Saturday, October 29, 2005

Invitation for the International Human Rights Conference at Lahore Pakistan

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Sindh Development Society [SDS] is a non governmental,
not for profit and voluntary organization, which is
established in 1991 and registered in 1994 under the
societies act: 1860.

Sindh Development Society is known as the
organization of human rights and advocacy in Sindh
province. The organization working on the project
NGOnet for women and children right in Pakistan with
the collaboration of Greece bases NGO named as KESSA
DIMITRA, Centre of strategic planning and Development

- To organize a International human rights conference
and fair is also one of the main activity of this
project.
This international conference and NGO fair is going
to be held on the 17-18th of november-2004 at Lahore.

The Main Objectives of the conference are:
- Stimulate a dialogue between local NGOs,
International NGOs, Local Authorities and the
Government;
- Provide and Opportunity for the local NGOs to
present their significant work to both the wide public
and the mass media;
- Present “Success Stories” from the field of human
rights, from both Pakistan but also other countries to
be imitated;
- Allow Local, European and international donors to
present opportunities for the funding of women and
children’s human rights projects in Pakistan
- Present awards to people who have excelled in the
field so to inspire others to follow in their steps

The invitation is attached with email, kindly read it
we are hoping for your participation.



If you have any questions kindly feel free to ask;



Sincerely

Ashfaque Qureshi
Project Manager
NGOnet Sindh
Sindh Development Society
B-48, Beside Shams High School Bhittai Nagar
Qasimabad Hyderabad Sindh
Pakistan
Phone No: +92-22-2616784
Mobile No: +92-300-3143211

Baloch National Movement of Liberation

Baloch National Movement of Liberation

Waele Khan Bugti




It is a battle which began nearly half a century ago, the very moment when the Punjabies were brought in the Balochistan State. The labour emancipation of the Punjabies was the beginning of an attack of delirium (at the time of British rule they were brought for work over railway tracks). For thereby they were given full citizen rights and superiority to a people which was much more clearly and definitely a race apart than all others, that has always formed and will form a State within the State. That did not happen perhaps at one blow, but it came about as things come about today and always do come about: first a little finger, then a second and a third, and so bit by bit until at last a people that in the eighteenth century still appeared completely alien had won superior citizen rights with ourselves.

And it was precisely the same in the economic sphere. The vast process of the nationalisation of industries and minerals, more's the pity, were not properly dealt with by those whose moral duty it was to concern themselves for welfare of the people. Parallel with this was an outburst 'moneyfication' of the whole of the nation's economic-strength.was in the ascendant, and thus at once the Federation came to control the whole national economy.

The directors of these institutions were, and are without exception, Punjabies. I say 'without exception,' for the few non-Punjabies who had a share in them are in the last resort nothing but screens, shop-window Balochs, whom one needs in order, for the sake of the masses, to keep up the appearance that these institutions were after all founded as a natural outcome of the needs and the economic life of all peoples alike, and were not, as was the fact, institutions which correspond only with the essential characteristics of the Punjabi people and are the outcome of those characteristics.

Punjabies found their control over country in the name of democracy (they became obvious majority after sepration of Bangladesh).Through the press propaganda, through the use of the organs of information, it was possible in Punjab to found the great model parties. Already in those early days they saw to it shrewdly that here were always two or three groups apparently hostile to each other, but in fact all hanging on a gold thread, the whole designed to take account of a human characteristic - that the longer a man possesses an object, the more readily he grows tired of it. He craves something new: therefore one needs two parties. The one is in office, the other in opposition. When the one has played itself out, then the opposition party comes into power, and the party which has had its day is now in its turn the opposition. After Five years the new party itself has once more played itself out and the game begins afresh. In truth this is a highly ingenious mill in which the interests of a nation are ground very small. As everyone knows, this system is given some such name as 'Self-Government of a People.'

In consequence of this widespread aversion it was more difficult for the People to spread infection in the political sphere, and especially so since traditionally loyalty was centered in a person: the form of the State became a monarchy, and power did not lie with the people which resulted in unrest . Thus the Punjabi saw that here it was possible for an enlightened despotism to arise based upon the army, and the bureaucracy, once again.

The energy sources of industrielist economy at that time till date are almost exclusively in Baloch Land, big business and the new industries are based upon the natural gas, while the last reservoir of a people's strength strength in Balochistan, the democratic tribal norms, were changed into monarchy. In such conditions , as the industry grows, the resistence of people may get ropable and thus they could easily eliminate it by monarchic forces , but to their misfortune all these forces converted to be "more Baloch " then an " ordinary Baloch".Then there arises the danger that this diverted monarchic estate might ally itself with with the people would be ready and willing to give a mortal blow to those powers of Punjabil supra-State finance. This was not impossible: in the history of Balochs had from time to time found themselves forced, to turn against the invasion and seek popular support.

But this possibility constituted a grave danger for Punjabism. If the great masses of the new opressed youngmen had come into Nationalist hands and had penetrated the whole Baloch nation, The liberation of Balochs owes its glories only to sons of soil. It is entirely alien to the Punjab.The Punjabi people in itself stands against us as our deadly foe and so will stand against us always and for all time.

The master-stroke of the Punjabies was to claim the leadership of the estate: he founded the Movement of the democracy and support of armed & civil beurocracy on paralal.His policy was multifolded: he had his 'apostles' in both camps.At first : In the armed camps he encouraged those features which were most repugnant to the people - the passion for money, unscrupulous methods in trade which were employed so ruthlessly as to give rise to the proverb 'Business, too, marches over corpses.' And the armed forces attacked the people of Balochistan.The result was that in a short time it was precisely the ruling class which became in its character completely estranged from its own people. And this fact gave the Punjabi his opportunity with the polatical parties. Here he played the part of the common demagogue.blesseing in disguise it enabled us to drive away in disgust the whole leadership of the pro-punjabies.So the true Baloch leadership is prepared to make sacrifices, it will do anything for the life of the people, but it cannot believe in the mad view of denial of that national life,or a refusal to defend the rights of one's own people.They support the upraised national resistance to the foreigner,through which it is possible to raise up a people and make it happy.

