Daily Archives: December 31, 2009
Quetta: BSO (azaad) Lasbela zone has held the third martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Asad Marri here on Tuesday. One minute silence has been observed in the memory of Baloch martyrs and Baloch National anthem was played to began the proceedings of the memorial gathering. Newly elected president of BSO azaad Lasbela zone Masood Baloch, secretary general Zahid Baloch and CC members Jawwad Baloch and Qadeer Baloch paid rich tributes of the young Baloch martyr. while speaking at the occasion they said that Asad Baloch at his very young tender age has sacrificed his life for the liberation of Baloch land and his martyrdom was a source of inspiration for the Baloch youth.
An Interview with Ahmar Mustikhan
By STEWART J. LAWRENCE
US news reports about the widening war in the “Af-Pak” region have made increasing reference to the presence of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Baluchistan, a Texas-sized swath of territory located in southern Pakistan. Yet Americans remain surprisingly unaware that Baluchistan is home to an insurgent movement that is not aligned with either Al-Qaeda or the Taliban and that has fought for national independence from Pakistan for more than 60 years. In this exclusive interview conducted on December 27, noted Pakistani Baluch journalist, Ahmar Mustikhan, founder and director of the American Friends of Baluchistan, spoke with me about the current regional conflict and about Baluchistan’s appeal to the West for military and diplomatic support for its struggle.
QUETTA – Families of Baloch missing persons staged a protest rally on Tuesday to agitate on the disappearance of their relatives on the eve of Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s two-day long visit to Balochistan’s coastal town of Gwadar.