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Baloch Freedom Movement

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  1. brain_dead

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    BSO Memorandum TO UN
    Balochistan, the land of the Baloch people, was forcefully annexed with Pakistan, through a military operation, on 27 March 1948. The Baloch people have been struggling for their right of national self-determination since then.
    The atrocities of Pakistan army in Balochistan have a very long history. The Pakistan’s rulers have denied every right to the Baloch people. They colonized their motherland, looting their natural resources.



    KALAT, Balochistan – The crisis in Balochistan is escalating into a full-fledge “Baloch War of Independence” in Pakistani-occupied Balochistan due to the oppressive policies of the Pakistani military dictatorship of General Pervez Musharraf. The Punjabi-dominated Pakistani armed forces have launched ethnic cleansing in Balochistan against the ethnic Baloch people; they are systematically kidnapping, imprisoning and murdering Baloch nationals by the thousands.

    The Baloch are resenting this Punjabi invasion and oppression, and retaliating with full vengeance. While defending themselves, the Baloch view all Muslim Punjabis in Balochistan as collaborators of the Pakistani occupying forces (which is a fair assessment regarding the role played by the majority of Punjabis in Balochistan), and henceforth, they are considered the enemies of the Baloch people.

    In defense of Balochistan in this “Baloch War of Independence”, GOB (Exile) has instructed all Baloch nationals to consider any employee of the Government of Pakistan in occupied Balochistan as an enemy soldier no matter what their ethnicity (including Baloch loyalists) and engage in battle with them unless they surrender and are taken as prisoner of war. Since, the majority of the Pakistani government employees in Balochistan are Punjabis most of them are not required to wear any government-issued uniform, which may cause confusion for the Baloch soldier to differentiate government employees (enemy soldiers) from non-government employed civilians.

    To minimize collateral damage and avoid civilian casualties, GOB (Exile) has issued the following Proclamation for all ethnic Punjabi Muslims in Balochistan to immediately leave Balochistan for the sake of their own safety. Due to the escalating ethnic tension created between the oppressed Baloch people and the arrogant Punjabi-dominated Government of Pakistan, the likelihood of any innocent ethnic Punjabi getting killed or injured will be increased significantly as the “Baloch War of Independence” progresses.
     
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    Baloch Freedom Struggle: The road ahead


    The massacre of Nawab Akbar Bugti, the legendary leader of the Baloch freedom struggle, and some of his close associates by the Pakistan Air Force and Army in a three-day operation against their hide-out in a cave between Dera Bugti and Kohlu in Balochistan between August 24 and 26, 2006, seems to have happened due to three fatal mistakes committed by the Baloch freedom-fighters and their friends.

    Their first mistake was their non-observance of the principle of wide dispersal of the leadership. While the foot soldiers of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and other pro-independence groups showed a remarkable capability for operating autonomously in small cells of not more than two or three without undue dependence on their command and control, the political and operational leaders of the movement tended to flock and stay together instead of dispersing themselves. This provided the Air Force and the Army with an opportunity for a decapitation strike aimed at the entire leadership in one go.

    Whenever the Balochs had risen in revolt against the Pakistani Armed Forces, it was the Pakistan Air Force, which tilted the scale against the freedom-fighters by taking advantage of the tendency of the leaders of the independence movement to flock together. What happened between August 24 and 26, 2006, was a repeat of what happened in the early 1970s. After the Pakistan Army failed to quell the independence movement, Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto, then in power, sent the Air Force to crush the movement.

    The second mistake was their non-observance of communication discipline. The freedom-fighters had correctly analysed that one of the reasons for their failure in the 1970s was their neglect of the importance of psychological warfare and their consequent failure to publicise their case and take it to the international community.

    This time, particularly since December last year when Gen. Pervez Musharraf ordered the Air Force and the Army to crush the freedom-fighters, they were devoting more attention to PSYWAR and publicity with the help of a number of enthusiastic and well-motivated Baloch youth living and working abroad. Thanks to their efforts, the international community has been better informed this time about the Baloch freedom struggle than it was in the 1970s.

    For this publicity effort, the leaders of the freedom struggle based in Balochistan should have kept the exercise confined to the use of audio and video recorded messages and interviews and occasionally the Internet if they knew how to do so in a secure manner. Unfortunately, in their over-enthusiasm, they started using the telephone very freely without a proper understanding of the security risks of using telephones.

