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In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri

A local hospital staff attend a person who was injured in a blast on the outskirts of Quetta on August 12, 2009.

Update: Target killing of Professor Nazima Talib Mehdi: Shame on BLA terrorists. Where are your Baloch traditions?

The Punjabi scapegoat

It is common practice in the (so called) leftist and progressive circles of Pakistan to blame Punjab for all failures of the country as a federation and also for the sufferings of ethnic and religious minorities.

What remains however ignored is the fact that dominant majority of Punjabis (i.e. Punjabis, Saraikis and other ethnicities living in the Punjab province) are as disempowered and miserable as are the people living in other provinces and areas of Pakistan.

While by virtue of a number of factors, not least their demographic majority in the federation of Pakistan, Punjabis have a greater share not only in the national parliament but also in other institutions of power including army, bureaucracy and judiciary, the majority of Punjabis however lack influence or participation in such institutions. A powerful elite manages to rule and represent the Punjab province, a state of affairs which is not much different from other provinces which are ruled by the Sindhi elite, the Pakhtun elite and the Baloch elite.

Yet, it remains a popular practice to blame Punjab and the Punjabis for the suffering, discrimination and high-handedness facing all Pakistanis, particularly those of minority ethnic backgrounds, e.g., Sindhis, Baloch and Pakhtuns.

Consequently, what remains widely ignored and invisible in the Pakistani and international media is the plight of ordinary Punjabis who are a convenient scapegoat and at times have to pay for their ethnic origin through loss of life, property or both. However, stories of their plight and persecution remain untold and neglected in the media and the parliament.

In support of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan

I am writing this post in support of my Punjabi brothers and sisters who are currently being slaughtered by a number of violent groups in Balochistan including but not limited to the misguided Baloch separatists; also some Punjabis are being killed by sectarian and jihadi terrorists of the Sipah-e-Sahaba and Taliban.

Malik Siraj Akbar writes in The The Baluch (www.thebaluch.com):

The activities of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a key player in Balochistan trouble, have increased since the induction of the new government. The BLA has rejected the offer for negotiations. Asked how it viewed the proposed APC, a BLA spokesman told Daily Times it was “a sheer waste of time”. The BLA claims responsibility of the killing of a Punjabi professor last week saying he was a spy for intelligence agencies. The BLA has killed dozens of government personnel in Balochistan citing the same reason. Most of those killed are Punjabis.

http://www.thebaluch.com/042808_article.php?id=7675

According to same author, writing in The Hindu (2 Sep 2009):

Killing of Baloch leaders (by Pakistan Army has) led to an intensified campaign of target killing by Baloch insurgents against Punjabi settlers in the province, mainly of school teachers and government servants. Baloch militants warned that no school across Balochistan should hoist the Pakistani flag or play the national anthem. The threat was taken seriously only after half of a dozen Punjabi principals and teachers were murdered in broad daylight.

Baloch activists burned Pakistani flags and hoisted the flag of an independent Balochistan on major educational institutions, including at the University of Balochistan. The underground Baloch groups have threatened to kill anyone who removes these Baloch flags or resumes singing the Pakistani anthem at schools. Now even elite grammar schools in Quetta have stopped playing Pakistan’s anthem.

All this has engendered an atmosphere of fear. The Balochistan Residential College in Khuzdar district, for instance, has been shut for more than two months since the killing of its principal. When the issue was raised at Balochistan Assembly, the Education Minister expressed “utter helplessness.”

“Now that the killings have already started, we can not simply describe it as a ‘threat’ only. It is a reality that our teachers are facing and being killed. The government should take notice of this dire situation before the teachers give up their jobs because of fear,” was his only response.

A considerable number of teachers in Balochistan are Punjabis, and most of them have applied with the Education Department for their transfer outside Balochistan for security reasons. The Education Ministry says the number of such applications is too high to be entertained.

Punjabi officials in other government departments are equally reluctant to stay on in the province fearing they could become targets. According to Daily Aaj Kal, 10 government officials from Punjab agreed to serve in Balochistan only after they were offered double salaries, a four-month leave per year and promotions to the next grade.

http://beta.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article13567.ece

Background

It was in August 2006 when Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed by General Musharraf in a military operation in Kohlu district. The tragic murder of Akbar Bugti gave birth to unstoppable target killings of Punjabi and other non-Baloch settlers in Balochistan as well as the destruction of national infrastructure. The Baloch insurgents, and certain other groups, are on a rampage sine then, not sparing any one from Punjab, be it a doctor, teacher, professor, barber, laborer or police official.

For example, on 25 October 2009, minister for education Shafiq Ahemd Khan was killed in an incident of target killing. three days later, secretary of education was killed. Previously, in April 2009, pro-vice chancellor of the University of Baluchistan was shot dead in front of the university. (Source)

Besides the killings of teachers mostly belonging to Punjab, barbers and other shop keepers of Punjabi origin are also being targeted. On a number of occasions, innocent laborers have been targeted, not to speak of the every day target killings of the Hazara (Shia) community, which the government links with sectarian violence by the Sipah-e-Sahaba / Taliban.

Some rare voices of protest

According to two fellow posters (from friends korner):

On the backing of Chief Minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani and baloch nationalist leaders including Bramdagh Bugti and Akhtar Mengal, Baloch terrorists kill yet another Punjabi professor in Quetta. This is the third such incident in the last 7 days. First, the Punjabi provincial education minister was shot dead 7 days ago, then the Punjabi secretary of education was shot dead 3 days ago and now another Punjabi professor has been killed in the open with the baloch leaders and baloch provincial government enjoying the massacre.

The Pakistani intelligence agencies have long become dynfunctional and the patronizing and support offered to these terrorist organizations like BLA by balochistan government has created enormous amounts of misery in the lives of punjabis in Balochistan.

