PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF THE AZAD
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
1. Purification of
Administrative Machinery. To put a
corruption, Rasai, Lapo, Anaki and similar illegal
2. To improve the system of the recovery
of Land Revenue
Assessment and revise the rules about unauthorized
cultivation, Unauthorized. Construction of villages,
changes of the sources
supply and water wastage.
Appointment of Advisory boards of various
recommending measures for the redress of grievances
To reform the condition of criminal tribes and
5. Abolition of the chher system.
6. Abolition of the Jirgah system and repeal of
the Frontier Regulation Act.
7. To enforce the recommendations of the
Cattle-supply and Improvement Committee.
8. To enforce the recommendations of the
9. To enforce the recommendations of the Bombay
Banking Enquiry Committee.
10. To reconsider and enforce necessary
recommendations of the Land Revenue Assessment
11. To amend the Encumbered Estates acts so as
to bring the Zamindars paying Land Revenue
Assessment under as.300 within the scope of the Act.
12. To reconsider and bring into the form of an
Act the special circulars of the Commissioner-in-Sind,
13. To do away with nominations on Municipalities
and District Local Boards and to introduce elective
principle in Sanitary Boards, and to introduce Adult
14. To appoint a retrenchment committee to effect
retrenchment in administrative machinery in general
and the P.W.D. in particular.
15. To separate the functions of some the heads
of departments from those of Secretaries to
16. To give Government lands within and without
the Barrage 2one, to peasants on reasonable terms.
17. The Readjustment of relations between the
peasants and the Zamindars, and between the
Khatidars and the Jagirdars on some equitable basis
so as to improve the financial position of the
peasants and the Khatidars.
18. The readjustment of relations between
Government and Zamindars so as to improve the
financial position of the Zamindars and to reduce
the land Revenue Assessment by 50% within the
19. The readjustment of relations between the
Jagirdars and Governments.
20. The protection of the agriculturists against
heavy rates of interest and hardships of the
money-lenders and the co-operative Societies.
21. The land Alienation Bill to be considered.
22. Rent Act for Karachi City and other towns if
necessary so as to improve the relations of
landlords and Tenants.
23. Development Boards for Rural and Urban Areas.
24. Protection and furtherance of the rights of
25. Appointment of touring Doctors, Hakims and
Nurses for the rural areas.
26. Protection and improvement of Cottage Industries
and consideration of the report of the Industries
27. Improvement of Roads.
28. Improvement in the methods of cultivation as
suggested by the Agricultural Department in
consultation with Zamindars Boards.
29. Revision of remission Rules.
30. Reform of the co-operative Movement.
31. Construction of a weir at Jherruck.
32. Reform of Social evils through necessary
33. Expansion of Primary and compulsory Education
Employment of Primary teachers for the spread of
adult education and reform and cheapening the
existing Educational system and establishment of
special schools for girls, to have a university for
34. To tackle the problem of supply of water to
35. Fair representation of various communities in
services, and giving preference to qualified persons
of the agricultural community.
36. To relieve Sindh of the burden of pre-Reform
37. Sukkur Barrage:
(a). The Sukkur Barrage be treated partly protective
and partly productive and thus to relieve the
province of half the amount of the Barrage debts and
(b). To demand the reduction of the rate of interest
from 4½% to 3%.
(c). The repayment of debt not immediately put after
1940, from the following sources:
(i) The amount realized from land sales in cash.
(ii) The amount realized from installments.
(iii) The amount realized from the net revenue
derived from the Barrage area after deducting.one
tenth for land Revenue, plus the amount equivalent
to revenue realizable during pre-barrage days.
(d) The Bombay Government borrowed capital for the
payment of interest of the Barrage debts, while in
all fairness the interest ought to have been paid
from general revenues. Sindh should be relieved of
the Capital borrowed for interest purposes.
(e). Compensation should be paid to Sindh for works
miscarried by the Bombay Government.
(f). The Government of India should undertake full
responsibility of recovering the part of the capital
and interest thereon and consequential expenditure
on improvements on works in British Baluchistan and
(g) The provide more bridges and drains within the
Barrage Zone and to devise means to meet the dangers
from percolation and malaria,
(h) To compensate the Zamindars for the losses
suffered by them on account of the Barrage in lower
Shaikh Abdul Majeed, Muhammad Ramzan oldi, Moulvi
Abdul Karim, Moulvi Abdul Samad; Ghulam Ahmed "Nizami"
and Abdul Rahman Muhammad Siddique.
