Currently, Bilawal Zardari and Sindh Government are using Ajrak to gain political advantages by igniting the sentiments of Sindhi people on the name of Sindhi tradition. Watch Sindh Festival’s cat-walk performed wearing mini Skirts, made by Ajrak, held in Karachi in the video, below.
Ajrak, also known as Ajrakh is a unique form of block-printing found in Sindh, Pakistan. These shawls display special designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps. Over the years, ajraks have become a symbol of the Sindhi culture and traditions.
Many Sindhi leaders have criticized Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh government for manipulating Sindh’s traditions and for insulting Culture of Sindh.
A young member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh, Dua Bhutto wrote in a tweet “Sindh Government has spent Rs 250 million on Sindh Festival in order to use Ajrak in miniskirts. But we will not let this culprit party (Pakistan People Party) insult and manipulate Sindh’s culture.