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1. The terrorist organization that has killed 1000 Punjabis during the last one year and which openly claims responsibility is called Baloch Liberation Army, not random terrorists and they are specifically targeting Punjabis.

2. You have NO idea how much hatred balochs express against punjabis in Balochistan regardless of whether the poor punjabis have been born/living in Balochistan. Punjabis are discriminated against in every department in Balochistan and now the provincial govt seems to be patronizing the target killers and you want us to keep quiet?

3. To keep quiet against zulm (oppression) is the biggest zulm. It is necessary to educate pakistanis and hopefully our incompetent agencies to do something about it.

http://www.friendskorner.com/forum/f137/news-balochs-kill-another-punjabi-professor-quetta-148103/

Aims of this post

Here is a brief archive of latest news and articles on the target killing of Punjabis in Balochistan. I hope that this post and the archive will help:

1. journalists and TV anchors to pay attention to this topic;
2. parliamentarians to demand a detailed (periodical) fact sheet by the Balochistan government on this issue;
3. Baloch separatists to rethink their approach to Baloch rights;
4. provincial administration to conduct a regular monitoring of the situation and the measures taken to curb this trend and to arrest and punish the killers;
5. provincial administration to arrange for the compensation and rehabilitation as well as security of the affected families and businesses.
6. leading political parties to demonstrate their support for ethnic harmony in Balochistan and to safeguard the interests of all ethnic groups including but not limited to Punjabi settlers.
7. federal and provincial governments to address genuine grievances of the people of Balochistan on an emergency basis.

News Archive

Here is the news archive detailing only a few most recent cases of violence against Punjabi settlers in Balochistan:

Two Punjabis target killed in Panjgur

The Baloch Hal News
Mar 22, 2010

PANJGUR: As the current wave of target killings in Balochistan continued, two more Punjabi settlers were shot dead in Panjgur, a district located on 600 kilometers away from provincial capital Quetta on Pak-Iran border town in the restive Balochistan province.

Police in Panjgur district said unidentified armed men had opened indiscriminate fire with Kalashnikov on two laborers working in Shaokhan area at Panjgur grid station on Tuesday. Both of them, who were reported to be citizens of Lodhran district of Punjab province, died on the spot. The killers managed to escape from the venue when the local police reached the spot. They were identified as Manawar Hussain and Sarfaraz, residents of Lodharan district of the Punjab.

The dead bodies of the victims were sent to their native district after the completion of basic police and medical investigation formalities. The killings in Panjgur raised the total number of people target killed in different parts of Balochistan in a single week to 22.

No group has claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi laborers in Panjgur even though armed Baloch nationalist groups have issued threats to Punjabis across Balochistan to leave the province.

http://thebalochhal.com/2010/03/two-punjabis-target-killed-in-panjgur/
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Educationist shot dead by the BLA in Quetta
By Saleem Shahid
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 (Dawn)

QUETTA: Renowned educationist Professor Fazal Bari was gunned down here on Monday and the Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack.

Professor Bari, Principal of the Tamir-i-Nau Public Model school and a former chairman of the Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, was going to the school when the gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at his car near Bhosa Mandi, killing him on the spot and injuring his driver Abdul Sattar.

The Tamir-i-Nu-Public college and its affiliated schools announced a three-day closure to mourn the death of the widely respected educationist.

The killing triggered protests by students who first reached the civil hospital after hearing the news of the murder and later marched on various roads, chanting slogans against the government for its failure to stop the target killings in the province.

They later went to the Governor’s House and Chief Minister’s House where they held a demonstration and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Police fired tear-gas shells and baton charged the protesting students and detained three of them.

The Namaz-i-Janaza of Prof Bari was offered in the Tamir-i-Nu-Public College ground and his body was flown to Lahore.

Professor Bari’s son Abid said that his family had no enmity with anyone.

Police raided various areas in the city and took into custody 25 suspects.

“We have picked up over two dozen suspects who are under interrogation,” police sources said, adding that it was an incident of target killing.

Meerik Baloch, a spokesman for Baloch Liberation Army, calling from an unspecified place, told newsmen that the BLA had organised the murder.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/03-gunmen-kill-college-principal-in-quetta-ss-03

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Tragic tale of a family in Balochistan
By Shakeel Ahmed
Thursday, 04 Feb, 2010 (daily Dawn)

MULTAN, Feb 3: Fate has placed a family which came to Multan after partition and then settled in Balochistan in a trying ordeal as five of its members have lost their lives in the last four years in what has come to know as the restive province.

Having spent five decades in Balochistan, the family says it cannot live anymore here as target killings have snuffed light out of their lives. Their credentials are not allowing them to start any kind of business.

Nadeem Sajid, whose younger brother (a doctor) was gunned down in Khuzdar while performing his duty at his private clinic on Jan 28 last, said his brother was the only cardiologist at the Khuzdar Divisional Headquarters Hospital. He said the killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan got momentum after the killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006 in a military operation.

“We have been settled in Balochistan for more than five decades and established our businesses and joined public departments to serve the province. We have learnt local languages like Balochi and Brahvi,” he said.

He said they were born and bred in Balochistan and had the domicile of the province. “We have even adopted the culture of Balochistan and communicate with each other in local languages.

“I left Khuzdar some three years ago and was in a culture shock as the culture of this region is totally different,” said Nadeem who returned to Multan.

He said more than 60 families of his relatives were settled in Qalaat, Quetta, Mastung, Othal, Hab Chowki, Gwadar and Khuzdar. He said a majority of his relatives had left Balochistan and settled in various parts of Punjab and Sindh or had been shifted to the Pakhtoon areas of Balochistan while the remaining were awaiting an opportunity to come back.

