Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

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Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Postby UlanBatori » 21 Mar 2019 01:43

Far away from evil yindoos, Pakistan is 400% Peaceful
Six Levies personnel martyred in attack on Balochistan check post. check post in Balochistan’s Lal Khattai area in Ziarat’s Tehsil Sanjwani.
Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Levies check post injuring many personnel, who were shifted to nearby hospitals. Six were martyred and condition of some njured is still critical. Just a few months ago, six FC security officials were martyred in an attack in Balochistan’s Kech district when their convoy came under heavy firing near the border with Iran.
The province has been hit by a number of attacks on security personnel but the number of large scale incidents has decreased significantly since 2016.
But then Pindi had the bright idea of attacking a convoy in Iran... :roll:
Provincial Information Minister Zahoor Ahmed Buledi told Reuters that six members of the Frontier Corpses in charge of security in the region were martyred in ‘heavy’ firing along a mountainous stretch of road in the district. Fourteen others were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Postby UlanBatori » 21 Mar 2019 01:47

It is safer to work in Paki Coalmines than in the Frontier Corpses **

As many as 164 labourers working in coal mines have lost their lives and 300 more were facing serious injuries during the last one year in various mines of Balochistan. .. labourers were digging 300 feet deep in coal mines where they reportedly suffocated to death owing to lack of oxygen, President of All Pakistan Labour Federation, Sultan Muhammad Khan told APP on Wednesday. He said about 0.3 million labourers were employed across the province as each site consists of more than 1,000 mines including Chamalang, Luni, Harnai, Mach, Duki, Marwar and Low range area of the province.
Sultan said around 33 cases of death and 70 cases of injuries had been reported during this year in the province due to negligence of the authorities concerned. He said the main reason of the deaths in the mines was the lack of oxygen and explosion due to methane gas. (I wonder why: Methane won't explode without oxygen. So removing oxygen should make Pakmines as safe as Pindi HQ which operates on pure methane atmosphere).
government was collecting a lot of revenue from coal mining and the laborers were being compensated with Rs. 200,000 of death grant, which should be increased to 500,000 per person so that the 93% of that going as Baksheesh is also increased.
Sultan said most of the labourers working in the field were facing dangerous diseases including kidney, asthma and lever problems. He said the main reason behind their diseases was absence of clean drinking water and basic health facilities. The government should implement Occupational Safety and Health Situation (OSHS) to overcome the accidents which occurs in coal mining.


** Note: South Asia Terrorism Portal reported:
SATP also records the deaths of 3,520 Pakistani Security Force Personnel from 2003-29 May 2011
Under-reported IMO

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Postby UlanBatori » 22 Mar 2019 06:58

Sooooo heartwarming!!! Who comes up with these plots?
Pakistan rescues 4 Iranian border guards from Jaish al-Adl in Balochistan. Pakistan has rescued four Iranian soldiers being held captive by a militant group in the country’s restive southwest, the military said in a statement Thursday, March 21. The rescue took place in Chaghi district of Balochistan province, near the Afghan border, the statement said. “Terrorists of a proscribed organization were reported to have entered Pakistan from [the] Afghanistan side along with abducted Iranian soldiers,” it said. “After exchange of fire, four Iranian soldiers [were] recovered,” it continued. The statement said the soldiers were being handed over to Iranian authorities, though it did not say when. It also did not say what date the rescue took place, or name the group holding the soldiers. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said the four were part of a group of 12 Iranian security personnel who were abducted by the Sunni jihadist group Jaish al-Asl near the border in October.
Five of them were later released and handed back to Iran by Islamabad. Jaish al-Adl (or Army of Justice), which Tehran says operates mostly out of bases in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the blast. IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has accused Pakistan’s army and intelligence agency of sheltering the jihadists, an allegation Islamabad denies.

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Postby UlanBatori » 22 Mar 2019 07:01

Pakistan Bans Education in Political Dumps
Baloch Students Action Committee Chairperson Dr Nawab Baloch opposed the ban as counterproductive and demanded the government withdraw it immediately. “Instead of restoring student unions, the government of Balochistan has imposed a ban on political activities at the campuses,” tweeted Dr Baloch. “This should be withdrawn immediately as this will result in a dull society in future.”

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Postby UlanBatori » 22 Mar 2019 07:07

More festivities: Fireworks Greet Military Parade

A convoy of Pakistan army came under a deadly ambush in Dasht region of Balochistan on Thursday, when the troops were on their way to carry out a search operation in the area. Local sources confirmed that heavy gunfire and loud explosions were heard in the region where the convoy was attacked. Helicopters reached the attack site to take wounded and dead to the hospital. civil hospital at Turbat confirmed that at least 9 troops were killed and about a dozen were gravely injured. Meanwhile, Balochistan's most deadly and well-disciplined armed group the Baloch Republican Army spokesman Sarbaaz Baloch called media offices from an undisclosed location and claimed the responsibility for the attack. Sarbaaz Baloch also vowed to continue attacking the Pakistani forces until the freedom of Balochistan.

Did I miss this one? March 1
Quetta: Attack on Pakistan army convoy kills 15 personnel


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Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Postby banrjeer » 23 Mar 2019 20:25

Somewhat dated but gives a glimpse of af-baloch cooperation:

https://cscr.pk/explore/themes/defense- ... nsurgency/

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Postby UlanBatori » 24 Mar 2019 20:36

Pipeline suffers self-inflation, like a Paki Jarnail
QUETTA: Pakistan Day was celebrated across Balochistan with traditional zeal and fervour by the people to show love for their motherland.
gas pipeline in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti district.. According to Levies sources, the { 28-inch gas pipeline connecting Pir Koh with the Sui plant} was detonated by Spontaneous Combustion due to Djinn Majik, with a loud noise. "As a result of the inflation, a portion of the pipeline had been ventilated and gas supply from Pir Koh to Sui and cities of Punjab was suspended," they said. The attack took place about few hundred meters from a base of Pakistan paramilitary forces who had reportedly just finished eating a lot of beans.


Psst: WTH is this "Levies Fauj"? Tax-collectors/ "Revenuers" in Tennesse Parlance?

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Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Postby UlanBatori » 26 Mar 2019 01:29

This "Kech District" seems to be an interesting place.
Balochistan’s Great Internet Shutdown

For 2 years and counting, Kech district’s mobile internet has been shut off for “security reasons.”
By Shah Meer Baloch
March 25, 2019
TURBAT, (Former) PAKISTAN — Holding his files and report, the journalist enters and leaves office after office with disappointment, finding no internet in that building either. He has already traveled some 50 kilometers from his home to Turbat city just to send an email. He wants to send news about the recent flood to journalists from other provinces of Pakistan, who have asked him for reports, photos, and information about the damage the flood had caused in Kech district of Balochistan province. But he has no access to internet even in the district headquarters, Turbat, as the recent flood has affected fiber optics and communication lines.
“No internet means no emails and no access to information,” the reporter says. “I could have sent this email if 3G/4G services were not shut down. But, alas, as usual no one knows what’s happening in Kech and Balochistan.”
Hundreds and thousands of people were affected by the flood, particularly in Kech district and generally Balochistan province of Pakistan in late February. Rain started in mid-February and did not stop until the end of the month. Heavy and nonstop rain caused the two main rivers, the Nihing and Kech, to swell and overrun their banks. The resulting flood left many people homeless; in some districts, a state of emergency was declared. Around 10 people lost their lives.
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The journalist tries again to send a message – this time a picture of homeless people — to media outlets but he fails again. There is still no internet connection.
“I think we must inform journalists and national media what is happening here so news spreads across the country and the concerned authorities help our stranded people,” he says. “But I can’t do that because of the absent internet connection.
“If the security forces had not shut down mobile internet services, I could have informed more people about the plight of our people.”
In late February of 2017, before beginning to collect population census data, 3G/4G mobile internet services were suspended in Kech district. The sole reason given was “security reasons.” Over two years later, 3G/4G services remain suspended, and now the flood had ensured that even wired internet connections are no longer functioning.


