1926: Dr.Annie Besant presides over political conference held at Karachi. Speakers throw light on the importance of the ‘Commonwealth of India Bill’ introduced by Dr. Annie Besant in Assembly. 
1933: Haji Mir Muhammad Baloch moves adjournment in the Bombay legislative Assembly to discuss the Government’s policy underlying opening of liquor shops in Karachi and Ahmadabad. The president disallows the motion.
1935: ‘The India Bill’ is debated in the House of Commons. Colonel Wedgwood opposes the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.
1945: The Sindh Muslim League meets at Karachi to discuss the awarding of Party Tickets to candidates.
1947: Sj. L. B. Bhopatkar, President of All-India Hindu Maha Sabha at a press conference in New Delhi says that the Muslim League’s boycott of the Constituent Assembly had made it incumbent on it to vacate its seats in the interim Government and if the Muslim League refuses to do, it was up to Governor- General to compel it to this course of action.
1948: At the annual Darbar at Sibi, the Quaid-i-Azam announces to constitute an ‘Advisory Council’ for Balochistan.
1969: Complete strike is observed throughout Pakistan and meetings are held demanding acceptance of DAC’s 8-points. Two people are killed in Karachi and Lahore each.
1971: Awami League Central Committee reiterates Party’s 6-points and 11-points of students’ council as the basis of new constitution.
1990: COP Leaders demand of President to impose ‘Governor’s rule in Sindh. It is amazing to note the the Governor’s rule in Sindh was always demanded when PPP is in power.
1995: Eleven people are killed in fresh outburst of violence in Karachi

 

15TH  February

1843: Charles Napier writes to Major Outram from Hala that ‘I reached this ground yesterday. Do not pledge yourself to anything whatever. I am in full march to Hyderabad, and will make no peace with Amirs. I will attack them instantly, whenever I come up to their troops. They need send no proposals. The has passed, and I will not receive their messages.’
1910: The construction work of the Hassan Ali House in Sindh Madressah is completed by the contractor Essa Khan. The work was started in 1909.
1920: Thre-day All-India Khilafat Conference starts at Mombai. It is presided over by Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgri and is attended by Moulana Abdul Bari of Firangi, Moulana Abu-ul-Kalam Azad, Moulana Zafar Ali Khan, Dr.Saifuddin, Hasrat Mohani and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
1931: Branches of Sindh Azad Party are opened at Shikarpur, Thul and Village Moulvi Abdullah Leghari. I Shikarpur Haji Moula Bux (President), Moulvi Fazlullah (Vice President), Moulvi Abdul Karim Chishti (Secretary), Khair Muhammad Faqir (Treasurer) are elected as office bearers. In Thul Abdul Rahman Sarki and Moulvi Abdul Karim are elected as President and Treasurer respectively. In Village Moulvi Abdullah, Moulvi Muhammad Hassan (President), Suleman Khan (Secretary) and Ghazi Khan (Treasurer) are elected as office bearers.
1934: In the meeting of the All-India Muslim Conference, His Highnesst he Agha Khan gives his nominates Nawab Sir Muhammad Ahmad Saeed Khan of Chatri as Chairman and Seth Haji Abdullah as Secretary of the Party.
1965: US Assistant Secretary of state for Near East & South Asia, Talbot describes Kashmir dispute as an ‘emotional issue’.
1969: Z.A.Bhutto, Wali Khan, Rasool Bux Talpur, Ajmal Khatak & Shaikh Ayaz are released .
1979: Supreme court stays Z.A.Bhutto’s execution to hear review plea from February 24.

