Monthly Archives: September 2012

Baloch Journalist shot dead in Khuzdar

Occupied Balochistan: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a reporter of, ARY, a Pakistani TV channel in Khuzdar town of Balochistan Saturday 29 September 2012, evening. The deceased was returning home from his office when he was attacked.

According to details, Abdul Haq Baloch, senior journalist and General Secretary of Khuzdar Press Club and a reporter for Daily Awam, was on his way when armed men wearing masks opened indiscriminate fire on him. Resultantly, he died instantly.

The family sources of Mr Baloch said that he had not received any threat previously.

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COMMENT : A ray of hope? — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

There is no denying that Sardar Akhtar Mengal has influence but his capitulation has alienated many Baloch people and his powerbase will erode rapidly

Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s unexpected capitulation and appearance before the Supreme Court (SC) has pleased a few but angered a majority of the Baloch. He has climbed down from his position of demanding an independent Balochistan. In the Daily Times of May 8, 2009, its then Quetta correspondent Malik Siraj Akbar reported Akhtar Mengal’s speech from the western Panjgur district bordering Iran. Mengal said that the ultimate goal of his party (BNP-M) was to seek Balochistan’s independence from Pakistan, for which the party was striving to prepare the ground and ensure unity among all Baloch nationalist political groups. The BNP-M chief said the Baloch had become tired of the unabated military operations and the excessive exploitation of their natural resources by the federal government, and now the BNP-M wanted the separation of Balochistan from Pakistan. Such climbdowns certainly have good reasons, the good reason here being a shot at the lucrative chief ministerial post. A bad bargain for sure, because Baloch rights would be bartered for a pittance. Wading through Baloch blood to this coveted position is insincerity personified.

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Baloch people have a right to self-determination: US lawmaker

Washington: Voicing concern over the alleged human rights violations in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, a top US lawmaker has said that Baloch people have a right to self-determination.

“This abysmal human rights record of the Pakistani government is shameful. It is even worse because American foreign and military aid contributes to strengthening the security forces which kill innocent Balochis. The Baloch people have a right to self-determination and not to live under the control of Islamabad, if they choose,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said in his remarks in the US House of Representatives on Friday.

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Mehran Baloch speak at United Nations HR council 14-09-2012

Item 3: (General Debate) Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

ITEM 3: INTERVENTION BY MEHRAN BALUCH

Honorable President,

At the very outset allow me to thank the members of the U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance, led by Rapporteur chair Professor Olivier de Frouville and Professor Osman El-Hajje, who are on a 10-day fact finding mission to Pakistan, with special focus on Balochistan. Balochistan, as many in this council are fully aware, is today the world capital of enforced disappearances.

These enforced disappearances in Balochistan pose the most serious challenge to the rights and freedoms promised by the U.N. to peoples of the world under Item 3.

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UN should take practical steps in Balochistan – BSO-Azad

Baloch Student’s Organization (Azad)’s spokesperson in a released statement stated that United Nation’s working group after being aware of Pakistan’s atrocities in Balochistan should use UN’s mandate in accordance with the International Laws, to take practical steps to end such atrocities and the occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan, instead of asking Pakistan’s state organs to take any steps by themselves.

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Bullet riddled body found in Quetta,while another shod dead by FC

Occupied Balochistan:Bullet-ridden body of a Baloch man, abducted from Dera Bugti, was found in Quetta while another man was shot dead by FC in Patfidar area of Sui, Balochistan.

According to details on Tuesday (25 September 2012) a patrolling team of FC was attacked near Patfidar Canal area of Dera Bugti to which the FC has retaliated killing one person and arresting two others. The deceased was identified as Asghar Bugti but the names of the arrested men could not be ascertained immediately. The victims have been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

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احساسِ افتادگی و ناامیدی تبصرہ : میر محمد علی ٹالپر ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

ڈبلیو جی ای آئی ڈی نے واضح طور پر کہا کہ ان کا ”حقائق جاننے والا“ مشن فقط ”انسانی“ بنیادوں پر مبنی تھا اور انہیں کسی طور سے بھی ثبوت جمع کرنے کا کام نہیں سونپا گیا

اقوام متحدہ کا ورکنگ گروپ برائے جبری یا غیر رضاکارانہ گمشدگیاں (ڈبلیو جی ای آئی ڈی)، جوکہ چیئرپرسن اولیویئر ڈی فراو ولے اور عثمان ال حجے پر مشتمل تھا، اپنے دس روزہ باضابطہ دورے کے اختتام پر انہوں نے ایک مختصر رپورٹ میں اپنے خیالات کا اظہار کیا۔ انہوں نے تکلیف دہ انداز میں بلوچستان اور دیگر مقامات میں لاپتہ افراد کی حالت زار پر زور دیا کہ، ”زیادہ تر خاندانوں، کہ جن سے ہم ملے ہیں، اپنی کہانیاں بتاتے، افتادگی اور ناامیدی کے احساس میں مبتلا ہیں۔“ وہ خاندان صرف اسی طرح ہی محسوس کرسکتے ہیں جنکے لاپتہ رشتہ داروں کو ریاست کی طرف سے ’غیر رضاکارنہ طور پر غائب‘ کردیا گیا ہو اور جن کیلئے انصاف مہیا ہونے کا کوئی ذریعہ نہ ہو، کیونکہ کوئی بھی ادارہ، یہاں تک کہ اگر وہ چاہے تو تب بھی، اتنا طاقتور یا بے دھڑک اقدام اٹھانے والا نہیں ہے کہ وہ ’جبری اور غیر رضاکارانہ طور پر گمشدگیوں‘ کے ذمہ داران کو چیلنج کرسکے۔

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