Kech is the second most populous district of Balochistan with 900,000 people. Some say it is the intellectual hub of Balochistan. The insurgency-driven district has produced politicians, academicians, bureaucrats, poets, and writers. Caught between the security forces and insurgents, people struggle for a better and peaceful life.

The National Security Case

During summer vacation in 2018, a large group of students and a few lecturers from Balochistan took a trip to Punjab province and Islamabad, where they got the opportunity to meet the director overall general (DoG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani armed forces. A curious student from Kech posed a question about the suspension of mobile internet services and told the DG that it was affecting their studies.

The DG replied that anti-state elements use these services and disturb law and order in the region.

It is a common question and lament in the district: how could mobile internet services be affecting the peace when every few kilometers there is a well-guarded security checkpoint where the soldiers stand alert? This can be seen across Balochistan.

A local took the lead and challenged the shutdown of 3G/4G services in Turbat High Court. In his constitutional petition, he nominated the Balochistan government, Ministry of the Interior, and other concerned ministries. With the case set for its first hearing, lawyer Shakeel Zamurani presented himself on behalf of the plaintiff.

“I just argued that the shutdown of these services was affecting the masses and institutions economically, educationally, emotionally, etc.,” Zamurani tells The Diplomat. “These services are not just wishes but have become a need for the public.”

But Zamurani could not see the case to its end. He had to withdraw the case from court after some people in plain clothes visited him in his chamber and told him he was challenging national security by questioning the mobile internet shutdown.

“They — people from security agencies — told me that they have restored peace in some villages of Kech by closing these services,” Zamurani explains. “Challenging this was like I was questioning the national security. So, I had to withdraw the case without any questions.”

People from various paths of life, such as journalists, lawyers, businessmen, lecturers, and bureaucrats, are reluctant to comment on this pressing issue using their names as this matter comes under the sensitive topic of national security.

“Activists even can’t protest against this issue,” a local activist says. “Even if we do the local newspapers will not publish any reports on this matter because they don’t like it to be highlighted.”

Mobile Internet, Politics, and Insurgency

In the upper house of Pakistan’s legislature, Akram Dashti, a senator from Kech district, stands tall and asks: “Are we, referring to the people of Balochistan, not equal citizens of this country? If we are equal citizens, then we should be treated equally and get [the same] opportunities and services as people from other province are getting.”

He added that he had already once discussed the issue of the suspension of mobile internet services in his district. But he planned to question this shutdown again.

“If we talk about a ‘global village,’ then we should have the right to get connected with the world and know what’s happening everywhere. And there is business and education, everything is connected in this modern world,” Dashti said in a speech replying to the chairman senate of Pakistan. The senate, he argued, “should pay attention to our grievances and resolve them. These discussions should be heard and addressed.”

Balochistan has been crippled with an insurgent movement since 2003, the fifth round of insurgency in the history of the province. The movement has permeated across the province. There have been highs and lows in the intensity, but the violence has always been there. The Baloch insurgents have targeted security and paramilitary forces.

Insurgents and terrorists “use common applications to evade security forces and coordinate their terrorist activities,” a high security official from Balochitan told The Diplomat. “I have seen it personally. The Baloch Liberation Front, an insurgent group, use these services. Our top priority is the security of Balochistan. And there will be no compromise over peace and prosperity of Balochistan.”

The suspension of mobile internet services is not limited to Balochistan province. The services are also suspended in what was formerly known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas or FATA, now part of Khyber Pakhthunkwa (KP) province


In early June 2016, at Torkham, the border forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan clashed over the construction of a gate by the Pakistani authorities on the border. This clash led to the suspension of 3G/4G services in bordering towns and tribal areas.

“Since then the former tribal areas have no internet services,” says Shahid Kazmi, a local from KP province. “The government had announced they would restore it, but they actually never did.”

Pakistan conducted general elections in July 2018. Social media is a strong tool for reaching the public and convincing voters, many candidates from the tribal areas and Balochistan could not reach their voters due to the lack of mobile internet services.

“Many people and groups use these services but they specifically do it through a Virtual Private Network (VPN),” says a telecom engineer who requested anonymity. “They do that to dodge anyone who might try to trace them. Due to the unavailability of technical support in Pakistan, therefore, security agencies just shut down mobile internet services. Because of this, the masses also suffer.”

Access to Information, Knowledge and Opportunities

Ali Jan Buledi, a student of law in Islamabad, is aiming to be in the United States by this September to study one semester there. Buledi has been selected for a UGRAD scholarship. But he seems hesitant to visit his home in Turbat, Kech.

“It’s not like I do not want to visit my family before leaving for the U.S.,” Buledi tells The Diplomat. “But I am afraid that I might miss an important email if I visit home. There is no mobile internet service and PTCL connections are confined to a few places.”

Another source of accessing internet facility is Pakistan Terrorist Communications Limited (PTCL), but it is limited to very few areas in the district. Even the majority of the houses in Turbat city don’t have this service because it provides limited connections.

“During vacations, I always cut my visit to home short and come back to Islamabad or go to Karachi,” Buledi chuckles, “because I have to. Staying in Kech means you are disconnected from the world and opportunities. I would not have had this opportunity if I had not had these services.”

Lecturers, students, businessmen, and people from various walks of life all criticize shutdown as well as the responsible authorities. Shopkeepers as well as small and large companies are bearing the brunt of the shutdown. Zong telecommunications is one of the many companies that is bearing some loss.

“We lose some 7 million rupees [roughly $50,000] in a month because our sales have decreased,” says Tariq Ali, the business development officer for Zong in Kech district. “Now we provide many services only to those who have PTCL connections and internet facility.”

Zong used to have agents across the district but now the company has just one. They had to suspend their Easypaisa mobile banking services and other money services to many places. The company also has lost many opportunities in various towns of the district because of losing biometric systems, which were dependent on mobile internet services in many towns. Many companies have the same kind of stories as Zong does.
In far flung areas of Balochistan, people read newspapers through mobile internet services. Dawn newspaper’s physical distribution is suspended in most parts of the province and has been since Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida interviewed the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, in an interview titled, “For Nawaz it’s not over till it’s over.” With no 3G/4G services, now the majority of people in Kech can’t access Dawn online either.

Amid all those impacted, students and lecturers may be the most affected group of people. Ironically, there is a newly established university and medical college.

Student-cum-writer Munaj Gul knows that whether writing an assignment or researching a story, internet connection is very crucial. “Research is very important for writing an article or any story,” say Gul, “but this is out of my approach as I don’t have the means to access information.”

“Definitely, this is very frustrating as I can’t access to many research journals, websites, and online books for preparing my lectures,” a lecturer at the University of Turbat, tells The Diplomat, requesting anonymity. “For delivering an effective and informative lecture I need to consult various sources, which I can’t [access] right now. And I even have to think about mobile internet services before giving any assignment to my students.”

Fears and frustration walk hand in hand in Kech. People can’t press the authorities over many issues; one of them is the shutdown of mobile internet services.

“I doubt it if the people in power corridor want us to study and achieve something,” adds the lecturer.

Shah Meer Baloch is a journalist based in Pakistan. He has had his work published in New York Times, Deutsche Welle, The National, The Diplomat, Daily Dawn, Firstpost, Herald magazine, and Balochistan Times.