    Nawab Bugti himself was freely using his satellite telephone for keeping in touch with his followers abroad and for giving interviews to foreign journalists. Frequent telephone calls for interviews to Nawab Bugti by some over-enthusiastic Indian journalists seem to have contributed to the kiss of death, which felled Nawab Bugti.

    In the 1970s, the Pakistan military and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had very little capability for the collection of technical intelligence (TECHINT). Their TECHINT capability has tremendously improved since 9/11 due to the gifting of the latest interception equipment by the US' National Security Agency (NSA) and the training of Pakistani intelligence officers by the NSA. The US gave all this equipment and training to enable the Pakistan Army pinpoint the location of Osama bin Laden and other remnants of Al Qaeda and arrest, kill or capture them. Gen. Musharraf diverted all this equipment for use against the Baloch freedom-fighters.

    The third mistake was the absence of fire discipline. After Pakistan's TECHINT analysts had managed to identify the cave in which, according to them, the GHQ of the independence movement was located, the Air Force and the Army did not immediately raid the place. They sent a US-gifted helicopter gunship over the area for an on-the-spot-observation. One of the freedom-fighters in the cave reportedly opened fire on the helicopter, thereby confirming the location of their hide-out. The air strikes and the military raids followed thereafter.

    All independence struggles----even those led by legendary leaders such as Mao Tase-Dong and Ho Chi-Minh--- experience such set-backs. They make an objective analysis of the set-back, draw the right lessons, make mid-march corrections and resume marching ahead. That is what the brave Baloch freedom-fighters are likely to do. Tactical set-backs are stepping stones to the ultimate strategic victory.

    Gen. Pervez Musharraf has been as defiant as ever and has shown no sign of any remorse over the brutal massacre of Nawab Bugti and his followers. However, his civilian subordinates, including Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, have refrained from any claims of triumphalism and have tried to project the death of Nawab Bugti as not targeted killing. In unconvincing explanations, they have tried to blame the Baloch freedom fighters themselves for the tragedy. They have claimed that Nawab Bugti was killed as a result of the accidental explosion of the land-mines, which had been planted by the freedom-fighters outside the cave. Nobody believes this explanation.

    Musharraf would have no reason to be unduly worried by the strong criticism of the mowing down of the Baloch freedom fighters by the opposition political leaders and the coalition of fundamentalist parties. Their angry reactions would be manageable . There are so far no signs of any questioning by senior officers of the armed forces of the wisdom of the operation, which killed Nawab Bugti.

    What Musharraf would be worried about is the public reaction in Balochistan itself and the possibility of the BLA recovering from the tragedy and resuming its operations. The widespread public anger in Balochistan was expected. It is not so far showing signs of getting out of control.

    Initial reports had said that not only Nawab Bugti, but also his two grand-sons and the leaders of the BLA were killed in the air strike. Subsequent reports have claimed that only Nawab Bugti was buried in the rubble and that the younger freedom fighters, including the leaders of the BLA, managed to escape. If this is true, they should be able to keep the movement marching forward until an independent Balochistan is achieved.

    They would definitely feel the loss of Nawab Bugti. He was their friend, philosopher and guide. He was charismatic and articulate. He was an iconic personality, who compelled the attention of the international community. Balochistan has many leaders with similar charisma, stature and personality. One of them should step forward and take over the responsibility for guiding the younger freedom-fighters.

    Musharraf has been following a two-pronged policy in Balochistan. He has been relying on the Air Force and the Army to put down the freedom movement. At the same time, he has been following a policy of divide and rule. As part of this, he has persuaded or pressured a large number of Balochs living for decades in Punjab and Sindh to go back to Balochistan and help the military in countering the freedom-fighters. He has allotted to them the land and other property confiscated from the freedom-fighters. He has also promised them a substantial share of the royalty from the gas revenue. He is likely to intensify the divide and rule policy in order to break the back of the freedom movement. The freedom-fighters should not fall a prey to this.

    There is considerable disappointment and even anger among the Baloch youth over the surprisingly mild language ("unfortunate") used by the Government of India in its reaction to the massacre of Nawab Bugti and his followers. They expected a much stronger reaction. No Baloch has ever been involved in acts of jihadi terrorism against India. The Baloch leaders have always protected the Hindus living in Balochistan. "Is this the way to reciprocate the solidarity which we have always expressed towards India?" they ask.

