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All India Baloch Conference Jacobabad

(28, 29, and 30th December 1932)

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Our generation has been listening about “Balochistan and All India Baloch Conference” of Jacobabad since our childhood. All of our lives we have been curious about its resolutions, elected cabinet and the next conference in Hyderabad.

In recent years we were fortunate enough to be able to read all about this conference both in Urdu and English in various books and magazines. We got the photocopies of the original document which was circulating amongst the academia. Then, the verified copy was published in a research paper of renowned scholar, Dr Inam ul Haq Kausar (Yousuf Aziz Magsi, Balochistan Review – Vol XII-XIII, 2004, UoB Quetta Pp. 133-140). We compared this document with its Urdu version, and found it correct. Some minor spelling mistakes in the names of the individuals are corrected.

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Baloch Canadians Observe March 27 Black Day

 Pakistan Military Invaded Independent Balochistan in 1948

Toronto, March 25: Baloch National Movement – North America’s call to observe March 27 as black day was attended by Pakhtuns, Sindhis, Kurds and enlightened elements of the Canadian society at a Toronto meeting. Sovereign Balochistan was invaded and occupied by the Pakistani military in 1948. The public gathering was attended by people from all walks of life sharing democratic values and respect for freedoms and rights.

Mr. Tarek Fatah, guest of honour at the event spoke on the importance of understanding the history and the evil nature of the state of Pakistan. In his speech, Mr. Fatah described the events at Dacca University on March 25, 1971 when Pakistan Army soldiers massacred more than 200 students and teachers at the university dorms and hung their bodies from the poles and trees.

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Killings in Lyari – The Balochistan Post Investigative Report

At 8pm yesterday, the bustling Lyari life in Ali Mahmad Mohala, Zikri Paara was interrupted with the sheer noise of what sounded like indiscriminate firing. This firing continued for another five hours before at least five people were killed and dozens other were arrested.

Lyari has never been the most peaceful part of the world. The power game between different Pakistani political parties has turned the Baloch populated locality to one of the most dangerous parts in South Asia.

لیاری قتل عام – دی بلوچستان پوسٹ تحقیقاتی رپورٹ

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لیاری قتل عام – دی بلوچستان پوسٹ تحقیقاتی رپورٹ


کل رات آٹھ بجے ذکری پاڑہ علی محمد محلہ لیاری کی مصروف زندگی اس وقت تتر بتر ہونے لگی، جب ہر طرف اندھا دھند فائرنگ شروع ہوئی اور گولیوں کی چلنے کی آوازیں فضا میں گونجنے لگیں۔ فائرنگ کا یہ سلسلہ مزید پانچ گھنٹے یونہی چلتا رہا، جو بالآخر پانچ شہریوں کے جانبحق ہونے اور درجنوں کے گرفتاری پر منتج ہوا۔لیاری کسی بھی معنوں میں ایک پرامن علاقہ کہلایا نہیں جاسکتا، پاکستانی سیاسی جماعتوں کی طاقت کے کھیل کے رسی کشی نے بلوچوں کے اس آبائی علاقے کو جنوبی ایشیاء کے خطرناک ترین علاقوں میں سے ایک بناکر رکھ دیا ہے۔

Killings in Lyari – The Balochistan Post Investigative Report

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Qambar Chakar: A Man and a Myth

by: Baloch Students Action Committee, BUITEMS

Birth of a Leader

In Shahi Tump, a far-flung town of Balochistan in Kech (Turbat) district, the house of Chakar Baloch was overflowed with merriness and gleaming lights over the birth of the first son, Qambar. The boy was to become an inspriational leader for the Baloch people soon after entering his teen ages. One day, some ill-fated soldiers of darkness would walk, take this light away to the shadow of torture and death. His was a story of celebrations in unison. When he was born, the whole family, even the entire town cheered up with uncontrollable delight. When he was killed, the whole of Balochistan wept. His was a song of happiness and a melancholy.

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Dispatch from Balochistan: How mothers try to keep their newborns alive

Malnutrition Resistance to Breastfeeding Balochistan

‘Women in our tribes have to learn how to take care of their babies on their own.”

Sara Farid

Malnutrition in Pakistani children is cause for serious concern. Just consider these numbers from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13:

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Healthcare professionals associated with medical aid charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), find that lack of breastfeeding is one of the prime causes for this high level of malnutrition. These observations are based on the NGO’s work dealing with malnutrition in Balochistan.

In 2008, MSF began working in the eastern districts of Jaffarbad and Naseerabad in Balochistan, supporting primarily nutrition programmes for children under five years in the District Headquarter Hospital in Dera Murad Jamali, with a network of ATFC mobile clinics and outreach sites.

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Qambar Chakar: A Man and a Myth

by: Baloch Students Action Committee, BUITEMS

Birth of a Leader

In Shahi Tump, a far-flung town of Balochistan in Kech (Turbat) district, the house of Chakar Baloch was overflowed with merriness and gleaming lights over the birth of the first son, Qambar. The boy was to become an inspriational leader for the Baloch people soon after entering his teen ages. One day, some ill-fated soldiers of darkness would walk, take this light away to the shadow of torture and death. His was a story of celebrations in unison. When he was born, the whole family, even the entire town cheered up with uncontrollable delight. When he was killed, the whole of Balochistan wept. His was a song of happiness and a melancholy.

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