 

16TH  February

1843: Major Outram writes to Charles Napier that ‘ The account I received this morning led me to conclude that Talpurs are moving up to Galleeanee and Meeanee shikargahs, which by night will double be filled by Balochees, whom it would be difficult to dislodge from such dense jungles, and certainly could not be effected without serious loss. I would, therefore, beg to propose that you allow me to drop down in the steamers tomorrow morning, to fire both shikargahs, which can be done easily from the river, under the steamers’ gun, should opposition be offered; or we could do in this evening, if you prefer it ; only by the morning all the enemy may be collected in shikargahs, which perhaps they may not be in the evening’.
1857: Collector of Upper Sindh submits to the Sindh Commissioner, the proposal f establishing Vernacular and English School at Shikarpur. The Commissioner requests the Government of Bombay to sanction a grant-in-aid of Rs.100 per mensem for running of school.
1917: Shaikh Abdul Aziz Muhammad Suleman starts publication of ‘Sindh Muslim’ weekly from Sukkur.
1933: In the Bombay Legislative Council, Shaikh Abdul Majeed draws attention of the President to certain criticism published in ‘Times of India’ regarding the proceedings of the council and asks whether it was fair and justified. 
1969: State of Emergency is withdrawn. DAC (Opposition Parties) accepts President Ayub’s offer of talks and suggests that Moulana Bhashani, Z.A.Bhutto, Asghar Khan and Azam Khan be also invited for talks.
1971: Chairman Bhutto says that PPP has decided to boycott the National Assembly session, unless substantive adjustments on foreign trade, currency and taxation are not made. 
1973: President Bhutto removes NAP Governors Ghous Bux Bizinjo (Balochistan), Arbab Sikandar Khan (NWFP) and Attaullah Mengal Government in Balochitan. Mufti Muhamood Government of NWFP resigns in protest.
1977: PNA leader Air Martial (R) Asghar Khan, while addressing election meeting says that 1977 is the last year of PPP Government, irrespective of election results.

 

17TH  February

1832: Colonel Pottenger, Political Agent in Sindh, is given O.K and his way of dealing with Sindh affairs is approved by the Government of India.
1835: The Political Agent of the East India Company Government. Colonel Pottenger directs his Native Agents not to write or try to contact Sindh rulers directly, but always address them through Munshi Jethanand to avoid delays and subterfuges on the part of Talpurs.
1843: It is black day in the history of Sindh. Charles Napeir , with troops consisting of 2800 defeated Talpurs at Meani. They were in 17000 in number. Soon after the fall of Sindh, Jack flag was hosted on the Hyderabad fort and British troops started plundering in city and fort. Proclamation is issued by Charles Napeir and Jageerdars and fighting Balochi groups are advised to refrain from taking risk of fighting British troops, return to their homes and assure their friendly attitude and get their Jageers re-restored. In Karachi, Muhammad Sadiq, Diwan Tekchand and Diwan Mulchand- all responsible officers of Talpurs are arrested and Captain Preedy declares Karachi of becoming a British Town by a proclamation and Seth Naumal is placed at authority.
1916: People of Sindh find it fit to revise and re-assign religious duties of their Religious leaders. Young Amil Association of Karachi arranges gathering and Rewachand Vassanmal delivers lecture on the topic of ‘What should our Pandits do’?
1919: The year 1919 was landmark in the history of Sindh and Hind. It proved to be beginning of politics of agitation and violence. Keeping in view the turning of situation, the Governor of Bombay addresses the Darbar at Sukkur, consisting of Jageerdars, Landlords and Sardars from Sukkur, Larkano and Jacobabad. He speaks about construction of Sukkur Barage, promoting of Education for Muslims and construction of roads in all these three districts. 
1931: The Branch of the Sindh Azad Party is opened at Village Siyal near Dadu and Moulvi Mian Muhammad Hassan (President), Sirai Mian Muhammad Hassan (Vice President), Moulvi Muhammad Salih Abbasi (Secretary) and Qazi Mian Haji Ahmad (Treasurer) are elected as office-bearers.
1949: Sindh Legislative Assemble mourns death of Quaid-i-Azam and Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah. Condolence resolution is passed. Where as Pakistan Parliament passed Bill for the establishment of an Industrial Finance Corporation.
1955: An appeal is filed in the Federal Court on behalf of the Federation of Pakistan and nine ministers against the Sindh Chief Court’s decision , which declares the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, illegal.
1964: The Chief delegates of the Pakistan- China Joint Boundary Commission chalk out scheme for joint survey and mapping.
1990: Sindh Rangers unearthed several Torture Cells in Karachi.

