Daily Archives: May 25, 2013

Military Operation in Southwest Balochistan; Houses Destroyed, Body of Abductee Dumped

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Pakistani military forces attacked two villages in the southwestern Kech district of the restive Balochistan province Friday, arresting locals, damaging property and dumping the body of a missing civilian according to Baloch rights activists.

Activists who spoke to locals report that 200-300 Frontier Corps soldiers first attacked the small village of Gomazi in the Tump sub-district of Kech near the border with Iran. Locals claimed that FC soldiers came in dozens of vehicles and surrounded the village near dawn. They then proceeded to indiscriminately fire upon building, also using mortar rounds, resulting in over 10 houses being burnt as well as the destruction of several shops and a medical center. Locals also told of the abduction of three villagers by the FC after house searches.

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Gone missing: Two months on, family still struggles to find Baloch journalist

Haji Abdul Razaq Baloch family

KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, 42, made sure he attended every protest held for the people who went missing in Balochistan. “These are our brothers who have gone missing. Some day when I would be gone, you would have to do the same,” the tall man with a bushy moustache would say.

Little did he know that his time would come so soon. Two months ago, the journalist and activist went missing and his family has been desperately protesting to know his whereabouts.

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May 27: Shaheed Saeed Qamberzai

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May 25, 2013 · 10:28 pm

Martyrdom anniversary of Muzafar Bhutto observed across Sindh.

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Sann: JSMM leadership paying tribute on the tomb of Muzafar Bhutto

Karachi: 1st Martyrdom anniversary of Muzafar Bhutto (Secretary General, JSMM) observed. JSMM paid rich tribute to the martyr of freedom across Sindh.

Senior Vice Chairman of JSMM Lala Aslam Pathan, Dr. Zain Bhutto , Shabir Mallah, Zulfiqar Jamali, Chairman JSSF Hafeez Pirzado offered wreaths of flowers on the tomb of Shaeed Muzafar Bhutto. Saima Bhutto,wife of Muzafar, was also present on the occasion.

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