Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

Aerial bombardment in several areas of Kohistan Marri, dozens of people killed and injured: Baloch National Voice

Occupied Balochistan: A spokesperson of the Baloch National Voice (BNV) has said that Pakistani Gunship Helicopters and fighter jets have started bombing civilian population, under the directions of IG FC, in Kohistan Marri region, here on Sunday.

According to a statement of the Baloch National Voice, the Pakistani fighter jets and gunship helicopters carried out bombardments in Bhambor, Trataani, Taddari and surrounding area of Kohistan Marri region, in Balochistan. The BNV said that the fresh bombardment and operation started after the IG FC (Inspector General of Frontier Corps) had asked the federal government of allow the use of air-strikes in Balochistan. “The IG FC’s request has been entertained and being implemented”, said the BNV statement.

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COMMENT: Challenging the monopoly on force — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The present conflict in Balochistan is essentially a war of attrition and cannot be otherwise because of the vast difference in the power balance between the opposing forces

Whenever Balochistan’s woes are trumpeted publicly by the state, Baloch people expect intensification of repression and atrocities because it relies solely on coercion for the ‘resolution’ of all problems. Civilian governments have always played second fiddle to the army’s agenda and the present surge of interest in Balochistan is unequivocally tilted in favour of strengthening a ‘security state’. On his visit to Quetta, Prime Minister Gilani’s boast of achievements for Balochistan were a lame NFC Award, a crippled Aghaaz-e-Huqooq programme and an ominous opening of the Ormara naval academy. Needless to say, naval academies and cadet colleges are not institutions of learning but are instruments for strengthening the security state and the glut of these in Balochistan is to ensure more militarisation to thwart Baloch demands for rights.

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June 11: Shaheed Abdul Hameed Baloch

TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM

Shaheed Hameed Baloch last will

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Altaf Rind, along with his two friends, abducted by State International Agencies: Family

The Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Nasrullah Baloch has asked the incumbent chief Justice ofPakistanto form a commission for recording the statements of the missing persons and he himself should start hearing their cases. He said the commission that was formed for missing Persons was doing nothing except advocating the Intelligence agencies stance.  The federal and the provincial governments are not sincere with Missing persons cases. Had it been that case, they would have paid a visit to the family members of the missing persons showing their solidarity.

VBMP Chairman was talking in front of Quetta Press Club along with Sami Baloch, the cousin of Altaf Rind, where the family members of Missing Persons were holding a set-in protest against illegal abductions of their love ones by state Intelligence agencies. Talking to press media, Sami Rind said that his cousin Altaf Rind was abducted at gun point along with his two friends by Intelligence agencies on June 7, 2012 while travelling from Ziarat toQuetta. He said that they were afraid of his cousin life, lest he met the same fate as his elder brother, Sameer Rind, who was abducted, later they received his mutilated dead body.

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