Mir Mohammad Ali
The specter of violence looms large on the horizon of Balochistan and threatens to once again engulf this historically volatile province. The portents are ominous and gloomy because the opposing sides have adopted intransigent attitudes and do not even seem willing to have serious discussions regarding the contentious issues that continue to widen the rift.
The position and the stance of both the sides have become more inflexible since the failure of half-hearted attempts by half-baked, essentially rustic politicians of the ruling party to promote dialogue between the Baloch and the rulers. The promises and assurances, though doubted from the start, were given a reluctant try by some Baloch, but unfortunately even these were not kosher with the powers that really matter in this equation. This has only helped in creating more misgivings in the minds of the Baloch people, who always have been wary of promises and assurances.
BALOCHISTAN: Pakistani forces have carried out raids and abducted four persons from areas of Dera Bugti.
Local sources informed BRP Media cell that Pakistani forces raided Mat villages near Sui town and abducted two persons, who have been identified as Gulla s/o Saeed Khan Bugti & Khair Jan s/o Gulla Bugti while two sons of Gulla Bugti were abducted from main bazar of Sui in broad daylight by Pakistani forces.
Geneva: Baloch Republican Party central spokesmen, Mr. Sher Mohammad Bugti, in his statement said that fresh military operations were being conducted in Dera Bugti.
Civilian populace was being extremely targeted by Pakistani army during the military operations in different areas of Dera Bugti, he says.
Mr. Bugti further said that “Many areas of Dera Bugti including Suhri Darbar, Pishini, Takru, Pirkoh, Kaleeri and Pelawagh have been sieged and military operation is being conducted backed by gunship helicopters and a large number of ground troops.
Balochistan: Pakistani forces carried out a military operation against Baloch civilians in Darangen, Rustam Darbaar and other adjoining areas of Sui, Dera Bugti on early morning of Thursday which continued for several hours.
Mr Sher Mohammad Bugti claimed that more than 15 people including women and children have been killed and around 20 others wounded due to the indiscriminate bombardment during army operation. The state forces also abducted more than 25 Baloch civilians.
BALOCHISTAN: At least nineteen Bugti tribesmen killed and more than 40 wounded as Pakistan army conducted an operation and heavily bombarded villages near Sui, Dera Bugti.
Baloch Republican Party Media Cell sources reported that Pakistani Army has launched fresh military offensive in Darengen, Zainkoh, RD 238, Rustum Darbar and nearby areas of Sui earlier Sunday morning.