And the Punjabi`s second instrument was the self defined Islamic theory in and for itself. For directly to eliminate the physical borders of ones land as they started to preach the Islamic brotherhood.One went on to assert that resources as such is theft, deliberatly redefined,( i am using the word redefined because in original defination of a countery they were obviously foreigners to baloch land ) the concept of countery to take advantage of the obvious formula that the natural wealth of a country can and should be common property.Immediately the economic intelligentsia with its nationalist outlook could, here too, no longer co-operate: for this intelligentsia was bound to say to itself that this theory meant the collapse of any civilization in open the ways for invasion whatever . Now ,more and more so to influence the masses that he persuaded those of the Islamic forces that the faults of the Sardars were the faults of the Nationalists, and similarly he made it appear to those of the Nationalists that the faults of the Islamic Forces were simply the faults of the so-called 'Mulla' and neither side noticed that on both sides the faults were the result of a scheme planned by alien devilish agitators. And only so is it possible to explain how this dirty joke of Baloch history could come to be that setteled Punjabies should become the leaders of Balochs. It is a gigantic fraud: world history has seldom seen its like.

And then we must ask ourselves: what are the final aims of this development?

So soon as thousands of men have had it hammered into them that they are so oppressed and enslaved that it matters not what their personal attitude may be to their people, their State, or economic life, then a kind of passive resistance must result, which sooner or later will do fatal damage to the national economy. Through the preaching of the Islamic economic theory the national economy must go to ruin. We see the results in Afghanistan.So the process is furthered through the organization of the 'political strike.' Often there are adequate economic grounds for a strike, but there are always political grounds and plenty of them.

And one can see constantly how wonderfully the Army of Punjab and the Polatical leader of the punjab ,co-operate. They both pursue one common policy and a single aim. Cheif of Army Staff on the one side encourages his association to refuse the Baloch demands and tries to crush them, while his brother Chodhries in the Parliament tries to persuade us that bread is dearer.

How long can this process last? It means the utter destruction not only of economic life, but of the people. It is clear that all these apostles who talk their tongues out of their heads, but who spend the night in the Hotel Bhorban, travel in Airconditioned mercedes , and spend their leave for their health in Europe - these people do not exert their energies for love of the people. No, the people is not to profit, it shall merely be brought into dependence on these men. The backbone of its independence, its own economic life, is to be destroyed, that it may the more surely relapse into the golden fetters of the perpetual interest-slavery of the Punjabi race. And this process will end when suddenly out of the masses someone arises who seizes the leadership, finds other comrades and fans into flame the passions which have been held in check and looses them against the deceivers.

That is the lurking danger, and the Punjabis can meet it in one way only - by destroying the hostile national intelligentsia. That is the inevitable ultimate goal of the Punjabi in his so called "Sab Say Pahlay Pakistan"(the Pakistan first) slogan. And this aim he must pursue; he knows well enough his economics brings no blessing: his is no master people: he is an exploiter: the Punjabis are a people of robbers. He has never founded any civilization, (they may claim the texila harappa civilizations but as a matter of fact these belong to indus vally civilization era not the punjabi civilizations) though he has destroyed civilizations . He possesses nothing of his own creation to which he can point. Everything that he has is stolen. Baloch resources build him his industrial empires, it is Indus water which enables it to produce so called bumper crops (it may be reminded that punjab had already sold out its three rivers ) .urdu speakings who sacrifised and work for him shed their blood for Punjabis so called Pakistan.He knows no 'proper army': he has but only a group of wild people who can only n only kill the poor civilians.Who are ready to go to any wilderness in Balochistan.All that the Punjabi cannot do. And because he cannot do it, therefore all his voices must be 'Sab say pahlay Pakistan.' They must spread as a pestilence spreads. He can build no State and say 'See there, there stands the State, a model for all. Now let we copy it!' He must take care that the plague does not die, that it is not limited to one place, or else in a short time this plague-hearth would burn itself out. So he is forced to bring every mortal thing to so called Pakistan and national intrest expansion. For how long? Until the whole Pakistan sinks in ruins and brings him down with it in the midst of the ruins. so the genocide starts and punjabi started to kill Balochs .



It is a tragic fate:role of the punjabi driven and controled media : if any of Punjabi dies during the money making process in Balochistan they raise a mighty howl over 'the sacrifice of valuable human blood' , and here in the Balochistan six million human beings are being slowly martyred - done to death, some on the scaffold, hundreds of tens by machine guns , tens of thousands through starvation. A whole people is dying, and now we can perhaps understand how it was possible that formerly all the civilizations of Mesopotamia disappeared without a trace so that one can only with difficulty find in the desert sand the remains of these cities. We see how in our own day whole countries die out under this scourge of God, and we see how this scourge is threatening Balochistan, too, and how with us our own people in mad infatuation is contributing to bring upon itself the same yoke, the same misery.

In despair when we considered the situation which left us quite defenseless in face of Punjab which is so hostile to Balochistan ? and is it just Punjabi who is hostile ? we see how over there in Punjab it is not only the the people against us , it is the secret power of the orgnised press which ceaselessly pours new poison in to the hearts of other people as well.Who are then these bandits of the press? Our own brothers and the relatives corrospondents and columnists for their newspapers. And the capital source which provides the energy which here - and there - drives them forward is the Punjabi dream of Entire Supremacy.

Now the time changed we got few but worthy forums to counter the Punjabi media ,The masses of the people in Balochistan are becoming, in the political sphere, completely reborn.Here and there people are beginning to get some practice in criticism. Slowly, cautiously, and yet with a certain accuracy the finger is being placed on the real wound of our people. And thus one comes to realize: if only this development goes on for a time, it might be possible that from Eastren Balochistan the light should come which is destined to light both Eastren and the Western Balochistan to their salvation.

