Friday, July 14, 2006

Message to Indians : Help Liberate Balochstan and live with peace in South Asia

By Sunaina Baloch ., Phd

Balochis strongly condemn dastard killing of innocent people in Mumbai ,India in the train blast by terrorists . There is no doubt that these terrorists are instigated, inspired and supported by Pakistan without which they cannot act with such devastating effects. We mourn with the families of the near and dear and pledge to shine the light of justice on the face of perpetrators . We Balochis regret that our Indian brothers have fallen in the trap of false assurances delivered by Pakistan .

Government of Pakistan is just a name sake visage ,a rubber stamp , the real power is in the hands of ISI , ISI is a state within a state with full control of every aspect of governance in the country . Any assurances given by the Pakistani Government are just words written on sand , and the highest level of decision making eneity is ISI . The acts of terrorism are controlled and monitored by ISI, it is exceedingly difficult for Indian People and government to carry forward what may be called as normalization and peace process . We are certain that our Indian brothers and sisters have realized that engaging and hoping for Peace with Pakistan is like chasing chimera .

Pakistani Punjabis hates economic progress and prosperity of India ,they are using jihadis to affect India's economic progress , it is time for Indian brothers and sisters to join hands and build a national will against Jihadi terrorism sponsored by the state of Pakistan. By carrying out such attacks, Pakistani ISI want to create communal tension in India and to destroy the country's secular fabric .

We Balochis admire and bow to the spirit shown by Indians during this grave crisis and moving forward .Life can never be the same for those who have lost their near and dear ones , Indians must recognize Pakistani ISI is using every tool to spread their tentacles of terror across the country .

There are two options to Indians , either to continue suffer Pakistani Jihadi attacks or to teach a lesson once and for all by dismembering Pakistan by liberating Balochistan . We appeal to Indian brothers and sisters to support Baloch freedom struggle and liberate us from the Punjabi Pakistan , the sole war mongering evil of sub continent .

Please help us liberate from Pakistani Punjabis for peace and prosperity for our children and future generation and for whole sub continent.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Armed struggle is the only option of the oppressed

I wish I were the BLA chief....I respect the BLA because it is fighting for a just cause"

Sardar Attaullah Mengal, former chief minister of Balochistan and former PONM president

Interview by Malik Siraj Akbar

Sardar Attaullah Mengal, Balochistan's first chief minister, is among the three sardars who General Pervez Musharraf believes are creating mischief in Balochistan and hindering its development. He has been running nationalist and separatist movements for several years.

In 1972, he became the first CM of Balochistan. However, then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto dismissed his government on February 13, 1973, leading to a bloody insurgency and fanning anti-Pakistan feelings in Balochistan. Sardar Mengal, widely known as a staunch Baloch nationalist, has also severed as the president of the Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM). Recently TFT sought his views on a number of contentious issues. Here are some excerpts.

The Friday Times: What factors have caused the turmoil in Balochistan?

Sardar Attaullah Mengal: There are scores of factors. The roots of the present mess are entrenched in the past. Since Balochistan's forceful accession to Pakistan in 1947, relations between the province and the centre have been overshadowed by mistrust and abhorrence. The Centre has always adopted a domineering and arrogant attitude towards this province and its people. But the more the rulers have suppressed the Baloch, the more they have resisted. Resistance has always been here; it is nothing new. In the past, there have been bloody resistance movements. Now, the people are fighting the oppressors once again.

But why armed resistance? Struggle for just rights can also be waged politically.

I agree. The Baloch have always believed in political struggle. But how can you continue to engage in political struggle when the rulers invade us with sophisticated US weapons? Not on a single occasion have we opted for a military settlement of disputes. But the Centre has constantly inflicted violence on the unarmed and poor Baloch. One cannot stop that merely by chanting slogans.

So you support the armed resistance?

In today's world armed struggle is the only option of the oppressed. Giving one's life for a cause is not easy. The Baloch have tried their utmost to develop friendly relations with the Punjab-dominated establishment but they have backed us against the wall. The offensive has come from the other side. The Baloch are only defending themselves.

