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بی بی سی نے اس سال دنیا کی اہم ترین خواتین کی فہرست جاری کی ہے جس میں پہلی مرتبہ ایک بلوچ خاتون یعنی بلوچ اسٹوڈنٹس آرگنائزیشن (بی ایس او آزاد) کی چئیر پرسن کریمہ بلوچ کا نام شامل کیا گیا ہے۔ یہ بلوچستان کے لئے عموماً اور بلوچ خواتین کے لئے خصوصاً فخر کی بات ہے۔ آپ کریمہ بلوچ کی سیاست سے اتفاق کریں یا نا اس بات سے قطع نظریہ بات اہمیت کی حامل ہے کہ بی بی سی نے ایک ایسے خطے( بلوچستان) کی سیاسی کارکن کی جد وجہد کو اجاگر کیا ہے جہاں سے خبریں بمشکل باقی پاکستان اور دنیا تک پہنچتیہیں۔
Baloch militants have been fighting Pakistani troops for years
“Yes, we are killing the anti-state elements. And we will continue to go after them. At the end of the day, we decide who’s a patriot and who’s not.” Pakistan Army
By Shahzeb Jillani
BBC News, Turbat
Pakistan says it is winning the battle against separatist insurgents in the restive province of Balochistan. But Baloch activists say abductions, torture and killings by the army are deepening hostility for Pakistan.
On a hot sunny day, a group of aspiring young men and women are attending classes at a small university in Turbat. Established two years ago in rented accommodation, it’s the city’s first public university.
On Friday, August 24, 2015, Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, 40, was shot dead down by ‘unknown gunmen’ after she had hosted a discussion on Balochistan where the Pakistani State has let loose a reign of terror. Who was behind her death? Burzain Waghmer answers most of these questions on BBC World Service.
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Is it a crime to write about Baloch history and geography? Major Majeed Baloch
Balochistan: Pakistani police raided Bookshops and CDs Shops in district Gwadar of Balochistan and arrested their owners for buying and selling “Waae Watan Hoshken Daar” written by Balochi language’s renowned poet Major Majeed Baloch and other books on Balochistan on Wednesday 2 April 2014.
Four people have been arrested from Kech and Gwadar districts after discovery of anti-State literatures,” a security official said.
LONDON: Pakistan occupied Balochistan on 27 March 1948. Since then the state of Pakistan has conducted five major military operations in Balochistan. As result of these military operations and continuous military rule thousands of Baloch have been imprisoned, displaced and killed. The extent of the brutalities committed by the Pakistani security forces is as gruesome as those of the Nazi era and as horrific as during the dirty wars of many other aggressors. What is so shocking is that the Baloch genocide has not adequately drawn the world’s attention to-date.
This so-called ‘future of the world’, if it is allowed to be built, would jeopardise Baloch economic and political rights and even their existence
The malady of loot of resources by predatory establishments in connivance and partnership with equally predatory multinationals and countries is globally common. The Africa Progress Report produced every May by a panel of 10 prominent figures headed by former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan highlights the problem. Annan, in a BBC interview after its release, had said that tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers were depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom. Likening it to taking food off the tables of the poor he said, “Africa loses twice as much money through these loopholes as it gets from donors.” The report said that between 2010 and 2012 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) lost $ 1.3 billion in revenues, equivalent to double DRC’s combined health and education budgets, in five under-priced mining concessions sold in highly opaque and secretive deals. No wonder the ‘Save the Children’ charity says the DRC is the world’s worst place to be a mother in. Naturally, the beneficiaries like Martin Kabwelulu, DRC’s mining minister, had termed the report a ‘pack of lies’.
Baloch rally called for UN intervention in Balochistan and urged the international media to break their ‘criminal silence’ on Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan.
Karachi: Large numbers of Baloch women, children, and elderly have participated in a procession against military operations in Balochistan and media’s failure to report about Baloch genocide by Pakistan. The rally set off from Ath Chowk in Lyari, also known as Nawab Bugti Chowk, and marched all the way to Karachi Press Club. The Baloch National Front, an alliance of BSO-Azad and BNM, had given the call for the rally.
The participants of rally were carrying banners, placards and flags of Balochistan. They chanted slogans against Pakistan and its security agencies. They also painted walls and shutters of closed shops with graffiti including: “BALOCH WANT FREEDOM, NO VOTE NO ELECTION AND STOP BALOCH GENOCIDE.” The rally transformed into a huge demonstration after they reached to the Press Club.
Baloch Liberation Front respects freedom of speech, Journalists are free to report whatever they want: Spokesman
Occupied Balochistan: Bahram Baloch, BLF spokesman, has denied threatening BBC Urdu Service Quetta correspondent Ayub Tareen and said his group, in clear words, condemns these threats.
Talking to BBC Urdu Service, Bahram Baloch said throughout the past 10 years of struggle career, BLF has never threatened nor harmed any journalists. The group respects freedom of speech and condemns any kinds of threats to journalists on the line of duty, he said.
Geneva: Baloch independence leader Brahamdagh Bugti has said that any foreign intervention in Balochistan is unacceptable and is also against the interference of the United Sates and Pakistan.In an interview with BBC Urdu, Mr Bugti said that time has expired for arranging talks and conferences on Balochistan issue, a reference to recently held Balochistan Conference in Islamabad.
The Baloch leader, who has applied for a political asylum in Switzerland has said that “if anybody wants to talk, recognizing Balochistan, doors are opened for negotiations”
Replying a query, Bugti said that several Baloch leaders were agreed on independent Balochistan but there was no consensus among them. However, he said it was not necessary that there should be unity among the Baloch on the issue and the aim could also be achieved without it.