 

18TH  February

943: Charles Napier writes to Mir Sher Muhammad of Mirpurkhas that ‘ Syed Imam Bari, your deputy, came to me with a message from you, that your Highness is the friend of the British, and you did not march with your army beyond your own territory in this fight; therefore, I approve of your Highness’s message. And now it is necessary that you should disperse your troops you have with me, and so keep no one with you (in shape of army); and if I find that your Highness has any collected, I shall attack them. If you disperse your troops, and keep no one with you, I shall reckon you just the same as before;- friend and ally of the British’.
1847: Secretary to Government of Sindh asks Collector of Hyderabad to wait upon the Ruler of Khairpur with view to arranging for an exchange of land adjoining Sadhuja in place of such scattered in the Hyderabad Collectorate.
1929: G.M.Syed intends to implement his ‘Goth Sudhar’ (Village- improvement) Program. It includes to improve literacy rate, to encourage Home Industry, to open Night Schools, to organize peasants, to include womenfolk in social and economic uplifting . Today, Weekly ‘Muslam’ of Mirpurkhas carries this idea.
1931: The Branch of Sindh Azad Party is opened at Karam Khan Nizamani of Taluka Hala and Moulvi Khair Muhammad, Hamid Khan and Hussain Khan are elected as the President, Secretary and Treasurer.
1947: Moulana Abul Kalam Azad, Central Education Minister announces Educational Policy for United India. It includes the setting up of a ‘National Museum’, the allocation of funds for ‘Research’ and development of ‘Archeological studies’ and the use of broadcasting and films for the purpose of mass education.[In Pakistan, none of indicated fields have still been included in the scheme of education].
1949: Yousif Haroon takes over as the Sindh Chief Minister.
1969: Shaikh Mujeeb refuses to participate in govt-opposition talks. Dhaka, Karachi and other cities are in grip of marches and demonstrations. People are determined to get rid of Ayub.
1979: For clemency pleas for Z.A.Bhutto, I have to consult military council and cabinet, says Zia.

 

19TH  February

1847; The Collector of Hyderabad is directed by the Sindh Government to resolve the issue of Boundary line between Hyderabad Collectorate and Khairpur state and it should be kept in mind that land is exchanged on equal terms of produce.
1915: It was proposed by Moulana Obedullah Sindhi to revolt against British Government throughout united India, on this date. He sent that secret message and was disclosed to the police in Punjab. With the result that Moulana Muhammad Sadiq of Khada was arrested and was sentenced to rigoriou imprisonment. So many other peoples were also arrested. This initiate is known as ‘Tahreek Reshmi Roomal’ in the history of our Freedom Movement.
1935: ‘Anti-Separation Conference’ is held at Hyderabad. But, it was too late now. Muslim Upper Class has won the political game and Sindh as to be separated from the Bombay Presidency.
1974: The Governor of Punjab , keeping in view the possibility of outbreak of communal violence, promulgates an ordinance to empower the Punjab Government to deal with communalists with Iron hand.
1954: Treaty of Friendship is signed between Turkey and Pakistan. Both countries will cooperate in spheres of politics, economics and culture.
1968: International Arbitral Tribunal awards to Pakistan 350 square miles against claim over 3500 square miles in the north part of the disputed Rann Jo Kutch.
1974: Two-day Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference begins in Lahore.
1996: Seven are killed in Karachi violence

 

