Daily Archives: July 29, 2012

COMMENT : No Expectations — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The state simply sees the Baloch aspirations and their demand for rights as an obstacle to their strategic and economic plans

The Supreme Court (SC) hearings on the missing persons in Balochistan are ending inconclusively without having done anything for the majority of the missing or reducing the agony of their relatives. Moreover, it seems that these hearings may become a reason for further aggravating the already bad conditions for the Baloch because the Chief Justice’s statement ‘there is a constitutional breakdown in Balochistan’ has serious implications. It implies that a constitutional breakdown requires special and emergency measures. Already one Baig Raj, president of Punjab Forum, in a national daily demanded that the government give it serious consideration and suggested that the situation in Balochistan be normalised by initiating a massive military operation after imposing governor’s rule. The Baloch are wondering if all these hearings were for laying the groundwork for justifying just this eventuality.

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End the protest or face physical elimination: Pakistan security agencies threaten Qadeer Baloch

Occupied Balochistan: The Vice Chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons has said that Pakistan’s security agencies and their informer have threatened to physically eliminate him if he doesn’t end the protest camp in front of Quetta Press Club.

The Daily Tawar, an Urdu language Newspaper in Balochistan, quoted Qadeer Baloch as saying, “Yesterday, a dark window car of agencies and another white car of an informer, approached me and said if you do not end your protest, you will suffer the same fate as Nazeer Marri and Saba Dashtyari Baloch.” Qadeer Baloch further said they also verbally abused him and pro-freedom Baloch leaders, adding that, he has recognized the informer who is still armature but he exposed himself.

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