He said leaving Balochistan was not an easy task as they had established businesses there or were engaged in various kinds of jobs in public departments. At the same time, he said, life was nothing short of a nightmare.

“We are not secure in our houses. Our house has been attacked thrice with bombs but luckily we remained safe.”

He said his uncle, Sheikh Manzoor, 55, had a sweet shop (Punjab Sweet House) in Qalaat, but he had changed the name of his shop due to hatred among the local population against the Punjabi settlers. However, this act of his to protect his property and life could not prove successful as he lost his life along with three others when a bomb blast ripped through his shop on Aug 31, 2004.

He said the other victim belonging to his family was 37-year-old Haji Wasi Ahmad, a photojournalist, who was gunned down on April 21, 2009. Riaz Hussain, 45, a traffic warden, was assassinated in Qalaat on Oct 17, 2009 while he was performing his duty.

He said his remaining family along with his parents and sisters left Khuzdar some four months ago and had shifted to Multan, however his brother Dr Fahim Sajid refused to leave Khuzdar as he and his wife were serving the ailing at the Divisional Headquarters Hospital. After the attack on the private hospital of his sister, he had started considering leaving Balochistan.

He said that on Jan 28, Dr Fahim was at his private clinic when a man appeared in the guise of a patient and killed him.

“Shifting of the body from Khuzdar to Multan is another difficult task as the Baloch nationalists have announced that they will kill all Punjabi settlers.” He said they brought the body to Multan after the Balochistan government provided security.

The father of the deceased, Sheikh Mukhtar Ahmad Sajid (73) said more than 100 Punjabi settlers had been killed during the last couple of years but not even a single assassin had been arrested. He said the FIR of the murder of his son had been lodged against unidentified assassin.

He said the government was fully aware of the difficulties the Punjabi settlers were facing in Balochistan but was not ready to make conditions livable for them. He said their children could not get jobs in any other province as they had the domicile of Balochistan.

The ageing man urged the government to make arrangements for safe shifting of Punjabi settlers from Balochistan.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/national/tragic-tale-of-a-family-in-balochistan-420

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Two Punjabi settlers killed in Balochistan

Daily Times
January 29, 2010

QUETTA: Two Punjabi settlers were gunned down in Balochistan in separate incidents in Khuzdar and Labela districts on Thursday. According to Khuzdar police, 38-year-old Dr Fahim Sajid – originally from Multan district – was gunned down by a man disguised as a patient at Sajid’s private clinic. The unidentified assailant opened fire at the doctor while he was checking him. Sajid died at the spot. Punjabi settler Abdul Haq was killed in Hub area of Lasbela district. Officials said unidentified men opened fire at the shopkeeper who died on the spot. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings yet. In another incident, at least two people – Shakir Ali and Shahbaz Ahmed – were injured after unidentified masked men – on a motorbike – hurled a hand grenade at a shop owned by a non-local in Noshki district. The injured were immediately shifted to Quetta for treatment.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20101\29\story_29-1-2010_pg7_6

The Nation, Pakistan

QUETTA – Two persons including a cardiologist were shot dead in two different incidents while two others were wounded in incidents of firing and hand grenade attack in different towns of Balochistan on Thursday.

According to reports reaching here, unidentified assailants gunned down a cardiologist in Khuzdar town, some 350 kilometers away from the provincial capital.
The sources said that cardiologist Doctor Fahim Sajjid was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Civil Colony of Khuzdar town when he was on his way to the clinic. They opened fire with sophisticated weapons and escaped from the scene. The deceased belonged to Punjab and previously his house was also attacked with a hand grenade.
On being informed, officials of the police and administration reached the site and started probe into the murder.

‘Apparently it is an incident of target killing’, said a police officer,adding, that investigations are underway to ascertain the motive behind the killing.

In yet another similar incident, armed men riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate firing on a person identified as Abdul Haq in Hub town while he was sitting in his shop. Resultantly, he sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Civil Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The gunmen escaped from the scene after committing the crime.

The sources said that deceased Abdul Haq was a resident of Punjab and was running a general store.

Meanwhile, armed assailants attacked a welding shop owned by a settler with hand grenade in Nushki town.

As per reports reaching here, assailants hurled a hand grenade into a welding shop located on Ainuddin Road of Nushki town which exploded and wounded two workers identified as Shahbaz and Shakir. They were rushed to Civil Hospital Nushki for first medical aid and later, referred to Quetta for further treatment.

Police has registered cases of the incidents and started investigations.

http://balochhouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/two-punjabi-settlers-killed-in.html

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Four Punjabi settlers killed in Balochistan

Daily Times
January 17, 2010

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: Four non-Baloch individuals were killed in different parts of Balochistan on Saturday in an apparent backlash of Friday’s killings of two Baloch nationalists. Three of the murders have been confirmed as target killings.

According to details, two Punjabi settlers were killed in Ghosiabad police precincts, in the Satellite Town area of the provincial capital. The victims were standing on a road when unidentified armed motorcyclists opened fire at them. As a result, Malik Ifthakar died on the spot, while Malik Tahir died while being treated at the Quetta Civil Hospital.

Meanwhile, a Punjabi settler was gunned down in Khuzdar district. Mohammad Iqbal – originally of Sailkot – was gunned down by unidentified armed assailants at Umar Farooq Chowk. Iqbal also died during treatment.

Khuzdar police said they had registered a case against unidentified assailants and launched an investigation.

Meerak Baloch, a spokesman for the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) called the offices of various newspapers and accepted responsibility for killing the three Punjabi settlers. Also, a man was killed in Mastung district on Saturday in a similar target-killing incident. According to local police, Mohammad Ismail was returning home after closing shop when unidentified armed men ambushed him.

