Month: December 2011
Occupied Balochistan,QUETTA:Ten-year-old daughter of a missing person, Dr Din Muhammad Baloch, has appealed to United Nations, international human rights organisations and others to play their role for immediate and safe recovery of her father.
Addressing a news conference at a hunger strike camp set up by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, an organisation striving for recovery of Baloch missing persons, she said her father was picked up by security agencies on June 28, 2009, from Civil Hospital Ornach in central Balochistan.
“He was the sole breadwinner of our family and we have been facing financial problems since my father is missing. It disturbed my family and we are living under uncertainty. The discovery of mutilated bodies off and on is adding to our miseries,” she said, adding that her family presented the eyewitnesses’ statement to the judicial commission, the Balochistan High Court and the Supreme Court to no avail.
“We also had a meeting with Justice Javed Iqbal in Supreme Court and he ordered the release of my father and three others: Jalil Reki, Sameer Rind and Ghaffar Langov, but all in vain. We received the bullet-riddled bodies of Ghaffar Langov, Sameer Rind and Jalil Reki, and my father is still in their custody. I am concerned about my father’s life. They will kill him,” she said.
Her family also registered a case against the Frontier Corps at Ornach Police Station, she told newsmen. She said that Frontier Corps and security agencies were busy in extra- judicial killings in custody, which was a violation of the fundamental human rights.
QUETTA: Recovery of bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch youth and a fast deteriorating law and order situation in the province reverberated in the Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday. At least three provincial ministers also staged a walk out to protest over the Speaker’s remarks that Ministers must take up pressing issues in cabinet meetings.
Soon after recitation from the Holy Quran, Awami National Party (ANP) Provincial Minister for Revenue Mir Zamruk Khan took the floor on a point of order and urged members of Balochistan Assembly to stand united for strengthening democracy owing to the threat faced by the democratic system.
However, Minister for Mines and Minerals, Mir Abdul Rehman Mengal said in his speech that it would be better if the members of provincial assembly, would rather focus on the issues pertaining to Balochistan which is currently facing a serious law and order situation. “First we have to address the grievances of Balochistan where people are living in fear due to the increasing incidents of targeted killing, practices of enforced disappearances, recovery of mutilated bodies of missing people, highway holds up and kidnapping for ransom,” he stressed.
“We support democracy but in Balochistan no one is taking the responsibility of the killings and kidnappings. As far as the threat to democracy is concerned, the Federal Government is itself responsible for the crisis,” Rehman said
Backing Rehman’s speech, Provincial Minster Mir Zahoor Buleidai said that lawmakers often discuss issues of Balochistan yet they have failed to address them. “Every day a mutilated and bullet-riddled body of an educated Baloch youth is found dumped. No one is safe in this province and where human life is worth nothing. The bodies are brutally drilled and tortured. This is inhumane and ironically no one responsible is ever brought to book,” Buleidai questioned. “We do not see any sign of democracy in Balochistan, to say the least,” he said.
Buleidai said that relatives of those missing have been on strike for the past four years for safe recovery of their loved ones. With the Frontier Corps (FC) and security agencies being accused of the kidnappings and abductions, Buleidai asked “if FC and security agencies are not behind these kill-and-dump-operations or practices of enforced disappearances then they must clarify in writing and then identify those responsible for these inhumane acts,” he added.
The provincial minister added that he did not see any role of media, parliament or the judiciary in resolving the issues faced by Balochistan. “All the institutions should take notice of these issues.”
Speaker Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhootani responding to the provincial ministers said “You are part and parcel of this government and you too are responsible to resolve the issues. Take up this issue in the Cabinet meeting as it is an appropriate forum.”
Zahoor Buleidai led a walk out, saying the Speaker was not letting him discuss issues in Balochistan Assembly. He was joined by Minister for Fisheries Mir Hamal Kalmati and Minister for Mines and Minerals Abdul Rehman Mengal.
