If ethnic composition of the Pakistan Army, other armed forces, services and departmentsis reviewed Sindhi and Baloch are non-existent. Sindhi and Baloch are almost non-existent in Sindh Regiment and Baloch Regiment of the Pakistan Army.
They are non-existent in EME (Army Engineering / Technical) Corps, KohPaiman (the mountaindefenders); Artillery, Signals Corps, and other formations, divisions and units of PakistanArmy.No ethnic-indigenous Sindhi has been elevated to the post of Brigadier General inPakistan Army over seven decades, and only one Baloch General, (Lt. General retiredAbdul Qadir Baloch) an exception, a few Pashtun Generals from Balochistan, and some Urdu speaking Sindhi and Sindhi of Punjabi origin Generals from Sindh have been there. Only one Air Martial (Air Martial Daudpota) was Sindhi in Pakistan’s Air Forces history. General Abdul Qadir Baloch was retired; however he was qualifying the post of Deputy Chief of Army and Air Martial Daudpota was sent to Africa although he was eligible to become Air Chief Marshal.
An ethnic-indigenous Sindhi Colonel, (Col. Lakhyar), and exception, was eligible to become Brigadier General in 2006, but an ant was inserted in his record therefore he has not been elevated to the post of Brigadier General until 2012 according to the information of the writer. The Pakistan Army informally claimed with the author that there are roughly one hundred thousand of Sindhis in the Army, which according to author’s information are recruited on Sindh domiciles, not on the basis of Sindh born nor ethnic-indigenous Sindhi. According to author’s assessment around fifty thousands are in the Pakistan Army’s all formations, corpse, divisions, units and departments that are Sindh born out of which 81 per cent are Sindhi of Urdu and Punjabi origin.
However this is changing now, first time in history, two Sindhi Brigadiers Brigadier, Javed Chandio and Brigadier Shabir Narejo have been promoted to the highest rank of Pakistan Army as Major General.
In the recent promotions in the ranking of Pakistan Army, the two sindhi army-men promoted to the senior most post in the country’s army.
Major General Javed Chandio hails from Larkana Sindh, while major general Shabir Narejo belongs too Khairpur district of Sindh.
The father of major general Javed Chandio has already served as colonel in Pakistan Army.
First time in the history of Pakistan two Sindhi speaking officers have been promoted to the rank of Major General on their merit. This is a welcome gesture. Army is a national organisation and it should have due representation from all federating units. Fair representation at all levels for all segments of society will make this organisation truly a national entity.
Similarly all civilian organisations of Federal Govt (private or govt owned departments and corporations) should have fair representation at all tiers. Although Constitution has a provision for provincial representation but myopic federal bureaucracy has been flagrantly shrugging constitutional share of Sindh and Balochistan. Spirit of federation requires representation for all.
Pakistan Army has always strived for the best and it has given preference merit irrespective of nepotism or bisasness.
The local Sindhi TV channels and media men has also welcomed this move of Pakistan army. It is noteworthy that Pakistan Army is national institution that always strives for bringing peace and stability in Pakistan.
Last year seven Sindhi army-men were promoted to the rank of Brigadier.