BALOCHISTAN – Feb 17: Mama Qadeer Baloch, Vice President of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has informed media and human rights groups that he has been constantly receiving seriously threatening phone calls from various unknown sources on regular basis. The person(s) on the other end of the line state categorically that “a decision has been taken that the VBMP long marcher will not be allowed to enter Rawalpindi.”
The person(s) state that preparations are under way to ensure that the march is stopped before Rawalpindi.
Baluchistan has a long history of insurgency with nationalist groups and locals advocating greater autonomy. The Baluchistan people have been demanding for economic emancipation, concretely through a bigger share of the revenue generated by the province’s natural resources, principally natural gas. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Baluch people remain economically marginalized and receive little or no benefit from the Baluchistan economy.
BALOCHISTAN: All five officials of the district administration of Kech and a tribal elder who were arrested in Tump town this week were freed on Saturday 15 Feb 2014 evening.
Sources said that Kech’s Deputy Commissioner Abdul Hameed Abro, Tump’s Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Hussain Baloch, Dasht’s Assistant Commissioner Naeem Gichki, Tehsildar Rafiq Ahmed, Naib Tehsildar Ahmed Ali and tribal elder Mir Dost Mohammad had reached Turbat.