What do you know about the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA)?

Your guess is as good as mine. I also hear that an organization calling itself BLA is fighting for the Baloch rights.

A reputed magazine recently reported that you are leading the BLA.

(Laughs) I know nothing about the BLA. But if someone crowns me as the BLA chief then I am honoured. I wish I were the BLA chief. I respect the BLA because it is fighting for a just cause.

So you support them?

Of course, I do. Why should I oppose them? After all they are sacrificing their lives for a just cause and fighting in self-defence.

What are these rights?

I have told you that we did not join Pakistan willingly. We were forced to accede. Then we said that now that we are obliged to live with Pakistan, we should be treated with honour and dignity. In a federation, no one is a master or a slave. All federating units must be treated equally and with respect. Unfortunately, only one province, the Punjab, has dominated the entire federation. We have been insisting that our right of ownership to our resources should be accepted. We are the masters of our land. We, not Islamabad, should decide the fate of our province. We demand full provincial autonomy; nothing less will do.

What is your idea of provincial autonomy?
We want the federal government to deal with only three subjects: foreign affairs, defence and currency. All other matters must be in the hands of the provinces. We have been insisting that the provinces should be granted provincial autonomy as enshrined by the 1973 Constitution.

Then why do you also demand a new constitution?

The 1973 Constitution is no longer in its original form. It has been completely distorted. Our problem is not with the Constitution. We want complete provincial autonomy. If the current government is willing to amend the 1973 Constitution and grant us provincial autonomy, then we have no problems. The reason we insist on a new constitution is simply because that would make it easier to ensure provincial autonomy to the provinces. It will be more difficult to do so within the 1973 Constitution in its present form. Secondly, we do not have much hope in the current set-up; the Punjabi establishment will never back the idea of granting full autonomy to other provinces.

There is a general opinion that the sardars of Balochistan are the main obstacle to development. What do you say?

I am tired of hearing this. This is disinformation spread by the rulers to hide their own failures. I ask the rulers to name a single project that I opposed in my constituency or elsewhere in the province. On several occasions I have given my own lands to the government for the construction of schools and hospitals. But the officials are so inefficient that they have not been able to bring any teachers or doctors to these schools and hospitals.

Why do the Baloch nationalists oppose the Gwadar Port?

We have never opposed the idea of developing Gwadar or any other part of Balochistan. We apprised the Mushahid Hussain-led Parliamentary Sub-Committee about our reservations. Since Gwadar is a small coastal town, the influx of a large number of outsiders when the Port becomes operational will result in serious demographic changes. The total population of Balochistan is half of Karachi's population. The government is planning to set up another Karachi at Gwadar. We will be outnumbered. We have asked the government to debate the entire proposal with us. We want to know who is going to benefit from this mega project. If the project is meant to bring economic prosperity to others at our cost, we won't let that happen. The government should not give outsiders the right to vote in Gwadar. We welcome anyone who is interested in investing in Gwadar. But they should pay taxes to the government of Balochistan. Moreover, the revenue collection against imports and exports from Gwadar Port should go to Balochistan. The federal government mustn't interfere in the matters of the Port. It should be up to Balochistan to decide how much it wants to contribute to the divisible pool.

General Pervez Musharraf says it is just three sardars that are opposed to development .

There are 72 sardars sitting in Musharraf's lap. He should go and develop their areas. But the state of those sardars' areas is as deplorable as that of any other area in the province. If the General has the backing of 72 sardars then why does he require our support? He should go ahead and complete his development agenda.

Why are you so anti-Punjab and why do you always hold the Punjab responsible for the mess in Balochistan?

I know people perceive me as anti-Punjab. I am not against the ordinary Punjabi. However, I have a genuine compliant against the people of that province. The Punjabis from various segments of life never came forward to condemn their politicians who treated us shabbily. Those who kept us backward and usurped our resources are all Punjabis.

Last year, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti floated the idea of a single Baloch National Party. Why was the proposal so coldly received?

