U.S. Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, who is the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee, presided over a meeting in which alleged acts of repression in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province was taken up.
The meeting on Capitol Hill was attended by representatives of the Jura and the Balochistan House, and the highlight of it was the issue of minority rights in Pakistan.
Among the prominent speakers were Canadian MP and Jura Chairman Russ Hiebert, Italian Member of the European Parliament Elisabetta Gardini, Executive Director of Balochistan House, Tarek Fatah and Baloch leader and activist Mehran Baluch.
کوئٹہ ( سنگر نیوز )بلوچ نیشنل موومنٹ کے مرکزی سیکرٹری جنرل ڈاکٹر منان بلوچ نے صحافیوں سے اپیل کی ہے کہ حکومت کے بیانات پر تکیہ نہ کریں اور خود آوران میں آپریشن سے متاثرعلاقوں کا دورہ کریں وہاں صورتحال کیا ہے یا یہ کہ وہ علاقہ اس وقت کس محاصرے میں ہیں اور وہاں کی آبادی کس حال میں ہیں آزادی صحافت کا خیال رکھتے ہوئے اس علاقے کا دورہ زور کیا جائے بلوچ قوم سے آپیل کرتا ہوں کہ وہ تاریخ اس نازک موڑ پر اپنی تاریخی اور تہذیبی ، قومی، زمہ داریوں نبھاتے ہوئے اتحاد و یکجہتی کے ساتھ اپنا کردار ادار کریں یہ بات پیر کے روز بی این ایم کی خاتون رہنماء زیمل بلوچ نے دیگر خواتین کے ہمراہ ڈاکٹر منان بلوچ کی پریس کانفرنس کوئٹہ پریس کلب میں پڑھ کر سنائی۔
Balochi Transcription PDF: https://app.box.com/s/utmbiq404btxyb8exrud4ad55et2q8wr
This video clip comprises views of a woman abducted by Pakistan army from Kolwah, Awaran on the first day of operation and later released.
KARACHI – Death of banned Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz’s (JSMM) allegedly abducted leader Raja Dahir Bhambhro has been confirmed, reported BBC on Sunday 26 July 2015.
Raja Dahir was the son of Sindhi historian, writer, thinker and intellectual Atta Muhammad Bhambhro and he was Joint Secretary of JSMM. He was abducted on June 4 2015. About 20 days ago his body was recovered which was identified with the help of NADRA record.
سندھی قوم پرست سیاسی کارکن کی ہلاکت کی تصدیق ہوگئی
Tarek Fatah speech at a discussion on The Hill in Washington DC on the conflict on Balochistan hosted by congressman Chris Smith on July 22, 2015.
Tarek Fatah, is a Pakistan-born Canadian writer, broadcaster and a secular and liberal activist. He is strong advocate of an independent Balochistan. He writes a weekly column in the Toronto SUN and hosts a Sunday afternoon show on Toronto’s NewsTalk1010 Radio network. Fatah is author two books Chasing a Mirage and The Jew is Not My Enemy.
If extrajudicial killings (read murder) are committed in full public view with impunity, just imagine what the situation is like in Balochistan and Waziristan where the media is barred
A friend recently visited Karachi and on finding it more peaceful than before, commended it. However, I told him that this apparent peace was transitory and that there would be an even more dangerous and vicious Karachi. For that matter, every place would become even more dangerous and vicious because the harsh and cruel measures being employed neither address nor change the conditions responsible for the deep rot that continues to eat away at the very innards of society, which has now forsaken itself and continues to slide deeper and deeper into the morass of chaos, violence, intolerance, crime, corruption, hate and apathy. The powers expected to put it right are overwhelmed by the arrogance of self-righteousness on assuming that they are the chosen ones and are spurred on towards destruction by ignorance — the natural consequence of this arrogance. Those supposed to bring about improvement are the very ones whose interest lies in keeping things the same for their material benefits.
UNPO expresses its deepest regret, sympathy and condemnation at the news of the murder of more than 100 civilians in Awaran district, Balochistan, on the day of Eid this week (18 July 2015). Continuing its campaign of violence and injustice against the Baloch people, Pakistani security forces have acted with a brutality which must not go unpunished. We join the Baloch National Movement in calling for the attention and support of the international community to protect Balochistan from further aggression.
Below is a statement from the Baloch National Movement:
I would like to call the attention of the irresponsible world community, the UN, human rights groups, the European Union and the USA to the atrocities carried out in Awaran, Balochistan on 18 July 2015. On the day of Eid celebrations, Pakistan security forces secretly launched a major bombardment, resulting in the deaths of more than 100 innocent civilians, including women and children. They were indiscriminately and ruthlessly killed. It would not be out of place to mention here that the ruthless and faceless army of Pakistan also abducted women and girls, and we fear that their fate may the same as that of those who were raped and abducted in Bangladesh during the 1971 genocide.
BALOCHISTAN: Pakistani military have conducted military operations in several regions of district Awaran in Balochistan. The forces backed by gunship helicopters have started the operation on first day of Eid (18 July 2015) which, some Baloch social media activists claim, have resulted in killing of at least 100 people.
According to details on Saturday morning the Pakistani army launched a massive military operation with the help gunship helicopters in Awaran’s Kolwar, Malaar and Gishkaur areas.
Baloch veteran and writer Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur shares his memories about the Baloch martyrs of July 15, 1960.
No retreat! No Surrender! No compromise!