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Lyari has become a byword in Karachi, and the rest of the country, for places to avoid. The carnage that shook the area on Wednesday exemplified this sentiment. More than 55 people were injured and 16 were killed when rival gangs began armed clashes using heavy weaponry, including Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs). School children and women were shot dead on the streets. The police arrived belatedly and were ineffectual. Protests by Lyari residents began yesterday outside the Karachi Press Club, with many holding keys to their locked houses in their hands saying they won’t go home until the Sindh government brings some semblance of law and order to the area. The battle between loyalists of the Baba Ladla and Uzair Baloch gangs was the city’s single bloodiest incident of gang violence in recent years.
VBMP Long March reaches Larkana after 27 days, journey towards Islamabad despite rain and cold weather
Pakistani intelligence agencies have been threatening marcher since he started the march but now PPP and government of Punjab also seem to be annoyed by his historic and peaceful long march. ~ Mama Qadeer Baloch said
LARKANA: A long march of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), arranged for the recovery of missing persons, reached Larkana, Sindh on Wednesday after 27 days.
The 1500-km-long march, led by VBMP Chairman Mama Abdul Qadeer Baloch, Farzana Majeed (sister of Zakir Majeed) and the relatives of other missing persons, left Karachi for Islamabad on December 13, 2013.
The long march is aimed at drawing the attention of the authorities and international human rights organisations towards the ‘human rights violations’ in Balochistan.
A frustrated enemy is a vicious enemy because sensing failure he resorts to underhand measures but tries to give them a semblance of legality so he can justify it to others. Undoubtedly he looks for justifications but in the last analysis his logic is that of the parable of the wolf and lamb; he is bent on doing evil he doesn’t really care for justifications and legality and commits all the crimes under the sun to ensure his survival. Though he uses all ploys and ruses he eventually fails because the wheels of history move according to its own laws and cares not a whit for the power of those who wish to defy its laws. This adage applies to historical processes in its spirit, essence and application; “Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.” History grinds to dust those who flout its laws.
Since the killing of Nawab Mohammad Akbar Bugti in a military operation in August 2006, elections in Balochistan have become a yardstick to measure the intensity of Baloch disillusionment with the Pakistani federation. Unlike the rest of Pakistan, elections in Balochistan are not merely about public representation, transparency and the accommodation of underrepresented voices in the so-called mainstream politics. Balochistan, after Bugti’s killing, has become a significantly different place and the dynamics as well as the requirements of the regional politics have remarkably changed.