Oslo,London, Gothenburg: Baloch community commemorated the International Torture Day with protest rallies in European capitals including British,Norway, and Sweden. The focus of the these protests were to register and highlight the atrocities that Pakistan has committed in occupied Balochistan and particularly in Karachi where Baloch population is a particular target of Pak agencies and MQM. Baloch Students Organization Azad and the International Voice for Missing Persons mounted a protest camp in front of Norwegian Parliament in Oslo. While addressing the protesters the Norwegian Zonal president of BSO azad, Sangat Waheed Baloch said that every day Baloch people are being abducted in Balochistan, and after subjecting them with inhuman tortures, their bodies are dumped in desolate places. Today whatever is happening in Balochistan is not hidden in the eye of the international community. Waheed demanded that world powers headed by United Nations should take tough action against Pakistani and Iranian states terrorism in Balochistan. He said they’re hopeful that the Norwegian government, as a member of European Union would play its important role on humanitarian ground.
Meanwhile, several people visited the protest camp and watched the photos of Baloch Martyrs displayed on the stalls. International Voice For Baloch Persons activists distributed hundreds of leaf letters, and Booklets of Baloch National Movement to the visitors on the camp.
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DUBAI: President of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) and the former chief minister of Balochistan Sardar Akhtar Mengal has termed Pashtun nationalist leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai’s remarks contrary to the political vision of his own father, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai who spent his entire life struggling against Punjab’s domination over smaller provinces and their oppressed people.
The BNP chief said the Frontier Corps, which was responsible for killing and dumping the Baloch youth, almost entirely comprised of Pashtu-speakers from FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province. Yet, the Balochs never blamed the Pashtuns who live in Balochistan. The underdevelopment of both the Balochs and Pashtuns, he added, is because of Punjab’s domination over the federation and blatant denial to grant the people their right to self-determination.
LONDON: The Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood has categorically rejected the impression that Pashtuns living in Balochistan are facing social and economic discrimination whereas they are receiving more than their due share from the province’s economy.
He said the Pakistani Establishment had been trying to create rifts between the two brotherly nations for many years but they have not succeeded in their designs because the Balochs and Pashtuns have historically enjoyed good ties.
No one knows the definition of anguish, pain, melancholy and torture better than Sehrish Baloch. Sehrish, a student of 18 years old, lost almost every one of her family through unnatural deaths within a short span of few years. Her father died in his forties due to a cardiac arrest. A year or so later her mother and elder sister had a car accident near Bolan. Her sister died on the spot and her mother was critically injured. She fought a week for her life before dying on a hospital bed in Quetta.
With worst socio-economic indicators in Balochistan, Sehrish still doesn’t hold the state responsible for the death of her father, mother and sister. She still doesn’t think that if there were a hospital in her hometown, better road structure in Bolan or better facilities in Quetta hospital, her father, sister and mother would have been saved.
Occupied Balochistan: The mother of a man who was allegedly arrested by Pakistani security agencies three years ago appealed to the United Nations, European Union and human rights organisations to act for his immediate recovery.
She said this in a press conference on Tuesday at a camp set up in support of missing persons outside the Quetta Press Club.
“I am a resident of the Tump area of Kech district. My 18-year-old son Abdul Wahab went missing some three years ago in the Siri Kan Belcha area while going to Turbat with two friends,” she said, adding that she had no contact with him since he went missing.
Occupied Balochistan: The central Organising Committee spokesperson of the Baloch Republican Party, Mr Sher Mohammad Bugti, has termed the Pakistani security forces’ claim of arresting to suspected terrorist as a drama.
Mr Bugti further said that if one subjects the heads of Pakistani security forces to brutal torture, they will most certainly accept committing terrorist acts like 9/11 and other attack around world. He said Pakistan and its security forces were annoyed and hesitant of the growing international popularity of Baloch freedom struggle, hence, they were making such dramas to mislead the world.
Shaheed Muzafar Bhutto
سندھی سے ترجمہ: کبیر
مظفر بھٹو سندھ کے نوجوان قوم پرست رہنماء جنہیں خفیہ اداروں نے ایک برس سے زیادہ عرصہ غائب کرکے اپنے ظلم کا نشانہ بنایا تھا وہ جامشورو پاور ہاؤس میں سب انجینئر کی پوسٹ پر کام کر رہا تھا اوروہ جئے سندھ متحدہ محاذ کے مرکزی خازن تھے۔ انہیں سندھ میں ریلوے لائنوں، بجلی کی ہائی ٹرانسمیشن لائنوں اور گیس پائپ لائنوں کو دھماکے سے اڑانے کے الزامات کے تحت خصوصی عدالت میں پیش کیا گیا۔ وہ آج کل سینٹرل جیل حیدرآباد میں قیدی ہیں۔ انہوں نے جیل سے اپنے رفیقہ حیات کو ایک خط لکھا ۔ اس کا ترجمہ اس امید کے ساتھ میں پیش کیا جا رہا ہے کہ ٹارچرسیلوں کے عذاب جھیل کر آنے والے بلوچ سیاسی کارکن بھی اس موضوع پر قلم اُٹھائیں اور اپنی قوم کو بتائیں کہ دھرتی ماں سے محبت کرنے کی عوض میں کِن کِن عذابوں سے گزرنا پڑتا ہے۔
امید ہے کہ آکاش، حنا اور تمام گھر والوں کے ساتھ تم بھی خوش و خرم ہوگی۔ میں بالکل ٹھیک ہوں میری صحت بھی اچھی ہے کوٹڑی میں ادا سکندر کے ساتھ تفصیلی ملاقات ہوئی ۔ آپ سے ملنے کی بہت تڑپ بھی تھی فون کی سہولت نہ تھی ورنہ آپ سے فون پر بات چیت کرلیتا ہم پر ابھی تک بہت سختی کی جارہی ہے ہماری ہر حرکت پر نظر رکھی جارہی ہے۔ یکم دسمبر 2006ء کو تم نے مجھ سے مجھ پر ہونے والے تشدد کے متعلق پوچھا تھا وہ آج مفصل طور پر لکھ رہا ہوں اسے محفوظ رکھنا۔
London: United Nation should not only be content with its concern about Balochistan but it should physically intervene against the on-going human rights violations like it did in Bosnia Herzegovina and Libya to play its role as a vanguard for Human Rights because further delay in UN and other democratic country’s intervention will deteriorate Balochistan’s already extreme human rights violations. Baloch patriot leader Hyrbybair Marri expressed these view in a statement released to Balochistan national newspapers in relation to the press conference of UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay in Islamabad.
It pertinent to mention that the UN human rights Chief Navi Pillay had express her concern about the grave human rights violations in Balochistan at the end of a four-day visit to Pakistan and regretted not visiting Sindh and Balochistan. She said “disappearances in Baluchistan had become “a focus for national debate, international attention and local despair.”