If any “vindictive” action was taken against any teacher in the name of election duty, then the teachers would refuse to perform election duties all over the province. Jatak
QUETTA: Deployment of the military and paramilitary forces in the ‘sensitive’ and ‘most sensitive’ districts of Balochistan began on Monday to maintain law and order during the general elections.
Official sources said that more than 15,000 personnel of the army and the Frontier Corps (FC) would be deployed in the sensitive districts, namely, Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Turbat, Panjgur, Gwadar, Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Awaran, Kharan and Washuk.
Lahore, April 29: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern at reports of apparently unauthorised raids and disappearance of several individuals in Kech and Gwadar districts of Balochistan and the killing of two political workers in Sindh.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “It is a matter of great concern that the practices that have brought Pakistan to a precarious state continue even on the eve of the elections.
Saindak and Gwadar are the microcosm of all that is wrong in Balochistan; the locals are left out of the benefits
During the 1973-77 Baloch struggle for rights, Pakistan used Iranian expertise, weapons and finances for counter-insurgency and deployed 30 Iranian AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters with Iranian pilots to pursue the Baloch guerrillas who had effectively put the army on the back foot with lethal hit-and-run guerrilla tactics. Historically, the Baloch and Iranians have been at odds and Pakistan exploited the Iranian fear of a Baloch nationalist struggle within its territory. The Iranian state systematically curbs Baloch political, economic and social rights, repressing them and even actively discouraging the Balochi language and attire.
The Baloch are seeking to undo the historical wrong committed against them on March 27, 1948, and all the injustices that stemmed from that
Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf talking to reporters in Gwadar recently said, “We should forgive each other,” and that we should move towards a new era of development and progress in Balochistan. He added, “All of us should forget the past mistakes and atrocities committed by the previous government in Balochistan and move forward to achieve the goal of development and make it a developed and prosperous province.” It is all very convenient to blame the previous government while forgetting the slow burn genocide that has continued under the PPP-led government’s watch; it is a case of a very, very selective amnesia.
Occupied Balochistan,GWADAR: Pakistani forces abducted another teenage Baloch boy from coastal town of Pishukan in District Gwadar.According to the reports, Pakistani secret agencies with the help of Frontier Corps (FC) have raided the house of Ali Mohammad, on 25th July, around 2:00 am in Pishukan area of Gwadar, and abducted his 17 years old son Kamran Ali.The Pakistani forces have shifted Kamran to unknown location and his whereabouts are still not known to his family.
The family of Kamran Ali said that,he is student of 10th grade in a local school.Family further added that Kamran is not affiliated to any student or political party and family also appealed to the authorities to immediately release their young son.
Gwadar : Family of an 18 year Baloch boy has, in a press release, has held Pakistani security agencies of abducting him and feared that his life is in danger.
According to details Asghar Baloch S/O Rahim Bakhsh Baloch was off-loaded from a passenger Van by the personnel of intelligence agencies of Pakistan. Family sources further said that Asghar, a resident of ward number 6 in Pasni region of Balochistan, had gone to attend a job interview for department of agriculture in Gwadar town.