KARAM KHAN NIZAMANI
A branch of Sind Azad Party has been started at
village Karam Khan Nizamani taluka dalla with the
following men as its office-bearers:
Taj Muhammad Nizamani President
Hassan Ali Nizamani
Moulvi Shafi Muhammad Nizamani Treasurer
KHAIR MUHAMMAD LAGHARI
In a public meeting attended by Hindus and Muslims
numbering nearly 300, held at Khair Muhammad Laghari
on 21.2.1931 it was decided to start branch of Sindh
Azad Party with the following office-bearers:
Moulvi Khair Muhammad President
At the ocassion of Eid-ul-Fitir (20.2.1931) about
800 men held a meeting at Matli and it was resolved
to start a branch of Sindh Azad Party.
Following were elected its office-bearers:-
Muhammad Khan Nizamani President
Haji Karim Bux
MOULVI ABDULLAH LAGHARI
In connection with the formation of Sindh Azad Party
branch at Moulvi Abdullah Laghari village a public
meeting was held on 15.2.1931, about one hundred
people of the village were present.
Following office-bearers were elected for newly
organized branch of the Azad Party,
Moulvi Muhammad Hassan Laghari President
SIND AZAD PARTY (its branches).
A public meeting was held at Deh No:144 Moulvi Abdul
Hai Village, taluka Dighri on 20.2.1931 to start
branch of Sindh Azad Party. Nearly 500 people
gathered already for Eid prayer attended the
meeting. Speechs were made by Moulvi Abdul Hai and
others, Allah dino read extracts from Daily Al-Wahid
dated 19.2.1921, giving the latest information about
"Hindu-Government Pact", He also read extracts from
the letter of Seth Haji Abdullah Haroon written to
him. Resolution regarding the separation of Sindh
was passed and office-bearers were elected as under:
Moulvi Haji Abdul Hai President
Allah dino Khan Bhutto Secretary
Allahdino Khan Bhutto was requested to work as
Treasurer of the branch.
A branch of Sind Azad Party has been started at
village Allahabad Dakhan, taluka Dadu with the
following men as its office-bearers:
Moulvi Haji Habibullah President
Rais Ariz Muhammad Vice-President
Mian Ghulam Nabi
Mullan Abdul Hamid
A largely attended public meeting was held on 17th
of Ramzan in Jamia Masjid of Bathoro. Meeting was
addressed by Moulvi Muhammad and Moulvi Muhammad
Usif, who is their speechs spoke on the Sindh
separation problem. In the end it was resolved to
open a branch of Sind Azad Party, 24 persons were
enrolled as members on the spot.
Following persons were ejected as its
Moulvi Muhammad Usif President
Seth Muhammad Usman
Seth Muhammad Hussain Treasurer
A public meeting as held on 13.2.1931 at Chak,
Jacobabad, Moulana Muhammad Usman persided, Speechs
were made on the separation of Sindh, and it was
resolved to open a branch of Sindh Azad Party. About
79 participants paid one Anna each and got
theirselves enrolled as members of the party.
Following were elected ss office-bearers:
K.SoMir Muhammad Pathan President
Pir Bux Khan
Abu Shoukat Hamzo
In connection with the epening of a branch of Sindh
Azad Party a public meeting was held on 1.2.1931 at
Chhatan Shah (Sakrand), and following were selected
as office bearers:
Moulvi Shafi Muhammad Shah President
Moulvi Muhammad Paryal Secretary
Mian Muhammad Hassan TEreasurer
Pirzada Muhammad Ibrahim and Allah dino including
Meeting ended with the adoption of resolution
demanding the separation of Sindh from Bombay
In a public meeting held on 11.2.1931 at Daud
Mahesar near Mahar it was decided to form a branch
of Sindh Azad Party,
Following were elected as its office bearers:
Syed Juman Shah 0 President
Moulvi Haji Abdul Kadir Vice-President
Syed Juman Shah was requested to act as treasurer of
A branch of Sind Azad Party has been opened at Fakir
Abad Deh 22 Nisrat, District Tharparkar with the
following persons elected in the public meeting
held on 13.2.1931 as its office bearers:
Syed Jamal Shah
Moulvi Muhammad Musa
Syed Qabool Muhammad
Syed Hussain Shah
A public meeting was held on 20.3.1931 at Halla with
the ambition of opening the branch of Sind Azad
Party. About 50 people attended the meeting.
Following were elected as office-bearers:
Haji Pir Muhammad
Kazi Ahmed Ali
Mian Muhammad Juman
Mian Haji Ghulam Muhammed Treasurer.
A resolution demanding the separation of Sind from
Bombay Presidency was passed unanimously.
A public meeting was held on 13.2.1931 at village
Hashim Soomro (District Thatta), Muhammad Usman
Soomro presided. Unanimously decision regarding the
formation of Sindh Azad Party was taken, and
following were elected its office bearers:
Muhammad Fazul Soomro President
Akhund Abdul Karim
About 500 people were present at the meeting.
A public meeting was held on 20.2.1931 at Hyderabad
with an ambition of opening of Sind Azad Party.
