Daily Archives: December 10, 2012

Does the UDHR apply to the people of Balochistan? – By Faiz M Baluch

As the world marks International Human Rights Day ‘10 December’ Pakistan and Iran should be urged to respect the Human Rights of the Baloch people and end the illegal occupation of Balochistan. 

faiz-m-balochInternational Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10 to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. The first sentence of the declaration reads: “The recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” The declaration remains one of the most important documents ever created. It represented the first clear formal statement of the fundamental rights to which all humans are entitled. Guinness World Records describes it as the world’s ”Most Translated Document”.

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COMMENT : Flagrantly artificial — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The Balochistan Assembly and government are unique because of their composition, corruption and performance

Mir Mohammad Ali TalpurChief Minister of Balochistan Mohammad Aslam Raisani is irked by Rehman Malik, who stood the people of Balochistan up on a promised date; the Supreme Court’s reprimands; the Senate Standing Committee for Finance threats to review the provincial Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP); and the barrage of criticism that he and his army of ministers have faced. Speaking in the Balochistan Assembly he said, “I challenge Sheikh Jafar Khan Mandokhel or anybody else that if he could improve law and order within three months I would leave the chief ministership and go home.”

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