No one has claimed responsibility for Ismail’s murder so far. Local police say they are investigating.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\01\17\story_17-1-2010_pg1_4

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Professor gunned down in Quetta

Friday, November 06, 2009

By Muhammad Ejaz Khan

QUETTA: A senior professor of the University of Balochistan was shot dead on the Kassi Road here on Thursday night. The defunct Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the killing.

Police said Prof Khurshid Ansari was on his way to a mosque to offer his Isha prayer when some unidentified men riding a motorcycle sprayed him with bullets, killing him instantly. Hospital sources said the victim sustained multiple bullet injuries and died while being shifted to hospital. The assailants fled.

After autopsy in the morgue of the Civil Hospital, the body of the deceased was handed over to the heirs. In the meantime, a large number of professors and students of the university reached the hospital. The Academic Staff Association of the university announced three-day mourning and boycott of the classes to protest the killing of the professor.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the defunct BLA telephoned media offices and claimed responsibility for the killing. Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi and Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani in their separate condolence messages strongly condemned the killing. The chief minister directed the police to arrest the killers.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=25405

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Secy Board of Education Balochistan shot in Quetta
DawnNews report
Saturday, 31 Oct, 2009

Security has been stepped up in Quetta following the attack on the secretary as banned militant group BLUF claims responsibility for the incident.— Photo from File

QUETTA: Secretary Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Hamid Mehmood sustained serious bullet injuries when armed militants opened fire at him here on Saturday.

According to Quetta police, the secretary was on the way to his office with his driver between 9:30am to 10am when armed men riding on two bikes opened fire at his car. As a result, the Secretary Board received bullets in his head and other parts of the body. The driver of the car remained secure.

The injured official was rushed to BMC hospital and later, he was shifted to Combined Military Hospital Quetta where his condition is stated to be very serious.

According to doctors, he will have to undergo an operation.

Meanwhile, a man showing himself as representative of banned militant group Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF) phoned local TV channel offices and claimed responsibility for opening firing and injuring the Secretary Examination Board.—APP

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/11-secy-board-of-education-balochistan-shot-dead–il–11

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Balochistan education minister gunned down
By Saleem Shahid
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 (Dawn)

QUETTA: Balochistan’s Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan was shot dead in front of his house here on Sunday. One of his close relatives was injured in the attack. Mr Khan, 55, belonged to the PPP.

Balochistan Liberation United Front (BLUF), which had kidnapped UNHCR official John Solecki in February this year, claimed responsibility for the murder of Mr Shafiq Khan.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani announced three-day mourning in the province. Educational institutions, which were scheduled to reopen on Monday, have been closed for another three days.

According to police, Mr Shafiq Ahmed Khan was attacked when he returned, along with his relative Hidayatullah Jaffar, after attending a function in a local hotel.

As he came out of his car in Talgodam area, some armed men opened fire from close range, seriously injuring him and his relative. They were being taken to the civil hospital, but Mr Shafiq Khan died before reaching there.

‘Mr Shafiq Khan suffered bullet wounds in the head and chest,’ doctors at the civil hospital said.

Witnesses said the assassins who were on motorbike escaped after the attack.

‘I saw a man who fired on the education minister,’ Hidayatullah Jaffar told police at the hospital.

Sources said there was no security guard with the minister. It is learnt that despite repeated demands Mr Shafiq Khan did not get any guard or security escort.

He is the second minister of the provincial coalition government gunned down in a couple of months.

Excise and Taxation Minister Sardarzada Rustam Khan Jamali was assassinated in Karachi in July this year. The house of Provincial Information Minister Younas Mullahzai recently came under a grenade attack in Quetta.

Soon after Sunday’s incident, hundreds of workers of PPP and other political parties gathered outside the house of Mr Shafiq Khan. Provincial ministers and leaders of political parties also visited his house to offer condolences.

Family sources said his Namaz-i-Janaza would be held in Toghi road Eidgah and he would be buried in the Kasi graveyard.

Balochistan lawyers have announced boycott of the court on Monday and traders would observe a strike in protest against the assassination.

Baloch Liberation United Front spokesman Shahiq Baloch claimed responsibility for the assassination.

Mr Shahiq was born in Quetta. After completing his education at the Balochistan University, he started his career as a social worker. He was thrice elected as member of the Quetta Municipal Corporation.

He first joined Tehrik-i-Istiqlal, but left it after some time. In 1990, he contested for a provincial assembly seat as an independent candidate, but lost.

He later joined the PPP and was elected an MPA in 2002. He was re-elected on PPP ticket in 2008 and joined the cabinet of Nawab Raisani as education minister.

His assassination has been condemned across the province by Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, Speaker Aslam Bhootani, PPP’s provincial president Senator Haji Lashkri Raisani and parliamentary leader Mir Sadiq Umrani, provincial ministers Sardar Sanaullah Zehri, Mir Zafarullah Zehri, Babu Amin Umrani, Mir Asim Kurd and Dr Ruquiya Hashmi and other political leaders.

The Pukhtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party has termed the killing a terrorist act and demanded arrest of Mr Shafiq Khan’s killers.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, the PKMAP said it would not allow target killings and other terrorist acts in the province. It criticised the performance of law-enforcement agencies and said that terrorists had been given a free hand to kill innocent people.

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/06-balochistan-education-minister-shot-dead-rs-02

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Four fall prey to target killing in Quetta

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

By Muhammad Ejaz Khan

QUETTA: In the fresh wave of target killing incidents in Quetta, four people including a cardiologist were gunned down in two separate places on Monday.

Police said Cardiologist Dr Abid Iqbal Zaidi was shot dead by unidentified armed men on Fatima Jinnah Road when he reached his private clinic. The assailants had taken positions near the clinic when the doctor reached there at around 6pm. They opened fire with sophisticated weapons.

