Monthly Archives: October 2015
Pakistan lost its bid on Tuesday to be re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council when its current term ends this year. It polled just 105 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.
Pakistan was considering running for the Council’s presidency next year, according to diplomatic sources, and had been putting out feelers. The defeat deals Islamabad a diplomatic set-back as it seeks to burnish its international reputation.
In struggle its struggle itself that becomes a life, not the destination
by Zahid Abdulla
Every day in school Hani misses her friend Mehlab and tells the story of their friendship to other classmates. She still remembers her jokes, naughtiness, and the dolls that she used to hide in her school bags and how they played with the dolls at her home. Her eyes become nostalgic when she remembers her. She wants life to go back before June 2009 and it should always be KG1 in School.
Mehlab and Hani had not known that one day life would bring them to recall each other only in memory. They did not know people would disappear. One day Mehlab’s father disappeared. They say that Dr. Deen Mohammad was abducted by the Pakistani state forces. She did not understand why the Pakistan army would take away her father. Do they need a doctor in the army camp? What has her father done?
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday heckled by a protester who demanded to free the restive Balochistan province where activists say army is engaged in abductions, torture and killings.
As Sharif began delivering his address at the US Institute of Peace, a prominent independent think-tank here, a protester raised slogans including “Free Balochistan” besides calling him a “friend of (Osama) Bin Laden”.
تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی
عام طور پر لوگوں کا ماننا ہے کہ شر دوسروں پر نازل ہوتا ہے اور وہ اس سے محفوظ رہیں گے۔ اسی لئے وہ ریاست کی طرف سے کیے جانیوالے جبر، استبداد اور غلیظ جنگ کے شر کیخلاف احتجاج کرنے کی زحمت گوارا نہیں کرتے جب دوسروں کو اسکا نشانہ بنایا جا رہا ہو
یومِ غضب کے دن ہزاروں مظاہرین نے 26 ستمبر 2014ء میں اگوالا سے 43 طالب علموں کی گمشدگی کی پہلی برسی کے موقع پر میکسیکو شہر میں مارچ کیا۔ معاشرے کے ہر طبقے کے لوگوں نے اس میں شرکت کی۔ انہوں نے نعرے لگائے: ”وہ زندہ اٹھائے گئے، ہمیں وہ زندہ واپس چاہیئیں“ اور یہ بھی کہ ”نہ مزید گمشدگیاں، نہ مزید اموات۔“ مارسیلو براڈسکی، جنہوں نے اپنی تصاویر میں لاپتہ افراد کو امر کردیا ہے، کا بجا طور پر کہنا ہے کہ: ”جب کوئی گمشدگی ہو تو یہ ایک طرح سے موت سے بھی بدتر ہوتی ہے۔ یہ مستقل ہے، یہ ایک ایسا جرم ہے جو جاری رہتا ہے۔“
Even before the evil nexus of exploiting Balochistan’s resources between China and Pakistan took concrete shape the Baloch were systematically targeted.
By: Mehran Marri
The recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinpeng to Pakistan and his promise to pump in $46 billion into projects in Gwadar-Kashgar energy corridor threatens Baloch lives and Baloch rights as never before. To ensure that the financiers and their agents get full returns from these blood dollars the Pakistani establishment is taking steps to severely crack down on Baloch and their supporters who resent the exploitation of their resources.
Two of them, aged 10 & 14, have been married off, their families quoted the Sukkur police as telling them
The nikah of two of the three girls had been solemnised, the police were quoted as telling the victims’ families in the evening. On receiving the information, the families originally hailing from Balochistan, accompanied by Yusuf Bizenjo, who has been pursuing the case, left for Sukkur later in the day.
The Baloch are victims of slow, grinding wheels of genocide spearheaded by Pakistan Army with active and passive connivance of the country’s political leaders as well as the civil society.
There is a wave of great anguish and sympathy for hundreds and thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other countries desperately trying to find an asylum in European countries. Several nations have come forward to provide succour to the hapless citizens of war-torn countries in the Middle East. A little of this anguish and sympathy for the Baloch people would go a long way in helping them to fight a brutal army which is determined to wipe them off the earth.