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BLA Says Ready For Prisoner Swap Talks With Pakistan Army

Baloch “pro-independence” group BLA on Wednesday has said it’s ready to engage in prisoner swap with Pakistani military.

According to a statement released to the media by the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), that the group is ready to swap prisoners with Pakistan army. The statement read that the Senior Command Council of BLA has approved that in abidance with international conventions and established norms of the war, a process of prisoner swap can be initiated with Pakistani military.

As per reports, earlier on 25th September 2022, BLA’s special force Special Tactical Operations Squad (STOS) reportedly carried out an intelligence-based operation near Zardalo in Harnai. In the said operation an official of Pakistan’s military intelligence and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Pakistani military were apprehended by the group.

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CTD Kills Two Baloch Enforced Disappeared Persons In Fake Encounter

Pakistani police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have killed four suspected persons during an encounter in Nautal area of Nasirabad in Balochistan on Sunday, 2 October 2022.

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), however, rejected the CTD’s claim and said that two persons killed in Nasirabad were already in the custody of Pakistani forces. 

According to VBMP, the family identified two of the four persons identified as brothers Akbar and Jaisif sons of Nawab. They were forcibly disappeared from the Dera Murad Jamali region of Balochistan on 24 July 2022.

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Iran Sealed The Goldsmid Line After Violent Protests in Zahedan

Iranian authorities have sealed a key crossing point with eastern Balochistan due to unrest in Zahedan and crackdown on protesters.

According to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the border crossing at Taftan, about 90 km from Zahedan, has been sealed by the Iranian authorities and no one is being allowed to go from Pakistan to Iran, while on the other side, all types of movement have been stopped.

A Levies Force officer told that the Iranian authorities late Friday night verbally informed the local administration about closure of the border, but no time frame was given in this regard.

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Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

IT is said that ‘common sense’ is not as common as it ought to be. Had it been so the world would not have suffered the way it has. Even today a world that has seen so much death and destruction has not yet learned to live in peace.

The global arms industry and war machines continue with arms proliferation and war mongering, refusing to use that ‘uncommon sense’ because for them wars are highly profitable.

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Veteran Baloch Politician Yousuf Masti Khan Passed Away

Yousuf Masti Khan, veteran Baloch political leader and president of Awami Workers Party passed away today, after protracted illness. He is survived by his three sons.

Musti Khan, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 16, 1948. He completed his BA degree in 1968 from Government National College, Karachi.

Mustikhan started his political career as a student in the 1960s when he joined Baloch Students Organization while studying in Sindh Arts College. He joined National Awami Party (NAP) after completing his education. He remained a staunch activist of NAP till Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto banned it in 1975.

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Kandahar: Attempted attack on Baloch refugees, 2 Pakistanis arrested

Many Baloch families have sought refuge in Afghanistan, in order to escape from persecution and extrajudicial murders by Pakistan Army.

There have been frequent attacks on Baloch refugees in Afghanistan, as a result of which many were killed. Baloch and Pashtun circles blame Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for these attacks.

According to the latest information, the Taliban government has arrested two suspicious persons from the southern province of Kandahar in Afghanistan, they were pretending to be Taliban and going through the homes of Baloch refugees collecting information.

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Mishaps are unavoidable in armed struggle and war: BLF

Major Gohram Baloch, spokesman of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), said in a press release issued to the media that mishaps in the armed struggle and war are unavoidable.

He said that BLF is a responsible organization, fighting a national liberation war against occupying forces according to international norms. We believe in international laws of war and continue our struggle according to them. But it is impossible that there would not be any accidents and collateral damage in wars.

We make every effort to avoid such tragedies that harm non-related, non-combatant or civilian populations.

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‘Baloch Lives Matter’ seminar highlights human rights violations in Balochistan

Geneva [Switzerland], September 23 (ANI): A seminar titled ‘Baloch Lives Matter: Aspects of human rights violations in Balochistan’ was organized by Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) in Geneva on the occasion of the 51st Session of UNHRC on Thursday.

Intellectuals, analysts and human rights defenders deliberated on various aspects of human rights violations perpetrated by Pakistan in Balochistan.

A documentary was also shown highlighting various aspects of human rights violations in Balochistan. The analysts opined that many aspects are clear crimes against humanity.

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Sindhi Activist Aqib Chandio Killed In A Fake Encounter BY Pakistan

The death of Sindhi nationalist activist Aqib Chandio has been confirmed by the relatives and the Sindhi nationalist organization.

In a video statement published on social media, Sindhi activist Aqib Chandio’s sister Shazia Chandio said that the body found in recent days is of her brother Aqib Chandio. Shazia Chandio has requested to the authorities that her brother’s body be handed over to her.

Shazia Chandio said that she was out of touch from social media for the past few days due to which she did not get timely information, but when she received the photos of the body, she identified the brother by his clothes and outlook.

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Pakistan Interior Minister admits ‘limits to govt writ’ in missing person’s cases

KARACHI: Describing those involved in “enforced disappearances” of political workers, human rights activists and other individuals as violators of the Constitution, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday claimed to have taken up the matter in line with the premier’s directives, which included a comprehensive plan to address the issue that, he said, was “more painful than death”.

However, talking to reporters after meeting coalition partner Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan (MQM-P) at the party’s temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad, the interior minister apparently conceded the government had limited writ in this regard.

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