It is said, if one criticizes the state of affairs to which we have been brought today, that one is a terrorist . I ask you what would probably have been the state of Balochistan today if during these years there had been no criticism at all? I believe that in fact there has been far, far too little criticism. our people unfortunately is much too uncritical or otherwise it would long ago have not only seen through many things but would have swept them away with its fist. The crisis getting developed towards its culmination. The day is not far distant when, for the reasons which I have stated, the Baloch Liberation Movement must be carried forward to final step.

Whether for the moment it comes to them under that name or under another, the fact is that everywhere more and more it is making headway. Today all these folk cannot yet belong to a single party, but, wherever you go, in Balochistan, yes almost in the whole Balochistan, you find already thousands of thinking men who know that a State can be built only on a Baloch Nationalist foundation and they know also that the deadly foe of every Baloch National conception is thePunjabi.

Every truly national idea is in the last resort Baloch Nationalist, i.e., he who is prepared so completely to adopt the cause of his people that he really knows no higher ideal than the prosperity of this - his own - people, he who has so taken to heart the meaning of our great song 'Ma chukhoon Balochani' that nothing in this world stands for him higher than this Balochistan, people and land, land and people, he is a Baloch Nationalist! And he who in this people sympathizes with the poorest of its citizens, who in this people sees in every individual a valuable member of the whole nation, and who recognizes that this nation can flourish only when it is formed not of rulers and oppressed but when all according to their capacities fulfill their duty to their motherland and the nation of the people and are valued accordingly, he who seeks to preserve the native vigor, the strength, and the youthful energy of the millions of Balochs, and who above all is concerned that our precious possession, our youth, should not before its time be used up in unhealthy harmful work - He is National in the highest sense of that word.

It is the teaching of these facts which appears to the Punjabis as rulers of the Pakistan today to constitute a threatening danger. And it is precisely this which more than anything else makes the Punjabi wish to get in his blow as soon as possible. For one thing he knows quite well: in the last resort there is only one danger which he has to fear-and that danger is this Liberation Movement.

He knows the pro-punjabi parties. They are easily satisfied. Only endow them with a few seats as ministers or with similar posts and they are ready to go along with you. And in especial he knows one thing: they are so innocently stupid. In their case the truth of the old saying is proved afresh every day: 'Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first strike with blindness.' They have been struck with blindness: therefore it follows that the gods wish to destroy them.Some other parties and their leaders, they are indeed not Pro-punjabies but due to their gentelness,they never go to the roots of the evil,they all still think that with forbearance, with humanity, with accommodation they can fight a battle.Do uthink if they ever succeed.

No! A thousand times No! Here there are only two possibilities: either victory or defeat!

What today is the meaning of these great preparations for the decisive battle on the part of Punjabism?-

To make the nation defenseless in arms and to make the people defenseless in spirit.

Two great aims!

Abroad Baloch is already humiliated. The Nation trembles before every Punjabi -captain, the nation is no longer dangerous. And within Balochistan they have seen to it that arms should be taken away from the decent elements of the people and that in their stead Punjabi and Pro-Punjabi bands should be armed. Only one thing remains still to do: viz., the muzzling of the spirit, above all the arrest of the evil 'agitators' - that is the name they give to those who dare to tell the people the truth. Not only are their organizations to be known to all, but the innocent masses are to be incited against their persons. Just as the Punjabi could once incite the mob of innocent Gawaderies against Balochs and made them to observe strikes and rallies, so today he must succeed in inciting folk who have been duped into madness to attack those who, God's truth! seek to deal with this people in utter honesty and sincerity. And so he begins to intimidate them, and he knows that this pressure in itself is enough to shut the mouths of hundreds, yes, of thousands. For they think, if I only hold my tongue, then I shall be safe in case they come into power. No, my friend. The only difference will be that I may hang perhaps still talking, while you will hang - in silence. Here, too, History can give us countless examples, and with us it will be the same story.

We know that the so-called "Law of 16 MPO " which comes from army camps today is nothing else than a means for reducing all criticism to silence. We know, too, that no effort will be spared so that the last outstanding personalities - those who within Baloch foresee the coming of disaster - shall in good time disappear. And to that end the population of Balochistan will be scourged into opposition to Nationalists every lie and every misrepresentation that comes to hand. Up there they have the feeling that in no corner of spirit of the Baloch people is not yet broken. And that is the point to which we Nationalists have to grapple ourselves. We Nationalists are, God's truth! perhaps the most loyal, the most devoted of all men to our Baloch motherland. For the years we have waged a war, often against death and devil, but always only for our Baloch motherland. We got so far that at the last, as crown of all our labors, we had to land in prisons , or recived the bullets . But in spite of everything there is one thing we would say: We do make a distinction between a Pro-Punjabi Government and the Baloch Motherland. When today here some lousy youth casts in our teeth the charge that we have no loyalty to the development of Motherland, I beg you do not distress yourselves. The Baloch people has sealed its loyalty to theMotherland with its freedom fighters which fought and still fighting for the Motherland.We are convinced, and that in the last resort is our one great faith, that out of this bitterest distress and this utter misery the Baloch sovereignty will rise soon, but not as now, not as the offspring of wretchedness and misery - we shall possess once again a true Balochi concept of freedom and of honor, a real motherland of the whole Baloch people and not an asylum for alien swindlers. There is today constant talk about 'Federalism,' etc. I beg you not to abuse the Baloch cause while at the same time you grovel before the Punjabis, but show yourselves stiff-necked against the folk of Punjab. And if you do that, then you will have on your side in the whole of Balochs , whether they be Sarawanians or men of Jhalawan . Now is the hour to stand stiff-necked and resist to the last!

We Nationalists who for the years have done nothing but faught - abused and insulted by traitors, by some mocked and scorned, by others traduced and slandered - we cannot retreat! For us there is only one path which leads straight ahead. We know that the fight which now is blazing will be a hard struggle. It will not be fought out in a Parliament at Islamabad, it will be fought out through those factors which in their hard reality have ever up to the present time made history.

