Identity Crisis and the Responsibilities of the Present Historians of Pakistan

Shah Abdul Latif University, (Khairpur, Sindh)

Scholars from across the country and abroad presented their research papers on culture, history, literature, language, Sufism, freedom movement, economy, gender and politics of Sindh in this conference.

This international conference on history and culture of Sindh was jointly organised by the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, and the National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

During the conference, Professor Dr Wiqar Shah challenged some notions of what is seen as ‘Pakistan’s history’ and argued that there is a need to rewrite history with a special focus on regional history. Dr Shah presented his paper, entitled ‘Identity Crisis and the Responsibilities of the Present Pakistani Historians’, and being an author of 12 books he commented that historians should focus on the progressive leaders of India and Pakistan and that there was a need of deep emphasis on the rewriting of national history with primary focus on the regional history of Pakistan.