Occupied Balochistan: QUETTA – As millions of Muslims were celebrating Eid in Pakistan and other parts of the world on Saturday, hundreds of relatives of missing persons in Balochistan rallied on the streets of the Quetta to protest against ‘enforced disappearances’ of their loved ones.
Chanting slogans against the state functionaries, the protesting relatives of the Baloch missing persons included women and children. They marched through different roads of the city and later staged a demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club
Karlos Zurutuza interviews Dr. ALLAH NAZAR, Balochistan Liberation Front commander.
Dr. Allah Nazar
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, (IPS) – Fighters in the Balochistan province of Pakistan will soon set up a common front to take on the Pakistani military in their fight for Baloch independence, a senior commander of the Balochistan Liberation Front tells IPS in an interview.
“We are in full coordination with all Baloch resistance movements and we are soon to form a united command,” Dr. Allah Nazar, a doctor turned guerrilla fighter tells IPS in the interview on the phone earlier this month.
Divided by the borders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Baloch have their own language, and live across a land the size of France they call “Balochistan.” The rugged terrain under their feet boasts enormous reserves of gas, gold and copper, and untapped oil and uranium. But this is also the most underdeveloped region across these countries.
Occupied Balochistan: The government has failed to recover the enforced-disappeared doctors and arrest those behind target killing of Baloch doctors.
The Baloch Doctors’ Forum (BDF) said Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch and Dr Akbar Marri are already missing from past several years and now Dr Saeed Khan has also been abducted. The security forces and Balochistan government has also failed to bring the killers of Dr Dawod Aziz and Dr Abdul Hameed Bangulzai to justice.
Occupied Balochistan: The central spokesperson of Baloch Student Organisation – Azad has paid glowing tributes to former Karachi region president of the organisation over his untimely departure from this world.
Late Adnan Baloch, who held different regional offices of BSO-Azad, was also a journalist working with Daily Tawar Newspaper in Balochistan. He passed away, after a long ailment, on Tuesday in a hospital in Karachi where he was under intensive care.
BHRC Seriously Concerned Over Death Threats to Abdul Qadeer Baloch, VBMP Members by Pakistani ISI Death Squads in Balochistan:
Toronto: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed serious concerns regarding the life-threatening statements against Abdul Qadeer Baloch and members of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons published in Daily Tawar, Quetta. The Balochistan-based daily newspaper published a statement of Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Amn Balochistan, an ISI death squad, stating that Abdul Qadeer Baloch and VBMP members should quit their struggle or be prepared to face elimination.
Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Amn Balochistan is responsible for the extra-judiciary killings and abductions of a large number of Baloch political activists.
Occupied Balochistan: Pakistani security forces have abducted two Baloch youth from Turbat and Hub towns of Balochistan on Monday. An elderly man was abducted from Wahd area of Balochistan on Sunday.
Sources reported that on Monday at about 11:30 AM Bahar Khan Marri s/o Jamal Khan Marri whose eldest brother Mazar Khan Marri was arrested last year was abducted near Sakran police station in the industrial town of Hub, Balochistan.