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Postby UlanBatori » 01 Apr 2019 07:57

Balochistan is ignored by everyone incl. Brakshaks apparently. But UBCN does its weekly sweep:
World Bank has A HA! Moment: Balochistan is ruled by Pakis!!
World Bank (WB) has suspended a $200 million loan due to allegations of corruption in Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Project. The project was aimed to strengthen the provincial government’s baksheesh fund for monitoring and managing water resources and to improve community-based water management for targeted irrigation schemes in Balochistan... signed the project with the government of Pakistan three years ago.

-project was supposed to mobilise communities to participate in the construction and rehabilitation of irrigation and drinking water supply facilities, flood protection infrastructure, watershed management, and environmental protection work as well as on-farm water management and agricultural productivity.
- project beneficiariessuckers were supposed to be small-holding farmers (up to 12.3 acres) and medium holding farmers (12.35 to 49.4 acres) engaged in irrigated agriculture. Approximately 42,800 farm households were supposed to be ripped off by the project’s interventions. The province’s hydro-meteorological monitoring and river basin information systems were also to be strengthened, the document added.
Ms Nayaz and Co had won the award of civil works worth $10 million and MS AC and one company G3 was the joint venture in this project.

..Ms Nayaz and Co being pakis had given false information about its company and one person complained to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) about the alleged corruption in awarding civil works. NAB suspected that its baksheesh had not been paid, and the WB came to know about the suspicions of corruption so the secretary irrigation in Balochistan was probed :eek: . As the matter came to public knowledge, the staff was sacked. As a result, the World Bank on Friday suspended the project and offered to work with the Government of Balochistan over the next thirty days to restructure the scope and governance arrangements to more realistically begin to deliver sustainable water management to the province.

“Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Project was signed three years ago, Unfortunately, there has since then been a lack of progress in managing the project, disbursing funds, proceeding with the civil works, and fiduciary control, but no delay in baksheesh” it said.

The World Bank currently has commitments of more than $250 million in Balochistan, with the main investments in terrorism education, health, goat-buggering, governance, Rooh Afza and water. Sustainable water management is a priority for Balochistan and the World Bank is strongly committed to working with its government to develop this critical resource for the people of the province. It is pertinent to mention here that the overall WB has 40 projects with a commitment of $7.42bn including investments of over $3bn in water management, hydropower, and irrigated agriculture.

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Postby UlanBatori » 01 Apr 2019 08:01

Pakis missing out on Bollywood baksheesh

Unfortunately, Pakistan and specifically Balochistan is left faraway in adopting this very creative tool (film) to cope up with the real issues. Resultantly, the youth is carried away with strong Indian propaganda through Bollywood. :(( Our emerging youth, most of them, don’t really know that names of our national heroes but are well aware of Indian celebrities, their ongoing affairs and even dates and venues of their to-be marriages.

ISPR has been trying hard in recent times to counter Indian propaganda influx but they have also not used this commercial film technology in coping up with the genuine matters. Nowadays, it is rather difficult to attract the masses and youth over lectures, debates and visual preaching. They can only be engaged by a subject of their common interest and Government can deliver its motive - policy of reforms in a very mild and sugar coated manner to masses and youth in particular in order to convey and get the message penetrated in their hearts and minds convincing them of an informed exposure.

The MisInformation Department, Government of Balochistan is already running a film section under DGPR office but due to non-technical and less qualified staff, routine approach and zero funding have left it dormant since ages. The present incumbent Information Department intends to reactivate this section and aims to convert it into a fully equipped film department with the help of outsourced national and international film makers by inviting them to Balochistan for national and international films based on Balochistan issues and promoting culture and tourism in Balochistan naturally in the process while showcasing Balochistan to the world through films.

The shift in priorities will not only enhance image of the region in terms of its beautiful landmass, cultures and stories but will also inform the world about the issues of Balochistan creating a critical environment of positive public opinion. The notion of togetherness and sense of ownership can be brought while contributing to the government’s exchequer to compensate the costs involved. However, the costs of losing this opportunity, may never by recompensed.

There is a dire need to establish a film fund for Balochistan that could help new creative ideas flourish and new film makers from Balochistan encouraged to capitalise on them. This will engage youth and artists from Balochistan channelling their latent talents to noticeable expression and Balochistan may wriggle out of the perceived identity crises for the international world. This has to be a landmark step from government of Balochistan setting trends for other provinces.

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Postby UlanBatori » 02 Apr 2019 02:08

Look at the title this thread b4 reading this post

Balochistan: Pakistan's Land of Mass Graves

By Francesca Marino

Quetta, a few days ago. In the Dasht Tera Mil area, volunteers of the Edhi Foundation buried twelve dead bodies without any identification. The bodies were decomposed beyond recognition and no DNA test had been done on them by the authorities.

According to the volunteers, it is not the first time that they are forced to bury unknown bodies recovered from the streets and the fields of Balochistan. Last time was in January when 10 unidentified bodies had been buried in the same area by the same volunteers.

It is not uncommon, unfortunately, to find mutilated dead bodies, in various stages of decomposition and beyond recognition, dotting the roads of Balochistan. It is part of the nefarious ‘kill and dump’ policy of Pakistani intelligence agencies, highlighted time and again by human rights organisations- both national and international.

Mass graves were found in Balochistan for the first time in 2014 in Turbat, and since then, every year the people of the region discovered similar graves in different areas- one of the latest was found in Dera Bugti. In each case the discovery follows the same pattern- the Army and intelligence agencies cordons-off the area, keeping people away. Nobody really knows how many bodies are buried there and who they were.

Independent investigations and even international humanitarian organisations’ access to the areas in question are banned for ‘security reasons’; in truth, this is more for the security of the state’s institutions than that of its citizens. These citizens, with each passing day, find they not only lack basic rights but also their government, with overbearing arrogance, denies them information and freedom to dissent.

Whoever touches Balochistan, even with a pen, dies. Or disappears for good. Military operations are carried out on a daily basis in Balochistan. State institutions and administrations have failed to provide protection and justice to the people, due to which a sense of insecurity has developed among them.

Families of missing persons, after getting disappointed in the state’s legal system, are now appealing to international institutions to interfere. Operations and incidents of torture are not limited to some specific areas but these operations have expanded all over Balochistan, especially the rural areas.

Due to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the villages on its route were either forcefully emptied or, by everyday military operations, situations have been deliberately created so that people are compelled to leave their land and migrate. At this point, those who manage to leave are the lucky ones. The others just disappear, almost every day, and only 10 or 15 per cent of those cases are reported. Relatives are reluctant to speak up as they are threatened by the authorities; and if they talk they don’t get to see their loved ones again.

The numbers, according to The Voice of Missing Baloch People (VMBP) and other human rights organisations, are staggering. Since 2017, around 18,000 people have disappeared from Balochistan; give or take a citizen or two. Thousands of completely illegal arrests have been carried out, without the families involved being informed of the charges, with no legal help guaranteed or anyone being told where the prisoners are held. Not one of them, up to now, has appeared before a court. The numbers have become so high that some of the state institutions are finding it hard to continue denying what is happening before everyone’s eyes. Government sources claim that about a thousand persons have disappeared in the last six years.

According to the Federal Ministry of Human Rights, since 2011, nearly a thousand dead bodies have been found, mostly in the areas of Quetta, Khalat, Khuzdar, and Mekran. The VBMP maintains it can document at least 1200 cases where corpses have been found on the roadside and can be linked to persons abducted. Amnesty International recently asked Pakistan to “ensure that all measures are taken to immediately end the practice of enforced disappearance” but of course nobody is going to listen. Because the practice, so well experimented in Balochistan, has now become a standard way for the Pakistani government to deal with activists, journalists, free thinkers and any political opponent all over the country.

