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, Akhtar Nadeem of the BLF and Dr. Mannan Baloch of the Baloch National. Others include Master Ali, Master Rafiq, Wazeer, Malang, Sana, Swali, Mandost and Khairo.
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File Photo of Dr. Allah Nazar with BLF sarmachars
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.