By Kiyya Qadir Baloch
ISLAMABAD: Nationalists’ threat of violence during elections in Balochistan kept many voters away from the polls, leading to the lowest turnout in any election since insurgency broke out in the province.
Though the Election Commission of Pakistan has said that the election turnout was more than 50%; however, local Baloch activists on social media reported a very smaller turnout of around 3% only. Political observers believe a direct threat from the insurgents and calls of wheel-jam strike from nationalists parties like Balochistan National Front, Baloch Republican Party in the Baloch-dominant areas curtailed public rallies before the polls and produced very low turnout in the province on the election day.
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.
Occupied Balochistan: The Baloch resistance organisations, fighting for independence of Balochistan, have claimed responsibility for attack on Pakistani security forces and the convoy of PML (N) leader Mr Sanaullah Zehri in Khuzdar on Tuesday.
Sources reported that Sanaullah Zehri’s convoy of attacked yesterday when he was on his way for election campaigns. The convoy was target at Ghat region of Zehri in Khuzdar Balochistan.
Throughout history Baloch nation have faced all sort of atrocity by the hands of Pakistani and Iranian occupying forces. Year 2010 saw a new surge in the aggressive killing of a nation who asks for its birthright to a nationhood which is guaranteed by UN charter and signature by the whole international community.
Occupied Balochistan: Government of Balochistan have decided to organize Peace Committees on divisional level to control the appalling law and order situation in the province.
According to online, Provincial Secretary for Home and Tribal Affairs, Captain (r) Akbar Hussain Durran giving details about the Peace Committees told them, that a meeting presided by Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani discussing the law and order situation of the province and have decided to organize Peace Committees on divisional base throughout Balochistan.
No retreat! No Surrender! No compromise!
QUETTA: Two more bullet-riddled dead bodies have been discovered in Khuzdar district, some 360 KM southeast of Quetta, on Monday (9 April 2012).
According to Levies Force officials, local people informed the Levies Force that two dead bodies were lying dumped in Lakhurain area of Khuzdar. At this, Levies personnel rushed to the site and moved the dead bodies to local hospital for autopsy where they were identified as Abdul Wahab resident of Zehri and Shah Nawaz resident of Peshk areas of Khuzdar districts.