Nearly 12000 people were present at the meeting,
speeches were made on the importance of Sindh
separation, and resolutions were passed demanding
In connection with the opening of Party branch
following resolution was passed unanimously:
"That, this meeting of citizens of Hyderabad
resolves to open a branch of Sindh Azad Party, as to
enable the citizens to extend their full
co-operation to leaders working for the separation
Following persons were elected as its office
1. Pir Ghulam Mujadid President
2. Abdul Jabbar
Branch of Sindh Azad Party has been started at
Jacobabad in the month of February 1931 with the
Moulvi Haji Muhammad Rahim Bux President
President of the party, Moulana Haji Muhammad Rahim
Bux is an old Khilafatist of Jacobebad.
In a meeting held on 6.2.1931 at Jhimpir, under the
presidency of Moulvi Ghulam Muhammad, it was
resolved to open a branch of Sindh Azad Party at
Following were elected as its office-bearers:-
Haji Abdul Ghafoor Kazi, President
Mian Muhammad Alim Darzi Secretary
Ghulam Muhammad Jakhiro Treasurer
Moulvi Ghulam Muhammad; Haji Abdul Ghafoor Kazi;
Muhammad Alim; Ghulam Muhammad Jakhiro and Seth
45 members were enrollee; on the spot. Speechs in
the favour of separation of Sindh from Bombay
Presidency were made and it was resolved to extend
full co-operation to the leaders who are working for
separation of Sindh.
A public meeting was held on 2.2.1931 at Shikarpuri
Mahla Karachi under the auspices on Jamiat-ul-Ikhwan,
Shaikh Abdul Majeed persided. Amongst the present
were Mir Muhammad Baloch, Moulvi Abdul Karim, Moulvi
Abdul Samad and Moulvi Abdul Rahim. Speakers apprise
of tie audience the situation and political
conditions of the country, they all emphasised on
the point that it is the birth right of Sindhis to
be free from every kind of bondage. Audience
responded with the slogans, aiming the separation of
Sindh from Bombay Presidency. It is resolved to form
"Sindh Azad Party", about 50 persons agreed upon to
be members of the said parry. In the end the
election was held to elect office-bearers on the
Following persons were elected unanimously:
Haji Mir Muhammad Baloch President
Muhammad Ramzan M.Sidiqe Secretary
Haji Ali Muhammad Akhund Treasurer
On 17the of February 1931 a public meeting was held
at village Siyal near Dadu under the presidency of
Moulvi Mian Muhammad Hassan Abbassi. About 50 people
attended the meeting. It was resolved to open a
branch of Sindh Azad Party at Siyal.
Following were elected as its office-bearers:
Moulvi Mian Muhammad Hassan President
Sirai Mian Muhammad Hassan Vice-President
Moulvi Muhammad Salih Abbasi Secretary
Kazi Mian Haji Ahmed
A resolution demanding the separation of Sindh was
adopted in the end.
In connection with the Formation of branch of Sind
Azad Party, a public meeting was held on 1st of
Shawal 1349, at Sujawal about 500 men attended the
Following were elected as office-bearers of the
Syed Pir Muhammad Shah President
Moulvi Haji Mahmood
Mullan Abu bakar
100 members were enroled on the spot.
In connection with the starting of Sindh Azad Party
branch at Muradabad a meeting was hield on 5.6.1936
under the auspices of Anjuman Islah-ul-Muslimeen.
Meeting was presided over by Moulana Syed
Sadar-ul-din shah Bukhario
Following resolutions were passed unanimously:
That, this meeting of people of Muradabad
start a branch of Sindh Azad Party at Muradabad,
following persons as its office be users:
Moulvi Syed Sadar-ul-din President
Moulvi Abdul Halim
2.That, this meeting of people of Muradabad have
received with great shock the decision regarding
shahidgaj Mosque of Lahore, and demands from the
Government of Punjab to restore the mosque to the
muslims of Punjab.
In a public meeting helld, on 7.2.1931 at Nawabshah
it was resolved to open branch of Sindh Azad Party.
Following were elected as its office-bearers:-
Ghulam Siddique Khan
Treasurer: Abdul Khalik
Moulvi Muhammad Usman; Main Allahdino; Akhund Abdul
Wahid; Rais Ghulam Sidique Khan and Abdul
Khalik.Resolution demanding from the Government
separation of Sindh was also adopted.
In connection with the opening of branch of Sindh
Azad Party, a public meeting was held at Odi Taluka
Thull District Jacobabad, and following were elected
as its office-bearers:
Abdul Rahman Sarki
Moulvi Abdul Karim
Executive Committee: consisting on 11 members was
In a meeting held on 15.2.1931 at the Shikarpur,
following persons have been elected as
office-bearers of Sindh Azad Party, Shikarpur
Haji Moula Bux Soomro President
Moulvi Fazlullah Hakim Vice-President
Moulvi Abdul Karim chisti Secretary
Khair Muhammad "Fakir" Treasurer
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