Daily Archives: April 26, 2010

3 officials killed in Dera Murad Jamali attack

QUETTA: Unidentified men attacked a checkpost near Rabi Canal in Dera Murad Jamali on Sunday and killed three officials on duty. Police sources said the men seized the weapons of the police officials after killing them.

The officials were manning the checkpost when they came under the targeted attack. They were identified as Head Constable Faiz Muhammad and constables Rashid Ali and Mohammad Siddiq.

The bodies were handed over to their relatives for burial after autopsy. The Baloch Republican Army (BRA) claimed the responsibility for the attack. Police has registered a case and investigations are underway.

Source: Daily Times Staff Report

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Baloch movement supports complete equality for women. BSO Azaad

Central spokesperson of Baloch Student Organization Azaad regarded the incident which took place in Paddak, a place between Noshki and Dalbandin, where Pakistan army personals took Baloch women off their cars, humiliated them and kept them in Pakistan army’s camp, as a part of the series of unethical acts committed by Pakistan to disgrace women, the series also includes the acidizing of Baloch girls in Dalbandin said the central spokesperson.
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Thalibanization of Baloch Society

On 15th April 2010, the faces of two sisters were burnt with acid attack by unknown attackers near a village in Dalbandin, Chagai District, the attackers later on claimed responsibility with using the name of a unknown group called “Baloch Ghairth Mand Tanzeem”, this organization threatened the women and female members of society to remain in their homes and if found alone out their houses they will face Acid attacks.

This incident was widely condemned by the Baloch leadership in Balochistan and abroad and political parties. Balochistan National Party and National Party held protest rallies; Baloch National Front and Baloch National Movement also not only issued strict statements against the attackers but also took out protest rallies and termed them anti Baloch and anti human elements.
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Veteran Baloch journalist Chakar Khan Rind passes away

QUETTA: Veteran Baloch journalist Mir Chakar Khan Rind, Editor of monthly political magazine Balochi Dunya, passed away at his home town Multan after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.

He was known in every nook and corners of Balochistan and was among the greater Baloch settlements in Sindh, Punjab and the Gulf countries.

He remained editor of his very popular monthly magazine for over six decades. He took over from his father Maulana Noor Ahmad Faridi who was an eminent scholar, historian and a prominent personality in his own right. Maulana Faridi was the author of many books and research work.
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ANALYSIS: Winning the Battle of Algiers — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

If brutal crackdowns and search operations of suspected areas had any success in deterring people from struggling for their national, political, social and economic rights, Algeria would still have been a French colony

Jeehamd Shahija Marri was a notorious cattle rustler in the Pat Feeder area in the 1950s and 60s; he used to narrate his exploits about the risks they had to take and the distances they had to walk. He would recount that after reaching a relatively safe place after a continuous quick walk of 10 to 12 hours, they would rest but be unable to sit as their knees refused to bend and they had to drop themselves on the ground and massage their muscles back to life.
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