The attackers fled the scene, leaving behind the doctor in a pool of blood. The cause of the cold-blooded murder is yet to be confirmed, but the police believe that it is an incident of target killing.

On being informed, senior officials of the police and administration reached the scene and started a probe into the murder. The body of the deceased doctor was shifted to the morgue of the civil hospital for autopsy.

A large number of people including relatives, doctors and well wishers of the deceased gathered at the emergency of the hospital, where moving scenes were witnessed. In another incident, a man and his two sons were gunned down by unidentified armed men on Sirki Road. Police said the owner of a welding shop Sher Ahmed was on his way home along with his two sons – Shabir Ahmed and Jalil Ahmed – when they were attacked.

Police said some unidentified armed men sprayed bullets with automatic weapons on them. Jalil Ahmed died instantly, while Sher Ahmed and Shabir Ahmed succumbed to their injuries in the Bolan Medical Complex Hospital. Police and law enforcement agencies reached the spot and started a probe into the incident.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=23929

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Balochistan: One killed in targeted killing in Quetta
2009/6/10

QUETTA: Unidentified attackers on Tuesday killed a Punjabi-speaking settler and burnt the official car of a Balochistan minister in two separate acts of violent in Quetta.

The Punjabi settler, identified as Mohammad Ajmal, was shot in Qili Bangulzai locality of Quetta, Ajmal was an employee of a caterer in the provincial capital.

The reason for the killing was not clear, but the incident appeared to be a part of the recent series of targeted killings of Punjabis in Balochistan.

No first information report (FIR) had been registered at the time this report was filed.

http://www.balochwarna.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1942
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Here are a few reports and news items which suggest that Baloch separatists (extremists, freedom fighters etc) have on numerous occasions claimed responsibility for the killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan.

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BRAMDAGH JUSTIFIES TARGET KILLINGS IN BALOCHISTAN

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 19:50:24 EDT by balochmedia

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: Claiming that targeted killings were a justified response to the army’s actions in Balochistan, Baloch guerrilla commander Bramdagh Bugti wondered why the government did not comment on the army’s actions but condemned the death of Punjabis.

Talking to Daily Times, the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) chief said he agreed with a recent article he had read that encouraged the Baloch to conduct more target killings. He said the same article had also advocated extending the practice into Punjab.
To questions on the killing of 20 Baloch policemen in Naseerabad district and the target killing of Punjabi teachers, the BRP chief said he supported the actions of the separatists. He said they had been forced to resort to such acts by the actions meted out to them by Pakistani forces. He said the policemen had been “disloyal to their motherland”.

To a question, Bugti said he was not hiding in Afghanistan and rejected the government’s allegations of Indian involvement in Balochistan.

http://www.baluchonline.com/article175.html

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Interviews : If I compromise on Baloch movement, my followers will kill, replace and forget me: Bramdagh Bugti

on 11-09-2009

By Malik Siraj Akbar

MSA (Malik Siraj Akbar): Your supporters are believed to have kidnapped and subsequently killed around 20 Baloch policemen in Naseerabad district. The local Balochs have expressed their resentment to these killings. Likewise, why is the Baloch separatists target killing the Punjabi teachers in Balochistan?

BB (Bramdagh Bugti): I do not call the BLA [Baloch Liberation Army] and BRA [Baloch Republican Party] as my supporters. They are my brothers. I fully endorse all their operations. If they resort to extreme actions then they surely have suffered the same level of brutality by the Pakistani forces.

We had formerly warned all the Balochs not to serve in the Pakistani security forces against the Baloch fighters. Likewise, the policemen in Naseerabad, despite being Balochs, were being disloyal to their mother land when they tried to operate against the very people who are struggling for their independence. However, every effort was made to spare the laborers and innocent people who were kidnapped.

As far as the target killing of teachers is concerned, I do not understand why the Pakistani authorities and the media shout only when one Punjabi teacher or barber is killed. Why not a single word is uttered when Baloch towns after towns are bombarded by the Pakistani authorities? I have said it many times: target killings are a justified reaction of the Baloch against the policies of the Punjabi army.

MSA: Doesn’t that mean you endorse these target killings?

BB: I said before that target killings are the reaction to an action. If one Punjabi teacher is killed, one hundred more Balochs are also killed in response by the security forces. The government functionaries destroy all the livelihood of the poor Baloch tribesmen by bombarding their homes, goats and sheep with helicopters and jet airplanes. What are the other ways left for us? Why should we no react?

I was reading an article, which I admire, by a Baloch writer who said we were not carrying out enough target killings. There is a need for more such killings. These killings, according to that writer, should be intensified and expanded to the Punjab. If Panjab does not review its attitude towards the Baloch then I believe the Balochs would be justified to even enter the towns of Punjab to eliminate the Punjabis who are killing the Balochs. So, don’t force us to that extent.

http://www.balochvoice.com/bvoice/modules/news/article.php?storyid=255

Here is a specimen of hate speech against Punjab and Punjabis by the Baloch separatists:

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BLA Pamphlet

Translated By: Archen Baloch 2009/06/18

The pamphlets that have been dropped at Noshki Press Club containing BLA’s massage to public and its foes, it say that Baloch liberation Army is engaged in achieving the liberation of Balochistan.

National emancipation can only be achieved when the fundamental objective is defined clearly in an appropriate strategy and occasion. This is what which has distinguishly been pursued by BLA from day one to liberate Baloch land from foreign occupation.

Today on the on hand, the external and internal situations, the national awareness of Balochistan, along the changed favorable international conditions and the Baloch resistance movement have made it possible for us to achieve our freedom, but on the other, the uncivilized agent of imperialism Punjabi state has become an anger monster killing our people rampantly.