    The following message emanating from a Baloch youth leader typically expresses their anger and anguish: "India could not help us whereas we stood beside India throughout our history. We protect Hindus whereas all over Pakistan they were hunted and killed. A brave friend is better than a coward friend. India always showed her cowardliness in front of this fake pakistani state."
     
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    we should really make this a sticky, we stand by the plight of the suppressed minorities of Pakistan that get ignored in the pretext of its "Islamic" fundamentals. The people of Baluchistan have for so long being suppressed by Islamabad and the masters of the Army who see no financial gain in helping these people. Its time India gives more support to this struggle and make this matter international in just the way that Pakistan stresses on Kashmir.
     
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    sir ure the moderator here , plz get it done.
     
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    :lol::lol: I kn ow where that came from :lol::smokin:
     
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    But seriously this concept of 'punjabi dominance' has been around for soooo long & strangely I see no articles or editorials in major newspapers of pak. Guess it shows just how strong the feudal roots are.
     
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    Bangladesh is a perfect Example of Pakistan marred by Punjabi Dominance....

    Unfortunately majority of Pakistani Newspapers and Media Houses are run by Punjabis.... but you can find some news articleds from other sources:

    Balochistan: Pakistan's broken mirror - The National Newspaper


    This one is old but effective: Punjab’s dominance in army being reduced: ISPR -DAWN - Top Stories; September 14, 2007
     
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    Balochistan observes 4th death anniversary of Akbar Bugti

    QUETTA: A shutter-down strike is being observed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan on the fourth death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

    The strike call was given by the Baloch Republican Party and Jamhoori Watan Party.

    Balochistan National Front, Balochistan National Party and Baloch Student Organisation are also participating in the strike.

    All major shopping centres in Quetta are closed, with contingents of police, Balochistan Constabulary, Frontier Core and Anti Terrorist Force deployed throughout the city.

    A complete shutter-down strike is also being observed in other areas of the province such as Noshki, Dalbadin, Mastung, Qalat, Pisni and Khuzdar.

    Talal Bugti, president of the Jamhoori Watan Party and son of the late Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, had earlier filed a petition against former president Pervez Musharraf in Akbar Bugti’s murder case.

    The concerned authorities were not registering an FIR against Bugti’s murder till the Balochistan High Court ordered them to do so in October 2009.

    Talal had also pleaded that Interpol should be activated to bring Musharraf back to Pakistan and face the law.
     
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    Balochistan’s new wave of genocide

    As Baloch activist Mahdim Baloch describes it “We (Baloch) are facing a very slow, but calculated genocide on the part of Pakistan government..â€Â there is no doubt Balochistan is bleeding while the past and present governments of Pakistan continues to deny such facts; it keeps violating the United Nations Charter of Rights and international law, overwhelmingly majority of Baloch nation believes it is time for the United Nations and International Community to step in and stop any further bleeding of Balochistan.

    According to Dawn Pakistan leading English newspaper, recent reports on September 2nd, 2009 the United States Congressional delegation met with Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari , Senator Carl Levin, and Jack Reed on behalf of the US senate Armed Services Committee and Edward Kaufman from United States Foreign Relations Committee. The US senator’s delegations placed emphasis Pakistan’s government for “complete peace in Balochistanâ€Â. The senators asked “to settle all outstanding issues with Baloch peopleâ€Â The Senators further made it clear that “The US believes that peace in Balochistan is imperative to winning the ‘war on terror’ because Pakistani security agencies will remain engaged in the Balochistan province.â€Â Since the 5th military operation in Balochistan from March 2005, which is still in progress, these Pakistani forces such as Pakistan Army, the Frontier Corps FC, Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI] and Military Intelligence [M1] are busy in Balochistan kidnapping, torturing and killing Baloch political leaders, activists, students and innocent Baloch while many Baloch families have no idea about their loved ones and their whereabouts.

