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”سیاہ مزاح“: سیاستدانوں کے وعدے

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تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر

ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

میں اس بات کا قائل ہوں کہ اگر وعدے بم ہوتے تو یہاں ایک بھی زی روح زندہ نہ بچتا۔ وعدے سستے داموں ملتے ہیں اور یہ لوگوں کو ان چیزوں کی بابت باور کرانے کیلئے بہ آسانی دستیاب ہتھیار ہے جنہیں عام صورت میں لوگ ردی سمجھ کر رد کردیتے ہیں۔ یہاں پر حتیٰ کہ بلوچ لاپتہ افراد کی بازیابی کیلئے عدالتوں کے وعدوں، مشرف پر غداری کا مقدمہ چلانے، پانی پر گاڑیاں چلانے اور اچھے طالبان کی کسی صورت حمایت نہ کرنے کے پختہ مگر خالی خولی وعدوں پر بھی مکمل طور پر یقین کر لیا جاتا ہے۔ لوگ سادہ لوح اور وعدہ ساز پُرفریب طور پر چالاک ہیں جو لوگوں کی انتہائی حد تک مختصر یادداشت کی بیماری پر انحصار کرتے ہیں جس میں یہاں کے لوگ مبتلا ہیں اور وہ ہمیشہ نبھائے نہ گئے وعدوں سے بری الذمہ ہو جاتے ہیں۔ میرا خیال ہے کہ اس کا تعلق اُس خود ساختہ مقدر پرستی سے ہے جو اس خطے کے لوگوں کی نفسیات کا حصہ ہے اور اس کا زیادہ تعلق مذہب اور طویل نوآبادیاتی نظام کے اثرات سے ہے جس میں تعلیم اور میڈیا کے ذریعے ’ریاستی بیانیے‘ کے غالب اثر و رسوخ کا تذکرہ اگر خارج ہو؛ ایک ایسا بیانیہ جس نے بنیاد پرستی کی شیطانیت، جمود اور بلا چون و چرا سرخم تسلیم کرنے کو فروغ دیا ہے اور اس کی حوصلہ افزائی کی ہے جو یہاں پھلی پھولی ہے۔

“Black Humour”: On the Politicians Promise

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Balochistan Mass Graves: An International Inquiry Needed

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not spoken about the mass graves found in Balochistan. Chief Minister Dr. Malik Baloch has not uttered a word either. The mainstream national media has systematically snubbed the story. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have not issued statements. Nevertheless, that does not help in keeping the world ignorant about the shocking mass mass graves of Balochistan in the age of social media. There is widespread anger among the people of Balochistan and those who believe in human rights across the world over such brutal acts as well as over the silence of the Pakistani government authorities and the media. They are trying to cover up the whole issue in an attempt to protect those involved in these crimes against humanity.
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Quilts don’t warm hearts

While Rs 70m Oxfam project meant specifically for earthquake relief has been cancelled, Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), Jamaat-i-Islami’s Al-Khidmat and Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Al Khair Trust are visible everywhere

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurLast week, the Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, dispatched ten trucks loaded with quilts and shawls worth Rs 9.2 million from Lahore for earthquake-stricken areas of Baluchistan.

Talking to media he said that 30 thousand quilts and warm shawls costing Rs 92.4 million, as 90 more trucks laden with similar supplies, would be sent to the calamity-hit people from Rahim Yar Khan. He also said so far relief items worth Rs 200 million had been sent to earthquake victims of Balochistan under winter package while a sum of Rs 350 million had been deposited in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. Everything here but so-called charity in particular is done in full glare of publicity lest some may not know how generously they help; they always mention the sums spent for relief which shows they care for the sum and not for the people. People like Shahbaz Sharif and his ilk will never understand that however warm and cosy the quilts maybe, they never warm the hearts hurt by the continued repression of Baloch for over sixty years now.
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Pakistan may not be serious enough to end the enforced disappearances

The administration of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been keeping mum over the fate of missing persons in Balochistan. This has forced the families of the victims to cover more than 750 kilometers, all the way from Quetta to Karachi on foot to get their voices heard.
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“Black Humour”: On the Politicians Promise – Mir Mohammed Ali Talpur

During the recent visit to Awaran Nawaz Sharif promised its miraculous rehabilitation; he couldn’t have been serious because it is eight years since Balakot earthquake and rehabilitation has not even been half completed there yet.

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurI am convinced that if promises were bombs there wouldn’t be a soul left alive here. Promises come cheap and are the handiest tool to bamboozle people into believing fantasies they would otherwise reject as garbage. Here even the solemn but empty promises of courts recovering Baloch missing persons, of trying Musharraf for treason, of running vehicles on water and of no support for the good Talibans are unqualifiedly believed. The people are gullible and promise makers deviously astute who rely on the extremely short memory disease which afflicts the people here and always get away with unfulfilled promises. This I suppose has got much to do with the in-built fatalism which is part of psyche in this region’s people and has a lot to do with religion and of course the effects of prolonged colonialism not to mention the overwhelming influence of ‘state narrative’ through education and media; a narrative which has promoted and encouraged the evils of fundamentalism, passivity and acquiescence to prosper here.
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مارچ ماما مارچ – محمد حنیف

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محترم ماما عبدالقدیر بلوچ صاحب: میں گمشدہ افراد کی بازیابی کے لیے آپ کے لانگ مارچ کی حمایت کرتا ہوں اِس لیے نہیں کہ اِس پُر امن، شاندار اور تاریخی لانگ مارچ کے نتیجے میں آپ کے بیٹے جلیل ریکی کے قاتل پھانسی پر جھولیں گے یا فرزانہ مجید کا بھائی ذاکر مجید فوری طور پر رہا ہو جائے گا۔اس لیے بھی نہیں کہ آپ کے منتخب وزیراعلیٰ ڈاکٹر مالک صاحب کو آپ کا خیال آ جائے گا۔ وہ پہلے ہی یہ کہہ کے اپنا فرض ادا کر چکے ہیں کہ آپ اور آپ جیسے دوسرے خاندان جو اپنے بچوں کی تلاش میں ہیں اُن کا مداوا اُن کے پاس نہیں۔

میں آپ کے لانگ مارچ کی حمایت اِس لیے کرتا ہوں کہ یہ طویل مارچ ہے۔
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Balochistan: Pakistan’s ‘Dirty War’ in its poorest, most lawless, but resource-rich province

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Palash R Ghoshby Palash Ghosh

In the latest grim chapter of the seemingly ceaseless violence scarring Pakistan’s vast Balochistan province, the bullet-riddled bodies of three migrant workers who had been kidnapped were found near the port city of Gwadar on Thursday. According to a report in Dawn, an English-language Pakistani daily newspaper, unknown gunmen abducted the laborers on Wednesday night at a stone-crushing plant in the town of Sansar, about 45 miles north of Gwadar. A fourth man, believed to be the plant’s owner, was also abducted, but his fate is unclear.

April 22, 2013
Baluchistan: A Poor, Remote Land Of Earthquakes, Poverty, And Endless Insurgency, But Rich In Natural Resources
by Palash Ghosh

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