20TH  February

  1840: Lieutenant-General Sir John Keane makes arrangements for breaking of the part of the army of Indus under the command of Major-General Wilshire and distribution of the troops to remain in Upper Sindh and Lower Sindh for political and military reasons.
1917: The Government of India, with reference to the alleged participation of certain Sindhi firms in Sierra Leon with the Ghadar movement in America, states that ‘We are aware that the partners and employees of such firms abroad are in many cases seditiously inclined and probably find in lucrative to keep in with the revolutionary party. We also know that they subscribe money, help to circulate seditious papers and accommodate plotters in distress’
1923: Jethmal Parsram highlights the present political situation in Sindh and Hind. The lecture is arranged by the Karachi Home Rule League and it is presided over by Jamshed Mehta.
1931: On the eve and day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Branches of the Sindh Azad Party are opened at Village Moulvi Abdul Hai of Taluka Digri, Hyderabad and Matli. In big public meetings office-bearers are elected at three places. At Hyderabad, Pir Ghulam Mujadid is elected as President and Abdul Jabbar as Treasurer. At Village Abdul Hai, Moulvi Haji Abdul Hai and Allahdino Bhutto are elected President and Secretary respectively. Where as at Matli Muhammad Khan Nizamani (President), Moulvi Attaullah (Secretary) and Haji Karim Bux (Treasurer) are elected as office-bearers.
1935: Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Minister for Local Self-Government, Bombay Presidency, while winding up debate on his Department, announces that Rs.3300 will be provided as aid to Village Panchayat in the Presidency and the equal amount of that will be spent on the uplifting of rural areas.
1939: K.B.Allah Bux inducts Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatulla as minister in his cabinet. He is given portfolios of Law and Order and Home.
1969: Ayub-Government bows before agitators. Section 144 is withdrawn from major cities.
1994: Three Afghanis hijack a Peshawar School Bus to Islamabad. Demand convoys of food supplies for Afghanistan, five helicopters and five million Dollars as ransom.
1996: Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif holds talks with MQM leader Altaf Hussain. Both want to get rid of PPP Government.

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 21ST  February

  1931: The Branch of the Sindh Azad Party is opened at Village Allahabad Dhakhan of Taluka Dadu and Moulvi Haji Abdullah, Rais Arz Muhammad and Mulla Abdul Majid are elected President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
1933: In the session of the Indian Legislative Assembly Lalchand Nawalrai of Larkano supported Mr.Mitra’s plea against the Railway Board whose uselessness was proved by the fact that any complaint made against Railway administration was referred to Railway Agents.
1934: Weekly ‘Sindhwasi’ is founded in Sukkur under the editorship of Sadhu Kalani.
1935: The Quarterly meeting of the Larkano District Local Board is held under the presidency of Nabi Bux Khan Bhutto and it is attended by Muhammad Sidik Wagan, Qadir Bux Tunio; Allahdad Tunio; Pir Bux Khuhawar; Faqir Muhammad Unar; Abdul Hadi Bughio; Pirbhdas Tolani; Ahmad Khan Bhutto; Diwan Bhojraj; Fariduddin Jatoi; Hassan Ali Isran; Ali Gohar Lahori ; Gokaldas and Abdul Haq Bhutto. The Board decides to present an Address to Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto on the eve of his Larkano visit.
1940: The Congress member of the Sindh Legislative Assembly, Mr . Mohandas Doulatram brings No-Confidence Motion against K.B.Allah Bux , the Premier of Sindh, in the Assembly.
1952: Thirty-Six students are killed in East Pakistan protesting the rejection of Bengali as one of Pakistan’s national languages. The East Pakistan Assembly passes resolution favouring Bengali as official language.
1956: The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides that Karachi will continue to be the Federal Capital till such time as Parliament by law decides the area of the Federal Capital.
1969: The President Ayub, while addressing the Pakistani nation on Radio announces not to contest next elections and promises peaceful transfer of power.
1972: PPP sweeps polls for women seats in all the provincial assemblies.
1978: Sectarian clash during Milad-ul-Nabi (P.B.U.H) procession leave eight dead in Karachi.
1981: MRD demands Gen.Zia’s resignation and announces General Strike on 23rd of March.