    On the other hand Asian Human Rights Commission released a press release on September 2, 2009 its statement saysâ€Â Pakistan: police threaten indiscriminate revenge killing in Balochistanâ€Â

    The prime example is on September 6th 2009 the state Frontier Corp FC, indiscriminately fired on a peaceful student rally at Tump, killed a 20 year old college student Mukhtar Ahamed Baloch. A week before on August 31st, 2009 the inhumane acts of the Pakistani intelligence against Baloch leaders Rasool Baksh Mengal (Balochistan National Movement) His dead body was left hanging on a tree in Lasbela area after being abducted on August 23rd, 2009. Similarly on April 3rd, 2009 the Pakistani intelligence agencies kidnapped Mir Ghulam Mohammed Baloch in broad daylight (Chairman of Balochistan National Movement) along with his fellow Baloch leaders, Lala Munir Baloch and Sher Mohammed Baloch from inside their lawyer’s office in Turbat. This was conducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies then they were inhumanly murdered and their decomposed bodies were found on April 8th, 2009 in the hills of Murgab, some thirty kilometers away from where they were kidnapped.Â

    Obliviously, these are not signs of reconciliation and negotiation from Islamabad with Baloch leaders. Islamabad has never been sincerely interested in building bridges between Balochistan and federal government in its 62 years of existence. Their track record proves their mistrust and betrayal.

    Therefore, Baloch leaders strongly reacted against their fellow leader’s murders and indiscriminate killing of civilian in Balochistan. As Baloch leader Dr. Jahanzeb Jamaldini stated in Daily Intekhab ( A Balochistan Newspaper) If there were any room for negotiation then the decomposed bodies of Baloch leaders of Turbat and swinging dead body of Baloch leaders on the tree in Lasbela would not be seen, rulers left no path for negotiation and he further stated that Baloch nation have the strength to carry their dead bodies of their leaders on their shoulder but they will never let the state and its Institutions to fulfill its (evil) dream. Baloch nation has a strong will and that will be stronger than acts of terrorism against Balochistan.

    Baloch National Front (BNF) and its leaders stressed in their statement when there is a settler (non-Baloch) in Balochistan who going to be killed the President, the Prime Minister, the Interior Minister, the Chief Minister, The Governor, and all of Pakistan media starts an awe and cry but when a Baloch Nationalist leader was inhumanly tortured, martyred and his dead body was left hanging on the tree. We saw along with the pro-Pakistani media the rulers, the religious parties and its leader’s that all were silence. These forces are hardly speaking up against the state atrocities towards Baloch leaders, they reminded the rulers that “Baloch nation is fighting for their independence; we have nothing to do with the rulers and its political parties and collaborators.â€Â

    Similarly, a Baloch Munir Mengal who has been victim of inhuman treatment and torcher himself in the hand of Pakistani forces, now lives abroad and attended as a special Guest at Hamburg, Germany invited by “ Nacht Der Medianâ€Â [Media Night Hamburg Germany] where about 1200 media personalities were present and told about Balochistan bleeding situation by stating “ I have briefed the German Media about Balochistan..That Baloch are not terrorists but they are victims of state sponsored terrorism.â€Â He told the popular Baloch Website Balochwarna.org on September 6, 2009. Â

    It is state terrorism when Baloch political leaders are kidnapped and then killed by Pakistani intelligence agencies, It’s state terrorism when its intelligence agencies in daylight kidnapped Baloch leaders are inside the courts and in their lawyer’s office, it is state terrorism when Pakistani agencies harassed, threatened and humiliated the Baloch leading newspaper Daily Assap staff. And because of their safety and security they have been forced to shut down their paper in Quetta, capital city of Balochistan. It’s terrorism when Baloch journalists are threatened not to write with free conscious mind about Balochistan. Hence, Baloch leaders, journalists, and activists have no rights to freedom of expression. The fact of the matter is that in the 21st century Pakistani rulers cannot continue to hide their atrocities against the Baloch nation, as to hide the sun with your hands.

    Therefore, it is the moral duty of the united nation and international community to step in and to help the Baloch nation and its leaders to regain their sovereignty. This is the only way Balochistan can stop its bleeding from the past till now. Pakistan has had 62 years to negotiate, but in those 62 years they have made it quite evident that their intentions do not have any noble causes and therefore have run out of time. It’s time for the Baloch to regain their sovereignty that was stolen from them decades ago, yet they see no sign of promises or progress till today in the hands of their occupiers.

    Balochistan’s new wave of genocide
     
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    yes i also think we should make this thread sticky
     
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    Baloch observe International Day of the Disappeared as 1000s still missing

    WASHINGTON, DC: The International Day of the Disappeared Monday was marked by the Baloch Diaspora in a somber mood as the fate of more than 1,100 documented victims of enforced disappearances is still unknown in Balochistan in southwest Asia.