Defence of Human Rights, a non-governmental organization working for the recovery of disappeared people, laments that more than 5,000 cases of enforced disappearance have remained unresolved till date in Pakistan. Most of these cases have been reported from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh provinces. And according to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearance established in 2011 under international pressure hasn’t made any significant progress. The ICJ says the practice of enforced disappearances in Pakistan is no longer restricted to conflict zones alone and has become a “tactic for suppressing dissenting voices wherever they are present,” adding that “the practice has now become a national phenomenon”.

According to the Amnesty Report, “the groups and individuals targeted in enforced disappearances in Pakistan include people from Sindhi, Baloch, Pashtun ethnicities, the Shia community, political activists, human rights defenders, members and supporters of religious and nationalist groups, suspected members of armed groups, and proscribed religious and political organisations in Pakistan. In some cases, persons are openly taken into custody by the police or intelligence agencies, and families trying to find out where their loved ones are held, are denied information by the authorities. Some victims are eventually released or their whereabouts are disclosed to their families but they continue to be held in arbitrary detention including in internment camps. Those forcibly disappeared are also at risk of torture and death during captivity”.

The few people released are warned not to speak to the media or other organisations. Whoever asks for justice is targeted again. Soon enough, if the numbers of missing or killed and dumped people continue to grow, a part of the population will be formed by ghosts- An Army of White Walkers, who will and should haunt everybody ‘s sleep.

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Chinese Convoy Greeted In Karachi by Baloch

a convoy of 22 vehicles comprising Chinese engineers employed in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been targeted in Balochistan resulting in number of casualties.
... third attack on Chinese assets during the past six months by Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) which has been protesting China's growing presence in Balochistan. BLA, which is also opposed to CPEC targeted Chinese consulate in Karachi last November, in a dare devil act.
The attack on the convoy occurred near Hamdard University in Karachi city, ET has learnt. While the figures are not known number of casualties of workers and engineers have been reported by Pakistani news channels.
Jeeyand Baloch, a spokesperson for BLA in a statement noted,“BLA fighters attacked the convoy of Chinese engineers-consists of 22 vehicles, with a remote control bomb in front of Hamdard university in Karachi city. The attack resulted in killing of several Chinese engineers and workers”.
“This attack is the continuity of the BLA’s policy of not allowing any force including China, to plunder the Baloch wealth in Balochistan. Our fighters had carried out deadly attacks on Chinese interests and engineers in the past and series of such attacks will continue with intensification until China terminates the nexus with Pakistan, regarding Baloch land” he added.

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Postby UlanBatori » 03 Apr 2019 08:00

Pakistan bans Pashteen from entering Balochistan for another 90 days

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement chairman Manzoor Pashteen. following incitement of unrest in the province through his hate speech and incendiary statement against the state and its institutions.”

Published in Dawn, April 3rd, 2019

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Postby UlanBatori » 05 Apr 2019 08:04

Pakis force Baloch commanders to surrender

Over forty-four Farari commanders of Balochistan have surrendered to the government. A function was held in this connection in Quetta on Wednesday in which these Farari commanders were brought into the national mainstream. Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Lango distributed prizes among these commanders. The Farari commanders belonged to Balochistan Liberation Army, Balochistan Republican Army, and other proscribed organizations. Besides others, the Farari commanders also included Izzat Khan, Nauroz Khan, Naseer Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad, and Javed. A number of civil and military officers were also present on the occasion.

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Postby UlanBatori » 06 Apr 2019 07:27

Pakis being Pakis

A concerning rise in the number of incidents of violence against women (VAW) has been observed in Balochistan in the first three months of 2019, according to a report published by the Aurat Foundation. ...At least 25 women were killed in various incidents of violence in the first quarter of 2019 — from January to March 2019 — with 10 of them being murdered over honour. In 2018, the reported figure of women killed in violent incidents was 150. Of these, 30 were murdered in honour-killing cases and 14 allegedly committed suicide over domestic issues. Further, 13 other women were kidnapped, two died after acid was thrown on them, and four rape cases were registered. In this regard, Balochistan Chief Minister Jamal Kamal has taken notice of the rising number of deaths of women and has advised that this troubling trend be stopped.

Kamal has advised blahblahblah. On the other hand, he also advised that the Balochistan Police's Crimes Branch be made responsible for an investigation into the incidents of honour-killing, sayah kari, and violence against women.

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Postby UlanBatori » 06 Apr 2019 21:59

Genocide continues: Pak "Army" abducts another 9 peaceful civilians
Pakistani forces have abducted at least nine people from Balochistan’s district Kech and Chaghai on Friday. According to details, the FC (Frontier Corps) and intelligence agencies have carried out offensives in Kohaad region of Tump in district Kech Balochistan. The victims have been named as Heyatan son of Abdi, Niaz son of Qadirdad, Rashid son of Dilmurad, Mehran son of Rasul Bakhsh, Ezzat son of Khorsheed, Hameed son of Shahdad and Siddique. Meanwhile, unknown assailants, driving a white Vigo car, have abducted a 13-year-old boy from Dalbandin city in district Chaghai. The young victim has been identified as Sameer son of Nasrullah Notezai resident of Faisal colony. Separately, Pakistani forces have abducted Asfanyar son of Abdul Karim from Nushki Bazaar in Balochistan.

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Postby UlanBatori » 06 Apr 2019 22:02

Balochistan doctors boycott Outpatient depts
QUETTA: Doctors here Saturday boycotted Out Door Patient Departments (OPDs) and General Operation Theatres (OTs) of government-run hospitals. The doctors are observing two-day strike on the call of Doctors Action Committee. The patients hailing from far-flung areas suffered a lot due to the absence of doctors in OPDs. Indoor patients admitted to the hospitals also faced a lot of problems. However, doctors discharged their duties in private hospitals and clinics. The protesting doctors are that latest health facilities be provided to government-run hospitals (they are already very late), and their doctors are saved from attacks of patients and their attendants (Watch the movie "Spies Like Us").

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Postby UlanBatori » 06 Apr 2019 22:06

Dharam near Gwadar: Djinns fired from mountains on PA. 2 pest-e-sha'eed.
Another clash on road near Turbat: 1 pest not-yet sha'eed.

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Postby UlanBatori » 07 Apr 2019 16:46

Tarrel&Deepel Fliend Shows Tlue Corols
‘China is acting like a foe of the people of balochistan’


China and Pakistan are rogue states, they are criminals and occupiers who want to eliminate our nation: Hyrbyair Marri.



Leader of Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, who is among the most accepted prominent leaders of the Baloch movement, spoke to The Sunday Guardian. He is the son of veteran Baloch national leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri. Excerpts:

Q: What is the present status of Baloch movement for freedom? How strong is it on the ground considering many top leaders of this movement are functioning from outside Pakistan?

A: The Baloch freedom struggle is continuing despite limited resources and lack of proper support from its neighbours. The Baloch nation has been striving to regain its independence since Pakistan occupied Balochistan in 1948. As for leadership functioning from outside Pakistan, we are Baloch and from Balochistan so we have nothing to do with Pakistan. Pakistan has made democratic politics impossible for pro-freedom political parties. They have killed and kidnapped top leadership of Balochistan including Nawab Akbar Bugti, Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, Dr. Manan Baloch, Jail Reki and thousands of others who were part of a peaceful political struggle.

