Daily Archives: April 8, 2012

Sindh jo ardo put: Bashir Qureshi passes away

The turning point in Qureshi’s life came in 1984, when five students from his university were killed by armed forces as they headed to protest against the regime.

KARACHI: Sindh bade farewell to a champion of the nationalist movement on Saturday after Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) Chairperson Bashir Qureshi died in mysterious circumstances in Sakrand, district Shaheed Benazirabad.

Qureshi, originally from Motan Pur Mohalla in Ratodero, Larkana district, was born on August 10, 1959 in a lower middle class family. After completing his primary and secondary education in Ratodero, Qureshi went to college in Shikarpur and was enrolled at the Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam in 1976.

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Why I support Baluchistan By Dana Rohrabacher

Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican, represents California’s 46th District in the U.S. House.

There has been quite a stir since I introduced a resolution this year calling for recognition of the right to self-determination by the people ofBaluchistan. I drafted the measure after a Feb. 8 hearing by the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations that exposed horrific violations of human rights byPakistan security forces inBaluchistan. The U.S. State Department, Amnesty International and other human rights groups have verified and denounced the extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, disappearances, illegal detention and torture being used by Pakistani authorities to suppress Baluch aspirations to control their own affairs.

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Centre distances itself from Reko Diq dispute

According to the summary, the central government will not pay any damages if the international court rules in favour of TCC and Balochistan should pay the compensation, an official of the petroleum ministry said.
ISLAMABAD: The central government has distanced itself from the multi-billion-dollar Reko Diq gold and copper mining project and wants Balochistan to pay damages relating to the project if the international court of arbitration decides case in favour of Canadian and Chilean joint venture Tethyan Copper Company (TCC).

Sources told The Express Tribune that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources had sent a summary containing two proposals to the prime minister for approval.

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Silence is not always golden — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

During the 1970s struggle in Balochistan, facilities were non-existent and all communication was by word of mouth or written messages. Written messages, being incriminating, were avoided as far as possible, as anyone found with such a missive was a condemned person

“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together” — Margaret Atwood.

Silence of an oppressed and tyrannised people is an unpardonable crime because ‘powerlessness and silence go together’ and those who remain silent are doomed to eternal slavery. When the oppressed remain silent, it only encourages the oppressors to oppress more harshly because their silence results in the world remaining unaware of their plight. The oppressed who choose to remain silent help the oppressor to achieve his foul aims. Speaking up and speaking up intelligently and forcefully is the bounden duty of oppressed people.

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Three more Baloch youths killed under military custody as CJ visited Balochistan

Three abducted youths killed under military custody and four Marri Baloch presented before Chief Justice have again been disappeared.

Occupied Balochistan: Three more abducted Baloch youths killed under military custody,as Chief Justice of Pakistan arrived in Balochistan. According to reports three mutilated bodies were found in the Kanak area of Mastung, and Peer Soohri Darbar of Dera Bugti, on Thursday and Friday respectively.

According to an official of the Balochistan Levies, on 6 April 2012 some passers-by spotted two bodies dumped in a deserted location in Kanak – the electoral constituency of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani – and informed the Levies Station.

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