Because of constant defeat, it has started offering finacial bribes and constituting fake committees, while behind the scene it abducts our unarmed political workers and kills them. It burns them alive; it drops bombs on our women, children and elders attending wedding functions.
In this sacred war of freedom how many villages have been destroyed, how many innocent Baloch women like Zarina Marri has been turn into sex slaves into torture cells and killed by the coward enemy? Thousands of political workers are facing inhuman treatment, languishing in the notorious Punjabi Cooli Camp.

Baloch Sarmachars have successfully uprooted enemy bases in Balochistan. Shameful defeat has been inflicted upon the illegal product of imperialism, the Punjabi forces in Balochistan, now it is breathing its last.

Because of brave sarmachars sacrifices and hardship, Baloch national struggle have achieved tremendous success. Within Baloch society the concept of armed struggle has strengthened.

We can not deny the fact there exist traitors in every society and nation. Instead of facing the Baloch national forces, the coward Punjabi forces are desperately trying to create obstacles in the path of national emancipation by courting traitors within Baloch society. But Baloch liberation Army is fully aware of the activities of these traitor and collaborators.

These collaborators, are not only consist of local Baloch, Pushtons, Barechs and the settlers, the are also using their unabashed women in this lucrative business of spying against Baloch national struggle. These traitors should bear in their mind that they will receive the fruit of their doings in the shape of shameful example; even your future generation will not forget this lesson.

All shopkeepers, restaurant owners, medical store keepers are requested to distance themselves from FC, and don’t allow the enemy personnel and the spy agent to visit you. They are our “anytime” target. Otherwise you also will be targeted. You should refrain from visiting the governmental institutions and the building unnecessarily. We warn the parents of our innocent children, they should pull out their children from FC schools, and admit them in private schools. There they could too become good doctors, engineers.

All truck owners, including the drivers are warned they should avoid trucking goods and semi precious gems to Punjab; otherwise they would be responsible for the loss they receive from sarmachars operations.

We also appeal our nation, according to your capability, besides preaching the national emancipation slogan; you should proactively participate in the struggle of freedom from Punjabi occupation in all fronts of our lives, and strengthen the sarmachars war for freedom.
We are constantly seeking an outright independent Baloch sovereign national state.

Now it is incumbent upon us, as a nation, to come up shoulder to shoulder with Sarmachars to preserve our culture, our identity, our history, our national pride, and gain the independent of Balochistan.

News source: Daily Tawar
Translated By: Archen Baloch

http://www.gwank.org/bla_pak_forces_daily_tawar20090617.html

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There are clear signs that the continued violence against Punjabi settlers is having an adverse effect on the mission and objectives of a genuine movement for Baloch rights.

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Target killings bring BLA support into new focus

By Malik Siraj Akbar

Daily Times, 3 June 2008

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani’s continued stance that the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) is not behind the recent “target killings” in the province despite the BLA’s claims to the contrary appears to disprove the government’s claims of minimal support for the underground organisation.

Last week, the BLA killed 10 people in three separate incidents of “target killing” in Quetta. The most disturbing of these was the murder of six youths playing cricket in front of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) office. The BLA killed the men, who all hailed from the Hazara community, on charges of being spies for the Military Intelligence and the Inter-Services Intelligence.

The first two incidents of the past week claimed the lives of four Punjabi settlers. In response, the victims’ families marched in front of the Chief Minister’s House to protest. They blocked all rail and road traffic in the city to vent their anger. In the third attack, the relatives of the youths ransacked the reception of the Civil Hospital and blocked the road to register their protest.

However, in the backdrop of these incidents, the fact that the BLA is recognised as “a hope against hopelessness” by Baloch leaders — who either support parliamentary politics or armed resistance — remains indisputable.e.

Initially, Raisani assured the families of the victims that the culprits who had kidnapped their loved ones would be brought to justice. However, he categorically ruled out the involvement of the BLA in such attacks. Despite the proud reiteration by the BLA of its involvement in the killing of the six Hazara men, the CM maintained that the BLA could not target “innocent people”. The Baloch CM sincerely believes that the BLA came about as an outcome of the injustices done to the people of Balochistan in the past. Reading between the lines, the CM appears to be saying that the BLA is “fighting for a just cause”. Therefore, it can’t attack “innocent civilians”.

The government also appears to waver between refusing to acknowledge the existence of the BLA or holding “external forces” responsible for destabilising Balochistan. On its part, the BLA appears to be offended by Raisani’s remarks. One of its spokesmen, Bibarg Baloch, told Daily Times that the CM was discrediting the “Baloch freedom fighters” of their “heroic actions”. The underground organisation has recommended that the CM should rather speak out against the federal government, as well as the army, which he claims is still carrying out a military operation in certain parts of Balochistan.

Similarly, while there was “selective condemnation” of the killing of Punjabi settlers and the young cricketers by the Awami National Party (ANP), the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMP) and the Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), the Baloch nationalist parties preferred to remain ‘neutral’ in uttering their reaction to the assault. Even if they were not pleased with the murders, they could not at the same time afford to offend the BLA, which most followers of these parties believe are “fighting the Baloch war on a more practical front”.

According to sources, the BLA underwent a paradigm shift after the killing of Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti on August 26, 2006. At that time, most BLA operations were confined to the rural areas of Balochistan. Meanwhile, the organisation reportedly put extra efforts into urbanising its operations. It is this reason that the BLA-factor, which one appeared to be mainly a rural phenomenon concerning the Marri and Bugti Tribal Areas, has now shifted to public places of Quetta. According to insiders, the Baloch armed movement did not become urbanised until they had spent a lot of time brainwashing the Baloch people, especially the women and children. Today, it is largely believed that a BLA activist would be wholeheartedly welcomed into any Baloch household if he needed protection. In today’s Balochistan, there is an increasing belief that political parties have become irrelevant and only the armed groups can provide justice to the families of the displaced or kidnapped Baloch masses. Prominent Baloch leader Brahamdag Bugti, the grandson of late Akbar Bugti, categorically said last week that the newly formed Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) would extend “100 percent support” to the Baloch armed groups.