I backed the idea of a single Baloch national party. Initially, Nawab Khair Baksh Marri did not support the proposal. Later, he agreed to join negotiations on the single Baloch national party. Agha Shahid Bugti, general secretary of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), was also in contact with me. I said let's hold a party convention in Quetta to decide the structure of the party and the future course of action. But we could not make headway due to the political change in the province.

Are you in contact with Nawab Bugti?

Yes. When I was in Karachi, he called me. I have also called him on a number of occasions. We have been in constant contact.

How do you view the Charter of Democracy?

What democracy? I don't accept this democracy. How can you call it democracy when there is 56 percent domination of the Punjab in the federation? There is no federal system in Pakistan. The Baloch will only support a democracy that grants them full provincial autonomy.

(The Friday Times, Lahore July 07-13, 2006 - Vol. XVIII, No. 20)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Balochis no longer want to be allied with the federation: Mengal

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Balochistan and PONM Central leader Sardar Ataullah Mengal said that the situation in Balochistan has reached to no point of return and the people of Balochistan no longer want to be allied with the federation and the Balochi people will emerge victorious amongst this battle of might and enemy.

In an exclusive interview with Online and Weekly Pulse Sardar Ataullah Mengal, who has been dubbed as one of the Sardars responsible for the deteriorating situation in Balochistan, said the situation of Balochistan always deteriorates, in every decade or so, but the current crisis sound more profound. It seems as if both the adversaries have reached a point-of-no-return, with not even a tiny flick of ray of hope being visible.

"Thousands of Balochis are laying down their precious lives for the defense of their "homeland and culture", pitted against an incomprehensible and powerful adversary like government but I am sure that Balochi people will emerge victorious amongst this battle of might and enemy", he said.

He said the government his time it has created a sense of hatred among masses far beyond just the government itself; to (the very concept of) Pakistan itself! This would simply mean that Pakistan and Balochistan would never be able to co-exist.

He said that mostly every government that comes into power tries to impress the fact upon us that Balochis are merely a third rate nation, and that difference has been sustained.

The "agencies", have been given unlimited and free choice to abduct, murder or terrorize anybody at their free will, almost like an "imperial agency", not even answerable to courts of law or Allah himself. As a result thousands of persons in the Province have been abducted, murdered or terrorized with impunity. This is even worse than British Raj days, and a close comparison would reveal that those were still the days of freedom of expression, while today we have slipped back to days of serfdom, Sardar Mengal said.

"President General Pervez Musharraf and his "agencies" are responsible for pinning the final nail into the "coffin of Federation".

In response to a query he said that it is common practice to blame the Balochistan crisis on " Foreign hand".

"It is very easy to levy an allegation. Even I can allege that if Musharraf can be a foreign agent (toady), I reserve the right to be one as well! If foreign hands are involved than why didn’t Pakistan lodge strong protests against that country or elements? These are all but baseless allegations", Mengal retorted..

In response to a question Sardar Mengal said there are no more solutions left. Things have gone to a point-of-no-return. People have sensed the issue on their own instincts and extreme hatred has developed in their minds about the rulers. I have never witnessed such extreme hatred ever. I have also perceived that they do not wish to be allied to the Federation any more. Even the best available democratic government has failed to deliver justice for the Baloch masses. So unless the Baloch faith is restored they would never compromise. It is only a matter of time before a verdict is reached, regardless of its acceptance or rejection."

Talking about PONM and some "nationalist" parties demand of a new constitution Mengal said, " We feel that the new constitution could easily accommodate all the factors and demands desired by provinces and specifically the grievances of oppressed nationalities. Should any one try to amend even a single word, a 2/3rd majority, usually hard to find, would be required. But since Punjab enjoys a 58% representative, it would never want a new change. Hence we feel that a new constitution based on equality (under any circumstances) should be legislated."

He said Punjab can rule the roost per force as long as it wishes, but a time would definitely come when it would loose the federation of other provinces. Pakistan survived after losing Bengal, but should it loose one other province the entire Federation would crumble like a sand house.