 

22nd  February

  1832: Government of India updates Colonel Pottenger, its Political Agent, in Sindh about contact with

conduct in the difficult and troublesome discussion with Ruler of Hyderabad and his officers. Pottenger informs his Government that he has been asked by Mir Murad Ali to quit Hyderabad at once and proceed to Khairpur.
1914: Religious and Social organization ‘Bandhu Mandal’ of Karachi celebrates its fourth anniversary. Seth Jasraj chairs the function, whereas Mohanji Varma, Dr.K.B.Patel, and Ramji Manji Vadera speak on the occasion.
1941: The meeting of the Executive Committee of the Sindh Muslim League is held at Sunn with G.M.Syed in Chair, and it is decided that the party be popularized in the province.
1955: The Federal Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Muneer issues orders for stay against the decision of the Sindh Chief Court restoring Moulvi Tamizuddin to his office. The decision remained the topic of talk for a long time. 
1969: Agartalla conspiracy case is withdrawn by the Government. Shaikh Mujeeb and other 33 accused persons are released.
1974: Islamic Summit Conference starts in Lahore. It is being attended by 22 Heads of states and Governments. President Fazul Illahi inaugurates and it is presided over by Z.A.Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1978: Moulana Kausar Niazi criticizes the move for naming Benazir Bhutto as Party chairperson.

 

23rd  February

  1912: The NGO ‘Arya Young Men’s Association’ of Karachi arranges Religious Debate on the topic of ‘the evils of flesh eating’.
1934: The Bombay Legislative Council takes up non-official Bill of S.S.Tolani to amend the ‘Sindh Encumbered Estates Act’. It is lost after a considerable discussion. All members from Sindh oppose the bill and speeches generally followed communal lines. The Bill was intended to shift the final appellate power in suits from Commissioner to the District Judge. Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, leader of the House vehemently opposes the bill.
1935: All India Anti-Communal Award Conference starts in New Delhi. Lalchand Nawalrai and Bhai Parmanad participate. Both are from Sindh.
1939: Two Hindu Ministers – Nihchaldas and Dealmal- of K.B.Allah Bux Soomro’s ministry tender their resignation.
1947: M.A.Jinnah declares at Karachi that ‘ the Muslim League will not yield an inch in their demand for Pakistan. Whatever the Hindu may do, we shall ever remain generous and good to all. Our demand is just and is the only way to liberate the ten crores of Muslims in India. The sacrifices that the Muslims have undergone elsewhere only show more clearly that we have a separate State of Pakistan’.
1948: The first session of the Pakistan Parliament begins with the Governor-General of Pakistan in chair. Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan is elected Dy. President of the Parliament. The House mourns the death of Gandhi.
1965: U.S Defense Secretary Mc.Namara accuses China of trying to drive a wedge between Pakistan and U.S.A.
1969: Shaikh Mujeeb, while addressing a half million people in Dhaka demands directly elected sovereign parliament and referendum on One-Unit.
Bhutto renounces his ‘Hilai-i-Pakistan’ title awarded to him by Ayub Khan.
1978: Rais Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi opposes Benazir Bhutto’s chairpersonship of PPP.
1983: Curfew is imposed in Karachi District West and army takes over area.

 

24th  February

  1916: The process of political awakening has started in Sindh and people have started making their concepts about the ‘Leadership’. Today Advocate Khemchand Gopaldas delivers lecture on the topic of the ‘Wanted a leader’. It is organized by the NGO of Karachi.
1922: The Weekly ‘Sindh Zamindar’ is founded in Sukkur. The motive behind starting of this paper is to damage the political cause of the Khilafat Movement, block the way of Daily Al-Waheed to propagate political awakening and make the masses to believe and observe loyalty of the British. In its last days, Sindh Zamindar helped the Muslim League in propagating its cause for Pakistan. Its founder editor was Master Abdul Wahab and Ahmad Ali Aleg, Pir Ali Muhammad Shah Rashdi,; pir Husammudin Shah Rashdi;Agha Nazar Ali; Moulvi abdul Ghafoor Sitai; Dur Muhammad Awesi and Hafiz Khair Muhammad Odhi remained its editors.
1923: A public meeting is held at village Drigh Bala of Taluka Johi by the local branch of Khilafat Committee. Moulvi Din Muhammad and others speak on the occasion and advise people to take part in politics religiously.
1945: The Ministry/Government of Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah is defeated in the session of the Sindh Legislative Assembly. The move is made by G.M.Syed.
1946: The Convention of the Sindh Coalition Party is held at Sunn.
1954: ‘The Baghdad Pact’ is signed by Pakistan, Turkey and Iran.
1960: The Federal cabinet decides to name new capital of Pakistan as “Islamabad’.
1971: Shaikh Mujeeb rules out question of adjustment on 6-points, however assures fair and at par treatment for West Pakistan.
1979: The court starts hearing of the review petition . Yahya Bakhtyar pleads the reduction of sentence for Z.A.Bhutto in Muhammad Ahmad case on the basis of split decision.
1986: Zia rejects opposition demand for mid-term polls and vacating COAS post.

 

25th   February

  1835: Colonel Pottenger informs his Government that on arrival of Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk at Hyderabad, Mirs with relations and children paid their respect to him and gave presents to him. 
1843: on behalf and instructions of Captain Preedy and Colonel Bileau, Seth Naumal approaches Sardar Sahib Khan Chhuto of Shah Bilawal to help Government in ensuring the protection of property and life of people. 
1844: Rs.1,500 are sanctioned by the Government for the construction of the British Residency in Khairpur State.
1849: His Highness Mir Ali Murad Khan ruler of Khairpur, who remained trustworthy friend of the British Government of India and kept himself away from happenings in Hyderabad/Lower Sindh regarding intrigues of British to usurp Sindh, is blamed by the British Government for making interpolations and additions in the treaty of ‘Noornihar’ between Mir Rustam Khan and Mir Naseer Khan. Today, the Governor of Bombay issues instructions to the Sindh Commissioner that Government would not agree with Sindh Commissioner in his suggestion that Mir Ali Murad Khan be pronounced guilty of the charge of forgery, however, the Government appoints a Committee composed of Commissioner, Major Jacob (Political Superintendent of Upper Sindh Frontier) and Major Lang (Political Agent of Kathiawar) to investigate the matter.
1935: ‘The Sindh National Bank Limited’ is established at Hyderabad with Rs. One million as its Capital investment. Its Board of Directors consists of Bhai Sobhraj Jhamatmal, Mukhi Gobindram Pritamdas; Bhai Gobindram Hasaram; Mukhi Bagomal Hotchand; Bhai Hasomal Chelaram, Bhani Kudomal Basarmal; Bulchand Chandiram Wasvani; Bhai Jeramdas Gurdasmal; Hotchand Gopaldas and Tahlram Basarmal.
1938: Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah presides over the meeting of ‘Democratic Coalition Party’. It is attended by 11 members including K.B. Muhammad Ayub Khuhro and Haji Amir Ali Lahori. The Finance Bill is discussed at length. 
1945: ‘Bazim-i-Mushaera’ of Larkano arranges Poetic Sitting. It is organized by Qadri Family of poets and poetry presented on the occasion is published in the Journal ‘Adeeb Sindh’ latter on.
1947: While defining the attitude towards the minorities, Muhammad Ali Jinnah says in Karachi that ‘the minorities to whichever community they belong must be treated fairly and justly and that every effort should be made by majority community to create in them a sense of security and confidence.’
1971: Z.A.Bhutto threatens to physically thrash those MNAs from West Pakistan who would go to Dhaka to attend the 3rd March session. Suggest that National Assembly session be postponed or time limit for constitution making be removed.

 

