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Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch – From Physician to Freedom Fighter

Before India’s independence and Pakistan’s creation, on 11 August 1947, Balochistan got independence. But it lasted only nine months as Pakistan occupied Balochistan on 27 March 1948. Since then, Balochistan has been fighting for its independence and for more than two decades one person–Dr Allah Nazar Baloch has been fighting tooth and nail against the Pakistani Army.

In an exclusive interview, Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) leader Dr Allah Nazar Baloch speaks with Mark Kinra about his journey in the field of politics, torture in Pakistani dungeons, the newly created BRAS group, the Iran connection, Barrick Gold, Baloch expectations from India and much more.

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The gold challenge to new Balochistan chief minister

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The new chief minister was taken by the Chileans on a free junket to Chile and Canada

DUBAI: Besides the hot political issues of bringing back the angry and desperate nationalists and militants back into the mainstream, the new chief minister of Balochistan has another burning issue to handle —- the multi hundred billion gold mines at Reko Diq and who will be given its mining rights.

Following the Supreme Court judgments in the Reko Diq case, the biggest mining Canadian-Chilean conglomerate was thrown out of Pakistan and has filed, and lost, two cases in international arbitration tribunals but in Pakistan the fate of the mines and how it would be awarded for mining is yet to be decided. The Government of Balochistan will have the major say in this decision.

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مفلوج حیلے تبصرہ : میر محمد علی ٹالپر ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

       سیندک اور گوادر بلوچستان میں موجود بگاڑ کا خلاصہ ہیں؛
مقامی افراد فوائد کے حصول سے خارج کردیے گئے ہیں

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

سال 1973 تا 77ء کی بلوچ حقوق کی جدوجہد کے دوران، پاکستان نے بغاوت کو کچلنے کیلئے ایرانی مہارت، ہتھیاروں اور مالی تعاون کا استعمال کیا اور 30 ایرانی اے ایچ ون کوبرا لڑاکا ہیلی کاپٹر ایرانی پائلٹوں سمیت بلوچ گوریلوں پر حملوں کیلئے استعمال کیے جنہوں نے مارو اور بھاگو والی مہلک گوریلا حکمت عملی کے تحت مو ثر طریقے سے فوج کو شدید مشکلات سے دوچار کردیا تھا۔ تاریخی طور پر بلوچ اور ایرانیوں کے درمیان اختلافات رہے ہیں اور پاکستان نے اپنے علاقے کے اندر بلوچ قومپرست جدوجہد کیخلاف ایرانی خوف کا بھرپور فائدہ اٹھایا۔ایرانی ریاست نے منظم طریقے سے بلوچوں کے سیاسی، اقتصادی اور سماجی حقوق پر قدغن لگائی ہوئی ہے، انہیں دبائے رکھا ہے اور یہاں تک کہ فعال طور پر بلوچی زبان اور لباس کی بھی حوصلہ شکنی کرتی ہے۔

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COMMENT : Lame pretexts — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Saindak and Gwadar are the microcosm of all that is wrong in Balochistan; the locals are left out of the benefits

Mir Mohammad Ali TalpurDuring the 1973-77 Baloch struggle for rights, Pakistan used Iranian expertise, weapons and finances for counter-insurgency and deployed 30 Iranian AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters with Iranian pilots to pursue the Baloch guerrillas who had effectively put the army on the back foot with lethal hit-and-run guerrilla tactics. Historically, the Baloch and Iranians have been at odds and Pakistan exploited the Iranian fear of a Baloch nationalist struggle within its territory. The Iranian state systematically curbs Baloch political, economic and social rights, repressing them and even actively discouraging the Balochi language and attire.

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Confront Barrick Gold April 28 in Toronto

Once a year, the board of directors for the world’s most powerful gold miner converge in downtown Toronto. Be there to Confront Barrick Gold!

WHAT: Protest and Press Conference outside Barrick Gold’s Annual General Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, April 28. 11am protest

WHERE: Metro Convention Center, 255 Front St. Toronto

Barrick Gold Company Logo and Chairman

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