He said PONM has decided that if the forthcoming General Elections of 2007 are ever held under the auspices of President General Pervez Musharraf it would not contest them. We demand that these General Elections should be held under the auspices of impartial judiciary, who have not taken any oath under the PCO (Provisional Constitutional Order). We simply do not trust President Pervez Musharraf, after the way he has maligned the mullah. Anything can be expected of him.

Talking about the Charter of Democracy he said For us, any "charter" is incomplete as long as it contains full provisions for the autonomy of smaller provinces "in accordance with their vision", restoring their confidence and trust. Both the parties are promoting " Punjab’s domination", the only difference today is that "that dominance" is being perpetuated with use of force. We would never struggle for removal of an unconstitutional regime, only to be replaced by a new exploitation system. We also don’t approve of any democracy, which would deny us our rights and rather tend to suffocate us, taking cover under the democratic regulations and norms for doing so.

Time to Demand demilitarization and self governance of Balochistan

By Sunaina Baloch , Phd ,

Musharraf in his latest statement on Kashmir proposed a FINAL RESOLUTION , he said "I have proposed demilitarization as a final resolution. Demilitarize Kashmir, give self-governance to the people of Kashmir with a joint management arrangement on top." . There are many interesting points that Baloch leadership should pick up from the statement , that can be used as talking points with Islamabad's Punjabi elite . We have to demand 2 things from Muahsrraf 1.De-Millitarise Baloch 2. Self Governance of our resources .

Mastermind of flopped Kargil war is licking wounds and now testing his instincts on Balochis . His arrogant statements on Baloch made him less of a leader and more of a street thug and Grand old man of Baloch Mr.Akbar Bugti is having fun by paying commando in his own coin . Bugti outsmarted all Pakistani Millitary maneuvers to eliminate him, using rugged mountains to his advantage and waging a skilled guerilla war against Punjabi forces . Musharraf is perplexed this time , don't know what has hit him and why this time baloch is different from 1970's , may be he is sulking in the corner with his friend Mushaid Hussain a Punjabi Jihadi .

He frequently describe terrorist attacks on women and children in Kashmir as a freedom struggle , a contrast where our Balochis attack only Frontier corps , and all other attacks on innocent civilians are orchistrated by ISI and blame Baloch . It is making every effort to make Baloch fight Baloch , rifts between tribes , but failed in their mission .

Is it not the right time for Baloch leadership to serve a memorandum and demand for a formal demilitarization and self governance of Balochistan ?


Friday, July 07, 2006

Baloch Freedom Fighters smashed Pakistani Army, 35 Pak commandos dead

We are pleased to inform you that the armed aggression launched by Paki military men on 3rd of this month against Bugti Baloch was completely doomed by Bugti Baloch, and inflicted heavy losses in men and material upon Punjabi soldiers. The latest reports received from battle front indicate that Paki enemy was dreaming to kill Baloch veteran leader Nawab Akber Khan Bugti and destroy Baloch liberation movement once for all;. They were not aware that Baloch would fight till end and would never either surrender or get their leader killed by enemy forces.

JWP chief says his militia killed 30-35 commandos, shot down 2 helicopters


LAHORE: Tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti rejected the government’s claims of having killed 31 militants in a recent operation in Dera Bugti, saying that his private militia had instead inflicted severe damage on security forces.


Tribal rebels in Pakistan's Balochistan province have denied claims that Pakistani troops killed 31 of their fighters in attacks this week.

Some rebels had been injured in the clashes and security forces had now withdrawn from the Dera Bugti area, spokesmen for the tribesmen said.

Conflicting accounts of battle in Pakistan

Military says it killed 31 insurgents; tribal leaders deny toll, say they shot down a helicopter
By Naseer Kakar
QUETTA, Pakistan - Security forces killed 31 fighters in an offensive against renegade Baluch tribesmen in southwestern Pakistan, officials said Thursday.

An aide of a top Baluch tribal leader, however, denied it, and said his militia had shot down a military helicopter -- a claim rejected by the government.