So, Pakistan is doing its utmost to wipe out pro-freedom Baloch leadership to weaken and eliminate the freedom struggle. But it is our responsibility to continue the liberation movement even if it requires living outside our homeland on a temporary basis. So, the success of our struggle is more important for the Baloch and the entire region than from where and how we continue our struggle.

Q: Many reports have come in the past that several unarmed Baloch have gone missing, allegedly picked by Pakistan army, in the last few years. As per you, how many people from the region have gone missing and is there a way that any international group can verify your claim?

A: Our estimate is that Pakistan has abducted more than 20,000 Baloch including women and children from different areas of Balochistan since the beginning for this current phase of the Baloch national liberation struggle. The latest phase of enforced disappearances started as soon as Musharraf seized power through a military coup d’état. The enforced-disappearances continue to this day, however, a very tiny number of people have been released on condition that they will never participate or support the freedom struggle of Balochistan.

Balochistan is a sparsely populated region; Pakistan army has razed several villages to ground and abducted the entire population of those villages. There is also a lack of communication system and people have no access to main towns. Another problem is that Baloch human rights groups and activists cannot freely collect data of missing persons and the kin of some victims’ do not even come forward because they fear that if they register cases, the Pakistani forces and intelligence agencies will harm their disappeared loved ones.

There are a lot of ways that International Human Rights Groups can verify the numbers of such enforced-disappeared People. All they need to do is send a fact-finding mission to Balochistan and directly speak with the families of disappeared or missing persons. The families of missing Baloch are sitting outside Quetta Press Club, the International groups can start their verification process from there and then visit different areas of Balochistan.

However, the international community cannot know the extent of the human rights violations or verify the number of missing persons independently as long as occupying Pakistani forces are present in occupied Balochistan. Pakistan army will never allow international groups to know the crimes which they have committed.

When the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances visited Balochistan in 2012, they were confined to Serena Hotel in Quetta and not allowed to visit Balochistan’s other war-torn districts.

We should never forget that Pakistan army is the same army which has committed the worst crimes against humanity in modern history after World War-II where they raped and murdered millions of Bengali people.

Q: Pakistan’s contention is that the Free Balochistan movement is being instigated by the Indian government. How true is this assertion of Pakistan?

A: The Baloch struggle for freedom has a longstanding history and reputation. The Baloch fought against
Mughals, Portuguese and other invaders including the British Empire when India was also struggling to break the yoke of slavery. In 1840 the Marri Baloch fighters have wiped out British detachments in Battles of Sartaaf and Nafusk. During the World War One, when the British asked the Baloch tribes for recruits, the Marris Baloch refused to provide cannon fodders and fought two battles against the British forces – the battle of Gumbaz in 1917 and Harab in 1918. Despite suffering heavy casualties, the Baloch fighters did not retreat.

At the same time, political struggle also continued against British forces in Balochistan. So, there is no way India could have instigated the Baloch against all these invaders when India itself was trying to regain its independence. Pakistan’s contentions don’t matter because Pakistan will always try to put the blame on others to conceal its war crimes in Balochistan.

Also, Pakistan has abducted more than 20,000 Baloch and literally tortured to death more than 6000 but not a single case of foreign involvement was proven against them even in Pakistan’s own courts. This in itself proves that Baloch struggle is indigenous and has no foreign backing.

Q: Pakistan gives the example of CPEC to claim that it has not neglected Balochistan. Is CPEC a boon or bane for the people of Balochistan?

A: CPEC for us—the Baloch—is a colonial project for expansion of China’s military hegemony.
Pakistan is the main occupier of Balochistan and it has sublet Balochistan to China for its own economic gains. There are already reports that Chinese will outnumber the Baloch in Gwadar by 2048 whereas by 2023 they want to build a Chinese-only city to house 500,000 Chinese settlers in Gwadar.

The CPEC is a corridor of death and destruction for people of Balochistan, not a development project. Once China finds a foothold in Balochistan and constructs naval and military bases in Jiwani and Sonmiani, then it is not only a threat to Baloch people but also a military threat to India, United States and Europeans. Balochistan is located in a very important strategic region and if Chinese get control of our country then they will be able to project their military power in South Asia, the Middle East and beyond.

Q: You were named as one of the accused by the police in the attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi that took place last year. Several other incidents have taken in Balochistan region where the Chinese have been targeted. Do the Baloch consider China as its foe? If so why?

A: Definitely, China is acting like foe of Baloch people by collaborating with Pakistan – the enemy of the Baloch nation. Pakistan and China jointly want to strengthen Punjabi colonisation over Balochistan for their expansionist evil designs and economic benefits. As I mentioned, the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is not an economic or development project, it is a military project where China wants to have a presence at the Baloch Sea and control the trade routes to Central Asia.

As far as the Karachi attack and nominating me are concerned, these are allegations that Pakistan has repeated time and again. I reject such allegations.

I do, however, would like to emphasise that under international laws, the Baloch have a right to defend themselves and their country against foreign occupiers and colonisers. China and Pakistan are rogue states, they are criminal and occupiers who want to eliminate our nation. Pakistan has always violated the laws of war and international conventions and targeted unarmed people, women and children.

Q: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the first time, had brought up the issue of Balochistan in 2016. Do you believe the Indian government should have taken a more pronounced step in support of the Baloch freedom Movement?

A: Yes, Modi mentioned Balochistan in his Independence Day speech in 2016 but he did not practically back his statement which damaged his credibility among Baloch people. After his statement, Pakistan intensified its brutalities and killed hundreds of Baloch from different areas of Balochistan and justified it murderous actions by alleging that the victims were agents of India.

India is a large country, a democratic power and UN member state. It has a presence in many international institutions. In the United Nations, during Modi government, India has been elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council and it is still a member but not even once the Modi
government has ever formally and officially raised Balochistan’s Human Rights issue at UN and other forums.

Pakistan, on the other hand, left no stone unturned to highlight the Kashmir issue at the UN against India. Several official UN reports have been published against India during Modi government because of Pakistan’s active lobbying for Kashmir.

Modi government could have helped Baloch nation because Balochistan is the only deterrence against Pakistan but we do not see any political resolve in New Delhi against Pakistan yet.

In India, a large number of politicians still think that Pakistan’s behaviour can be changed by trade deals and cultural exchanges. America paid Pakistan billions of dollars but still, the Pakistan army did not hesitate to kill more than 3,000 American soldiers in Afghanistan. I do not understand why Indian politicians think that a few million dollars of trade could change Pakistan’s policies toward India when the very justification of Pakistan’s creation was based on the ideology that India and Hindus are the enemy.

Q: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has been accused by Pakistan of carrying out terror-related activities in the Balochistan region. Since you are based in that region and have a wide network what is the information that you have regarding Kulbhushan?

A: According to our information, Kulbhushan Jadhav was kidnapped from Chabahar area of Iranian occupied Balochistan and handed over to the Pakistani army by multiple smugglers and extortionists who work for Pakistan army. It also needs to be seen how easily a man was kidnapped and transferred to Pakistani occupied Balochistan without facing any difficulty.

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Postby UlanBatori » 16 Apr 2019 08:03

I take a few days off and what happens? Another 30 violent deaths in Balochistan. This time continuing the Pakiban genocide against Hazaras.
20 dead in one soosai bombing in Quetta. Hazaras go on sit-in strike protesting non-arrest of those behind the soosai bum. Dimran goes to Quetta to make noises.
Do u get the feeling that J-e-M (few survivors after Balakot), L-e-T etc have moved from east to west to get away from SPICY dishes coming thru roof of goat-shed?

Browsing the thread up to now, Balochistan toll in past 2 months is competitive with Balakot toll. Orders of magnitude more than J&K violence.

