Posts tagged ‘Balochistan’

June 1, 2012

The mutilated bodies of the Baloch are a human tragedy, not a mere issue! – by Archen Baloch

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Translation of Dialy Tawar editorial: 30/05/12

Exactly at the same time when PM Gilani was issueing statement about the increasing number of missing persons, two mutilated bodies from Quetta and one from Khuzdar were found of the missing persons. The PM was admitting that the number of missing persons was rising. He said he would talk

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March 31, 2012

Dialogue only for freedom: Interview with HyrBeyar Marri and Khan of Kalat Suleman Dawood

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Dialogue only on freedom agenda, Pakistan is an occupier, intervention continuing since 1948!
– By Archen Baloch

Baloch national leader Waja HyrBeyar Marri has said there will be no dialogue with Pakistan military state on anything except freedom. Speaking in a private TV program, the

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March 29, 2012

New Twitter activists against Shia genocide in Pakistan

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Those who are regularly silent on Shia genocide in Pakistan or routinely obfuscate it are united in condemnation of PB and LUBP.

What is PB and LUBP’s crime?

We insist on clear identification of the killed community (Shia Muslims) and the

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March 20, 2012

Shia scholar Allama Maqsood Domki condemns Baloch genocide by Pakistan army

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Balochistan’s leading Shia scholar Allama Maqsood Domki Baloch has condemned the ongoing genocide of the Balochs by Pakistan army and its various agencies. Expressing unity with the Baloch nation, Allama Domki said that Pakistani State cannot expect to have a meaningful dialogue with the Baloch while at the same time pursing Pakistan army’s kill and dump policy. Allama Domki declared Rehman Malik as a dubious

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March 15, 2012

Dr Mohammad Taqi, Yasser Latif Hamdani and “Balochistan’s Ho Chi Minh Moment”

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Editor’s note: Recently we came across a heated debate on Twitter between two regular columnists of Pakistan’s Daily Times, Dr. Mohammad Taqi and Yasser Latif Hamdani. Yasser also co-edits Pak Tea House blog along with Raza Rumi. In this post, we are cross-posting the two articles and also publishing some of the reactions on Twitter.

Through posting this debate and the heated exchange, we seek to have views of Pakistan’s oppressed minority groups, particularly the Balochs. What do our Baloch friends think about

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March 1, 2012

Baloch people reject Saudi-sponsored Jundullah terrorists

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Do not match Jondullah with Balochistan freedom movement – by Ahmar Mustikhan

It does not matter if one was Baloch and the other is an Arab. They both represent the violent face of wahabi sunni Islam. The Baloch must be extremely careful and do not look upon Jondullah as a lesser evil simply because it is comprised of Balochi-speaking sunni wahabis, warns intellectual and poet Dr. Malek Towghi of East Lansing, Michigan.

The Baloch cannot afford to see sunni wahabi’ism flourish, even if a foreign power might open bag loads of

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February 25, 2012

Adiala angels, Baloch bodies and Punjabi conscience — by Abbas Zaidi

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The difference between the Adiala Seven and the hundreds of Sangats is that the former are Punjabis and Deobandis and the latter are Baloch and secular. The Punjabi conscience is hurt when a Punjabi is tortured even if he belongs to a terrorist organisation

“Monday’s appearance in the Supreme Court (SC) of the missing Adiala prisoners,” wrote a columnist, “was a reminder

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February 23, 2012

Balochistan continues to be shaped by the state’s dominant narrative – by Mahvish Ahmad

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News on Balochistan continues to be shaped by the state’s dominant narrative: Of a province that is, and always has been, rightfully Pakistani. But a cursory look at a Baloch version of events – rarely if ever (re)presented in the Pakistani media – paints another picture. A picture not of agreements and friendship. But of betrayal.

Abdul Wahab Baloch is afraid to talk on the phone. In 2008, he was picked up by security agencies after leading a rally through Karachi protesting the 10th anniversary of Chagai-I – the notorious

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February 15, 2012

We condemn brutal murder of seven non-Baloch labourers in Turbat

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The attack left five workers on the spot, while two others failed to recover from their injuries and passed away in Turbat Hospital. (Photo: Dawn)


At least seven non-Baloch labourers, mainly from Sindh and FATA, were killed on 14 February 2012 in a targeted attack in Turbat, Balochistan. Another two labourers were injured. According to news reports, the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Labourers were engaged in construction

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February 14, 2012

Sangat Sana Baloch’s murder: We have lost count – by Mir Sohaib Mengal

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It was July 2010. I was in Karachi back then for my CA. One day I received a text on my mobile phone from a Baloch friend that bullet-riddled body of missing Faizullah Baloch has been found. We couldn’t believe it. Abduction by intelligence agencies was a daily routine in Balochistan. But we

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February 9, 2012

Analysis: US house committee hearing on Balochistan, Oversight and Investigations

by Mureed Bizenjo

Let’s think about creating a Balochistan in southern part of Pakistan, said Congress republican Louie Gohmert, who completely backed the idea of independant Balochistan. Many people in Pakistan at present are not aware of the fact that Balochistan was invaded and forcibly annexed on March 27, 1948 (Seven and a half months after the creation of Pakistan), against the wishes of Baloch people and the two houses of Baloch parliaments who voted unanimously against the accession with Pakistan. That very day is mourned and marked as “Black day” in the land of miseries (Balochistan)

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February 2, 2012

Target killing of Brahamdagh Bugti’s sister and niece – by Mureed Bizenjo

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Source: LUBP

Baloch Resident Party’s president and one of the most loved Baloch Leader Brahamdagh bugti’s sister and niece along with their driver gunned down at Gizri Bridge, Karachi early Tuesday.

