Baloch Solidarity Committee held a seminar at Quetta Press Club on 15 July 2021 titled “The changing conditions of Afghanistan and its impact on Balochistan” in which Baluchistan National Party leader Haji Lashkari Raisani, Baloch intellectuals and writer Dr. Din Mohammad Bardar, Senior Politician Advocate Sajid Tareen, PhD Scholar Saifullah Nasir and Senior Politician Tahir Hazara addressed while Dr. Mahrang Baloch read the paper of Baloch Intellectual Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur on the topic in the seminar.
Before I talk about the topic under discussion at this seminar I, want to remind all that today it is the 15th of July and 61 years ago today Battay Khan Zarakzai, Sabzal Khan Zarakzai and Ghulam Rasool Nechari were hanged at Sukkur Jail while Jam Jamal Khan Zehri, Masti Khan Musiyani, Wali Mohammad Zarakzai, and Bahawal Khan Musiyani were hanged at Hyderabad Jail after summary trials for their act of resisting the injustices in Balochistan. My eternal and unqualified respect for them and Respected Nawab Nauroz Khan; the Baloch Nation will forever be indebted to these Brave Sons of Motherland.
Who’s fighting whom in Pakistan? Why does the country’s powerful army continue to support some militant groups? DW examines the protracted conflict in the nuclear-armed nation and its possible effects on the region.
By Shamil Shams, Hans Spross
Over 60 Pakistani liberal intellectuals from all over the world gathered in London on Saturday, October 29, to discuss the future of their country. Organized by South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights forum, the conference issued a “London Declaration for Pakistani Pluralism” that highlighted a number of issues facing the country, but most prominently Islamic extremism and the role of Pakistani army in politics.
منشیات ہلمند سے کراچی کیسے پہنچتی ہے اسکی وضاحت کیلئے کسی راکٹ سائنس کی ضرورت نہیں۔ رستے بھر مٹھیاں گرم کی جاتی ہیں تو لہٰذا اس میں کسی تعجب کی بات نہیں ہے کہ اپنی منزل مقصود پر پہنچنے کے بعد منشیات کی قیمتیں کیسے حد سے زیادہ بڑھ جاتی ہیں
خرم حسین صاحب نے حال ہی میں ایک انگریزی روزنامے میں ’خفیہ معیشت‘ کے عنوان سے شائع ہونیوالے ایک مضمون میں چند اہم سوالات اٹھائے ہیں جو ایک نامسعود و ناپاک معاملے کی طرف اشارہ کرتے ہیں جس پر کسی کا دھیان نہیں جاتا۔ وہ کہتے ہیں: ”اسٹیٹ بینک ملک بھر کے شہروں میں 16 کلیئرنگ ہاوسز چلاتی ہے۔ یہ ہر ماہ اعداد و شمار جاری کرتی ہے کہ ان میں کتنے چیک کلیئرنگ کیلئے پیش کیے گئے اور ان ہاوسز سے کتنے چیکوں پر کل کتنی رقم کلیئر کی گئی۔ اگر آپ اس کے اعداد و شمار کو لیں، جوکہ 1999ء تک جاتے ہیں، اور پھر پاکستان میں ہر شہر کیلئے اس کا نقشہ بنائیں تو آپ کو ایک نہایت ہی دلچسپ چیز نظر آئیگی۔ کراچی اور لاہور کے شہروں کو فی الحال اس تمثیلی فہرست سے ہٹا دیں کیونکہ ایک حساب سے یہ طویل فاصلے والے رابطوں کیساتھ عالمی شہر ہیں۔ یہاں صرف علاقائی شہروں کا موازنہ کریں اور آپ کو یہ چیز دیکھنے کو ملے گی۔
How drugs reach Karachi from Helmand does not need a rocket science explanation. Palms are greased along the route and, therefore, it is of little wonder that drug prices at the destination are exorbitant.
Khurram Hussain Sahib, in an article titled ‘Hidden economy’, published in an English daily recently, raised important questions pointing to something sinister that goes on unnoticed. He says: “The State Bank operates 16 clearing houses in cities all over the country. Every month it releases data on how many cheques were presented for clearing in each of these, and what the total amount cleared by the cheques was. If you take this data, which stretches back to 1999, and plot it for each city in Pakistan, you notice something very interesting. Remove the cities of Karachi and Lahore from the sample for the time being because these are global cities in a sense with long distance connections. Compare only the regional cities and here is what you will find.
Pashtun-Baloch Unity Day was observed in Kabul on Saturday where Pashtun and Baloch leaders gave vent to their views how to address the issue of militancy, insecurity and Talibanization. The crux of what they say is that the military establishment in Pakistan has been responsible for the current day plight of the two peoples—Pashtuns and Balochs. Continue reading →
AFGHANISTAN: The Pakistan intelligence agencies have attacked the house of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Dera Bugti president Riaz Gul Bugti in Spin Boldek, Afghanistan. Old-aged mother of the BRP leader and his 10 years old daughter Rajo Bibi got injured in the hand grenade attack on the refugee camp by the personnel of secret agencies of Pakistan. Continue reading →
Balochistan has struggled for independence from Pakistan for decades. Vikas Kumar believes upcoming elections and the US withdrawal from Afghanistan will provide Baloch nationalists with opportunities to rejuvenate their cause. They will then have to contend with China’s growing presence in this restive province.
By Vikas Kumar for Atlantic-community.org
The international community is anxiously waiting to see if the forthcoming elections in Pakistan can provide a solution to Islamic insurgency and stabilize the country. While the impact of Pakistan’s instability on post-NATO Afghanistan is widely discussed, it is important to examine sources of domestic instability in Pakistan that are not directly related to Afghanistan but which might have implications for the transatlantic community.
NEW DELHI: Pakistan is becoming harder and harder to govern and it may soon see its boundaries being redrawn as separatist movements continue to gather momentum, says Robert D Kaplan, one of the world’s highly reputed authorities on geopolitics, defence and foreign policy.
“It is unclear whether Pakistan can hold together as a state because you have these movements, the Baloch separatist movement, the Sindhi nationalist movement, etc, which make it harder to govern that country in the years ahead,” says the 60-year-old whose latest book ” The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate ” looks at how geography contributes to political upheavals.
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), Mar.21: Baloch women representatives from Central and Eastern Balochistan, Western Balochistan, Northern Balochistan, Arab, Europe andAmericagathered for the first Baloch Women’s Conference in Afghanistan recently.
The three-day conference, which ended last week, came out with a 12-point declaration, the gist of which was a reiteration of a long standing demand for a free, united, democratic and gender balanced Balochistan.
Washington, D.C. – Feb 17: Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced a House Concurrent Resolution that the Baluchi nation has a historic right to self-determination. Baluchistan is currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan with no sovereign rights of its own.
In Pakistan especially, the Baluchi people are subjected to violence and extrajudicial killing. The bill states that the Baluchi people “have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country; and they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status.” Continue reading →