It was not immediately possible to reconcile the conflicting accounts of Wednesday's fighting near Dera Bugti, a remote town about 210 miles southeast of Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province.

Thousands of security forces have been deployed to battle the long-running insurgency in tribal regions of Pakistan's poorest province.

Tribesmen are demanding more royalties for natural gas extracted from their lands and oppose government moves to establish new military garrisons.

Abdur Raziq Bugti, the provincial government spokesman, said security forces on the ground, backed by helicopter gunships, targeted hideouts of militants accused of blowing up gas pipelines and attacking officials.

He said that intercepts of communications among the militants -- who are led by prominent Baluch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti -- indicated that 31 fighters had been killed.

Security forces also seized a cache of weapons, including rockets and land mines, but did not recover any bodies of dead militants, he said.

Wadera Alam Khan, a close aide of Akbar Bugti, denied any tribal fighters were killed.

"The helicopters bombed uninhabited mountainous areas that did not cause us any casualties. The government claims are based on lies," Khan said by phone from Dera Bugti.

"Our resistance fighters fired at and shot down a helicopter, and we are sure that all those flying in it have been killed," he said -- although he offered no evidence to back up the claim.

The provincial government spokesman, and a military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not have the authority to make media comments, said no helicopter had been shot down in the operation.

The government offensive this year has forced renegade chieftain Akbar Bugti from his redoubt in Dera Bugti and into hiding in arid mountains.

The violence has raised fears of a repeat of an uprising that rocked Baluchistan in the 1970s, when thousands died in a large-scale military operation against rebellious tribesmen.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Baloch Fighters should use MANPAD’s to counter Punjabi Airforce

By ISOWBA ( Intelligence and Security Operations Wing of Balochistan Army)

Punjabi military thugs have used Helicopter gunships and Fighter Jets against Baloch people resulting in heavy casualty of civilians and also our fighters . This has raised a serious debate around the world about the extent the Punjabi Pakistanis can go to subjugate political ,economic and human rights of indigenous people . Pictures of children killed in helicopter gun fire and missiles fired from Figther Jets are so guresome that even a brave hearted Millitary soldiers will broke . International community have seen this savagery for which Musharraf and Pakistani Military should be tried in international court for this open genocide of Baloch . Not for one day , Indian army used Helicopter Gunships against Pakistani sponsored Kashmiri Jihadis during last 15 years , that shows the professionalism of Indian military .

In spite of all this our brave freedom fighters have brought down some Military Helicopters without using any sphisticated weapons , this mismatch of weaponry should not continue for long . We have to equip our forces with latest weapons in order to win this epic war , therefore we are constrained to use man-portable air defense systems also called MANPADS and against murderous Punjabi air force , they are very vulnerable to MANPAD attack . One has to make a note that ,due to the limited effective range of MANPADS, any attack would probably occur in the close vicinity of an airfield, possibly outside any protected perimeter.

Baloch Military organs have to recognize that using MANPADs(man-portable air defense systems) is legitimate against Punjabi Airforce ( NOT CIVILIAN AIRLINES ) given that we are in a state of war , remember the famous adage 'everything is fair in love and war'. In the past worldwide freedom fighters used MANPADs(man-portable air defense systems) against mighty forces to defend , Russians bowed backed because of Mujahiddeens used Stringers and in recent times LTTE and PKK used them . Here are few examples ,between 1994 and 1997, the LTTE sourced Russian-made SA7 MANPADs from the Cambodian black market and used these weapons to shoot down Sri Lankan Air Force planes and helicopters. In 1997, the LTTE, used a Stinger missile to shoot down a Sri Lankan Air Force Mi24 Hind attack helicopter. Similarly, the PKK shot down two Turkish Army helicopters in May 1997 using MANPADs of undetermined origin.