On one point there should be no doubt: we will not let the Punjabi slit our gullets and not defend ourselves. Today in Islamabad they may already be arranging their festival-dinners with the Pro-Punjabi politicians of Balochistan - that they will never do here. They may today begin to set up the Border Forces , announce the NFC awards,Activate NAB, they may give ISI & MI a free scope, we surrender to such Punjabi forces ? never! We have the conviction, firm as a rock, that, if in this State Baloch youngmen are determined to stand by their 'No' to the very last, the evil specter will collapse into nothingness . For what Balochistan needs today, what Balochistan longs for ardently, is a symbol of power, and strength.

So as I come to the end of my speech I want to ask something of those among you who are young. And for that there is a very special reason. The old parties train their youth in the gift of the gab, we prefer to train them to use their bodily strength parallel to the philosphical studies. For I tell you: the young man who does not find his way to the place where in the last resort the destiny of his people is most truly represented, this time involves in pets (Baloch in region of Jacobabd and Larkana take keen intrest in the pets like Bull races )or sits at home by the fire, he is no Baloch youth! I call upon you! Join our Armed Divisions! And however many insults and slanders you may hear if you do join, you all know that the Armed Divisions have been formed for our protection, for your protection, and at the same time not merely for the protection of the Liberation Movement, but for the protection of a Balochistan that is to be. If you are reviled and insulted, good luck to you, my dear fellows! You have the good fortune already at early thirties of age to be hated by the greatest of scoundrels. What others can win only after a lifetime of toil, this highest gift of distinguishing between the honest man and the brigand, falls as a piece of luck into your lap while you are but youths. You can be assured that the more they revile you, the more we respect you. We know that if you were not there, none of us would write next time. We know, we see clearly that our Movement would be cudgelled down if you did not protect it! You are the defense of a Movement that is called one day to remodel Balochistan in revolutionary fashion from its very foundations in order that there may come to birth what perhaps so many expected our age : a Sovereign Baloch Stat and , so far as in us lies, a Baloch Republic.

Every battle must be fought to the end - better that it come early than late. And he ever stands most securely who from the first goes to the fight with the greatest confidence. And this highest confidence we can carry with us in our hearts. For he who on our side is today the leader of the Baloch people, God's truth! he has nothing to win but perhaps only everything to lose. He who today fights on our side cannot win great laurels, far less can he win great material goods - it is more likely that he will end up in jail. He who today is leader must be an idealist, if only for the reason that he leads those against whom it would seem that everything has conspired.

But in that very fact there lies an inexhaustible source of strength. The conviction that our Movement is not sustained by money or the lust for gold, but only by our love for the people,for motherland, that must ever give us fresh heart, that must ever fill us with courage for the fray.

To sum up, take with you this assurance: if this battle should not come, never would Baloch win sovereignty. Balochistan would decay and at the best would sink to ruin like a rotting corpse. But that is not our destiny. We do not believe that this misfortune which today our God sends over Balochistan has no meaning: it is surely the scourge which should and shall drive us to a new greatness, to a new power and glory, to a Balochistan which for the first time shall fulfill that which in their hearts millions of the best of our fellow countrymen have hoped for through the century, to the Balochistan of the Baloch people!

Balochistan Sawez baat.

Pakistan is planning massive military operation in Marri, Bugti and Makran areas

Bugti foresees army action



By Our Staff Correspondent


QUETTA, Oct 28: Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Akbar Bugti has accused the government of planning a massive military operation in Marri, Bugti and Makran areas.

Talking to newsmen in Dera Bugti on Thursday, the JWP chief said a military operation was imminent because the rulers wanted to take control of the national resources of the Baloch people. Forces for the operation were ready, he said.

He warned the Baloch nation that the situation on the ground indicated that the operation could be launched during Ramazan or after Eid in different areas of the province.

He said that the four gas fields in the Bugti area providing energy to the whole country was an important wealth of the province.

The Marri area, he said, was also very important because of presence of huge oil and gas reserves as proven by various surveys conducted by the government and other agencies.

He said Makran was also an important area as multinational companies were taking interest in Gwadar, Pasni, Ormara and Jewani and the government was building necessary infrastructure and working on mega projects to meet international requirements.

“Most areas of Makran have been sold to multinational companies,” Nawab Bugti alleged. He said that the government was using all its power to take complete control of the areas and the coming operation would be massive.

He said that in Bugti area more than 13,000 troops, including contingents of the SSG, the DSG, the FC, Rangers and other security forces had been deployed.

There were 16 tanks, 20 long-range field guns, a number of helicopter gunships, 40 pieces of artillery, 35 to 40 armoured personnel carriers and other military equipment in the area, he said.

He said heavy concentration of forces had also been reported from the Marri tribal area and reinforcement was being sent to Makran.

He said the government had held out assurances before the March 17 action in Dera Bugti that no action would be taken but people of the area faced death and destruction.

Answering a question, the JWP chief said the place and time of the operation would be selected by the government but it was imminent in view of recent developments in the country.





Balochistan offers seats in varsities to Kashmiris



By Our Staff Correspondent


QUETTA, October 28: Balochistan Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani has offered students of quake-hit Azad Kashmir admissions to universities in Balochistan.

He asked the AJK government to send its students to Balochistan.

He made the offer in view of large-scale destruction of universities and other educational institutions in Muzaffarabad and other areas of Azad Kashmir by the Oct 8 earthquake.

A large number of students died in the catastrophe while survivors have been deprived of the opportunity to pursue their education. The governor said Balochistan had seven universities, including one for women, where Kashmiri students could be accommodated.

http://www.dawn.com/2005/10/29/nat7.htm



SHO, two others booked in rape case



By Our Correspondent


QUETTA Oct 28: On the directives of the sessions judge of Nasirabad, the Mirhasan police station has registered an FIR against its own SHO and two others in a rape case.

