In the Kashmore district, an unsettling wave of unrest now threatens residents’ safety. Daytime kidnappings involving infants,residents, and minority groups for monetary ransoms are on the rise. Add to that the increasing attacks targeting both the police and ordinary citizens, and a palpable tension has settled over the region. Despite the commendable and relentless efforts by the police, they seem to be battling against an ever-increasing wave of criminal acts.
At the center of this crisis, Kashmore’s inhabitants, both in the city and its more isolated areas, live in a state of perpetual fear. Even teenagers aren’t exempt, as they too are kidnapped in hopes of ransom payments. Multiple groups are fighting for dominance in the district, creating a dual-front battle. On one side, the police grapple with the notorious Katcha dacoits. On the other, residents are increasingly subjected to a concerning number of kidnappings and fatalities.
Today’s Kashmore seems marked by the persistent issues of feudalism. Those who claim to lead and guide its future appear to be diverting it onto a dangerous path.
One particularly distressing story from this situation is that of Nazia Khoso and her infant child, Kosar . Tragically kidnapped by members of the Bangwar tribe in what appears to be an act of revenge, they’ve been missing since March 2023. Their current situation remains unknown, wrapped in a blanket of mystery and concern.
Surprisingly, the very elected officials, who are supposed to safeguard their constituents, seem largely indifferent to this turmoil. Their apparent neglect and lack of action, even as they continue to represent their region in places of authority, is increasingly viewed as a failure of duty. The people, who entrusted these representatives with their hopes and concerns, now feel abandoned, with their urgent appeals seemingly going unheard.
Regrettably, the governing body expected to bring relief, the PPP-led Sindh government, appears remarkably passive regarding Kashmore’s distressing state.
Today’s Kashmore seems marked by the persistent issues of feudalism. Those who claim to lead and guide its future appear to be diverting it onto a dangerous path. By prioritizing personal gains over public welfare, they’ve failed on numerous fronts, a fact painfully evident in the heart-wrenching stories of kidnapping victims and their grieving families.
Even notable figures like the Member of the National Assembly, Ihsan Mazari, who should ideally be at the forefront advocating for his region, has been conspicuously silent during Kashmore’s ongoing crises. The important discussions and debates within national legislative chambers have seldom heard his voice championing the concerns of his constituents. This lack of representation suggests a broader systemic issue, where Kashmore’s pressing problems seem perpetually sidelined.
Regrettably, the governing body expected to bring relief, the PPP-led Sindh government, appears remarkably passive regarding Kashmore’s distressing state. Questions of responsibility and compassion arise as the district’s human toll continues to climb, seemingly unnoticed and unaddressed.
However, hope still lingers among the residents of Kashmore. As general elections approach, they are steadfast in their determination to make their voices heard, seeking answers, demanding justice, and holding those responsible for their current plight accountable. Their aspiration for a brighter future is tied to the hope that their representatives will finally rise to their roles, prioritizing the welfare of the community over personal interests.
In the midst of this ongoing saga, the unresolved situation of Nazia Khoso and young Kosar remains as a powerful testament to Kashmore’s enduring pain. The road to peace and stability, though riddled with obstacles, must be traveled. The futures of countless individuals and the district itself hang in a delicate balance.