    The United nations has declared August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared to draw attention to the fate of thousands of victims of enforced disappearances in the world.

    “In Balochistan, since 2005 there had been more than 8000 enforced disappearances including women and children under the age of twelve years and currently over 1,100 documented Baloch political activist are held in incommunicado by Pakistani Army,†said Imtiaz Baloch, member of the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Sweden.

    “For the last few weeks the Pakistani Killing machine had intensified and Baloch are shocked over the extreme cases of execution of the political workers, while the said victims were the victims of enforced disappearances. Almost every victim has bullet holes in their heads,†said Imtiaz Baloch.

    While the pro-independence groups inside Pakistan held meetings to highlight the issue of enforced disappearances, the Sweden-based International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons plans to hold a sit-in protest in front of 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British prime minister in London on September 5 at 12 noon.

    On Monday, the I.V.B.M.P. sent out an urgent appeal on behalf of Farzana Majeed, sister of a victim, to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
    Ms. Majeed said her brother Zakir Majeed, resident of Khuzdar and student of Mehreen University, Lasbela, who is senior vice chairman of the Baloch Students Organization Azad was abducted by Pakistani secret agencies on June 8, 2009 from Mastung in “occupied Balochistan.â€

    She said the family lodged an F.I.R in the nearest police station and filed petitions in the High Court of Balochistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the highhandedness of the Pakistani law enforcement agencies, but in vain.

    She requested the WGEID to prevail upon Islamabad if there is any allegation against her brother, he should be produced before the courts in Pakistan.

    The WGEID consists of Jeremy J. Sarkin, who is the Chairperson from South Africa and includes Olivier de Frouville from France; Osman El Hajjé Lebanon; Jasminka Dzumhur from Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Ariel Dulitzky from Argentina.

    “Zakir’s continuous disappearance has affected our entire family, specially the education of our siblings,†Banuk Farzana Majeed said.

    The WGEID in Geneva took up the cases of Zakir Majeed, Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch and Ehsan Arjemandi last year, but their families still have no word about their fate.

    “We expect action on the part of international institutions for the releasing of zakir majeed and all abducted people,†Farzana Majeed said in a separate email to this reporter .â€Their lives are not safe in the custody of secrete agencies of Pakistan.

    “Our people are not criminals or thieves. They educated. Doctors, lawyers, professors and students and leaders who are struggling for there basic rights of the Baloch nation. They are in torture cells for a long time.

    In July Pakistan interior minister Rahman Malik had confessed to a Norwegina television channel that Norwegian national of Baloch descent, Ehsan Arjemandi was in the custody of Pakistan intelligence. The victim family said Arjemandi has not been produced in any court.

    The I.V.B.M.P. held its first teleconference on August 14, and has submitted the forms for Ali Asghar Bangulzai, who was abducted on October 18, 2001 in Quetta; Jalil Reki, who was abducted on February 13, 2009 in Quetta; and Safeer Baloch, Agha Abid and Abdul Sattar Baloch who were abducted on August 15. 2010 from Panjgur.

    Comprised of pro-independence writers, intellectuals and activists from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Balochistan, the more than 20 strong committee is based out of Sweden.

    “Torture and kidnap of Balochs in Balochistan by the Pakistani law enforcement, especially the paramilitary forces, have become very common practice since the last few years,†Baloch intellectual and poet Khalid Hayat Jamaldini writes in the The Baluch (TheBaluch.com). “They kidnap us, arrest us on false charges, torture us, brutally murder us and then throw us away.â€

    The I.V.B.M.P. has informed the WGEID it is ready to provide the United Nations with as much details as they may need about the 1,100 documented cases of victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

    The I.V.B.M.P. has also promptly informed the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, about the recent spate of killings of Baloch activists. These killings were reminiscent of the Pakistani army brutalities in the erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, in 1971.

    Baloch observe International Day of the Disappeared as 1,100 still "missing" - Baltimore Foreign Policy | Examiner.com
     
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    Slow but steady genocide of Baluch continues: Bullet-riddled body found in Khuzdar

    Occupied Baluchistan: A bullet-riddled body was found in Khuzdar on Thursday, some 350 kilometres from Quetta. According to sources, the body was found from Bagh Bana area of Khuzdar and was brought to hospital for autopsy. The deceased has been identified as Tahir Muhammad. Sources said that unidentified people had kidnapped Tahir Muhammad from Koshak area of Khuzdar a few days ago. Marks on Tahir’s body indicate he was severely tortured before his death.