However, Minister for Revenue Zamurkh Khan Achakzai persuaded the angry ministers to rejoin the session.
Pakistan Muslims League –Quaid (PML-Q) lawmaker Rubina Irfan strongly condemned the killing of political activist Famida Baloch, who was shot dead last week in Turbat. “Balochistan was known of its tribal norms and customs that accorded respect to women but now a days target killers did not spare Baloch women. The silence of government over this brutal killing has raised many questions. The worsening law and order of the province can be gauged from the fact that women are no longer not safe and are killed inside their homes,” she said, demanding the government launch an investigation into the murder.
(Read: Former PML-N councilor shot dead in Turbat)
She disclosed that lawmakers were under pressure not to discuss the kidnappings and killings. “We do not come here to complete the quorum but to discuss the issues of the province and seek solution to those issues,” she said.
Jamiat Ulema Islam-Ideology (JUI-I) lawmaker Abdul Khaliq Basher Dost lashed out at Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, calling him an imported Minister. “Malik?s recent statements over demolishing unregistered religious seminaries will aggravate the situation in the country like it did on the Lal Masjid issue.”
Defending the government, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Minister Ismail Gujar said that efforts were underway to resolve issues and that a strategy was needed to overcome the crisis in Balochistan.
The Speaker adjourned the session till Friday, December 23.
Occupied Balochistan,HUB: Another bullet riddled body of Baloch youth found from Balochistan’s industrial town of Hub.The brutally tortured body was shifted to the Edhi Center in Karachi.Later victim being identified as Sher Nar Marri by his family members and taken his body to Quetta.
Sher Marri was abducted in evening of 15th December 2011 from Karachi by the Pakistani secret agencies ,when he was going to the market on his motorbike.The bullet riddled body of Sher Marri found on third day of his abduction from Baracks road in Hub.
The funeral prayers of Shaheed Sher Marri has taken place in ‘’New Kahan Martyrs ‘’ graveyard, and buried in presence of hundreds of Baloch youths and elders with Baloch national honour.
The freedom loving Baloch youths have paid rich tribute to Shaheed Sher Marri Baloch and vowed to continue the mission of all Baloch martyrs, including Sher Marri who have sacrificied their lives for Balochistan’s national liberation.
Javed Baloch, father of 9-year-old Hajran Baloch, refuses to take financial support of other nations. “I can spread my hands only in front of Baloch nation because it’s the nation I belong to. Hajran is not only my daughter but the daughter of whole Baloch nation,” said Javed Baloch while talking to local Balochi TV channel.
Hajran Baloch, the adorable 9-year-old girl, lacks an esophagus since her birth. She has not eaten anything orally in 9 years of her total life. The sweet looking girl doesn’t know what is the sweetness of a chocolate, the sour taste of a candy or the enjoyment of an ice cream. She is taking food from her hub by a pipe.
Her brave father has spent all his money on 16 operations that doctors have carried out on his daughter’s tiny body. But the ordeal of his poor daughter has not been treated as yet. This time the mere money his father owns is not enough, as the doctors have demanded a massive 1.5 million PKR to save Hajran’s life. Javed had no other option but to resort on seeking help from others but the Balochi Ghairat didn’t allow this graceful dad to spread his hands before any other nation. The courageous father decided to seek support only from Baloch nation, risking her daughter’s precious life.
“I have trust in my nation and I know my nation will not disappoint me,” Mr. Javed replied to the anchor when asked why he refused to give interviews to other Pakistani channels?
It is the moral duty of every Baloch to play her part in saving the life of poor Hajran Baloch. When his father has such great expectations from his nation it is the moral duty of Baloch nation to not disappoint him. Any help in any from from a Baloch is very precious help to save life of Banok Hajran.
QUETTA – Three people were killed, including a woman in different incidents of violence in different towns of Balochistan on Sunday.
According to police, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate firing at a car at Mastung area when it was heading towards Quetta from Karachi.
