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New Political Shift of Afghanistan and it’s impacts on Balochistan: Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur

Baloch Solidarity Committee held a seminar at Quetta Press Club on 15 July 2021 titled “The changing conditions of Afghanistan and its impact on Balochistan” in which Baluchistan National Party leader Haji Lashkari Raisani, Baloch intellectuals and writer Dr. Din Mohammad Bardar, Senior Politician Advocate Sajid Tareen, PhD Scholar Saifullah Nasir and Senior Politician Tahir Hazara addressed while Dr. Mahrang Baloch read the paper of Baloch Intellectual Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur on the topic in the seminar.

Before I talk about the topic under discussion at this seminar I, want to remind all that today it is the 15th of July and 61 years ago today Battay Khan Zarakzai, Sabzal Khan Zarakzai and Ghulam Rasool Nechari were hanged at Sukkur Jail while Jam Jamal Khan Zehri, Masti Khan Musiyani, Wali Mohammad Zarakzai, and Bahawal Khan Musiyani were hanged at Hyderabad Jail after summary trials for their act of resisting the injustices in Balochistan. My eternal and unqualified respect for them and Respected Nawab Nauroz Khan; the Baloch Nation will forever be indebted to these Brave Sons of Motherland.

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Eliminate Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan to win Afghan war: US official

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A former vice chief of the army John M Keane said no insurgency has ever been defeated while it maintains sanctuary outside the conflict area.

By: PTI | Washington | December 7, 2016

A former US Army official has said that to win the war against Taliban in Afghanistan, it is essential to destroy their safe havens in Pakistan, alleging that Pak military provides intelligence, training and logistics assistance to them.

“What’s required is a new strategy with a commitment to force the elimination of sanctuaries in Pakistan,” General (rtd) John M Keane, a former vice chief of the army and chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, told members of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats.

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What is Pakistan’s militancy issue all about?

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Who’s fighting whom in Pakistan? Why does the country’s powerful army continue to support some militant groups? DW examines the protracted conflict in the nuclear-armed nation and its possible effects on the region.

By Shamil Shams, Hans Spross 

Over 60 Pakistani liberal intellectuals from all over the world gathered in London on Saturday, October 29, to discuss the future of their country. Organized by South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights forum, the conference issued a “London Declaration for Pakistani Pluralism” that highlighted a number of issues facing the country, but most prominently Islamic extremism and the role of Pakistani army in politics.

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The Hit on the Taliban Leader Sent a Signal to Pakistan

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Mullah Mansour was Pakistan’s man picked to lead the Afghan Taliban, and he was killed on Pakistani soil. Is this the beginning of a new U.S. strategy?

By Bruce Riedel 

The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an American drone strike is a significant but not fatal blow to both the Taliban and their Pakistani Army patrons.

The critical question Afghans and Pakistanis are asking is whether this is a one-off or the beginning of a more aggressive American approach to fighting the war in Afghanistan.

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Extremists Make Inroads in Pakistan’s Diverse South

The group also has longstanding ties to the ruthless militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, whose militants have killed hundreds of Shiites in Baluchistan and Karachi in the past two years. Malik Ishaq, the leader of Lashkar, is also a vice president of Ahle Sunnat.

karachi-sindhMIRPURKHAS, Pakistan — In a country roiled by violent strife, the southern province of Sindh, celebrated as the “land of Sufis,” has long prized its reputation as a Pakistani bastion of tolerance and diversity.

Glittering Sufi shrines dot the banks of the river Indus as it wends through the province. The faithful sing and dance at exuberant religious festivals. Hindu traders, members of a sizable minority, thrive in the major towns.

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PAKISTAN: Balochistan – rule of law or the maintenance of law and order?

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Mr. Jinnah, could not differentiate between the rule of law and the rule by force which has resulted several military actions in Balochistan

The provincial Interior Minister of Balochistan has stated that a terrorist attack on a passenger train resulting in the death of 18 persons was an attempt to avenge the Frontier Corp (FC) Kalat operation by the militants and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA). The minister tried, as is the usual practice of the government, to place the blame for the deaths on some militant groups in an effort to hide the negligence and failure of the government to protect the people. If the statement of the provincial minister is accepted as correct then it means that the deaths were a result of retaliation by the terrorists against the FC operations and not as a direct result of their operations.

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The U-curve

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By: BABAR SATTAR

MALCOLM Gladwell in his latest book David and Goliath writes about the relevance of the inverted U-curve to violence. Using the example of North Ireland and other data from criminologists he argues that, “there comes a point where the best-intentioned application of power and authority begins to backfire”.

In other words the application of force up to a certain point bears positive results after which it plateaus and then comes the downward spiral where use of force actually makes things worse.

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Future Governments in Islamabad & Balochistan will be Held Responsible for the Pakistan Army Atrocities against Baloch People

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Toronto, May 16th – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has issued an urgent statement regarding the post-election scenario in Balochistan and has expressed concern over the unabated atrocities committed against civilians by the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, ISI, and the state sponsored Taliban-linked death squads.

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PAKISTAN: The government bans secular and nationalist groups to appease the fundamentalist and Taliban groups

PAKISTAN: The government bans secular and nationalist groups to appease the fundamentalist and Taliban groups

ISSUES: Freedom of expression; assemblies; right to make associations; liberty

Dear friends,

AHRC Asian-Human-Rights-CommissionThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the government of Pakistan, in an effort to show the international community that it is taking action against the fundamentalist and religious terrorist organizations, has revealed its continued loyalties towards the Taliban and similar terrorist groups by banning the three secular and nationalist organizations including a student organization from Balochistan. The Federal Ministry of the Interior has issued notification for banning 10 religious extremist organizations but has not yet taken even token action against the Madressas (Muslim religious seminaries) which are the recruiting centers for terrorists. Instead the authorities have cracked down against the workers of the secular parties. Speedy action were taken against a Sindh based nationalist organization, Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) many of whose workers have been abducted by unknown persons believed to be from the state intelligence agencies.

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The Taliban are Pakistani military without uniforms

In the wake of the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s killing by American elite troops, DW takes a closer look at Pakistan’s “other” war in a rare interview with a prominent Baloch leader.

Hyrbyar Marri is the fifth son of Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, a veteran national leader and the head of the largest Baloch clan. In the late 1990s Hyrbar Marri went into exile in Britain. In 2007, he was arrested under a warrant issued by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and held in Belmarsh – a maximum security prison in southeast London. Prominent British human rights advocates such as Peter Thatchell campaigned for Marri and accused the British executive of collaborating with Musharraf’s regime. Marri was eventually acquitted in 2008 by a British jury and remains in Britain where he has recently been granted asylum.

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