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Postby habal » 16 Apr 2019 12:04

the hazaras blame it on a troglodyte named ramzan mengal who was arrested for some time and as soon as he was released attacks on hazaras started again after a brief lull (his period of incarceration). Google for pics of that troglodyte, posting it here may violate viewer sensibilities.

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Postby UlanBatori » 18 Apr 2019 08:05

Rain brings pakistan to Balochistan streets

At least nine people, including two children, were killed on Tuesday in flash floods in different areas of Balochistan.
Three others were injured in the floods, according to Levis sources. Torrential rain in the province has led to sewage spilling onto the streets, making it difficult for residents to commute.
In Mastung, rains caused truck and van collision, resulting in loss of 11 lives.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dukki said water from the Alambar River has entered the Kuli Manzai district and has taken the shape of a flash flood, causing destruction to the houses. One man was killed in flooding in the Barkhan district.
Residents have been shifted to safe places while emergency has been declared in the hospitals, the DC added.


What's with these major rains and floods this time of year, hain? It's way too early for the monsoon, right?

In the last 24 hours the Pakistan Meteorological Department office has recorded 40mm rain in Sibbi, 39 mm rain Barkhan, 23 mm in Zhob, 20 mm in Turbat 20 and 10 mm in Quetta.


THAT's a flood-level rain?

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Postby mmasand » 18 Apr 2019 12:33

14 offloaded from passenger bus, shot dead on Makran Coastal Highway

At least 14 passengers were forcibly offloaded from a bus on the Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan's Ormara area and shot dead by unidentified assailants early on Thursday.

According to Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt, around 15-20 unidentified armed assailants in camouflage reportedly stopped five or six buses travelling between Karachi and Gwadar. Balochistan Home Secretary Haider Ali told AFP that the assailants were wearing Frontier Corps uniforms.

In the Buzi Top area, between 12:30am and 1am, the gunmen stopped a bus, checked the identity cards of passengers and offloaded about 16 of them, the IGP said. According to a local official, Jehangir Dashti, said some three dozen people were travelling in the bus.

IGP Butt explained that it was a "targeted killing". The victims were identified via their CNICs and shot at close range, he said.

At least 14 were shot dead, while two passengers managed to escape the massacre and made it to the nearest Levies checkpost. They were shifted to Ormara Hospital for treatment.

A naval official and a coast guard member were among those killed, the home secretary said.

Levies and other law enforcement personnel reached the spot and launched an investigation into the incident. The bodies of the victims were recovered from Noor Baksh Hotel.

The motive behind the killings and the identity of the victims are yet to be ascertained. No one has claimed responsibility for the killings.

Home Minister Zia Langove told AFP that a full-scale investigation had been launched into the attack and to track down the gunmen, who he said had fled the scene. "Such incidents are intolerable and we will not spare the terrorists who carried out this dastardly attack," he said.

A similar incident took place in Balochistan's Mastung area in 2015, when armed men kidnapped about two dozen passengers from two Karachi-bound coaches and killed at least 19 of them in the mountainous area of Khad Kocha.

Within the past week, Balochistan saw a terror attack targeting the Hazara community in Quetta which left at least 20 killed, and a blast in Chaman which targeted security forces.

CM condemns attack, offers condolences
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal condemned the incident and offered his condolences to the victims' families.

"These cowardly terrorists showed the extent of their barbarism by murdering innocent passengers," the chief minister said. He described the attack as a conspiracy to halt progress in Balochistan and tarnish the country's image, and assured that "progress will continue no matter what".

"The people of Balochistan look upon terrorists who follow the agenda of foreign elements with hate," he said. "Through the support of the people, terrorism will be eliminated and the terrorists will continue to be brought to justice." We will reward the FC boys with nihari.

Prime Minster Imran Khan also condemned the killings in a statement from his office.

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Postby UlanBatori » 21 Apr 2019 01:04

No wonder the 'terrorists' wear FC uniforms. What else can a very poor Balochistani buy for clothes? FC uniform market value must be near zero given the Love that Balochistanis feel for what is stuffed in them.


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Postby UlanBatori » 06 May 2019 01:54

Fear and Loathing In Balochistan
Terror attacks and violence continues to plague the province – and the Hazaras bear the brunt of the danger.
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
April 25, 2019
In Balochistan, bad news always keeps coming, despite the government’s near daily assurances about restoring peace in the province. Now, once again, Balochistan’s situation is going from bad to worse. There have been sporadic assaults on the security forces in Balochistan’s northern belt, the areas dominated by Pashtuns. There are reports of banned religious outfits regrouping and gaining momentum, too.

But the worst news that always comes out of the province is that of the Hazaras. Once again, they have been targeted in a suicide attack, this time at Quetta city’s vegetable market, in Hazarganji. Reportedly 20 people were killed in the April 12 attack, including Balochs and Pashtuns as well. Once again, Hazaras took to the streets to protest against the killings. The protest ended with assurances from the government about completely implementing the National Action Plan (NAP), a blueprint for ridding Pakistan of terrorism and militancy unveiled in 2014 after the tragic attack on an army school in Peshawar. Ironically, on the same day this promise was being made, another blast in Chaman killed two people and injured at least 10 others.

In another recent incident, on April 18, 15 to 20 militants dressed in military uniforms offloaded 14 passengers from a bus and shot them to death one by one on Makran Coastal Highway. The attack took place at Ormara, a coastal town in Gwadar district.
The Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), an alliance of armed Baloch separatist groups, claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Those who were targeted carried [identification] cards of the Pakistan Navy and Coast Guards, and they were only killed after they were identified,” said Baloch Khan, a BRAS spokesperson.

Government and security officials have not yet confirmed the attack as of this writing.

It has been reported that the BRAS has vowed to unite the Baloch separatists in order to target projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which hinges on Gwadar port in Balochistan.

While the violence in Balochistan can be deadly for anyone, it is a daily concern for the Hazaras, a peaceful minority Shia community originally native to Afghanistan. Following mass killings among the Hazaras at the hands of then-King Abdur Rehman Khan of Afghanistan, they fled to Quetta, where they settled on the eastern and western sides of the city. Again in the 1990s, when the Afghan Taliban ruled, Hazaras were also killed because they follow Shia Islam, not the Taliban’s hardline Sunni Islam. This triggered another wave of migration to Quetta. But unfortunately, the migrants could not know that they were merely trading one form of insecurity for another.

Over the last two decades, the Hazaras have not been able to take a sigh of relief. Instead, they have gone into isolation, forced into ghettos in two congested towns: Marriabad and Hazara Town. If they venture out of these towns, they are afraid of being shot. They live with the fact that their lives are always at stake.

Due to sectarian violence, there are only a handful of Hazara students – mostly women — in the local universities of Quetta. They do not leave the university grounds until or unless they leave for their homes on the buses. Most Hazara students are studying in universities outside of Balochistan, in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Even while leaving for Karachi for their studies, Hazara students have also been targeted and killed.

Under these dire circumstances, thousands of Hazaras have left the country. A great number left illegally by using the dangerous sea route. In the past, there have been reports of capsized boats carrying Hazara refugees. Many lost their lives.

After the most recent attack, Balochistan’s Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and former Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi visited the camp of Hazaras on Western Bypass Road to give assurances of state protection. And on April 21, Prime Minister Imran Khan went to Quetta to meet members of the Hazara community. Before the grieving families of attack victims, he too repeated promises to ensure the NAP was fully implemented and pledged that the day was coming soon when Pakistan would enjoy peace.

