Future financial aid should depend on genuine opposition to terrorists
By Fulvio Martusciello
President-elect Donald Trump made headlines after Pakistani officials released details of his phone call with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. While the reported kind words exchanged could be interpreted as the beginning of a renewed friendship between the two countries, Islamabad’s thirst for headlines alone have made this less likely. More importantly, in the past Mr. Trump has stressed the security challenges associated with Pakistan and its potential global reach.
He was of the opinion that harsh measures of war are taken against whoever protests and this is not coming to a halt.
ANI | Geneva | September 20, 2016: Maintaining that human rights violations in Balochistan are at its worst, Paulo Casaca, a former member of the European Parliament, said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a fully militarized project.
Casaca said that people who raise their voices on the issue in Pakistan are murdered and their bodies dumped.
تحریر: ساجد حسین
ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی
کچھ لوگ اسکی تشہیر بین الاقوامی سطح پر بلوچ کاز کیلئے سب سے بڑی سفارتی کامیابیوں میں سے ایک کے طور پر کر رہے ہیں۔ دیگر اسے محض چند گورے سیاستدانوں کیساتھ ایک بلوچ رہنما کا فوٹو سیشن قرار دے رہے ہیں۔
تصاویر میں ہمّل حیدر بلوچ، بلوچ نیشنل موومنٹ (بی این ایم) کے ترجمان خارجہ، یورپی ارکان پارلیمنٹ کے ایک گروہ سے گھرے ہوئے ہیں کہ گویا جو کچھ بلوچ صاحب کہہ رہے ہیں وہ اسے نہایت انہماک سے سن رہے ہیں۔
Baloch leader in EU Parliament: Diplomatic triumph or photo session
International diplomacy has been one of the weakest sides of the Baloch movement for an independent state
By Sajid Hussain
Some people are touting it as one of the biggest diplomatic achievements for the Baloch cause at an international level. Others are calling it another photo session of a Baloch leader with some white politicians.
In the photos, Hammal Haider Baloch, the foreign spokesman for the Baloch National Movement (BNM), is surrounded by a bunch of European parliamentarians who seem to be keenly listening to what Mr Baloch is saying.
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.
STRASBOURG, France, April 17, 2016: The European Parliament’s EPP Group organized a seminar on ‘Coordination between Israel and other countries in the fight against global terrorism’. Mr. Hamal Haider Baluch, international spokesperson of the Baluch National Movement, was the keynote speaker in this seminar. Fifty Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attended the event.
Mr. Baluch spoke about how Pakistan has been supporting global terrorism, and countries like China have been backing Pakistan’s illegitimate activities. He emphasized that one of the major concerns that needs to be urgently addressed by the international community is the killing by the Pakistani Army and ISI of innocent Baloch civilians, including women and children.
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.
Marc Tarabella says the EU cannot stay silent over the plight of the Baloch people in its dealings with the Pakistani government.
During the last few months we have been receiving reports from Pakistan which depict an alarming situation regarding the protection of human rights. Balochistan has been one of the areas which has been most affected by violence in Pakistan.
The main victims of this violence are the people of Balochistan who are being systematically targeted by paramilitary groups, allegedly sponsored by the Pakistani authorities. Extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are the most common practices.