Many, including Brahamdag Bugti, believe that the new phase of target killings is but an expected and justified reaction to the operations being taken against their Baloch compatriots. The recent attacks have not only dimmed the prospects of a successful reconciliation, advocated by the PPP, but they have also highlighted the alarmingly widening gulf between the province and the Centre. If the PPP-led reconciliatory process is delayed, it may lead to more lawlessness in the province. Meanwhile, the Baloch leaders are demanding that the government take drastic measures to end the prevailing mistrust by completely ending the military operation and releasing the Baloch political workers. Instead of doing so, Brahamdag Bugti has alleged that more than 200 people have been ‘kidnapped’ in the two months since the induction of the new democratic government.

In the wake of fresh attacks, the provincial government, as well as some federal paramilitary forces, have decided to increase the deployment of forces in the provincial capital.

This, experts believe, may be a temporarily effective solution to combat the worsening law and order issues. However, such measures are unlikely to definitively settle the Balochistan issue.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\06\03\story_3-6-2008_pg7_34
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Here are a few more editorial criticizing the BLA violence against Punjabi settlers:

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Editorials on Target killings in Balochistan

* Civil society in Balochistan has remained silent over killings due to fear of nationalist backlash
* Pashtuns parting ways with dominant Baloch allies following violence

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: The sympathies that the Baloch nationalist movement had acquired during the rule of former president Pervez Musharraf now seem to be diminishing, following the targeted killings of Punjabi teachers, professors and principals in the province.

The recent killings of three principals and a schoolteacher in less than two months came as a shock for the entire nation, especially due to their ethnic nature.

While the Taliban in the NWFP have resorted to torching girls’ schools in order to deprive a generation of Pashtun girls from education, a nationalist militant group in Balochistan is currently bent on targeting and killing Punjabi educationists to push the province back into medieval times.

Fear: Unlike the situation in the NWFP, the civil society in Balochistan has remained a silent spectator, simply out of fear. When Musharraf’s government launched a military operation against Baloch leaders and killed Nawab Akbar Bugti, a chorus of condemnation rang out in support of the Baloch people from all corners of society. The Baloch leadership was assured complete support by politicians, intellectuals and scholars of other provinces.

However, it seems the biggest victims of Bugti killing’s aftermath have been Punjabi settlers in Balochistan.

Militant groups in Balochistan had earlier asked Punjabis to leave the province, a warning not taken seriously until a number of Punjabis were killed.

As things stand today, property rates in Punjabi-dominated localities of Quetta have fallen remarkably as Punjabis hastily sell their homes to try and escape the insurgency-hit province.

In the second phase, which commenced with the killing of three Baloch leaders in Turbat in April this year, a hitherto unknown militant segment of the Baloch nationalist movement has warned schoolteachers and principals to refrain from playing the national anthem and hoisting the national flag on official buildings. In case of non-compliance, the violators have been threatened with death.

In the backdrop of these challenges, the principals of Balochistan Residential College at Khuzdar, Government Commerce College Quetta and Government Pilot Secondary School Mastung, all Punjabis, have been killed, while the provincial government watches silently.

Distancing: As the killings of teachers intensify, the Pashtuns, who constitute the second largest ethnic group in Balochistan, appear to part ways with their erstwhile political allies, the dominant Baloch people. Pashtun political parties have vocally opposed the target killings in Quetta and demanded the Baloch nationalists openly condemn these killings and disassociate themselves with the elements responsible.

Similarly, members of civil society, human rights activists and intellectuals from other provinces have been perturbed by these targeted killings.

Such friends of Balochistan are now reasserting a “calculated support” to the Baloch case against the state, rather than their “unconditional support” to the aggrieved Baloch people.

“The government, as well as the Baloch civil society, has observed criminal silence over the targeted killings of Punjabi teachers,” complains a senior professor at the University of Balochistan.

“If Punjabi professors and professionals are not protected and compelled to leave Balochistan, many key institutions in the province will remain shut or at least dysfunctional.” He said the government and nationalists ought to separate education from politics. “Teachers serve the humanity regardless of their own religious, national, lingual and racial affiliations. They need protection and respect if a society is keen to progress,” he stated.

It was learnt that at least 14 teachers of the Balochistan Residential College, all Punjabis, have requested for transfers. There have also been similar reports of several PhD-holders prominent professors at the University of Balochistan planning to permanently leave the province.

If Balochistan is to be prevented from utter chaos, experts recommend, all the stakeholders in Balochistan and Islamabad should urgently keep politics aside and devise a strategy to protect Balochistan’s teachers. “If the government and the nationalists fail to sit together and address this dire situation, Balochistan’s educational institutions will be deserted for good. The major loser, if such a situation emerges, would be Baloch children, not Punjab, whom the Baloch nationalists hold responsible for everything,” an education expert said.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\07\09\story_9-7-2009_pg7_13

Second Editorial: Killing Punjabi settlers in Balochistan

A spate of target-killings of Punjabis in Balochistan has spread dismay and disgust across Pakistan. The Baloch nationalists, deserving of some sympathy for their cause, have consequently suffered a setback because of this reaction. Such is the state of lawlessness in the province and powerlessness of the provincial government that the principals of Balochistan Residential College at Khuzdar, Government Commerce College Quetta and Government Pilot Secondary School Mastung, all Punjabis, have been killed in recent months, while the PPP-led government stands by and watches silently.

