Eleven days after the first of two severe earthquakes hit the Awaran area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) still has not received authorization to work in the affected area, despite daily discussions with the Pakistani government.
Daily Archives: October 5, 2013
The suffering of the people in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan continues at the hands of the Pakistan Military. These pictures show the aftermath of Pakistan Army operation in Paroom, Panjgur where troops destroyed most of the homes and property in the village.
Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) central spokesman has said in a press release that Pakistan army has accelerate its terroristic activities in the quake affected areas of Balochistan. The previous day, army helicopters and ground troops attacked the house of Rahim Baloch in Parwaar area of Mashkay and abducting one family member. Women and children were brutally beaten up in the operation.
Baloch Students Organization – Azaad (BSO-A) spokesman said that Pakistan army launched a deadly operation in Panjgur, abducted 16 Baloch and 5 Mutilated dead bodies found including BSO Azaad Panjgur’s zone former member Wahab Hassan, while other four others are still unidentified were transferred into Panjgur civil hospital for identification.
BALOCHISTAN: A powerful earthquake that hit Balochistan’s Awaran district last week has deprived more than 10,000 students from schooling, an official of UNICEF revealed Friday.
Sanaullah Khan Panezai, the Education Chief of UNICEF told Dawn.com that 191 girls and boys schools were razed to ground in the aftermath of a strong earthquake that struck Awaran, sparsely populated and the most backward district of Balochistan.
Self-exiled Baloch nationalist says military should hand over relief work to NGOs and int’l humanitarian organisations, saying relief operations are not military’s job
By Kiyya Qadir Baloch
ISLAMABAD: Expressing support for the Baloch insurgency, self-exiled Baloch leader Nawabzada Hayrbiya Marri urged the international community to pressure Pakistan to allow international humanitarian organisations direct access to Balochistan’s earthquake-affected areas.
Dear Mr Secretary General,
We write to you from the middle of Balochistan’s worst quake-hit area, Awaran, where a deadly 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed more than a thousand people on September 24th, 2013. The powerful quake toppled numerous mud-built houses in Awaran and Turbat districts affecting nearly 350,000 people.