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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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اکّڑ ہو یا بکّڑ دونوں ایک

تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر

ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

تحفظ کی رقم کے طور پر اضافی کمائی دراصل ’بھتہ خوری‘ کے بدصورت لفظ کیلئے محض ایک زیادہ قابل احترام نام ہے

Mir Muhammad Ali Talpurمورخہ 3 اگست کے سینیٹ اجلاس کے دوران پختونخوا ملی عوامی پارٹی کے سینیٹر عثمان کاکڑ نے فرنٹیئر کور (ایف سی) اور ہرنائی میں کوئلے کی کانوں کے لیز مالکان کے درمیان دستخط ہونے والے ایک معاہدے اور موخر الذکر پر ایف سی کی طرف سے ٹیکس کے نفاذ کی ایک تحریک پر بحث شروع کی۔ انہوں نے ایف سی پر الزام لگایا کہ ”وہ حکومت بلوچستان کے معاملات میں بے جا مداخلت کرکے صوبائی خود مختاری میں دخل انداز ہورہی ہے“ اور انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ اگرچہ وزیر اعلیٰ ڈاکٹر عبدالمالک نے اس معاہدے کے ”غیر قانونی“ ہونے کا اعلان تو کیا تھا لیکن ایف سی اب بھی تحفظ کی رقم کے طور پر فی ٹن کوئلے پر 220 روپے وصول کررہی ہے۔ پیپلز پارٹی کے فرحت اللہ بابر نے کہا کہ ایف سی صوبائی حکومت کی ہدایات کی نافرمانی کر رہی ہے اور ”ماورائے آئین اقدامات“ اٹھا رہی ہے۔ انہوں نے ان ایف سی افسران کیخلاف کارروائی کا بھی مطالبہ کیا جنہیں عدالتوں میں لاپتہ افراد کے رشتہ داروں کی طرف سے نامزد کیا گیا تھا۔ داخلہ کے وزیر مملکت بلیغ الرحمان نے کہا کہ بلوچستان حکومت نے معاہدے کے بارے میں وفاقی حکومت سے کوئی باضابطہ شکایت نہیں کی ہے اور صوبائی محکمہ کانکنی کے حکام معاہدے پر دستخط کی تقریب میں موجود تھے۔

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Either Tweedledum or Tweedledee – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Extra earning as protection money is in fact just a more respectable name for the ugly word ‘extortion’

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurDuring the Senate session on August 3, Senator Usman Kakar of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party initiated debate on a motion on an agreement signed between the Frontier Corps (FC) and the lease owners of coalmines in Harnai and the imposition of a tax on the latter by the FC. He accused the FC of “interfering in provincial autonomy by intruding in the affairs of the Balochistan government” and added that though the Chief Minister (CM) Dr Malik had declared the agreement “illegal” the FC was still collecting Rs 220 as protection money per tonne of coal. Farhatullah Babar of the PPP alleged that the FC was disobeying the directives of the provincial government and taking “extra-constitutional steps”. He also called for action against the FC officers who had been named by relatives of missing persons in the courts.

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Aug 30: International day for Enforce Disappeared

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August 29, 2014 · 12:15 pm

No justice for the missing Balochs

Many of the 18,000 missing persons from the province could be dead

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For Sammi (16), it was not the gruelling 27- day march from Quetta to Karachi that was a problem. “It was nothing compared to the torture my family and I have gone through in the last four years since my father went missing,” she said.

Sammi is one of the 12 women who walked for 27 days, covering a distance of 700 km, to protest against the treatment meted out to their male family members. “If there is another long march I will walk again. They picked up my father from a hospital in Mashkay at 1 am. We don’t know anything about him after that,” she said, speaking over the phone from Karachi.
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The Journey of Love Continues: Notes on VBMP Long March – Mir Mohammad Ali Taplur

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurThe grueling historic long march by the relatives of Baloch missing persons and extra-judicially killed persons having started on October 27th finally reached Karachi on the 22nd of November. They spent 27 days on the road walking thirty kilometers or more daily without a break. They were no extreme sports practitioners who would easily survive the rigors of this walk but were ordinary folk women, children and men, Mama Qadeer is 70 year old and Ali Haider the wheelbarrow boy 10 years old, who survived this bitter test of their love and respect for their loved ones disappeared or killed by the Pakistani state under a systematic vicious ‘dirty war’ of which Baloch are victims. The blisters, the aches, the inconvenience, the cold, the blazing autumn sun did not deter these brave souls from surpassing Gandhi’s 390 kilometer Salt March of 1930. This march not only proved their love for their relatives but also their dedication to the cause those relatives died and disappeared for. Their march may be over but they and their supporters understand that the journey is far from over.
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