All posts tagged: Balochistan

خو ن کا کھیل اب بلوچستان میں

                                                     سائرہ ظفر مری قسمت میں یا رب کیا نہ تھی دیوار پتھر کی  کہاں تک رووں اس خیمے کے پیچھے قیامت ہے سو جا بیٹا ہا ں سونے سے پہلے یہ ضرور یاد رکھنا آیت الکرسی پڑھ کر سونا۔ہو سکتا ہے آج میرے بچے نے آیت الکرسی نہ پڑھی ہو۔چلو کوئی بات نہیں آج میں خود پڑھ کر پھونک دوں گی ۔لیکن ماں کیوں ،روزانہ مجھے بھی تلقین کرتی ہو اور خود بھی 3دفعہ آیت الکرسی پڑھ کر پھونکتی ہو۔بیٹا تین دفعہ پڑھنے سے بندہ اللہ تعا لی کی حفاظت میں رہتا ہے۔کوئی اس کا کچھ نہیں بگاڑ سکتا ہے۔10 اپریل 2015 کو بلوچستان کے علاقے تر بت میں دہشت گردوں نے خون کی ایسی ہولی کھیلی کہ خیمے میں سوئے ہوئے مزدوروںپر اندھا دھند فائرنگ کر دی سیکیورٹی کے نام کالے لباس میں ملبوس پولیس اہلکار کے کان پر جوں تک نہ رینگی دہشت گرد بغیر کسی ڈرو …

Violence: Dripping with blood

The Economist Too many disagreements in Pakistan are fatal   ON DECEMBER 29TH Syed Baqir Shah, a police surgeon, was gunned down in Quetta, the capital of the province of Balochistan. A few days later the police said that some 50 suspects had been arrested but there had been no “major breakthrough”. Few were surprised. Among the prime suspects were the police themselves and the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary outfit that in theory reports to the provincial government but takes orders from the army.

A tacit admission?

THE statement by Gen Javed Zia, Quetta corps commander, that the “army considers the killing of missing people an abhorrent act” is perhaps the first time that a senior military commander has directly addressed an issue that goes to the heart of the fifth insurgency in Balochistan: the `missing persons` whose bodies are appearing in so-called `kill and dump` operations over the past year. Gen Zia also made another remarkable statement, going so far as to say that `patriotic elements` had hit back against Baloch insurgents and those involved in desecrating the Pakistani flag. Was this a tacit admission that the ISI and the Frontier Corps have been involved in the extrajudicial killings, as independent and Baloch observers have repeatedly alleged? via A tacit admission?.

Blaochistan Crisis-Insurgency and ‘Geo-Politics of Energy Resources’

This Blog post is an extract from our research paper ‘Balochistan Crisis: Problem’s and Solution”. In the paper we have tried to analyse the issues and factors, which gave rise to the conflicts which have continued to fester and periodically given rise to the revolts and insurgencies resulting into the present crisis in the province, highlighting the recommendations for the urgent action in order to eradicate the root causes of the long standing conflict. [click on the title to read the complete paper on our website] History of the conflicts Controversies involving the areas comprising Balochistan date back to the establishment of the Durand Line in 1893, that divided Pashtun and Baluch tribes living in Afghanistan from those living in what later became Pakistan. Afghanistan vigorously protested the inclusion of Pashtun and Baluch areas within Pakistan without providing the inhabitants with an opportunity for self-determination.

NATO officer claims US Special Forces have conducted secret raids inside Pakistan’s border regions

A former NATO officer claims US Special Forces have conducted secret raids inside Pakistan’s border regions. The operations were conducted between 2003 and 2008, but only one was ever made public. According to reports, troops were looking for high value targets among both the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The one that became widely known in September 2008 was condemned as a provocation by the Pakistani government. Ethnic groups from Pakistan’s Balochistan province where most of the raids occurred blame the government in Islamabad for allowing these things to happen, said RT LIVE investigative journalist Webster Tarpley. Watch the Video:

The Balochistan Package

by I.A. Rehman The announcement of the Balochistan package has revealed one of those unusual situations when both sides to an issue are right and wrong at the same time. Balochistan’s nationalist politicians are right in criticising the package for absence of decisions on their immediate concerns. They are perhaps wrong in entertaining an inflated view of the Raza Rabbani committee’s mandate and in assuming the government to be more powerful than it really is. The government is right in claiming credit for a detailed mapping of the areas where reform is urgently needed. It is wrong in assuming that it is possible to palm the alienated and restive people of Balochistan off with a mere listing of pious intentions.


The full text of Balochistan package as presented in Parliament on Nov 24, 2009. PREAMBLE “CONSCIOUS, that the Provinces have a sense of depravation, in the political and economic structures of the Federation; RECALLING, that the provisions of the 1973 Constitution in particular relating to the Federation – Province relationship have been circumvented; STATING that the financial assistance given by the present federal government in terms of Rs. 4.6 billion PSDP support, Rs. 2.8 billion paid as arrears of royalty for Uch – pending since 1995, Rs. 17.5 billion overdraft of Balochistan written off, realizing that this is not a substitute to provincial autonomy;