Monthly Archives: April 2014
KARACHI: “We are students. Our weapons are pens and books,” says Latif Johar. He is sitting at a protest camp outside the Karachi Press Club, on a hunger strike till death, unless his missing party leader Zahid Baloch is returned.
“We do not believe in violence. We believe in fighting for our rights through democratic political means,” he says.
I am a student. Studying, writing, learning, exploring are my hobbies. But all this has become impossible for me, thanks to Pakistan. My friends disappear and end up dead dumped on empty street-sides with blood-curdling scars on their bodies. My schools and colleges are turned into cozy military barracks. Uniformed men with guns round the playgrounds where school kids would circle not so long ago. Libraries closed and librarians ‘missing’, they say.
Despite all this, I choose a difficult path of peaceful struggle rather than picking up a gun. I look at the world with hopeful eyes but in vain. Nobody seems to be caring. What should I do? Where should I go?
کچھ دیر کے بعد سفید رنگ کی ایک گاڑی آئی۔ اہلکاروں نے زاہد کے ہاتھ اور آنکھیں باندھ کر اس میں ڈالا اور ساتھ لے گئے۔
بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی
پاکستان کے سب بڑے شہر کراچی میں پریس کلب کے باہر سے ابھی وائس فار مسنگ پرسنز کا کیمپ چند روز قبل ہی ختم ہوا تھا تو اسی جگہ پر بلوچ سٹوڈنٹس آرگنائزیشن آزاد نے اپنا احتجاجی کیمپ قائم کر لیا، جس کی قیادت بی ایس او آزاد کی خواتین کر رہی ہیں جو اپنے چیئرمین زاہد بلوچ کی بازیابی چاہتی ہیں۔
Geneva: Exiled Baloch leader and President of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Brahamdagh Bugti has urged international human rights groups not to ignore the worsening situation in Balochistan, the Pakistan‘s largest province.
He said incidents of enforced disappearances, torture and killings in Balochistan are on the rise, as security forces have adopted a “pick, kill and dump” policy against educated youth and political activists in the region.
Speaking exclusively to ANI, Bugti said the Balochistan crisis is as significant as what was happening in Syria, Ukraine or what took place during the Arab Spring of the last two years.
We are gathered here to bring forth an extremely important political issue. We expect you journalists to make our voices heard in the right mediums around the world.
Baloch Students Organization – Azad (BSO-A) is a progressive pro-democratic students’ organization that believes in peaceful struggle and has been striving for the Baloch rights including the right for freedom. In the struggle for these aims, BSO-Azad has been clear and open on its strategy since day one; which is, not only believing and advocating peaceful democratic struggle but also becoming an exemplary lead in it.
Canada and NATO have spent the last dozen years fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, when the more dangerous enemy was the country next door — Pakistan.
BY TAREK FATAH,TORONTO SUN
The letter by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was refreshing in its lucidity and demonstrated clarity, not common in this era of political correctness, where ambiguity passes for diplomatic-speak.
He wrote to a group of exiled Baloch students in Europe: