BALOCHISTAN: The Pakistan army has announced head money on several Baloch pro-independence leaders, including Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, the chief of the Balochistan Liberation Front, in return for information about their whereabouts.
Posters have been posted on walls in Dr. Nazar’s native town of Mashkay in Balochistan by the army with the photos of around a dozen “wanted” Baloch pro-independence leaders.
Mr Nasser Boladai, Spokesperson of the Balochistan People’s Party (BPP) and President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) visited Washington D.C. last week [16 November 2015] together with Johanna Green, UNPO Program Manager. The trip, ending on the 20th of the same month, functioned as a means of raising awareness of the plight of the people of Balochistan, highlighting the extensive human rights violations taking place in both Iran and Pakistan against the Baloch people. It also provided an opportunity to inform and draw attention to UNPO and the work of the organisation.
BALOCHISTAN: The once amicable relationship between Pashtoon and Baloch residents of Balochistan could be at a tipping point, as changing demographics threaten to create tensions between the province’s two largest ethnic groups.
The demographic changes have put Baloch nationalist parties in a catch-22 situation, because the fear of becoming a minority group within a province that shares their name has brought the longstanding alliance between the two ethnic groups on thin ice.
Over 50 per cent of the land dedicated to forestation by the British colonial power has been encroached upon
BALOCHISTAN: It took the Balochistan government five minutes to hand over 9,000 acres of the Hingol National Park land to a federal agency, in a move that not only subverted rules of the provincial legislature but also threatens the sparse forest cover in the region.
On November 9, 2015, Provincial Minister for Information and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal tabled the Balochistan Protection and Preservation of Forest and Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the provincial assembly. The legislators moved to quickly pass the bill.
BALOCHISTAN, Nov 22: A pro-independence leader of Balochistan has criticised Pakistan army for allegedly abducting more than 40 women in Pakistan’s troubled south-western province Balochistan recently, media reported.
Pro-independence leader of Balochistan and chairperson of the Baloch Student Organization-Azad (BSO-Azad) Karima Baloch, condemned the abduction of Baloch women by Pakistan army from Bolan region of the province.
LONDON: The Baloch Diaspora in London held a peaceful protest here on Saturday to raise awareness about continued human rights violations by Pakistani security forces on Baloch civilians, as also voicing their concern over the abduction of Baloch women and children.
The protestors were carrying placards and banner inscribed with different slogans against human rights violations in Balochistan.