Daily Archives: April 4, 2013

COMMENT: Exceptional sight but absolute lack of vision —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Little do political parties in Balochistan realise that the noose of disaster, devastation and desolation will tighten around the neck of the people

Mir Mohammad Ali TalpurIronically, an irony that escaped him, Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s decision to participate in the forthcoming elections coincided with March 27, the day Baloch nationalists observe as a ‘Black Day’, because that day in 1948, Balochistan was forcibly annexed, depriving the Baloch of their freedom. Interestingly, on March 25 on arrival he had said that nothing had changed since his last September Supreme Court (SC) appearance. He said since then 70 bodies had been dumped and 60 target killings had taken place. He said institutions were mistakenly trying to impose their views by force and had pushed Balochistan to the present critical situation. He added he would not have lived four years in exile had there been constitutional rule in the country and was of the view that free, fair and transparent elections could not be held without ending interference by the intelligence agencies, and moreover, the caretaker government was unlikely to succeed in restoring law and order in two months, where previous rulers had failed. He emphatically added it was not clear how the elections would be held in a ‘bloodstained’ Balochistan.

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Pakistani security forces’ offensives continue in Balochistan

BHRO_Protest_New KahanOccupied Balochistan: The Army and FC raided houses of Baloch civilians in New Kahan, Pasni, and Dera Bugti

Pakistani Military and other security forces are continuing their offensives across Balochistan as pro-Pakistan political parties prepare for election.

On 1st April the FC raided several houses in New Kahan Quetta and resorted to aerial firing which created panic among the residents.

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