    It is worth mentioning that more than a dozen dead bodies of Baluch abducted person were recovered from different parts of Baluchistan in span of less than a month. According to eye-witnesses, families and the doctors reports all the victims were shot in the head. Most of these people had been abducted by Pakistan Military Intelligence Agencies and Para-military forces and were killed in their custody. The so called Sipah-e-Shohada-e-Baluchistan, the “death squadâ€￾ wing of Pakistan military, accepted responsibility for most of the gruesome, inhuman and brutal murders of Baluch activists.

    Three top Baluch political leaders Shaheed Ghulam Mohammad Baluch, Lala Munir Baluch and Sher Mohammed Baluch were also abducted in broad daylight from their lawyers’ office and murdered in cold-blood by their official abductors.

    Meanwhile The Balochhal reported that two dead bodies were recovered from Khanozai and Turbat on Wednesday. One of them was identified as Abdul Rehman Khosa who was reported as missing for the past several weeks.
     
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    If India gets an another opportunity like 1971 we should take no second taught.
     
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    Balochistan will never be another East Pakistan - though the tensions will always be there..it will not boil over.

    With the assaination of Nawab Bugti the Balochis lack a charismatic leadership to fight this war,which currently they lack.
     
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    http://www.dawn.com.pk/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/lashkarijhangvi-blamed-for-quetta%2C-lahore-blasts-use-of-force-only-option-to-restore-order-in-balochistan%2C-says-malik-890


    QUETTA: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the government is planning a Swat- and Malakand-like crackdown in Balochistan to crush elements involved in target killings and bomb blasts.

    Talking to journalists at the airport here on Tuesday, he said that target killings and other crimes had increased in the province and the government had decided to change its strategy against outlawed and terrorist organisations.

    “Enough is enough. Now the government will use force to restore peace and order in Balochistan because they (terrorists) do not understand the language of love,” he added.

    Mr Malik, who is on a two-day visit to the province, said that a large number of people had written letters to the prime minister and him about this situation. “Balochistan is strong hand of Pakistan and we want prosperity and development in the province,” he said.

    The minister said that an operation had become necessary in the province where armed groups had taken the place of political parties. The government cannot tolerate this and will take strict action against these groups.

    Mr Malik said the government was planning to launch a large-scale operation against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Al Qaeda and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi. He blamed Lashkar-i-Jhangvi for the Lahore and Quetta suicide attacks.

    “I have been warning for one and half years that Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has become a very dangerous entity and we would have to curb it,” he said, adding that time had come to eliminate it.

    The minister said he was visiting Balochistan on the directives of the president and the prime minister and would meet Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, leaders of political parties and officials of intelligence agencies to develop a consensus on action against anti-social elements.

    He said that the NFC award and Aghaz-i-Huqooq-i-Balochistan package reflected federal government’s sincerity about solving problems of the province.

    Answering a question, Mr Malik said the government had removed Frontier Corps checkposts on popular demand, but it yielded no positive results and target killings and other crimes increased. “I have not come here to restore the checkposts. This time the government has changed its strategy and action (against terrorists) would speak louder than words.”

    The minister denied media reports that he wanted a complete ban on religious processions. He said he had appealed to religious scholars to either restrict processions to walled premises or shorten their route.

    “It is our duty to provide security to people, but police can’t provide security to every individual, especially when a procession is long and its route is in kilometres.”

    He said he would convene a meeting of religious leaders and scholars after Eid to discuss the issue and he would appeal to them to review the procedure and come up with an effective security plan.

    Balochistan Home Minister Mir Zafraullah Zahri and Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani were present on the occasion.

    Addressing a press conference later in the day, Mr Malik said that Baloch nationalist leaders Hyarbyar Marri and Nawabzada Brahmdagh Bugti had not responded positively to the government’s offer for talks.

    He said he had met Mr Marri in London and approached Mr Bugti through an intermediary for negotiations on restoring peace in Balochistan.

    “They did not give a positive response to the government offer to come to the negotiating table,” he said, adding that the government had already announced that it was ready to accept all legitimate demands of the nationalist leaders.

    He regretted that the nationalist leaders ignored the talks offer, although President Asif Ali Zardari had apologised to the people of Balochistan for excesses committed during the Musharraf government.
     
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