Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

VBMP: term arrest of BLA activists from Karachi as a drama

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has termed media show of three people, alleged as activists of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), by CID as a drama.

Occupied Balochistan:Talking to media VBMP Chairman, Nasrullah Baloch, said that the three people presented by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on media were missing students of Balochistan University. “The men namely Abdul Ghaffar Bugti S/O Abdul Jabbar Bugti, Shams-ul-din S/O Lal Bux Bugti, and Saifal S/O Ahmdan Bugti were abducted on 18 January 2012 from Quetta, Balochistan.”

The spokesman further said that the relatives of the three had earlier filed a petition in Balochistan High Court adding that their names were also present in the list of the names of missing persons submitted in the court.

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Violence takes its toll on Lyari’s children – by Ammar Shahbazi

They see the violence as routine behaviour, which hinders the development of compassion and kindness in their hearts

A day after his elder brother Hammad was crushed under the wheels of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the Lyari Degree College, seven-year-old Habibullah was reciting verses from the Holy Quran in his two-room apartment. All of a sudden, he let out a loud shriek, and burst into tears.

His mother Sajida came running from the next room and hugged her son. “They used to go to the Madrassah together every day”, she says choking back her emotion. “They would come home and memorise the verses from the Quran after lunch,” she recalls. Since the tragedy, she says, Habibullah complains of nightmares and has become noticeably quieter.

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بلاجواز تباہی کے دیوتا تبصرہ : میر محمد علی ٹالپر ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

جب کبھی بھی قدرتی آفات آئیں، اقوام متحدہ اور بین الاقوامی امدادی تنظیموں کو سیکورٹی کے نام پر عائد بلا جواز پابندیوں کے سبب کوئٹہ کے سرینا ہوٹل تک محدودکیا گیا

حال ہی میں انٹرنیشنل کمیٹی آف ریڈ کراس سے تعلق رکھنے والے ڈاکٹر خلیل اسجد ڈیل کی سرکٹی لاش، جنھیں طالبان نے کوئٹہ سے جنوری میں اغواءکیاتھا، اتوار 29 اپریل کو کوئٹہ سے برآمد ہوئی۔ اس کے ساتھ پائے گئے ایک خط میں بے باکی سے اعلان کیا گیا: ”یہ خلیل کی لاش ہے جسے ہم نے تاوان کی رقم کی عدم ادائیگی پر ذبح کیا ہے۔“طالبان نے تو ذمہ داری کا دعویٰ کرلیا ہے لیکن پولیس اغوا ءکاروں کی شناخت کو گھما پھرا کر پیش کر رہی ہے چونکہ یہاں ’ا سٹریٹجک اثاثے ‘ انتہائی مقدس ہیں۔

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COMMENT: Gods of wanton destruction — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Whenever disasters have struck, the UN and international relief organisations have been restricted to Quetta’s Hotel Serena due to unjustified restrictions imposed in the name of security

The recently beheaded body of Dr Khalil Asjad Dale, of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), kidnapped by the Taliban from Quetta in January, was found in Quetta on Sunday, April 29. A letter with it audaciously declared: “This is the body of Khalil who we have slaughtered for not paying the ransom amount.” The Taliban claim responsibility but the police are putting a spin on the kidnappers’ identity because ‘strategic assets’ are sacrosanct here.

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