Monthly Archives: January 2012
Dr. Zaffar Baloch, the President of Baloch Human Rights Council – Canada unmasked the historical myths and lies of Pakistani establishment about Balochistan in an interview given to a Canadian Channel.
BilaTakalluf with Tahir Gora Episode 24
Host: Tahir Aslam Gora
Guest: Zaffar Baloch – President BHRC Canada
International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) was set up to campaign against abductions, enforced-disappearances and extra judicial killing of Baloch political activists by the occupying states of Pakistan and Iran. One individual that co-operated with us in this campaign, at early days, was Mr Ahmar Mustikhan. From the very inception of IVBMP we were cautioned about the character and true intention of this individual by many Baloch who knew him more closely. Nevertheless, his collaboration with us was for a short period of time and relatively insignificant.
BHRC (Canada) Responds to Accusations by Ahmer Mustikhan
Toronto, Jan.-12-12 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed concern over the string of emails received by BHRC office bearers in Toronto and Vancouver from Ahmer Mustikhan, a self-proclaimed journalist and resident of Washington, DC. The disturbing contents of the emails stated baseless accusations and threats to Aziz Baloch, Vice President, BHRC (Canada) and co-ordinator, International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons. In his emails, Mustikhan, founder of American Friends of Balochistan, accused Aziz Baloch of supporting a murder that took place in Balochistan (southwest province of Pakistan). Furthermore, in his emails, Mustikhan threatened Aziz Baloch that he would report him to the Canadian authorities, police, and RCMP for his alleged support to terrorism and murdering of civilians, namely Imtiaz Ahmed of Balochistan National Party by Baloch militants in late December 2010. This document is a case presentation of Mustikhan’s history of yellow journalism, blackmail, extortion, harassment, and intimidation of Baloch political personalities and activists. He calls his writings ‘guerrilla journalism’ and believes that he can get whatever he wants from his victims by intimidating them of dire consequences if the demands were not met.
PAKISTAN: Army creates an organization to kill intellectuals and activists in Balochistan, in the name of peace
An organization claiming to work for the restoration of peace in Balochistan province has confessed to the killings of many activists, and has announced its intention to kill 35 more activists on its hit list in recent weeks. The organization has three activists in its custody and announces that at any time their bodies will be gifted to the nationalist movement of Balochistan. There has been no action from the authorities against the organization however.
It is alleged that the organization, Tehreek-e-Nefaz-e-Aman Balochistan (TNAB; movement for the restoration of peace in Balochistan), has been formed by secret agencies, particularly by the ISI, to crush the nationalist movement, which is against military intervention in the province and does not allow the people of Balochistan to control their rich natural resources.
According to the details body of Babu Saleem Badini, a resident of Machh town, was found in Dhori area of Dasht, Balochistan on the first day of year 2012. The victim was abducted around a month ago from Quetta.
Eye-witnesses reported that victim’s body bore sign of brutal torture and he was shot in the head.The wounds suggested that he had been subjected to severe torture before shooting him dead.