Farzana Majeed’s blistered feet
Women and children participants of long march reached Uthal Lasbela on Thursday with blistered feet and sick health. The participants have been marching to highlight enforced disappearance and safe recovery of Baloch missing persons from diverse walks of life.
According to the details women and children are continuously marching, whereas most of the women and children are with blistered feet and sick health. It was the 19th day of their long march from Quetta to Karachi.
Canada, Vancouver: November 13, 2013. Remembrance Day is an annual occasion for Baloch nation. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Canada (IVBMP) and Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada (BHRC) jointly hold Remembrance Day and pay tribute to the countless Baloch souls. Canadian Baloch students also expressed their support of Voice for Baloch Missing Person (VBMP) long march from Quetta to Karachi.
During the recent visit to Awaran Nawaz Sharif promised its miraculous rehabilitation; he couldn’t have been serious because it is eight years since Balakot earthquake and rehabilitation has not even been half completed there yet.
I am convinced that if promises were bombs there wouldn’t be a soul left alive here. Promises come cheap and are the handiest tool to bamboozle people into believing fantasies they would otherwise reject as garbage. Here even the solemn but empty promises of courts recovering Baloch missing persons, of trying Musharraf for treason, of running vehicles on water and of no support for the good Talibans are unqualifiedly believed. The people are gullible and promise makers deviously astute who rely on the extremely short memory disease which afflicts the people here and always get away with unfulfilled promises. This I suppose has got much to do with the in-built fatalism which is part of psyche in this region’s people and has a lot to do with religion and of course the effects of prolonged colonialism not to mention the overwhelming influence of ‘state narrative’ through education and media; a narrative which has promoted and encouraged the evils of fundamentalism, passivity and acquiescence to prosper here.