Professor Shaheed Saba Dashtyari Interview by Homayoon Mobaraki
Courtesy : Rozhn TV
KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, 42, made sure he attended every protest held for the people who went missing in Balochistan. “These are our brothers who have gone missing. Some day when I would be gone, you would have to do the same,” the tall man with a bushy moustache would say.
Little did he know that his time would come so soon. Two months ago, the journalist and activist went missing and his family has been desperately protesting to know his whereabouts.
“A video clip recently aired on a Pakistani TV network (ARY Digital); show the hosts of the programme mocking Black Baloch by calling them ‘born thieves and people who cause problems wherever they live’. This is the insult to both Baloch people and black people all over the world,” Petioner Sohaib Mengal said.
Karachi : The Vice president of Gwadar Press Club, who had gone to Karachi to attend a two-day media training workshop organized by the International Federation of Journalists (I.F.J.), was shot dead in Lyari area of Karachi on Friday 31 August 2012.
According to details Dilshad Dehani, the Vice President of Gawadar Press Club and a senior reporter of Daily Balochistan Express (English) and Daily Azadi (Urdu), was returning from a media training workshop when unidentified attackers shot him dead at a bus stop in Lyari, Karachi. The attackers fled from the scene after the incident.
The 1st June of 2011 brought many things for some it was the day when a partial Solar Eclipse happened, the sun went under a curtain and the moon came over the sun to darken half of the earth and made the life miserable for many as the great giver of life seems inexplicably to disappear from the sky.
Birds prepare for bed; the sky darkens in the middle of the day. It seems as though something dreadful is about to happen. Over the years, experience has shown us that old things come to an end (or are overthrown) under a solar eclipse and a new beginning can be made but this didn’t happened in 2011 not for Baloch nation because it didn’t brought an end to their oppression or their subjugation but it sure brought a partial stop to an era of enlightenment, the era of intellectualism, and it sure brought an end to the life of one of the greatest Baloch leaders known to Baloch nation as “Enlightenment For Baloch” Martyred Professor Saba Dashtyari Baloch.
The rally for the “love and sanctity of Sindh Dharti” began with a lot of fanfare from Lyari’s Aath Chowk on Tuesday, but ended on a bloody note by the time it reached the Karachi Press Club.
As soon as the rally reached Paan Mandi near Denso Hall, intense firing started in the area, instantly killing seven people. Within minutes, the unrest spread to other areas of Lea Market as well, in which further deaths and injuries were reported. Till the filing of this report, 12 people were killed and 30 injured in the violence.