Monthly Archives: April 2022
Siddique Eido and Yousaf Nazar
28 April 2011
Thousands of defenders of Baloch nation have perished in Pakistan’s dirty war in Balochistan. Thousands killed and their body dumped, thousands more still suffer in torture cells of Pakistan. Villages bombed and burned their inhabitant forced into becoming internal displaced person (IDP), cities turned into fortress with many check posts surrounding them all this to isolate the Baloch freedom fighters in the mountains.
Activists living in cities of Balochistan are most vulnerable, after the Murgaap incident, in April of 2009, when Pakistani intelligence agency picked up three prominent Baloch leaders Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, Lala Muneer and Sher Mohammed Baloch from their lawyers chamber in Turbat and within days killed them in custody and dumped their bodies in Murgaap it became clear that Baloch activists are not even save within the boundaries of a Pakistani court.
Shaheed Sikandar Baloch
7 Oct 1992 – 1 April 2022
Lullabies sung by the mothers to her children are not only the first words that build the character of that child but also provide basis of the culture for that nation.
On a stormy night of 07 October 1992 a child was born in Gomazi, a faraway small village of district Kech, Balochistan. The proud father Dost Mohammed named his son Sikandar. This child grew up in the house of a social and political activist in Tump tehsil. His father was popularly known as Chairman Dost Mohammed because he was once elected as the Chairman of Union Council Gomazi, he was affiliated with Pakistan National Party (PNP) a close confidant of Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo.Continue reading
Mir Mohammad Ali
If after a self-created disaster, instead of remorse, reflection and compunction there is a brazen and unabashed attempt to call it a victory, to score points and look smug and satisfied, the bankruptcy of that system of governance stands categorically exposed. This is exactly what is happening after the Lal Masjid fiasco but then, I suppose, there is nothing to be surprised about because we saw the same response after the May 12th carnage and even after the agonizing ignominy of the loss of Bangladesh. The moral and political bankruptcy of the rulers and system of governance is inexcusable and indefensible.
The Lal Masjid saga has been labelled as a ‘drama’, ‘engineered’, ‘farce’, ‘charade’, etc, but there is much more to it. It was a tragedy with a lot of suffering for the people during its course and is bound to be more tragic in its aftermath. It exposed the gross ineptitude and inefficiency of this and past governments, whose only achievements have been tyranny and bumbling through 60 long years. It signifies the crass incompetence and brutality of the existing system and it was a disaster waiting to happen.Continue reading
The former prime minister had been outspoken about addressing the issue of enforced disappearances. But even before his ouster, Baloch had long since given up hope that he would take action.
By Somaiyah Hafeez
Imran Khan recently became the first Pakistani prime minister to be ousted from power via a vote of no confidence. The former cricket star turned politician made several promises that he and his government couldn’t live up to in their three-and-a-half years of governance. One such promise was to resolve the missing persons’ issue.Continue reading
Baloch pro independent leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch condemned the Nokondi and Chaghi incidents, saying it was a continuation of the ongoing genocide and collective punishment in Balochistan. This is not the first incident of its kind and will not be the last. The massacre of Baloch people has been going on for seventy-four years of Pakistani occupation and Balochistan has been turned into a military cantonment. There are Nazi-style concentration camps. The word collective punishment and genocide seems too small for Pakistani brutalityContinue reading