Yousuf Masti Khan, veteran Baloch political leader and president of Awami Workers Party passed away today, after protracted illness. He is survived by his three sons.
Musti Khan, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 16, 1948. He completed his BA degree in 1968 from Government National College, Karachi.
Mustikhan started his political career as a student in the 1960s when he joined Baloch Students Organization while studying in Sindh Arts College. He joined National Awami Party (NAP) after completing his education. He remained a staunch activist of NAP till Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto banned it in 1975.
Many Baloch families have sought refuge in Afghanistan, in order to escape from persecution and extrajudicial murders by Pakistan Army.
There have been frequent attacks on Baloch refugees in Afghanistan, as a result of which many were killed. Baloch and Pashtun circles blame Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for these attacks.
According to the latest information, the Taliban government has arrested two suspicious persons from the southern province of Kandahar in Afghanistan, they were pretending to be Taliban and going through the homes of Baloch refugees collecting information.
Last night in district Harnai of Balochistan, unknown armed men abducted Pakistan Army personnel during checking, after which the Pakistani armed forces launched an operation in the area. A Pakistan army helicopter was targeted in the same area during the operation in which six personnel including two majors were killed.
In an email received by The Balochistan Post, Baloch Liberation Army, a pro-independence Baloch armed organization, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
According to the BLA spokesman, last night freedom fighters of Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) arrested two Pakistani army personnel while acting on a tip-off near the Zardalo area of Harnai.
Major Gohram Baloch, spokesman of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), said in a press release issued to the media that mishaps in the armed struggle and war are unavoidable.
He said that BLF is a responsible organization, fighting a national liberation war against occupying forces according to international norms. We believe in international laws of war and continue our struggle according to them. But it is impossible that there would not be any accidents and collateral damage in wars.
We make every effort to avoid such tragedies that harm non-related, non-combatant or civilian populations.
Geneva [Switzerland], September 23 (ANI): A seminar titled ‘Baloch Lives Matter: Aspects of human rights violations in Balochistan’ was organized by Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) in Geneva on the occasion of the 51st Session of UNHRC on Thursday.
Intellectuals, analysts and human rights defenders deliberated on various aspects of human rights violations perpetrated by Pakistan in Balochistan.
A documentary was also shown highlighting various aspects of human rights violations in Balochistan. The analysts opined that many aspects are clear crimes against humanity.
The death of Sindhi nationalist activist Aqib Chandio has been confirmed by the relatives and the Sindhi nationalist organization.
In a video statement published on social media, Sindhi activist Aqib Chandio’s sister Shazia Chandio said that the body found in recent days is of her brother Aqib Chandio. Shazia Chandio has requested to the authorities that her brother’s body be handed over to her.
Shazia Chandio said that she was out of touch from social media for the past few days due to which she did not get timely information, but when she received the photos of the body, she identified the brother by his clothes and outlook.
Geneva [Switzerland], September 21 (ANI): The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) organised a massive anti-Pakistan protest in front of the United Nations office in Geneva during the ongoing 51st session of the Human Rights Council.
They called upon the UN to send a fact-finding mission to Balochistan to investigate heinous crimes being committed by Pakistan Army and other secret agencies.
The demonstration was addressed by leaders of Baloch, Sindhis and Pakistan-occupied Kashmiri communities in exile and highlighted various aspects of human rights violations in Balochistan and termed them as genocide.