Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Pakistani private TV channel accused of making racist comments against Baloch people

561bfa76-28f8-01bfBaloch social media activists have launched a petition against the ARY Digital, a Pakistani TV channel, for mocking the dark skinned Baloch living in Karachi.

“A video clip recently aired on a Pakistani TV network (ARY Digital); show the hosts of the programme mocking Black Baloch by calling them ‘born thieves and people who cause problems wherever they live’. This is the insult to both Baloch people and black people all over the world,” Petioner Sohaib Mengal said.

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COMMENT : Lame pretexts — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Saindak and Gwadar are the microcosm of all that is wrong in Balochistan; the locals are left out of the benefits

Mir Mohammad Ali TalpurDuring the 1973-77 Baloch struggle for rights, Pakistan used Iranian expertise, weapons and finances for counter-insurgency and deployed 30 Iranian AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters with Iranian pilots to pursue the Baloch guerrillas who had effectively put the army on the back foot with lethal hit-and-run guerrilla tactics. Historically, the Baloch and Iranians have been at odds and Pakistan exploited the Iranian fear of a Baloch nationalist struggle within its territory. The Iranian state systematically curbs Baloch political, economic and social rights, repressing them and even actively discouraging the Balochi language and attire.

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Feb 6: Martyr’s of Freedom

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Balochistan: Seven more abducted by Pakistani forces, while two more bullet riddled bodies found

stop-killingOccupied Balochistan: Pakistani forces are continuing the series of abductions and custodial killings of Baloch in Balochistan. Seven more Baloch abducted from Turbat and Pirkoh, while two bullet riddled bodies found from Mastung and Panjgur areas of Balochistan.

According to reports from local media, a man namely Master Sher Mohammad resident of Buleda is abducted by the Pakistani secret agencies from Turbat city of Balochistan on 31st January. Since then the whereabouts of Sher Mohammad are not known.

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