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Baluchistan: Time to Take Notice

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The systematic hard hitting policy of the Pak government against the Baloch nationalist groups has resulted in the targeting of not only genuine political activists, but also the ordinary Baloch.

The suicide bombing on August 8 at the gates of the Emergency Ward of the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, was another wakeup call for the international community to take notice of a situation created due to years of concerted government use of extremist groups as proxies against political activists, journalists and intellectuals. The bomb blast killed over 70 persons, including a large number of lawyers and journalists, who had gathered there following a shooting earlier in the day that killed the President of the Baluchistan Bar Association.

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European Parliament Hosts Event on Pakistan’s Baluchistan

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STRASBOURG, France, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire: Baluchistan House, in partnership with Members of the European Parliament, hosted an event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic of “Pakistan’s Baluchistan: Its Human Rights Abuses”.

The conference was attended by MEPs, European Commission officials, Representatives from Think Tanks, European Parliament Staff and Baluch diaspora.

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EU Parliament criticises worsening minority situation in Pakistan

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Brussels (Belgium) : European Parliament, in its plenary session held on April 14, took Pakistan to task for the country’s abysmal human rights record with regard to treatment of the Christians and other minority communities.

The debate in the plenary session took place in the context of the recent attacks on the Christian community in Lahore on Easter day in 2016 that resulted in the killings of more than 70 individuals, including 30 children.

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European Parliament Raises Concerns About Baluchistan

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STRASBOURG, France, April 16, 2016: During a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 14th April 2016, titled “Human Rights Situation in Pakistan: in particular the attack in Lahore,” Mr. Alberto Cirio raised the issue of the killing of minorities, specifically Christians and Baluchis, in Pakistan.

Subsequently, in a private interview, Mr. Cirio mentioned that Pakistan has been the biggest sponsor of international terrorism, evident from the manner in which Osama Bin Laden is suspected of having been supported and sheltered by the Pakistan Army and ISI, adjacent to an important Pakistan Army establishment.

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