Area DSP Muhammad Tariq told Dawn on Friday that under the orders of Judge Zafar Ali Kkhoso, the FIR had been registered against SHO Jan Muhammad, Lal Khan and Jano on the complaint of victim Shali. He said a copy of the FIR would be presented to the court.

The court, hearing an application filed by Shali and Nagina on Thursday, had directed the police station to register the complaint against the people nominated in the application.

The victims had alleged that on the night of October 22 and 23, the SHO and two others had criminally assaulted them in their house in village Hamid near Dera Murad Jamali.



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Thursday, October 20, 2005

BNP leaders condemn Wadh attack

BNP leaders condemn Wadh attack



By Our Staff Correspondent


QUETTA, Oct 19: The Balochistan National Party (BNP) has condemned an attack on the residence of veteran Baloch leader and Ponam chief Sardar Ataullah Mengal and held secret agencies, provincial government and Muslim Leaguers responsible.

An emergency meeting of the party held here on Wednesday adopted a resolution describing the Wadh incident as an effort to stop the Mengal tribe and Sardar Mengal’s family from providing political guidance to the Baloch people.

“It is a conspiracy of secret agencies against Mengal tribe and its tribal elder,” the resolution claimed and vowed to foil all such bids with the cooperation of party workers.

The resolution also warned that all such conspiracies would be resisted with full force at all levels and the government, PML and secret agencies would not be allowed to implement their designs against the Mengal family.

The meeting decided to hold a Press conference on Thursday to inform people about the realities.

The meeting of PONAM would also be convened soon in this regard.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party head by its Secretary General Akram Shah, visited central secretariat of BNP and condemned the Wadh incident.

http://www.dawn.com/2005/10/20/nat8.htm



Settlement of land in Quetta valley urged



By Our Correspondent


QUETTA, Oct 19: Elders of the Sadaat-i-Karani clan have called upon the provincial government to settle the issue of barren land in Quetta valley to prevent tribal feuds which may erupt due to bogus registration by the tehsil staff of the land belonging to local tribesmen.

Speaking at a press conference at the press club on Wednesday, Syed Ali Ahmed Shah and other elders of the clan said that the killing of four people in Kili Ghulam Jan (Sariab) on October 15 was the result of fake registration of a plot of land.

They said that the British government had in 1945 carried out settlement of some of the land in Quetta valley and registered it in names of tribesmen. But now, they alleged that the tehsil staff in collaboration with land mafia were selling the unsettled barren land through bogus registrations.

They claimed that on the directives of the then acting president, Mr Wasim Sajjad, then governor of Balochistan Abdul Rahim Durrani had on Dec 6 1995 cancelled the bogus settlement of the land conducted in 1986-87 following strong protests by local tribesmen.

They appealed to the president and the prime minister to intervene and restrain the tehsil staff from re-issuing cancelled settlement transfer of land registration to land mafia.

GOVERNOR: Provincial Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani has said the contributions made by the people of Balochistan for earthquake victims in Azad Kashmir and the NWFP was an _expression of solidarity and love for their brethren.

Talking to volunteers during a visit to relief camps established in the city on Wednesday, the governor said that the earthquake was a major tragedy but the immediate response of the people across the country was a source of comfort for the victims.

He said that contributions made by the people in cash and kind helped ease problems of the victims and, at the same time, effectively demonstrated that the people and the government were united in efforts to help their brethren in their hour of distress.

Vast areas in Azad Kashmir and the NWFP were hit by the quake and therefore, Mr Owais said that it was the responsibility of the people to continue their cooperation with people engaged in providing relief to the affected people.

The governor visited the camps set up at Bolan Shop, Askari Park, Meezan Chowk, Shara-i-Adalat and Jinnah Road.

Volunteers at the camps informed the governor about relief aid sent to the affected areas.

GWADAR BLAST CASE: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court has admitted a petition filed by the state challenging the judgment of a lower court acquitting five people in the May 3, 2004, Gwadar bomb blast case.

Three Chinese were killed and nine others suffered injuries in the blast near the Gwadar seaport.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Justice Kelash Nath Kohli, issued notices and bailable arrest warrants for the accused.

The judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court, Quetta, had acquitted Mohammad Aslam Guagrani, Khuda Bakhsh, Mohammad Usman, Master Saeed and Ataur Rehman Mengal when the prosecution failed to prove the charge against them.

Special prosecutor Bashir Ahmed Qazi has filed the petition on behalf of the state.

http://www.dawn.com/2005/10/20/nat13.htm



KARACHI: BSO chief ends protest on HRCP assurance



By Our Staff Reporter


KARACHI, Oct 19: Baloch Students Organization Chairman Dr Imdad Baloch, who ended his 16-day fast-unto-death on Tuesday evening, said that struggle for the rights of Baloch people would continue.

He went on hunger-strike on Oct 2 in protest against the illegal detention of BSO activists and political prisoners in Balochistan and “state repression in the province.”

The BSO leader called off his strike at the request of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Baloch and Sindhi nationalist leaders, who assured him that the issue of detention of BSO leaders would be raised at national forum.

The BSO has been active in highlighting the plight of Baloch people by launching campaigns on issues such as military operation in Balochistan, longer standing issue of access to resources such as gas and other mineral resources.

http://www.dawn.com/2005/10/20/local18.htm

Battle Of Identity And Existence

BY: Zafar Bashir Adovcate


Balochistan is the land of “Baloch Tigers” where “foxes” are very cunning and hatching conspiracy for the destruction of Tigers, Kingdom. We Baloch have faced and seen many bitter experiences such as demarcations of our homeland by British Authorities, without caring about Baloch interests and their consents. The land of Great Balochistan was not “given” to us as “a piece of cake”, but “ those” were bravery and honor guarding of ours, which have protected our mother- fatherland. In recent past and present time, because of our superficial differences we have lost our dignity, freedom, sovereignty and self-rule. Our Great Homeland has occupied by three states, two of them, are undemocratic and extremist ones. We have fought many battles for survival and freedom. We have defended ourselves from the Britishers, Portuguese, Afghanis, Persians and Punjabis and still facing some of them bravely and with honor guarding and a “right” to do so. (duty too)


In Pakistan’s occupied Balochistan so-called Gwadar developmental mega projects are death-knells for us. So-called and self-concocted mega project of Gwadar deep-sea port, which is under construction of China, is nothing but a planned destruction of whole Balochs and converting majority of Baloch into minority.


