Oslo,London, Gothenburg: Baloch community commemorated the International Torture Day with protest rallies in European capitals including British,Norway, and Sweden. The focus of the these protests were to register and highlight the atrocities that Pakistan has committed in occupied Balochistan and particularly in Karachi where Baloch population is a particular target of Pak agencies and MQM. Baloch Students Organization Azad and the International Voice for Missing Persons mounted a protest camp in front of Norwegian Parliament in Oslo. While addressing the protesters the Norwegian Zonal president of BSO azad, Sangat Waheed Baloch said that every day Baloch people are being abducted in Balochistan, and after subjecting them with inhuman tortures, their bodies are dumped in desolate places. Today whatever is happening in Balochistan is not hidden in the eye of the international community. Waheed demanded that world powers headed by United Nations should take tough action against Pakistani and Iranian states terrorism in Balochistan. He said they’re hopeful that the Norwegian government, as a member of European Union would play its important role on humanitarian ground.
Meanwhile, several people visited the protest camp and watched the photos of Baloch Martyrs displayed on the stalls. International Voice For Baloch Persons activists distributed hundreds of leaf letters, and Booklets of Baloch National Movement to the visitors on the camp.
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DUBAI: President of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) and the former chief minister of Balochistan Sardar Akhtar Mengal has termed Pashtun nationalist leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai’s remarks contrary to the political vision of his own father, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai who spent his entire life struggling against Punjab’s domination over smaller provinces and their oppressed people.
The BNP chief said the Frontier Corps, which was responsible for killing and dumping the Baloch youth, almost entirely comprised of Pashtu-speakers from FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province. Yet, the Balochs never blamed the Pashtuns who live in Balochistan. The underdevelopment of both the Balochs and Pashtuns, he added, is because of Punjab’s domination over the federation and blatant denial to grant the people their right to self-determination.
LONDON: The Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood has categorically rejected the impression that Pashtuns living in Balochistan are facing social and economic discrimination whereas they are receiving more than their due share from the province’s economy.
He said the Pakistani Establishment had been trying to create rifts between the two brotherly nations for many years but they have not succeeded in their designs because the Balochs and Pashtuns have historically enjoyed good ties.
وہاں اسے بالکل کسی چیلنج کا سامنا نہیں، جو کچھ فوج کرتی ہے یا جو کچھ ماضی میں اس نے کیا ہے، اور یہ ابتداء ہی سے اس ریاست کا فطری منطقی نتیجہ ہے
قومیں طویل تاریخی اور ارتقائی عمل کی پیداوار ہیں؛ موجودہ دور کی زیادہ تر قومی ریاستیں اسی طرح تشکیل پائیں۔ لیکن جب ریاستوں کی قومیت کو کسی مصنوعی بنیاد پراختراع کیا جائے یا مذہب کی بنیاد پر قائم کیا جائے، جیسا کہ پاکستان، اسرائیل اور یوگوسلاویہ کے ساتھ معاملہ تھا، تو ضرورت کے تحت یہ فاشسٹ ریاستوں میں تبدیل ہوجاتی ہیں، جن پر جنگی جنون کا ایک نظریہ غالب ہوجاتا ہے۔ سرب اکثریتی یوگوسلاویہ نے دیگر قومیتوں کے حقوق نہیں دیے اور بالآخر بخرے ہوگیا۔ پاکستان نے اسلام کی عظمت کا وارث ہونے کا دعویٰ کرتے ہوئے خود کو بھاری تاریخی فالتو بوجھ کے ساتھ لاد دیا ہے، لیکن پھر کوئی دوسری صورت بھی تو نہیں ہے چونکہ یہی وہ دعویٰ ہے کہ جس کیساتھ یہ اپنے مصنوعی وجود کا جواز پیش کرنا چاہتی تھی۔ اسکے نتیجے میں، پاکستانی حکمرانوں نے اپنی اشرافیہ کے مفادات ذہن میں رکھتے ہوئے مختلف قومیتوں کے قومی حقوق میں کمی کی، اور انہیں مجبور کیا کہ وہ مذہب کے بینر تلے یکجاہ ہوں اور اسکے پاکستانی قوم پرستی کے نظریے کے برانڈ کو قبول کرلیں۔
No one knows the definition of anguish, pain, melancholy and torture better than Sehrish Baloch. Sehrish, a student of 18 years old, lost almost every one of her family through unnatural deaths within a short span of few years. Her father died in his forties due to a cardiac arrest. A year or so later her mother and elder sister had a car accident near Bolan. Her sister died on the spot and her mother was critically injured. She fought a week for her life before dying on a hospital bed in Quetta.
With worst socio-economic indicators in Balochistan, Sehrish still doesn’t hold the state responsible for the death of her father, mother and sister. She still doesn’t think that if there were a hospital in her hometown, better road structure in Bolan or better facilities in Quetta hospital, her father, sister and mother would have been saved.
Occupied Balochistan: The mother of a man who was allegedly arrested by Pakistani security agencies three years ago appealed to the United Nations, European Union and human rights organisations to act for his immediate recovery.
She said this in a press conference on Tuesday at a camp set up in support of missing persons outside the Quetta Press Club.
“I am a resident of the Tump area of Kech district. My 18-year-old son Abdul Wahab went missing some three years ago in the Siri Kan Belcha area while going to Turbat with two friends,” she said, adding that she had no contact with him since he went missing.
Occupied Balochistan: The central Organising Committee spokesperson of the Baloch Republican Party, Mr Sher Mohammad Bugti, has termed the Pakistani security forces’ claim of arresting to suspected terrorist as a drama.
Mr Bugti further said that if one subjects the heads of Pakistani security forces to brutal torture, they will most certainly accept committing terrorist acts like 9/11 and other attack around world. He said Pakistan and its security forces were annoyed and hesitant of the growing international popularity of Baloch freedom struggle, hence, they were making such dramas to mislead the world.