According to details, The federal government has decided to formally ban a Sindhi separatist political entity Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (Arisar) or (JSQM-A) along with two militant groups, all three actively working in Sindh.
The sources claim that besides the JSQM-A, the SindhuDesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) and Sindhu Desh Liberation Army (SLA) are also approved for banning under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.
The sources claim that the intelligence agencies had approached the Interior Ministry for banning the above-mentioned groups.
According to reports of the agencies, SRA and SLA are actively involved in activities in different parts of Sindh and Balochistan. Intelligence agencies believe that both the militant groups are provided political support by the JSQM-A. Another source claimed that these militant groups are also a threat to the CPEC projects.
The project is a “central pillar” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a US$62 billion network of roads, railways and pipelines linking Gwadar to northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
Sindhi Nationalist have been struggling for a independence state for more then many years.
Sindudesh is an idea of a separate homeland for Sindhis proposed by Sindhi nationalist parties for the creation of a Sindhi state, which would be either autonomous within Pakistan or independent from it. The movement is based in the Sindh region of Pakistan and was conceived by the Sindhi political leader G. M. Syed after the independence of Bangladesh. He gave a new direction to Sindhi nationalism and presented the idea of independent Sindhudesh.
Sindhi separatists reject the parliamentary path of struggle for attaining freedom and rights.