In Port Authority, there is only few balochs who are working as peons and laborers. All superiors or employers, administrative or executive, are non- baloch; they are bloodsuckers Punjabis and muahjars. In Development Authority, only selected, by Establishment, balochs are employing, just promoting the exploitative inner ill motive of non-baloch; only some baloch engineers were selected, who are baloch-faces only, but not baloch in true and national senses!!!

In CDA (coastal development authority) also only shameless and notorious persons have been selected. In “town” of Gwadar we hardly see a Baloch Nationalism “lovers”(not lover) businessmen!!! Only slaves of their own self-interests!!! And do all daily life activities for only loaves and sex pleasures!!!
Balochs in Gwadar, majority of them, are not acquainted with their selfness and don’t know about true and correct history of our Great Balochistan.


Drugs and land mafias are “vagabonding” every corner of town. They are kings of day and night!!! The “Tigers” are where???
It is our last battle, which has started/commenced now, against intimates of stereotyped culture, darkness, ignorance, mafias (land, drug, arm etc), debauchery, expoliation, unloyalty with homeland etc. Gwadar is one example; there are other instances of our last battle!!! The main and essential thing, which should be expressed and acted, is unity of us. Why our leaders are not come under “one umbrella of unity of Baloch national cause”??? The proposal/ suggestion of Waja Akber Bugti is a pressing need for us. We must be united. We should “comprehend” that we are fighting our last battle for our legitimate “rights”. Why our resources be used or harnessed by others??? Why we, everyone, has made a one-inch tract??? Why egoism is dominated over collective gain and uplift???
These all Questions want one answer that is “we are not united as demanded by present circumstances on/in our homeland, the land which decides the “verdict of death and life” of main powers in the arena of world; the Great land of Balochistan.


The Sons of our homeland is languishing behind “unknown bars”. Dr.Allah Nizar and others simply demanded their own baloch rights and disclosed/displayed only cruelties of state, if it is a sin or crime then this will not end, because human being is human being, not animal.

Cantonments are being made in Balochistan. Why??? Why in other parts of country, save Balochistan, cantonments are not made and search operations not started, where every day and night bomb blasts are “breakfasts” and “suppers” of them???
Enemies are enemies, but irony is that, friends are doing not well!!! “KNOWING OF A THING AND DOING NOTHING IS SAME TO NOT KNOWING ATALL”


Our leaders and masses, particularly of Makran, know that the sons of our homeland are behind “unknown bars” and they are incommunicado, but they (leaders and masses) are just “silent spectators”. Look at National Party the “symbol of paradoxes” and other so-called nationalists are “frying fish on water” and “eating dates through ears and noses”!!!!!!
Look at the human-shaped “cows” of our land, they are only thinking about their “papers and plastics”!!!
Look at Kech society, which is 90 percent rotten, because the drugs traffickers and thefts are leaders, decisions-makers and problems- solvers of Kech society. Nationalists, reformists and radicalists of Kech society are where???
We are fighting our last battle of survival. We should be united and it must be expressed and transferred to all balochs that “rotten things” may be made good but rotten minds, reformation is impossible like that of Makran, s so-called nationalists (not all).
Our women should be made understood, that if a barren land produces no products it will not be a matter of shameful, but when productive and fertile land produces nothing then it is a matter of insult and shamefulness!!!
In Iran, why we are forced to not talk and write Balochi “shad-e-zooban”??? Is there any majority to protest against this tyranny??? No, there is none, except 10 or 5 percent balochs of the homeland (some are residing in foreign countries).
Establishment in 1948,1958,1968,1973-77 and now in present attacked us why???Is our land a conquered land??? Answer is “no”, moreover, we are not united in one chain; we are not one in actual and true “sense of mind” not “spoken words”.


Our culture has been deculturised through state electronic and print media and by our so-called intellectuals. One is a follower of socialist, one is “laapparst”, one is “chamcha” of dictators, one is BNP (M), one is JWP, one is NP, one is Ahqtawar, one is Ehlam, one is BNM (Iran-Balochistan), one is BNM (Pakistan-Balochistan) and others are others ones!!!!!!! Why not “WE ARE ONE”????


IT is very much shameful for proud Baloch nation that sons of homeland are behind “unknown bars” and they are incommunicado, and we, all, are only just “begging and waiting” for their releases!!!! Sad very said baloch!!!!!!!!!!!!
Movement should not go forward and achieve its goals/ends until there be unity, sincerety, seriousness, dedication and devotion with/to movement/cause. There is much difference between “begging to others and acting by oneself”. It is, now, necessary for our assemblies’ members that they must resign from their memberships and portfolios as soon as possible. The theories of “survival of the fittest and do or die must be completely understood and accepted by us because we are fighting our last battle of identity and existence but not least one, now.

WE must rubbish aside all our superficial, extra and useless issues and be united for baloch cause. We must be the owner of our natural resources, for this unity is sine qua non for 21 century. We want to protect and preserve our culture and language from global floods of others cultures. We want to be a part of internationalism, then for this unity is the order of the day.
“UNITY IS STRENGTH”


“United we stand” We must be prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


We must make ourselves be the “Baloch Ocean” to tide as baloch said.


We must not be sleepy men/women.


We must not be that “KAPOOT”(a bird), which closes its eyes when cat comes to attack it.