Resultantly, two inmates succumbed to their injuries on the spot. Police getting information rushed to the site and moved the bodies to hospital for autopsy.
One of the deceased was identified as Shams-ud-Din resident of Quetta. The attackers fled from the scene after committing the crime. Police said the deceased received multiples wounds and the incident appeared to be a case of old enmity. However, investigations into the incident were underway.
In another incident, a woman was shot dead in Dera Murad Jamali area of Naseerabad district. According to police, accused Abdul Rashid opened fire on his wife in ward No 3 area of Dera Murad Jamali and fled from the scene.
Consequently, she succumbed to her injuries. Police said accused killed his wife in the name of honour and police is searching to arrest him.
Meanwhile, a person chopped off nose and lips of his wife in Musakhel area of the province.
As per reports, accused Ghulam Qadir attacked his wife with a sharp instrument and allegedly chopped off her nose and lips before escaping from the scene.
She sustained critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for first medical aid and later she was referred to a Dera Ghazi Khan hospital for further treatment.
London: The Baloch patriotic leader, Hyrbiyar Marri, has said that the statement by IG FC is totally against the ground realities.
“The IG FC is trying to hide the criminal bigot forces, which he commands. He is coloring the “kill and dump”, which his forces have initiated, as internal conflict between Balochs to fleece in front of International community,” Mr Marri said.
He said that hundreds of Baloch political activists have been whisked away by uniformed personnel of Pakistani forces from busy markets in front of numbers of witnesses. Later these political activists have been brutally killed and the responsibilities have been accepted by dummy organizations. In fact most of them are kidnapped from parts of Sindh and the dead bodies are recovered from thousands of miles away in Balochistan. It is crystal clear that no one but Pakistani forces can act in this manner.
“To silence the peaceful struggle of Baloch youth, along with killings the security forces have now threatened the families of Baloch missing persons who are protesting peacefully against abductions,” He added.
Mr. Marri further said that the military organizations, which are sole policy makers of the country, are attacking NATO containers to extort more money from US. They are labeling these state backed attacks as public reactions, which is very untrue. Pakistani agents are involved in attacking NATO forces and killing afghan people but they claim that these are not state security agents but Talibans. Pakistan has still not abandoned the dreams of conquering Afghanistan.
Mr. Marri congratulated the people of Bangladesh on the historical day of 16th December. He said, “Despite winning the majority seats in elections, Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, the Bengali leader, was imprisoned. The oppression and brutalities resulted in the birth of a new state, Bangladesh. The mass killing of millions of Bengalis couldn’t stop the struggle for independence.
Now the same cruel state is repeating the history of Bangladesh against Baloch people in occupied Balochistan. Another calculated genocide, after a gap of 40 years, is now going on in Balochistan carried by same Pakistan Army. We hope that the people of Bangladesh will raise their voice for the Baloch people who are suffering at the hands of Pakistan Army.”
Mr. Marri, talking about the current situation of Balochistan, said that a slow but continuous genocide in Balochistan is going on from 64 years. It is the responsibility of UN, EU and all civilised nations of the world to fully support the liberation struggle of Balochistan. He said that with liberation of Balochistan the whole south Asian region would live in peace and harmony.
He warned the international community about Pakistan’s Mullah Military alliance and said that if it is not stopped urgently the consequences will be very dangerous for the whole world.
QUETTA: Chief medical officer of Gwadar Dr Naseem Baloch was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pasni, Balochistan, on Friday night.
According to an official in Pasni, Dr Naseem, CMO of the the district headquarters hospital in Gwadar was at his clinic in Pasni bazaar when two armed men barged into the clinic and opened fire on him, killing him instantly.
The attackers managed to escape on a motor bike after the committing the crime. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Pasni for autopsy.
According to doctors, the victim had received five bullet wounds causing death.
The Pakistan Medical Association, Gwadar chapter announced that all government and private hospitals will remain closed on Saturday to protest against the killing. They demanded the government and law enforcing agencies to bring culprits to book.