But Khan’s visit sparked a backlash among those who believe his government’s response to the attack and ensuring Hazara protests was lackluster. For one thing, Dimran visited Quetta more than a week after the attack, and only following public criticism. Many Pakistanis pointed out on social media that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was quick to reach out to her country’s Muslim community and reassure them following the Christchurch attack. So, they asked, why should Dimran not reach out to the protesting Hazaras in Quetta?

Another sore point: Dimran, instead of visiting the Hazara victims’ families at their homes, asked them to come to a local university, where he lumped his task of consoling them over the loss of their loved ones in with a ceremony for the groundbreaking of a new housing scheme. The prime minister faced some criticism for not bothering to visit Hazara Town while he was in Quetta.

There is both helplessness and hopelessness among the Hazaras of Quetta. Hazaras say they are fed up with making the same demand time and time again: justice. So far, nothing has happened in this regard. That is why they take to the streets to protest against the killings of their brethren. Even this act is tinged with futility – according to many Hazaras, they march just to record their protest, knowing that nothing is going to change.

Similarly, the state also seems to be helpless to protect its Hazara citizens. For instance, a Pakistani daily recently reported that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s footprint is increasing across Balochistan province. A few days later, the attack on Hazaras took place.

Nevertheless, security officials insist that they have been carrying out actions against the perpetrators of such violence. This is why, officials add, unlike in the past, there are only sporadic attacks on the Hazaras. Security forces claim to have carried out intelligence-based operations inside and outside of Quetta against Lashar-e-Jhangvi elements, who are involved in the Hazara killings.

Although Balochistan has been a tolerant and pluralist society, it is now factionalized. There is hardly any public gathering with Hazaras, other than efforts to show solidarity with them during their protests. This has further pushed the Hazaras into isolation.

During his visit to Quetta, Prime Minister Khan announced a 5 percent quota in the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme for those families of Hazaras whose loved ones have been killed in terrorist attacks in Balochistan. Although it a welcome initiative, this is not going to stop the killings of Hazaras, nor can it save Hazara children from being orphaned.

Muhammad Akbar Notezai works with the Pakistani daily Dawn.

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Postby nithish » 10 May 2019 15:23

Five dead as Baloch separatist gunmen attack coal mine

Two coal miners, two security forces personnel and a driver were among the dead after gunmen stormed a coal mine on Thursday in Harnai district, about 70km east of the provincial capital of Quetta, deputy commissioner Azeem Dummar said.

"First unidentified armed men opened fire on two labourers working in [the coal mine], killing both on the spot," Dummar said.

This prompted security forces to respond to the attack. A vehicle belonging to the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) that was rushing to the scene was then hit by a landmine explosion about a kilometre away from the mine, said Dummar. One FC soldier was also wounded in the attack, he said.

Hours after the attack, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an armed separatist group based in Balochistan province, claimed responsibility for the raid.

"We want to make it clear to the local spies and death squad groups of Pakistan army that they will not be forgiven for their crimes," said Jeehand Baloch, a BLA spokesperson, in an emailed statement.

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Postby UlanBatori » 14 May 2019 07:33

Another 5 Chinese dead
Balochistan Liberation Army launches fresh attack on Chinese interests in Gwadar
The attack and subsequent siege, which targeted the a top Hotel in the strategic port city of Gwadar, lasted several hours.

On Twitter, the Chinese embassy in Pakistan condemned the attack, which comes just weeks after gunmen killed 14 people, including 11 military personnel, in the region. The $60bn CPEC project has seen massive investment in infrastructure across Pakistan, including major roads and the Gwadar port in Balochistan province. Recent days have seen an increase in violence in the province, with BLA stepping attacks against security forces and civilians. On Thursday, at least five people were killed when BLA gunmen attacked a coal mine in the Harnai district of Balochistan.

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Postby UlanBatori » 15 May 2019 01:30

Another vacuum burst in Quetta: Polis vehicles

Deadly bomb attack targets policemen in Pakistan's Quetta

Several wounded (not 2 mention killed, see below) as bomb targets police vehicles outside a mosque in the third attack in Balochistan in three days.
Islamabad, Pakistan - At least four policemen have been killed and several others wounded after a bomb attack targeted their vehicles while they stood guard outside a mosque in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province.
The attack on Monday night, third in the region in three days, targeted two police vehicles parked in the Satellite Town area of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, said city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema.
"Police vehicles provide security in various parts of the city for Taraweeh prayers [special prayers during Muslims' holy month of Ramadan]," Cheema told reporters. "As two of these vehicles stopped outside the al-Huda mosque, an explosion took place."
Twelve people were admitted to the city's main government hospital following the attack, the hospital spokesperson told Al Jazeera before adding that two of them were suffering from serious head wounds.
Images from the blast site showed blood and glass strewn across the wrecked police vehicles.
The attack comes two days after at least three gunmen stormed a five-star hotel in the southern Balochistan port city of Gwadar, about 700km south of Quetta, killing at least five people and engaging in a gun battle with the military that lasted several hours.

The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an armed ethnic Baloch separatist group, claimed responsibility for that attack.
On Saturday, two paramilitary soldiers were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the province's Pishin district, about 70km north of Quetta, local media reported.
The Pakistan Taliban, an armed group that has been fighting since 2007 to impose a strict interpretation of Islamic law in the country, claimed responsibility for the Pishin attack as well as the Monday's explosion in Quetta.

Targeted killings

Balochistan is Pakistan's largest and least-populated province. It has seen regular violence in recent years, with attacks claimed by Baloch separatists, Pakistan Taliban and local affiliates of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL or ISIS).
It has also seen a series of killings and bombings targeting Quetta's minority Shia Muslim population, killing more than 509 people, according to government data.
Pakistan: Deadly explosion rips through Quetta market (1:20)
The province, rich in mineral and natural gas reserves, is also the focal point of much of the $60bn China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project's trade component, with a new port constructed at Gwadar and a network of roads under construction.
The CPEC trade corridor will link southwestern China with the Arabian Sea through Pakistan, culminating in the port at Gwadar.
The Pakistan Taliban has frequently targeted Pakistani security forces and civilians in Balochistan, with attacks increasing in frequency as the group has been displaced from its erstwhile headquarters in Pakistan's northwestern tribal districts by sustained military operations.
The group is now believed to be based mainly in eastern Afghanistan, carrying out sporadic large-casualty attacks against civilians and government.

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Postby UlanBatori » 15 May 2019 01:34

And the day is still young...

Three Pakjabi laborers shot dead in Balochistan

NASIRABAD: At least three labourers belonging to Punjab province were killed and another was wounded after unidentified men attacked them in Nasirabad district of Balochistan on Tuesday. According to details, the assailants sprayed bullets on the labourers engaged in routine work in Dera Murad Jamali, killing three on the spot and injuring others critically. The bodies and injured were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. Police have registered a case and started an investigation.
Suspected separatist elements in Balochistan often target non-native labourers working on development projects in the province.
On May 4, at least six Punjabi labourers were killed and one injured in an incident of firing in Kharan. According to Levies, unknown miscreants on motorcycles targetted labourers in the Laijay area of Kharan. Last year, four labourers from Sindh working on a road project were gunned down in the same area. In April 2015, 20 labourers were killed while working for a private construction company in Gokdan, about 15 kilometres from Turbat city in Balochistan. Most of the victims hailed from Sindh and Punjab who were busy working on an under-construction bridge over the Sorap stream. The responsibility of the killings was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF).


Hu r these "Levies"? Not ppl wearing designer jeans as opposed to PA Burkha-pajamas?

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Postby mmasand » 15 May 2019 03:05

Levies are local uneducated men who have a gun thrust upon them, they have to parade around in black shalwars pretending to be an industrial security guard with impunity. They're the boot polishers of the PA when they transit Balochistan with their Chinese lords. They were restored after Mushy disbanded them, the PA wanted cannon fodder to face the mujik of the BeeLlAaa.

