Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

Afghanistan — Peace and Security

Afghanistan — Peace and Security

Writing about Afghanistan is difficult even for those who are there and are in touch with the people on all sides of the divide. The real analysts of Afghanistan are never foolhardy and keep their views and idea before people with caution and trepidation because Afghanistan has been in a flux since at least last four decades. The power there has changed hands often and mostly violently so the division, discord and disaffection is not only acute but is also pernicious and virulent. You cannot expect love and compassion where flames of hate have been fanned long and vigorously by so many who did not have love for Afghan people in their heart or peace there in their interest. Afghanistan has been a victim of not only its geography but also of its history; interests of overbearing powers and their factotums have simply compounded the misery of the Afghan people.

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European Parliament Organizes Hearing on Baluchistan

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STRASBOURG, France, April 17, 2016: The European Parliament’s EPP Group organized a seminar on ‘Coordination between Israel and other countries in the fight against global terrorism’. Mr. Hamal Haider Baluch, international spokesperson of the Baluch National Movement, was the keynote speaker in this seminar. Fifty Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attended the event.

Mr. Baluch spoke about how Pakistan has been supporting global terrorism, and countries like China have been backing Pakistan’s illegitimate activities. He emphasized that one of the major concerns that needs to be urgently addressed by the international community is the killing by the Pakistani Army and ISI of innocent Baloch civilians, including women and children.

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