By Ali Qambar
It is the economy that matters. War is never an end by itself rather a mean to achieve certain objectives. In a colonial setting; all the military deployment, security networks and intelligence services make sure that certain interests of the colonizers are protected.
Nothing can better portray economic angle in the ongoing conflict between the Baloch freedom fighters and Pakistani army in Balochistan than the recent “power breakdown caused by militants blowing up the transmission towers.”
Baloch human rights groups accuse the state of having abducted thousands of Baloch activists, often using violent methods, to give up information about militant groups that operate in the region.
Balochistan: Pakistani security forces have had to contend with a number of incursions on its soil – from extremist militant groups in the north to a separatist insurgency in the country’s southwest province of Balochistan.
The Baloch have accused the Pakistani government of kidnapping, torturing and killing thousands of its vocal nationalists.
تحریر : میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی
خضدار میں توتک کے مقام پر 25 جنوری کو ایک چرواہے نے ایک اجتماعی قبر دیکھی جسکے بعد مقامی لوگ لاشیں نکالنے کیلئے وہاں جمع ہوئے۔ مڈل کلاس حکومت کے نمائندے لاشوں کی تعداد کو 13 تک محدود رکھنے کیلئے درد زِہ میں مبتلا دکھتے ہیں جبکہ چھن کر آنیوالی خبروں کے مطابق تعداد 150 اور اس سے زیادہ کی ہیں۔ یہاں تک کہ سپریم کورٹ کے ایک جج نے انکی تعداد 25 بتائی ہے۔ تعداد تو ایک طرف مگر یہ جعلی نمائندہ حکومت اس بات کو سمجھنے میں ناکام ہے کہ حتیٰ کہ ایک لاش بھی بہت زیادہ ہے لیکن دراصل بات یہ ہے کہ یہ حکومت بھی گزشتہ کی طرح عوام کی خدمت کرنے کے بجائے اپنی حکومت بچانے کے بارے میں
Can humanitarian relief be imagined in an atmosphere of continued human rights abusive? Can humanitarian operation be imagined alongside of military operation? Can disaster relief center be imagined in the midst of a mass grave?
People living in a civilized society can’t imagine how a death squad can organize a disaster relief center, how a military operation can be managed in the name of humanitarian operation and why people start to migrate to save their lives from the so-called humanitarian relief using helicopter gunships in aerial bombardments over villages.
A mass grave was discovered in Tootak, Khuzdar on the 25th January by a shepherd after which the locals converged there to recover bodies. The number of the bodies found, which the middle class government representatives are at pains to limit to 13, while reports filtering out put the number at around 150 and more. Even a Supreme Court (SC) judge said the number is 25. The numbers aside what this supposedly representative government fails to understand is that even a single body is one too many but then this government like that of the previous one is more concerned about surviving rather than serving the people.
by Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun
It would have been inconceivable that any U.S. official, let alone a Secretary of State, would host a delegation from Serbia the day after mass graves were discovered in Srebrenica in 1995.
Yet on Sunday, a day after bullet-ridden bodies were discovered in suspected mass graves in Pakistan’s military-controlled province of Balochistan, Secretary of State John Kerry was toasting a delegation of Pakistan security officials at the State Department.