26th   February

1835: British commander attacks Balmere and Mir Noor Muhammad protest with Colonel Pottenger against this action. However helps them to suppress Khosas and other predatory tribes on the border of Cutuch.
1901: Besant Hall of Hyderabad is chartered. It has the best building consisting of a Reading Room, a good library and nice guest house. Khubchand Mewaram is elected its first Secretary. The lodge is after name of Ainne Besant, eminent Theosophist and politician.
1920: ‘Anjuman Ylema-i-Sindh’ issues Fatwa (Judgment) and asks people to boycott with those who participated in ‘Victory Celebrations’ arranged by Government. The defeat of Turkey is defeat of Muslims, they declared. The Fatwa advices participants of celebration to beg pardon to avoid boycott of the people. 
1921: The meeting of the ‘Sindh Khilafat Committee’ is held at Larkano. It is decided to amend Rules of the Party, conduct election, and invite application from schools for financial aid/support.
1922: Mr. Taunton, Assistant Collector presides over the public meeting held by Aman Sabha of Garhi Yasin. R.B.Bhai Gokaldas , Bhai Lalsing and Roohullah in their speeches advises people not to join Khilafat.
1940: The vote of the Speaker saves K.B.Allah Bux’s Government. The vote of ‘No-confidence’ can not be carried out.
1947: lord P. Lawrence, Secretary of State declares on the floor that ‘if the parties did not arrive at the main decision and agreement by the fixed date, it will be possible for British to hand over power to provincial Government.
1969: President Ayub hand over the Government/power to Army Chief General Yahya Khan. Martial law is imposed, assemblies are dissolved and political activities are banned.

 

27th  February

  1846: Gowher Khan Nizamai is granted Sannad of Jageer of his father Talu Khan who died in October 1844. 
1857: The Government of Bombay is taking steps for Railway communication and Boat service. The Sindh Commissioner is requested to take measures for investigating on the subject of boat traffic on the Indus.
1884: The Karachi Paper, Sindh Gazette (Later on known as the Daily Gazette) in its editorial condemns the apathy and lukewarm response of the Bombay Government to development schemes of Sindh pertaining to Port, the Steam Tramway etc. Such type of criticism by local and vocal press paves way for formation of opinion to get rid of Bombay presidency.
1922: The meeting of the Managing Committee of the ‘Karachi Social Service League’ it is resolve to send resolution to educational authorities demanding that ‘ the Sindhi language be recognized as a Second Language for B.A and M.A Degree Examinations in the same way as Gujrati, Marathi and Kanares are recognized’.
1944: Moulana Ali Anwar presides over literary and poetic sitting organized by Sindhi Sudhar Society and Bazim Mushara at Larkano.
1953: Eleven members of the Action Committee of the Anti-Qadyani Movement demand removal of Sir Zafarullah Khan from ministry . 
1967: Z.A.Bhutto decides to quit Conventional Muslim League and intends to form his own political party. 
1989: Recognition of interim Afghan Government would be premature, says Benazir Bhutto.
1991: China confirms the supply of nuclear power plant to Pakistan.

 

28th  February

 

  1839: Lieutenant Eastwick, Assistant Resident in Sindh informs Sir John Keane, Commander-in-Chief of the army of the Indus that that the army in his (Eastwick) command had been plundered by Sindhi people and the price of commodities had been kept so high that the camp followers were unable to purchase sufficient grain.
1922: The Larkana Khilafat Committee collects and deposits with Sindh Khilafat Committee the donation of Rs.450/ 
1923: Hyderabad branch of the Home Rule League elects office-bearers. Eminent writer Jethmal Parsram is elected as the president. Whereas Boolchand Kodomal is elected Secretary. Santdas Mangatrai, Hiranand Santokram and Kewalram Dayaram are elected as members of the Managing Committee.
1934: Muhammad Hashim Gazdar, in the Bombay Legislative Council, moves cut- motion to omit Rs.63,825 earmarked for the staff which is looking after and trying to sell Sukkur barrage machinery that is now unnecessary. Mr.Gazdar, Shaikh Abdul Majeed, Syed Miran Muhammad Shah, Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, K.B.Allah Bux , Sindh members and several members of the nationalist benches deplores continuation of expenditure on the staff which the government gave an undertaking to disband last year. Cut-motion is defeated by 39 against 25 votes.
1939: Moulvi Muhammad Muaz presides over the annual meeting of the Nawabshah Congress Committee. The election for new office-bearers is held on this occasion also.
1943: The Bazim-i- Mushaera and Sindhi Sudhar Society held literary and poetic sitting. The contribution of poets presented on this occasion was published in the Adeeb-i-Sindh, later on.

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