Zamu Domki, her daughter Jana Domki and driver Barkat Baloch, were returning home at their DHA based resident

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January 26, 2012

Justice denied to the rape victims

by Mureed Bizenjo

The distressing story of Uzma Ayub, 17, of district Takhte Nasrati KPK who recently gave birth to a baby girl on January 19, 2012, after being repeatedly raped for over a year by several police officers and a soldier,dates back to july 30, 2010 when she was kidnapped from her residence on a police raid, She could not be recovered for over a year and finally escaped from captivity on Sept 19, 2011.

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December 22, 2011

Balochistan: Hope or no hope?

by Mureed Bizenjo

The long-standing issue of strategically important and resource rich Balochistan requires more attention than it has received ever since Pakistan’s inception. Balochistan being country’s largest but most unprivileged region has witnessed a lot of contrite crimes against its dismantled majority leading it to a sinister climax wherefrom repeal may be near-impossible. After 1948, 1954, 1961 and 1977 the region is currently going through its fifth insurgency which was ignited after the brutal assassination of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 by General Musharraf in his dictatorial regime.

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November 13, 2011

Why Imran Khan should be worried about PTI’s Vice President Shahid Qazi’s resignation – by Laibaah

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Imran Khan and his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered its biggest blow yet as one of its main leaders from Balochistan resigned, alleging that the party was toeing the line of Pakistan’s all powerful military establishment.

According to news reports, Central Vice President of Imran Khan’s PTI, Shahid Qazi resigned from the party blaming the central leadership of ignoring the province. Shahid Qazi, who is also a member of PTI’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) and its core group, also tendered his resignation from the basic membership of the PTI.

Qazi listed several grievances against the party chief Imran Khan including

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November 12, 2011

My romance with Imran Khan – by Asmat Randhawa

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Imran Khan has organized no dharnas against Baloch genocide and Shia genocide


I have been fan of Imran Khan since 1991, the time when I could not even spell his name in English. After winning the cricket world cup, he became the blue eyed boy of the nation. Later on his philanthropist work for building cancer hosptial and later building an educational insitution of a high standard made him even more popular for many like me in Pakistan. His political views, however, were confusing for people like me specially his

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November 5, 2011

Javid Naseer Rind, another Baloch journalist silenced by the Deep State – by Laibaah

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Another Baloch journalist, Javid Naseer Rind, was killed today. His mutilated dead body was recovered from Khuzdar.

Javid Naseer Rind, the former Deputy Editor of Daily Tawar, a leading anti-military-state Baloch newspaper published in Urdu language, was kidnapped on 10 September 2011 from Hub Chowki, Lasbela, the industrial town of Balochistan. Police quoting eyewitnesses said abductors were riding in two separate cars who held Javed Naseer at gun-point and bundled him into the car and drove

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November 3, 2011

Journalism and the plight of Baloch

by Mureed Bizenjo

Not a single day passes without abduction, torture, arrests and enforced disappearances of the Baloch people in the largest but the most underprivileged province of Balochistan by the state-run institutions, military and Para-military forces.  Journalists in Balochistan are cleverly monitored, either threatened or forced to halt their activities if their publications happen to go beyond the content of journalism defined by the state. If not that, their bullet-riddled tortured or headless bodies may be found somewhere on the roadside. Studies by the nonprofit committee to protect journalists reveal that 16 journalists were killed in 2010, and 9 have died so far in 2011. The state perpetrates all

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October 17, 2011

I want the Baloch to get back the true Meaning of Life! Do you? – by Salma Jafar

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A topic so close to my heart that it’s hard to write on, but on Laibaah’s request here is a take on the issue of Balochistan and in particular the issue of missing persons which is the core of the problem.

The issue of Baloch missing person remains unresolved by the democratic government even after nearly 4 years. Whilst every other day is a shocking mutilated-bullet-riddled-body found of a missing person; but this was not enough. Now the relatives of missing persons are reporting from their protest camp in Quetta that they are receiving threats to call off the strike. The Human Rights organizations and civil society in Pakistan ( apparently on a holiday) need to wake up to the violation of human liberty to protest, to seek justice and to raise voice. These threats cannot deter the Baloch from asking for their rights but curtailing the right to protest under a democratic regime makes this democracy highly dubious and

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October 14, 2011

AHRC report on Balochistan is a slap on the face of Pakistan army and its apologists – by Laibaah

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Asian Human Rights Commission has issued a comprehensive statement on the state of Baloch genocide in Pakistan which is currently being carried out by Pakistan army, its various sub-organizations and agencies (FC, ISI, MI etc) as well as jihadi proxy organizations (LeJ, SSP, Jundullah, TTP etc).

In short, Pakistan army has extra-judicially killed more than 200 disappeared persons in Balochistan between August 2010 and October 2011. The federal and provincial governments have played an ugly role in the entire episode acting as either mere spectators or worse, as enablers of such illegal killings by repeating and reinforcing the

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