But such attacks have an even longer history. Two Rhodesian jets were downed by Russian MANPAD's -- SA-7s in the late 1970s and a Sudan airways jet was shot down in 1986 with a combined loss of 167 lives. Other countries which have experienced missile attacks on domestic airliners include Angola, the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Costa Rica, Mozambique, Mauritania, Somalia, and Armenia. Many of these missiles, such as the French Mistral, the US Stinger, and the Russian SA-7 Grail are widely available and highly sought after on the black market.

Man-portable air defense systems are a god sent gifts to freedom fighters all around the world ,there an estimated 500,000 MANPADs available today on the black market according to recent reports . The use of MANPADs will unavoidably become more attractive for us as fighting progress .and Punjabis increasing use of Airforce .

These weapons can be easily concealed and transported in a container as small as a suitcase, and can be lethal to a wide range of military and dual use aircraft.MANPAD systems and their launchers are available on the black market for as little as $15,000,some of the simpler systems available for as little as $1,000 on the open market .

MANPADS are commonly described as shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles that are short-range surface-to-air missiles. They can be carried and fired by a single individual or fired by more than one person acting as a crew. Most MANPADS consist of:

1) a missile packaged in a tube;
2) a launching mechanism (commonly known as a "grip stock"); and
3) a battery. The tubes have an aiming device, which protect the missile until it has been fired, and are normally disposable.

The missiles themselves usually contain the homing device(s) that direct them towards their aerial target. MANPADS (tube with missile within), typically range from about 4 feet to 6 1/2 feet in length and are about 3 inches in diameter. Their weight, with launcher, ranges from about 28 pounds to just over 55 pounds. They are easy to transport and conceal. Some of the most commonly available MANPADS are about the size and weight of a full golf bag and can easily fit into the trunk of an automobile. There are three main types of MANPADS classified primarily by their guidance systems or "seekers:"

I) Infrared (IR) that home in on an aircraft's heat source, usually the engine's exhaust plume;

II ) Command Line-of-Sight (CLOS) whereby the MANPADS operator visually acquires the target aircraft using a magnified optical sight and then uses radio controls to guide the missile into the aircraft;

III ) Laser beam riders in which the missile flies along the laser beam and strikes the aircraft where the operator has aimed the laser.

The most commonly used MANPAD are of the first type because they require the least amount of training and experience to operate. The second and third types, while harder to operate, are very difficult to defend against with any countermeasures taken by Punjabis .

It’s time to use MANPAD’s against Punjabis , ‘EVERYTHING IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR’ . Remember the pictures of innocent kids killed whenever you think of Paki Punjabis .

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Surrender of Bugti head lighted by Pakistani press is nothing more than white lies

Quetta: In our surprises we read Pakistani press writing that supporters of Nawab Bugti surrender is nothing more then necked propaganda from Govt, they bring Bugti and other Dacoits from all over Pakistan for ransom and promises not to arrest them just to give some fake press conference so hastily arrange by Balochistan’s so called Dummy Minster of interior.

The named people in that fake press conference are unknown people they live in Sindh for past many years and were brought to Quetta by special PIA flight from interior Sindh.

Govt is outraged by their continues failures where as Baloch freedom fighters have upper hand in all major part of Balochistan.

Govt is so much terrified from the facts that Baloch fighters might storm and capture Dera Bugti and Sui cities by force, just to calm down their coward troops in fighting zone so that they do not desert their units every now and then they carve out such stories of surrenders, it should be noted that recently hundreds of Pakistani troops have been deserting their positions and running away from Balochistan.

We assure the world community and Baloch freedom fighters that all these news item and press conferences are fake and not true have nothing to do with Baloch freedom fighters.

Soon or later we will find the backs of Pakistani occupation forces and Balochistan will be liberated from repression and unjust.

Baloch from all over the Balochistan are joining the ranks of freedom fighters and they are getting stronger every coming day.

We are a guerilla movement and are ready for such fights this is a way of our life and we hit enemy positions and move from place to place Govt forces will never get to us but we will when ever we want to hit them.

He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day!!!!

Press release from Baloch freedom fighters

Powerful speech of Dr.Allah Nazar

Dr Allah Nazar strongly rejects parliamenterian Politics in his Speech. whoever thinks that he can achieve Balochistan's rights within parliament, then he is misleading the Baloch Nation.



