US asked to reach out to Sindhi population in Pak
Washington: With the popularity of the United States inside Pakistan at an all-time low, an influential American lawmaker has asked the State Department to make efforts to reach out directly to the country`s population, in particular Sindhis.
"Pakistan is a nuclear-armed Islamic state on the front line of several conflicts with so many extremist groups. Pakistan is a pressing international problem for us. My hope is that you are reaching out to the Pakistani people -- not just in Urdu, which is the politically correct language that the government and the ISI in Pakistan would have you use, but also in the other languages, particularly Sindhi," Congressman Brad Sherman said during a Congressional hearing yesterday.
Sherman alleged that the people of Sindh, predominantly those who speak Sindhi language, have been under attack by governmental bodies.
"That`s why the government of Pakistan would just as soon you not use that language. They`re so helpful in so many ways that perhaps you might want to ignore their advice," he said.
"The US must reach out to Sindh, where the Sindhi language is spoken by more people than Urdu," Sherman said in his remarks at the hearing of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Discussion over BJP's enormous victory in Maharashtra civic polls
- BMC elections 2017: Who will be the Mayor of Mumbai?
- Coimbatore: PM Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot tall bust of Lord Shiva
- Panel discussion on Farooq Abdullah's remark on terrorists
- Zee Media Exclusive: In conversation with BJP President Amit Shah
- BMC election 2017 results: As it happened
- Maharashtra Civic Poll Results 2017: As it happened on Thursday
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- IND vs AUS, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened...
- BMC poll results: Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'