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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

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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.
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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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