Benazir is not a traditional Balochi name, so I asked her mother why she named her so. Her reply: “mun watee zagae naam Benazir kurt k ha hum Benazir a dolla zal a jorr beet…” (I named my daughter Benazir with the dream that my daughter will be like Benazir, educated and powerful).
By Dr Sadia Ali
Benazir, a 16-year-old girl from Balochistan’s gas rich Dera Bugti district, came with blood-soaked clothes and escorted by her malnourished and traumatised parents to a government hospital in Quetta.
Occupied Balochistan: An elderly mother protests outside the Pakistani army camp for the safe return of her son who was arrested and enforced disappearance in the Kech area. The elderly Baloch mother continues her protest in front of the army camp for the second week.
Muneer Rashon Baloch, a teacher by profession was rounded up by the army in the Mand area of district Kech on February 11, 2016 in a so-called search operation. Since then his whereabouts are unknown to his family and friends.
Within 120km vicinity of sub-district Dasht, Kech, there is no maternity clinical facility to help ease the birth complications
By: Archen Baloch
BALOCHISTAN : A young Baloch mother died of maternal complications after the Pakistan army did not let her pass a military check post to go for treatment in Turbat town of Balochistan Tuesday last week.
According to detail 18-year-old pregnant Moona Assa died a tragic death at her home on early hours of Tuesday last week as result of delivery complication when Pakistan Army at Zarren Bug check post didn’t allow her and other members of her family to go to Turbat city to seek maternal Clinic care.
” بلوچ گلوکار ہونا ڈراؤنے خواب سے کم نہیں۔ آپ عشق و محبت کے گانوں سے اُن لوگوں کو کیسے بہلا سکتے ہیں جو فوجی آپریشنوں میں اپنے بچوں کو کھورہے ہیں۔ میرے دوستوں کی فہرست میں ایسے لوگوں کی تعداد کم نہیں جو سیاسی خیالات کے باعث لاپتہ کردیئے گئے ہیں۔ میں نے اِن لوگوں کیلئے گایا جن کا درد سیاسی حالات کا پیدا کردہ تھا۔ “ چالیس سالہ گلوکار حفیظ بلوچ اُن بلوچوں میں شامل ہیں، جن کے حصے میں جلاوطنی آئی۔
سویڈن کے شہر گوتنبرگ میں رہائش پذیر یہ گلوکار بلوچی زبان کے گلوکاروں کی معروف نئی نسل سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں۔
Omera Baloch in an informal refugee encampment in Lesbos, Greece
LESBOS, Greece — It was a year and a half ago that Omera’s husband fled Pakistan for Sweden to seek asylum. She remained behind while his claim was pending. In the meantime, Omera says, Pakistani security forces questioned her because of her husband’s political activities.
“One time they took me in the market. They took my phone and told me, ‘tell your husband to come back.’ For a year the children have not been going to school because I’m afraid of what will happen to them.”
March 27 The Black Day
My dear Chinese Mothers!
Prof. Naela Quadri Baloch
I am writing to you with deep grief and heartache to convey the message of Baloch mothers, a mother’s absorbent heart can understand much by saying less from a mother’s aching heart. Our fourteen thousand loved ones including our daughters are abducted by Pakistan and Iran, we have received one thousand mutilated bodies of our gems like sons in last two years and this is a continuous daily base routine, their beloved bodies had uncountable wounds of severe torture, our women and children are facing deaths due to bombardment on our civil populations, burning alive in their homes, poisoning of water resources, state control on mobility and supplies of food and medicines. We understand this is painful for you but may be shocking to know that all this is baked and backed by China.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
It is a day for the women in the world enjoy liberation but today more than 10,000 Baloch mothers and sisters are screaming loudly of horrible nightmares of their loved ones which were made disappeared by the Pakistani army in the occupied Balochistan. There are over 1100 cases registered with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) by the London based International Voice for the Baloch Missing Person (IVBMP). As per Balochistan based Voice for Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP) for the last seven months Baloch mothers have embraced over 105 decomposed bodies for their loved ones which were abducted, tortured and killed by Frontier Corp (FC) in the occupied Balochistan.