The Balochistan Assembly and government are unique because of their composition, corruption and performance
Chief Minister of Balochistan Mohammad Aslam Raisani is irked by Rehman Malik, who stood the people of Balochistan up on a promised date; the Supreme Court’s reprimands; the Senate Standing Committee for Finance threats to review the provincial Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP); and the barrage of criticism that he and his army of ministers have faced. Speaking in the Balochistan Assembly he said, “I challenge Sheikh Jafar Khan Mandokhel or anybody else that if he could improve law and order within three months I would leave the chief ministership and go home.”
یقینا کانگریس کمیٹی کے اجلاسوں کی وجہ سے بلوچستان آزاد ہونے والا نہیں ہے۔ بلوچ کے لئے اس اجلاس کا واحد مثبت نتیجہ یہ ہے کہ ان کی حالت زار پر روشنی ڈالی گئی اور ممکن ہے کہ اس سے دیگر مغربی ممالک کی بلوچستان میں انسانی حقوق کی خلاف ورزیوں پر زیادہ توجہ دینے کی حوصلہ افزائی ہو
پیپلز پارٹی بلوچستان کے صدر صادق عمرانی نے جب بلوچستان اسمبلی کے فلور پر انٹیلی جنس ایجنسیوں کی طرف سے کراچی میں براہمدغ بگٹی کی بہن اوربھتیجی کے بزدلانہ قتل کی مذمت کرتے ہوئے ایک چونکانے والا انکشاف کیا تھا کہ وہ اور دو دیگر وزرائ، یونس ملازئی اور ظفر زہری نے ، نومبر 2011 میں منگوچر م کے قریب شاہراہ پر سڑک کے کنارے فرنٹیئر کور (FC) کو دو مردوں کے آنکھوں پر پٹی باندھے اور ہتھکڑی لگائے دیکھا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ FC والوں نے ان کو گولی مار کر ہلاک کردیااور اگلے دن ان کی لاشیں اسی علاقے سے پائی گئےں۔ یکساں طور پر شدید حیرت کا باعث اس واقعے پر عمرانی کی چار ماہ کی خاموشی ہے۔
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Surely Balochistan is not going to become independent due to Congressional committee meetings. The only positive outcome of this meeting for the Baloch is that it has highlighted their plight and this may encourage other western countries to pay more attention to the human rights abuses in Balochistan
Sadiq Umrani, President PPP Balochistan, while condemning the cowardly murder of Brahamdagh Bugti’s sister and niece in Karachi by the intelligence agencies on the Balochistan Assembly floor made a shocking disclosure that he and two other ministers, Yunus Mullazai and Zafar Zehri, in November 2011 saw Frontier Corps (FC) personnel holding two blindfolded and handcuffed men at the roadside on a highway near Mangochar. He said that the FC men gunned them down and their bodies were found from the area the next day. Equally shocking is Umrani’s four month silence on the incident.
Baloch Missing Persons families arrived at Rawalpindi’s Railway Station at 4am on Tuesday (Apr 05, 2011), they were whisked away by the men of intelligence agencies. They were taken to a safe house in Islamabad.
“They asked us why we have come to the capital and searched all the baggage. Some of the officials kept yelling, telling us to go back to Quetta.”
ISLAMABAD, April 8: On April 22 Farzana Majeed’s brother she had not seen almost for the last two years would turn 28 as the quest for the missing sibling brings her to Islamabad.
Zakir Majeed went missing from Mastung in June 2009. After desperately looking for the brother in the native town, holding a protest camp in Quetta and a three-month campaign in Karachi, Farzana has come to Islamabad along with 22 other Baloch men, women and children to appear before the Supreme Court on April 13 in the missing persons case.
by Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: A well-known Baloch leader has cried foul after the Home Office rejected his political asylum application.
Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri, one of six sons of veteran Baloch leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, had reluctantly applied for political asylum in Britain for himself and his wife and 5 children a month ago, 10 years after landing in Britain and living on a work permit visa.
Why is Mr Malik so obsessed with this young man? If Mr Malik has been trying to lure him to the negotiation table, why has he failed so far? Why would a ‘teenager’, as Mr Malik describes him, choose to seek the independence of Balochistan? Why would Malik use force to teach him a lesson?
by Khalid Hayat Jamaldini
Whenever the issue of Balochistan’s unrest is raised with neighbouring countries, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik would demand the handover of Brahmdagh Bugti. Mr Malik holds this young man in his 30s responsible for the insurgency in Balochistan. Malik blames Afghanistan for providing him shelter and India for issuing him an Indian passport. Pakistan warned in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, that it would hand over to the Indian government evidence that its agencies are backing Bugti. They vowed to do the same thing to Afghanistan, but we are yet to see this happen publicly.
Dawn Editorial – Sept 10, 2010
Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s doings can often be puzzling. A two-day trip to Balochistan is in keeping with Mr Malik’s mercurial time in office, with the trip leaving observers more puzzled than ever. Firstly, why has the interior minister taken it upon himself to solve the problems of militancy and insurgency in the province? At first glance, or even after a deeper look, the interior ministry isn’t the vehicle for resolving Balochistan’s problems.