By Sunaina Baloch .Phd


After six years since Rober Kaplan published his article ‘The Lawless Frontier’, a reality check proves that he is absolutely correct in his judgement about Pakistan that it is an artificial state on the verge of collapse . It is for Baloch nationalists to invigorate their spirt and fight punjabi looters and see to that our resources are secured for our future generation. Lesson learned from past freedom struggle is , freedom fight has two dimensions ,one diplomatic and another Millitary ,world citizens see and listen to it when they converge . In the past we lacked diplomatic muscle power , now we have , so let's use it to the hilt and beat the shit out of punjabis( Excuse me for this language) .


Pakistan today is at a historical cross-road, a self-created political and military mess could drift into a repeat of its 1971 misadventure of east Pakistan.Pakistan is now a state on the verge of collapse.

Problem of Balochistan started many decades ago, Baloch nationalists fought Punjabis for freedom in 1948, 1958-59, 1962-63 and 1973-77—all of which the army suppressed . In the 1970s, the Baloch nationalists were ousted from power by the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto government, upon which they launched an armed struggle to reclaim power. In the 1980s and 1990s, they were part of the democratic landscape under the governments of Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif. However, since the 1999 military takeover, they have been excluded from power in the province. The subsequent standoff between the government and Baloch nationalists has broken into warfare from time to time. What has sparked off the recent crisis is the contention of the Balochis that the province is being militarised, cantonments are being set up in the name of development, and that the real motive is to completely take over the natural resources of Balochistan, particularly in Kohlu and Dera Bugti.

In an interview Pakistans Human Rights leader Ms.Asma Jahangir said to a question whether the Indian government reaction is justifiable .She said "Human rights issues are universal. When our government takes up the issue like that of the massacre in Gujarat, not only our government but all governments of the world should make India accountable. Therefore, it's just right that when systematic human rights violations are taking place in Balochistan, the world community pays attention to it. India is part of the world community, part of the region as well. I hope that not only India
but other countries do pay attention. We expect India and Pakistan to take notice of what happened in Myanmar and Nepal. So what is happening in Balochistan is grave enough to take notice of." This is a clear signal from saner elements of Pakistan to India to take notice of events in Pakistan rather being mum .


To put in the words of Robert Kaplan , of Atlantic Online , "PAKISTAN covers the desert frontier of the Subcontinent. British civil administration extended
only to Lahore, in the fertile Punjab, near Pakistan's eastern border with India; its Mogul architecture, gardens, and rich bazaars give Lahore a closer resemblance to the Indian cities of New Delhi and Calcutta than to any other place in Pakistan. But the rest of Pakistan— the rugged Afghan-border regions of Baluchistan and the North-West Frontier Province, the alkaline wasteland of Sind, and the Hindu Kush and
Karakoram Mountains embracing Kashmir — has never been subdued by the British or anyone else." One Indian expert says "It is a small chunk of India latched on
to a huge and hostile border region. It is a total mismatch."

Dr.N S Rajaram a famous Mathematician and History expert said in 2000 in an article that "The State of Pakistan is being overwhelmed by forces of history and geography. A state with less than a tenth the resources of India, Pakistan is forced to fight
insurgencies on its frontiers perhaps ten times as great as in Kashmir. It is only a matter of time before the institutions of the state totally breakdown. And this is because of the fundamental irrationality of Pakistan, which is less a state than a turbulent frontier that a small Punjabi elite is attempting to hold together. This is the picture that emerges from a masterly study of the state of Pakistan written by Robert Kaplan, probably the world’s leading reporter on the region (‘The Lawless Frontier’, The Atlantic Monthly, September 2000)."

