Daily Archives: June 29, 2012

Baloch protest against Pakistani atrocities in Europe

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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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Achakzai’s Remarks Contarary to Samad Khan’s Vision: Sardar Akhar Mengal

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.

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