Daily Archives: April 23, 2009
Qurat ul ain Siddiqui
As tensions flare in Balochistan and the government alleges foreign involvement in the nationalist movement there, Dawn.com talks to Sanaullah Baloch, the Central Secretary Information of the Balochistan National Party – Mengal.
Your name was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) and your brothers were reportedly abducted by the agencies during the Musharraf government. Have you considered filing charges now that the judges have been reinstated?
My entire family, including my parents, was placed on the ECL. Our assets were frozen, my brother was abducted and kept in an illegal detention centre for six months, and I was physically attacked by Musharraf’s agents during a conference in London. My website and 36 other Baloch websites were blocked by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority.
As for filing charges, several Baloch political parties tried to file charges against Musharraf, but the country’s institutions lack the will or courage to accept our plea against him.
QUETTA: Four policemen and a passer-by were injured after unknown miscreants hurled a hand grenade at them, in Hazar Ganji area, here in the outskirt of the city, on Wednesday afternoon, police officials said.
They said the police personnel were on their duty when unidentified miscreants hurled the hand grenade at them and fled. The grenade blast injured four policemen – Baqir Ali, Rajab Ali, Nadir Ali and Muhammad Asif, while a passerby Islamuddin was also injured seriously.
The injured were shifted to hospital, in critical condition, the officials said. The Shalkot police registered a case against unknown men and started investigation. Meanwhile, partial shutter down and wheel jam strike was observed in the provincial capital on the call of Baloch National Font (BNF) against the killing of three Baloch leaders in Turbat a couple of weeks ago. Most markets and shopping centers in the provincial capital remained closed and thin traffic was seen on roads. A large number of personnel of law enforcing agencies has been deployed at entry and exit points.