Shandure Speaks Itself on its own Count:
I came across some articles on shandur. To my utter surprise people
write on shandur, without personal knowledge, ignorant of its geo
political and geo cultural history.
To begin with the article of my brother Mr.KarimUllah, who is
seemed to be mesmerized by the meaningless and groundless statement
of Fida Ali Sahib, member legislative assembly Gilgit Baltistan and
those of Mr.Gohar Hussain and Mr.Fida Ali Sahib.
It is evident by perusal of Karim Ullah’s article that the scribe
has no knowledge and information about the history, culture and
geography of shandur. He has neither studied the fiction of
Mr.Sarfaraz Shah nor has read the Haqaiqnama of shandur. An
ignorant person, instead to be a mediator, Better to sleep in the
“Toms Paradise”. He has no right to spoil papers writing on a
rejected MOU and reagitate it.
Yes he has a democratic right to say and write any think in fever
of Mohd Ali Mujahid, who has no concern with shandur but just
supporting some unjustified and extraneous ideas about MOU, which
has already been rejected by the people of laspur through highly
circulated media source.
The historical facts and ground realities about shandur cannot be
negated by mear surmises and conjectures.
Is the statement of Narendra Modi, Indian premier, published in
print and electronic media few days back, not sufficient to open
the slumbered eyes of Mr.KarimUllah. What to say about the article
of Mr.Fida Ali Gharze in series, shandur has never been disputed
till 2010, when some people from Gilgit Baltistan started claiming
over shandur on extraneous pointations which has remained
inseparable(integral) part of Chitral during Rais rule, Katoor
dynasty and Khoshwaqht dynasty rule over Chitral state, after
independence, partisan, creations of Pakistan till date.
Besides others it is an record and annals of history that in 1926
Sir Shuja_Ul_Mulk the then ruler of Chitral constructed a banglow
in shandur in his domain and on 16 August 1928, the commandant
Gilgit scout the then PA Gilgit got written permission to stay in
the said banglow through Caption Cobe. APA chitral from the ruler
of chitral. Isn’t it sufficient proof? Fida Ali Shah Gharze in his
article took U turn, as expected, keeping shandur aside,
fruitlessly argued on chitral scouts and gilgit scouts. (Which are
both a chapter of pride for us).
It is a saying in Persia, that “Shunida Kai BowadManind_E_Deeda”.
The question is how Gharzi sahib by a single strike of pen dared to
ignore the century long standing summer houses of six villages of
laspur valley in Punjilasht agricultural land, commanded by
channel, besides government installations of KPK chitral and
continued the series of frivolous stories. There is no duality of
opinion that we all are highly proud of our Pakistan Army, Chitral
Scouts, Gilgit Scouts, besides, we are rising our voice against the
subvertive extraneous agents who sometimes speak from New Delhi and
sometimes raise sounds from Gilgit against shandur. A friendly
suggestion is preferred to Gohar Sahib, Fida Ali Sahib and Karim
ullah Sahib that before taking pen about shandur, they are
requested to study pre partition post partition history of the
region in special reference to shandur and in third series to study
shandur after 1947, closely revisiting with open eyes, the geo
cultural history and ground realities on the spot, if after all, to
continue the series of articles for their own satisfactions.
Besides all your efforts, remarks the century’s old brotherly and
close relations of the inhabitants of Chitral and Ghazer Gilgit
will never be affected, How numerous your articles and series may
be. Have a nice time but with positive outlook.
Note: That anyone who illegally claims over any integral part of
our land, to us, stands on the same footing as that of RAW of
Muhammad Meraj Uddin