This has set the state of Pakistan on a course of irreversible dissolution. Here is the crux of the problem in Kaplan’s words: "Osama bin Laden, and the fighting in Kashmir obscure the core issue of South Asia: the institutional meltdown of Pakistan…" And this is due to the "accumulation of disorder and irrationality" that is yet to be understood. And the jihad in Kashmir is a consequence of this fear of a
crumbling state — in the hope of providing a unifying theme to unite forces of the frontier that are implacably hostile to the Punjabi ruling establishment.

“Punjab-centric” Priorities shattered Pakistan

Pakistan’s western frontiers commence from the Gwadur Bay on the Iran-Pakistan border on the Arabian Sea. The frontier runs initially northwards towards
Saindak, than briefly takes an eastern delineation, till short of Quetta. It then swings in a north-easterly direction towards Chitral and Gilgit (Northern Areas).

Beginning from the South, Baluchistan shares borders with Iran and Afghanistan; the NWFP shares borders with Afghanistan; and Gilgit shares borders with Afghanistan and China. Chitral and Gilgit provide the Southern base of the Wakhan Corridor.

Historically, neither Baluchistan nor NWFP opted for Pakistan, when it emerged as a eparate state in 1947. Use of military force by Pakistan in the former and
last minute political machinations by the British Governor in the latter, led to their emergence as the western peripheral regions of Pakistan. Gilgit and its
surrounding regions were annexed for Pakistan by the British officers of Gilgit Scouts, a frontier militia.

As a result of the above these three regions have remained in active turbulence since 1947. Today, Baluchistan freedom struggle is in a fifth stage of armed rebellion. In NWFP, the Waziristan Region in which are located the sanctuaries of the Al Qaeda and Taliban, is in a “semi-independent state” with Pakistan Army’s entry prevented by armed resistance. In the general area of Gilgit and its surroundings, the Balwaristan freedom movement is active. In NWFP there has been a running demand for an independent state of Greater Pakhtunistan.

These important geo-strategic regions of Pakistan’s western frontier have remained grossly under-developed. The major reason being the “Punjab-centric” priorities of successive Pakistani Governments, a condescending disdain for the fiercely independent tribes which inhabit these regions and Pakistan getting away with all this, because these regions had a strategic utility for United States military needs in the region; and hence a permissive American attitude to Pakistan’s high-handedness towards these regions.


Further the same expert suggests Punjabis to rejoin India and give away the frontier province to be safe and secure . "The only way for Punjab to survive is to
let the frontier be frontier and rejoin India— its natural home. But is the Punjabi ruling elite capable of such vision? As one Pakistani (Punjabi) journalist
told Kaplan, "We have never defined ourselves in our own right — only in relation to India. That is our tragedy." This attitude represents a historic truth: Punjab is India or it is happy hunting ground for the frontier tribes. If the Punjabis do not cure themselves of their hatred, it may soon lead to an even greater tragedy— of Afghanistan consuming Pakistan itself. "

"Punjabis should see for themselves that Pakistan is a fantasy that died the day Bangladesh broke away. They should also recognize that the Punjabis never asked for Pakistan; the people who planted that poison seed remained in India. And the same people — of the Deoband School of Lucknow — planted also the poison seed that grew to be Taliban."

The choice for the Punjabis of Pakistan is clear. Forces of history and geography are against them. They can return to their natural home in India as the proud
citizens of a great power or continue their sordid existence as a client state that can be hired by a patron whenever a dirty job needs to be done. But even this is precarious and short-lived existence. For all its bombast, Pakistan — its Punjabi core at least — is today little more than a buffer state between India
and the violent frontier. Once they become part of India, they will have a great power to defend them against the hordes. One hopes they recognize the inexorability of the logic: it is India or oblivion, there is no middle ground.


On the whole after six years, Rober Kaplan and Rajaram proved to be absolutely correct in their judgements about Pakistan . It is for Baloch nationalists to
invigorate their spirt and fight punjabi looters and see to that our resources are secured for our future generation. Lesson learned from past freedom struggle is freedom fight has two dimensions ,one diplomatic and another Millitary ,world citizens see and listen to it when they converge . In the past we lacked diplomatic muscle power , now we have , so let's use it to the hilt and beat the shit out of punjabis .