Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz

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Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM)
جيئي سنڌ قومي محاذ
Chairman Sanan Khan Qureshi.[1]
Founder Abdul Wahid Aresar
Bashir Ahmed Qureshi
Shafi Muhammad Burfat
Gul Muhammad Jakhrani
Founded June, 1995 at Sann
Headquarters Sann, Sindh
Student wing Jeay Sindh Students' Federation(JSQM)
Ideology Sindhi nationalism
Slogan Sindhudesh Is Destiny, G.M Syed Is The Guide

Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (Sindhi: جيئي سنڌ قومي محاذ‎, abbreviated to and commonly known as JSQM) is a nationalist political party in the Sindh province of Pakistan, demanding freedom of Sindhudesh from Pakistan. founded in 1995 after death of GM Syed.

formation of JSQM[edit]

JSQM was a “merger/integration” of all the nationalist factions of Jeay Sindh or Sindhudesh movement which were functioning separately before the demise of veteran Sindhi nationalist ideologue GM Syed. The death of GM Syed in 1995, brought all the factions of the Jeay Sindh under one umbrella called JSQM, veteran Sindhi nationalist figure and a brilliant orator Abdul Wahid Aresar as its first elected chairman. This integration continued successfully for five years ahead.[2]

Crisis in JSQM[edit]

In the year 2000 Shafi Muhammad Burfat along with his other like-minded fellows parted his ways from JSQM and founded JSMM.[3] Abdul Wahid Aresar blamed Bashir Ahmed Qureshi and called him self-appointed JSQM chairman. He alleged that Bashir Qureshi, is trying to impose himself as a leader by refusing to abide by the decisions of all the institutions of the party.[4] Later, in the year 2006, Abdul Wahid Aresar left JSQM and formed his own outfit JSQM (A).[5] In the year 2010, Safdar Sarki (then Secretary General of JSQM) left and formed another outfit Jeay Sindh Tahreek (JST).[6]

Freedom March[edit]

On March 23rd 2012 in Karachi, a mere two hundred activists and supporters of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) attended a freedom march denouncing the Pakistan Resolution and chanting slogans. The paper also reported that processions occurred in many other cities and towns in Sindh. JSQM Chairman Bashir Khan Qureshi expressed his desire for the Urdu-speaking community to integrate with Sindh, calling them "brethren and part of Sindhi nation".

Bashir Ahmed Qureshi[edit]

Bashir Ahmed Qureshi served as the party chairman from 1998 until his death in 2012. Qureshi died mysteriously at the age of 54 at Sakrand, Sindh. His last major political event was 'Freedom Rally in Karachi' on March 23, 2012.

Sanan Khan Qureshi[edit]

Sanan Khan Qureshi, the younger son of Bashir Ahmed Qureshi led the party's affairs as chairperson after death of Bashir Ahmed Qureshi.[7] Critics also see the placement of Sannan Khan as the Chairman of JSQM as the monarchist coronation and against the democratic values introduced by Syed himself.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Show must go on: JSQM vows to hold Freedom March - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Analysis: Sindhi nationalists stand divided". DAWN.COM. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nationalist Party JSMM Launched - JSMM". JSMM. 27 November 2000. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "HYDERABAD: Bashir blamed for crisis in JSQM". DAWN.COM. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "HYDERABAD: JSQM in disarray after senior leader quits". DAWN.COM. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Qadir Magsi urges JSMM to give up armed struggle in Sindh". DAWN.COM. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Show must go on: JSQM vows to hold Freedom March - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "قومپرست پارٽيون! ڪڏهن کان خانداني ۽ ون مين شو پارٽيون پيون ٿين؟ وينگس". انڊس ٽريبون. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2017.