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Postby UlanBatori » 16 May 2019 07:04

Pakistan Levies

Dus Percenti accuses PTI for terror in Balochistan
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for unrest in the restive Balochistan province, saying instead of ensuring security to people, the government was busy in doing “politics of revenge”.
According to a report in a local media outlet, the former president said the current government was pursuing an agenda of political revenge as he condemned multiple terror incidents in Balochistan over the last week.
He expressed solidarity with the families of the victims who were martyred in two recent terrorist attacks in the province. “Terrorism in Balochistan is disturbing. The killing of innocent people is a barbaric act,” the former president stressed.
Terror has reared its ugly head in Balochistan once again. There have been at least five attacks, including the attack on Pearl Continental, in May this year.
On Monday, at least four policemen were martyred when a blast ripped through a market in Quetta’s Satellite Town. At least five people, including a navy man, were killed when Baloch militants attacked the five-star hotel in Gwadar.

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Postby habal » 20 May 2019 20:20

disturbing video from balochistan, pakistan army soldier fires at a crowd of civilians over some disagreement.

https://twitter.com/desmukh/status/1130 ... 48672?s=20

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Postby sudhan » 20 May 2019 20:42

BLA openly threatening CPEC and Emperor Eleven

Is it just me or do the BLA abduls seem much more refreshed, their claws and fangs more pointy after the Pulwama attack??

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Postby UlanBatori » 04 Jun 2019 01:51

Former Balochistan Chief Minister Gives Glowing Assessment of The Patriotism of Pakistanis
former Chief Minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that ONLY 80 per cent of Pakistanis are traitors.
"If all political leaders are traitors, then who voted for them must also be declared as traitors. These people made our Constitution which we show off every time. This means ONLY 80 per cent of this country is full of traitors," he added.
His frustration erupted after a series of recent bombings in Balochistan. At least three people, including a religious leader, were killed and 28 wounded after an explosion inflated a mosque on Monday.
"If we count the numbers of traitors -- Muhammad Ali Jinnah's sister Fatima Jinnah, Pashtun independence activist Bacha Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif -- all of them were branded as traitors," said Mengal during a session in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Last month, as many as 14 people were shot dead on Thursday after being offloaded from passenger buses on Makran coastal highway in Balochistan.
"We have to sit and talk. Let's take it seriously. A commission should be made to suggest how to prevent these attack. People should have human rights," he said. Criticising Prime Minister Dimran Khan, the chief of Balochistan National Party said: "People were suffering in old Pakistan, and are suffering in 'Naya Pakistan' too.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) :eek:

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Postby UlanBatori » 04 Jun 2019 01:56

Meanwhile from our friendly and foggy bottom, a bit slow as usual:

Will Balochistan Inflate China's Belt and Road? Violence in the Pakistani province is on the rise—and now Chinese nationals are the target.

Established in 2011, the Majeed Brigade, a suicide attack squad within the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), is reportedly named after Abdul Majeed Baloch, who attempted to assassinate then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1974 in Balochistan. In 1973, Bhutto had ordered a military operation against the Baloch because Baloch insurgents had vowed war against the state of Pakistan after Islamabad had dismissed the democratically elected National Awami Party government in Balochistan in February 1973. The operation triggered a major insurgency in Balochistan that lasted until 1977. Majeed was killed by security forces before he could carry out his plan against Bhutto. In the first several years after the BLA was formed in 2000, it mostly waged attacks on national security forces, state infrastructure, and Punjabi settlers. In more recent years, under Aslam Baloch, who died in Kandahar in December 2018, the Majeed Brigade has focused on Chinese nationals and Chinese-funded projects. Such attacks seemed more likely to provoke media attention. He tapped his oldest son, Rehan Baloch, for a suicide attack on Chinese engineers in Dalbandin, a city in Balochistan, last August. The attack resulted in minor injuries for the engineers. He also oversaw an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi a few months later. Two police officials and two visa applicants were killed.

As these incidents suggest, the Majeed Brigade is gaining momentum. And it is joined by new groups, such as the Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar, an alliance of Baloch separatist groups specifically focused on attacking CPEC projects. From the beginning, the Baloch have been pushed to the wall. They have never been treated as equal citizens of Pakistan, nor have they been given equal constitutional, economic, and political opportunities. This is why some Baloch protest peacefully, some do nothing, and some have taken up arms against the state.

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Re: Baluchistan: The Story of Another Pakistan Military Genocide

Postby UlanBatori » 09 Jun 2019 07:45

Was getting worried about the lack of activity in Balochistan. But a good week

1. Three shaheed due to cylinder inflation
The first explosion occurred in Ziarat’s Kharwari Baba. The car was parked at a picnic point. Three people were killed and a woman and two men were injured. deceased belonged to Karachi. They had gone to Ziarat for Eid holidays.


Two more people were killed in a separate explosion in Kawas. Six people were injured.
Zarkoon remarked that the deceased were Hazaras. They were returning to Quetta when the car they were travelling in exploded.The injured were first shifted to a district hospital and then taken to Quetta. The assistant commissioner said that they suspect that the explosions occurred because of gas cylinders. However, the explosions are still being investigated.


And the genocide against shia Hazaras continues..
Two people belonging to the Shia Hazara community were killed in an explosion in Balochistan's Ziarat district on Friday, Levies sources said. At least seven other Hazaras were also injured when the blast targeting their vehicle took place in Kawas area of Ziarat. The deceased belonged to the Hazara community of Quetta and were part of a group that was visiting Ziarat for sightseeing, Levies sources told DawnNewsTV. The injured were rushed to a hospital in Quetta immediately after the incident.


Frontier Corpses targeted again

Two Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred in Balochistan's Harnai district while on Eid patrol duty, a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Thursday. "terrorists targeted FC troops during their patrolling on Eid security duties." However, the statement by ISPR did not elaborate further on the incident. The martyred soldiers include Sepoy Yar Muhammad, 23, of Kuch District in Sibi and Sepoy Mehtab Khan, 19, from Laki Marwat, said the statement.

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Postby UlanBatori » 09 Jun 2019 07:47

Meanwhile the Pakistani Welfare State excels in Balochistan
In Pakistan, thousands of women and infants die each year from medical conditions that are easily preventable. In Balochistan, which has some of the worst health statistics in the world, the situation is particularly dire.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ... Our teams treat over 11,000 malnourished children a year across four districts. A lack of knowledge about nutrition, weaning and breastfeeding mean that harmful health practices are an important concern for our medical teams.
“When I couldn’t feed him, I gave him green tea instead,” says Malaika of her newborn son Arish, who was re-admitted to an MSF medical facility in a critical condition a few days after being born. “My mother-in-law said it was the best thing to do and that’s also what I had done with my other eight children.” Green tea, black tea and other herbs can be very harmful to newborn babies. However, it is common practice in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad districts to feed them these. When Malaika saw that baby Arish was unwell, she took him to a private clinic. As he continued to deteriorate under the "care" of those cretins, Arish was referred to the MSF facility. Unfortunately, Arish arrived in a very critical condition and died. “Such cases are very common,” says Dr Zialullah. “Black tea and green tea are used as go-to remedies for everything, from burns to cuts, and to feed babies.” In 2018, rates of malnutrition in Balochistan prompted the provincial authorities to declare a nutritional emergency. Earlier in the year, a National Demographic and Health Survey found that 47 percent of children in Balochistan showed evidence of stunting, a condition resulting from impaired growth and development that children experience as a result of poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation.


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