From our (BALOCH) side, without fear, “day should be said day and night is night”

We, first of all, face our fifth columns or agent provocateurs, then forward for our “rights”.
“_________________

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Armed Struggle is Baloch Solution

THIS TO DO

1 . Baloch must find a foreign patron , one who has a strategic interest against both Iran and Pakistan or two different ones with strategic interest in disintegration of Iran and Pakistan. ( These could be America and India).

2. Involve all sections of Baloch society including sardars but with a democratic decision making system.

3. The armed forces of baloch must be led by a single man with military acumen.


4. Establish a government in exile.


DO YOU KNOW

Every second the Baloch -Non Baloch population gaps is increasing by something like 1-5 in Iran and 1-9 in Pakistan.

Great questions of the day are not settled by resolutions and debates but by blood and iron.

Jalal Sher Koh

BLA-Sherkoh (Balochistan Liberation Army-Sherkoh)

Please help to STOP the Pakistani State Terrorism

Please help to STOP the Pakistani State Terrorism and human rights violations in Balochistan against Baloch people.

On the behalf Of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), I would like to bring your attention to the deteriorating condition Of Dr. Imdad Baloch, Chairman of Baloch student Organization (BSO), who is on huger strike to death in front of Karachi Press club for the past 14 days, demanding the relase of student leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch and many other illegally detained Baloch political activist from pakistani jails.



Arrests, kidnappings and illegal detention of Baloch students, political workers and leaders by Pakistani police and intelligence agencies are a routine in Balochistan. After severe mental and physical torture, they are either made paralyzed or killed. Judiciary seems Indifferent and human right organizations are helpless in this regard. All of this has forced Dr. Imdad Baloch, Chairman of Baloch Students Organization (BSO) to go on hunger strike till death in front of Karachi Press Club from 3rd of October, 2005, till today.

Dr. Imdad Baloch was himself abducted by pakistani intelligence agencies from Karachi on 25th March, 2005 with Six other BSO members, namely Dr. Allah Nazar (former Chairman BSO), Dr. Yousuf (Press Secretary BSO), Ghulam Rasool (member Central Committee of BSO), Dr. Naseem (ex Central Committee member of BSO), AIi Nawaz and Akhtar Nadeem. They were detained in clandestine torture cells for three months and severely tortured. Dr. Imdad Baloch and his three BSO friends were later released , but Dr. Allah Nazar, Ali Nawaz and Akhtar Nadeem are still in custody without any trial and are being tortured. Among these three, the Condition Of Dr. Allah Nazar is said to be especially grave, who is partially paralyzed and reportedly unable to speak or recognize anyone as result of being tortured and electric shocks. His family has expressed concern that his injuries may result in complete paralysis unless he receives immediate medical treatment in hospital.However, the authorities have reportedly denied the men access to medical treatment."




Ali Asghar Bangulzai and his cousin Mohd Iqbal was kidnapped by Pakistani secret police on 18th October, 2001 in Quetta. Mohd Iqbal was released after 22 days but the whereabouts of Ali Asghar Bangulzai are still unknown, even after more than 5 years. Bangulzai children and relatives are on ongoing protest and hunger strike in Front or Quetta press club for last few months. Moreover, it has been more than two years since Hafiz Saeed Bangulzai, the uncle of Ali Asgher Bangulzai, was also abducted by security police and his whereabouts are still unknown too.

Gohram Baloch was arrested by Pakistani military on 8th August, 2004 when he was on his way from his native village Mand to Gwadar. He is still missing. Recently, on 22nd of September 2005, his younger brother, Abid Saleh, was also picked up by pakistani security forces and no body knows where they are being kept. On August 2005 fourteen young members of BSO were arrested in Turbat during a peaceful demonstration, and are still under illegal detention of Turbat police.


These few cases and with many others, have forced Dr. Imdad Baloch, the Chairman of Baloch Student Organization (BSO), to go on hunger strike till death. His demands are to release Dr. Allah Nazar, Ali Nawaz, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asghar Bangulzai, Hafiz Saeed Bangulzai, Abid Saleh, Gohram Saleh, Haji Jan Mohd Marri, fourteen members of BSO and other Baloch political illegal detainees.



Pakistan’s crime against our people in Balochistan are not new. Balochistan has been a victim of Pakistani terrorism since its occupation in 1947, by Pakistani Army. Thousand people have died and many are behind bars and are being tortured, including Dr. Allah Nazar, Goher Baloch, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asgher Bangulzai, Jan Mohammad Marri, Gohram, Saleh Baloch and many others.The Baloch people in Balochistan are asking,



"How long Baloch people have to suffer more? How long more we have to be tortured in the hands of Pakistani military dictators? When the human right violations and Pakistan's tyranny against our Baloch people will end and when will we have our freedom back?"




Your urgent attention and immediate intervention can save a life and will be highly appreciated by the people of Balochistan and the Baloch diaspora of allover the world. Please use your influence to ask the Pakistani authorities to let all these illegal detainees go and stop its human rights violations in Balochistan against the defensless innocent Baloch people. We highly appreciate your kind attention, immediate intervention and moral support in this matter. Thank you.



Sincerely,


Dr. Wahid Baloch, President
Baloch Society Of North America (BSO-NA), USA.
http://www.bso-na.org/

Friday, October 07, 2005

Detained Baloch students in poor health.

Dear Friends,

On September 29, 2005, I, along with Dr Ishaque Baloch and Dr Shamma
Ishaque Baloch (NP's MP), visited Dr Alla Nazar at Quetta Jail ward. It was
not an easy task to have permission to visit him, and when we got at the
Sandeman Hospital's Jail ward, we found a group of angry students who were
there to meet their comrade but with no success. They expelled all their
anger against the police guard who happened to be a Mengal Baloch. This
guard then came to us threatening that he would ask the sardar of his
Mengal tribe who would kill all these students in a minute because they had
mistreated him (he made the sign of decapitating them with daggers). We
consoled him telling him that they were his sons (seeing his old age) and
brothers and they were angry because their chairman was being kept in
prison and they were not allowed to see him.
As to the health of Dr Alla Nazar, we found him terribly sick with a very
poor mental and physical health. He had been severely tortured and he told
us that he had gone through severe physical torture in Karachi but had been
subject to repeated mental torture in Quetta's infamous Kuli camp prison.
He described to us how the interrogation team had subjected him to mental
and physical torture for days and days in a continuation without giving him
a single minute to rest for days. He told us that once he had been going
mad out of severe pain and had asked for some medicine after being tortured
and kept awaken for days he was again kept awake in a standing position for
another 8 hours simply for having asked for medicines. He told us that he
had been given three types of poison (he named them but I can't remember
them now as we were not in a position to either record our talks or take
notes). Sometime they would give him anti-dotes after administering him
poison. He said sugar was mixed in his food so that he could bear the
bitter taste of the poison and eat the food. He had also been given some
sort of liquid which has destroyed all of his digestive system. When we met
him he was suffering from severe pain in his chest and stomach. Left side
of his head was totally benumbed and his left leg was almost paralysed. He
told us that all of his comrades had left legs paralysed. Physically he was
very weak and trembling all the time. He said he had been beaten heavily on
his stomach and lower parts of the stomach and, as a result, he could not
stand straight.
He was physically very weak and mentally upset and disturbed. He said he
loses his temper frequently and very easily. He was afraid of getting mad
if not treated properly. He was not receiving any proper treatment at all.
There were two nurses and one ward boy in the whole jail ward who had no
idea of any treatment. He said he would request for a doctor but a medical
officer appears only after two or three days and he continues to suffer in
the meantime.
The only thing that he had intact was his high morale: he repeatedly told
us that he would never bow to the enemies of his nation and would sacrifice
all his life for the freedom of his people and the right of the Baloch. He
said the was is still on and he would fight it until the last breath. He
wanted me to pass on his message to the Baloch community outside
Balochistan telling them that his body has been paralysed but not his will
and determination.
He told us that he and two of his comrades have been remanded for a one
month long interrogation at the Joint Interrogation Team. Later on a
journalist friend managed to get a copy of the order in which three hereos
of the Baloch are ordered to be remanded. The order is issued by the Home
and Tribal Affairs Department with the subject of “Interrogation of
Suspects Through Joint Interrogation Team” comprised of 1) The Department
of Police Special Branch Chairman, 2) Representative of ISI, 3)
Representative of Military Intelligence, 4) Representative of Intelligence
Bureau, and 5) Representative of Corps Intelligence Unit (313). The letter
concludes by ordering these agencies that “the interrogation of the
suspects, Dr Allah Nazar, Akhtar Nadeem and Gohar Khan, be conducted in Sub
Jail ATF, Quetta Cantt., and a report with recommendations of the JIT may
be furnished to this department positively”.

Now, seeing the preoccupying physical and mental conditions of Dr Allah
Nazar (I have no idea of others as I had no occasion to meet them) he is
not in a condition to go through another mental and physical torture in the
hands of these criminals. It is, therefore, requested to the peace-loving
peoples around the world and to all human rights organizations to please
come forward and force the criminal regime of Pakistan to stop violating
human rights in Balochistan and immediately release all Baloch students and
other political prisoners so that they can get proper treatment in proper
health centres. All Baloch organizations are requested to take immediate
action and to do their best to make sure that Pakistani authorities stop
their inhuman treatment against Baloch political prisoners.

Long live the peaceful struggle of the Baloch for their basic human rights.

Badal Khan

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Imdad Baloch hunger strike till death

Karachi.Oct.3, 2005: Dr. Imdad Baloch, Chairman Baloch students Organization (BSO-United) announced in a press conference at Karachi Press Culb today, that he is going to start hunger strike till death, starting the October 3rd, 2005, untill all Baloch political workers and student leaders including Dr. Allah Nazar, Abdul Nabi Bangulzai, Ali Nawaz, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asghar Bangulzai, Hafiz Saeed, Abid Saleh, Zahid Saleh and others Baloch illehgal detainees are released from Pakistani jails and detention cells.


Chairman Dr. Imdad Baloch was Kidnapped by Pakistani ISI on March 24th, 2005, along with other seven BSO leaders from Karachi, after they had joined a peaceful protest against the military operation in Balochistan, in which 70 Baloch died and more than 200 were injured. Dr. Imdad Baloch and his three friends were released in May 2005, reported toture and degrading unhuman treatment during detention. The other three BSO leaders, including Dr. Allah Nazar are still in Jail and their families have reported that all three men have been tortured using electric shocks. Among these three, the Condition Of Dr. Allah Nazar is said to be especially grave, who is partially paralyzed and reportedly unable to speak or recognize anyone as result of electric shocks and torture. His family has expressed concern that his injuries may result in complete paralysis unless he receives immediate medical treatment in a hospital.However, the authorities have reportedly denied the men access to medical
treatment."

Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Amnesty International have shown concerns over the torture reports. In their press release it says, ?It is obvious that the illegal detentions and torture in custody are one part of a broader strategy of intimidation and harassment being pursued across the country. During the first seven months of the year, political activists, journalists and other citizens expressing dissent have all been picked up and subjected to similar intimidation. It also seems personnel of agencies and police are acting with growing impunity in carrying out such illegal acts."

?HRCP demands all illegally detained people held in the country be produced before courts, and charged if they are guilty of any unlawful act. It also calls for civil society groups to be given access to detained persons. The tactic of illegally arresting people can do nothing to dampen dissent, but will only add to the anger and frustration growing in the country, adding to the already existing threat of further violence and
mayhem. ?

After the Press Conference, Dr. Imdad Baloch sat on hunger strike in front of Karachi Press clubs. Many members of Baloch Student Organization (BSO-United) were also with him. "After my Martyrdom, The Secretary General Of BSO-United Saeed Yousuf will continue the Hunger strike till death," said Dr. Imdad Baloch.