Unfortunately, there is a parallel between what the Taliban did in the NWFP when they targeted the education sector and the Baloch rebels as they kill educationists in Balochistan. In both cases the future generations of Pakistanis are being deprived of the ability to survive in modern times. Being “tribal” doesn’t mean burying oneself in medieval savagery. The educationists in Balochistan have always been faithful to the Baloch cause despite the Punjabi origin of some of them. Killing them is actually weakening the very cause for which the rebels are fighting.

In Balochistan, the post-Bugti era has unleashed a lot of violence. But after this year’s kidnapping and killing of some Baloch leaders in Turbat, unknown rebels have warned the schools against playing the national anthem and hoisting the national flag. The Punjabis, feeling that they are being targeted, are trying to leave, only to find that their properties are worthless. This is not a good situation. Ultimately, the Punjabis will all leave since the state cannot protect them, but the Baloch children will suffer the most as they grow up in fear of violence without the education needed to make them fit for the struggle of life. *

http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\07\10\story_10-7-2009_pg3_1

Balochistan burning
Friday July 10, 2009

It has been reported that yet another teacher of Punjabi origin has been murdered by Baloch separatists. This is not the first of its kind; several educationists have been murdered in the past year, and separatists have threatened to kill many more. Balochistan has been simmering for years now, and it seems that successive governments’ lack of action and apathy has pushed the situation to the tipping point. Pakistani flags are being taken down, schools are being threatened against singing the national anthem and non-Baloch residents are scared for their lives.

The prime minister promised an all-parties conference on Balochistan months ago, and every other week his office issues a statement that there will be an APC on the issue “soon”. These promises are worth nothing if the conference continues to be delayed. In fact the prime minister should raise this issue in parliament and open it for debate. The APC must also be held at the earliest, because the disillusionment within the province is growing by the day and we cannot afford to have yet another part of the country fall to violence.

Balochistan has immense strategic and economic value for Pakistan, and the Baloch people have a long list of very valid grievances that have been ignored for decades. The need of the hour is to address those grievances with both short- and long-term policies; and also ensure that the level of trust between the Baloch people and the government is raised. The government should stop sitting on its hands and act.

KAISER BAKHTIAR
Karachi

http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=216889

http://www.balochwarna.com/modules/articles/article.php?id=1790

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Finally, this meekish protest, not from a Pakistani politician or organization, but from the “Academy of the Punjab in North America”:

The PNC fully supported demands of provincial autonomy by other provinces. The conference strongly condemned the atrocities being committed against the Baloch. The PNC endorsed the Baloch people’s rights over the natural resources of Balochistan. The military operation in Balochistan should be stopped and the missing political leaders and workers be recovered forthwith, it said. Target killings of Punjabi inhabitants and Punjabi teachers in Balochistan should come to an immediate end, it demanded.

http://www.apnaorg.com/reports/punjabi-national-conference/

Needless to say that the plight of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan remains grossly censored or ignored by the mainstream media as well our fellow bloggers in Pakistan and abroad.

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  • From Paklinks

    According to Newspapaer EXPRESS a Punjabi principal in quetta has shot dead by BLA

    http://www.paklinks.com/gsmedia/files/70072/qwe.gif

    I know another Punjabi teacher who resigned from his well paid teaching job in Faisalabad and went to work in a Balochi village, he was providing free education to hundreds of kids there but he was kidnapped , tortured and murdered alongwith his family members JUST because he was punjabi. He had recieved a lot of threats but ignored them and kept working.
    Obviously the local balochis weren’t involved, it was done by BLA terrorists. If only balochis can understand that their enemy is greedy politicians (Balochi and non Balochi) and not an average punjabi or Sindhi.

    http://www.paklinks.com/gs/pakistan-affairs/326817-one-punjabi-principal-shot-dead-by-bla-alongwith-4-more-balochis-dead-in-balochstan.html

  • There are quite a few news items missing in the above story:

    Two Punjabis shot dead in Quetta

    Staff Report

    QUETTA: Two men of Punjabi origin were shot dead in a targeted killing on Sariab Road in Quetta on Saturday afternoon, police said.

    The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the killings.

    Police said masked motorcyclists opened fire on the two Punjabi-speaking citizens at around 1pm. The two men, who had stopped at a petrol station to refuel their vehicle, were killed on the spot. They were identified as Muhammad Farooq and Shahzad Ahmed, both residents of Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab. BLA spokesman Bibarg Baloch told Daily Times that the men were killed in reaction to the “ongoing genocide of the Baloch people by the Pakistan Army”.

    He said the BLA had formally asked all ‘Punjabi citizens’ to leave Balochistan or face the consequences.

    “Those who followed our warnings have already left, but those who refuse to quit Balochistan will be targeted in the future,” he warned. The police said both men, aged between 35 to 40 years, were visiting Balochistan from Punjab and were killed when they were on their way back home.

    However, the BLA spokesman claimed the two men were intelligence agents.

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20091\25\story_25-1-2009_pg1_5

  • Punjabi shopkeeper killed, two injured in Quetta
    on 13-02-2007 (122 reads)
    Punjabi shopkeeper was killed and two others suffered injuries when armed men opened fire at a shop near Askrai Park in cantonment area on Monday night.

    Source said that two persons riding a motorcycle came at the mechanics shop and opened indiscriminate fire killing the mechanic Mohammad Zaman, on the spot and two other persons and seriously injuring two Mohammad Amin and Abdullah. The attackers managed to flee.

    Motive behind the killing was not known, but since the start of the fifth army operation in Balochistan and genocide of the Baloch people by the hands of Punjabi army, such incidences have become a matter of routine.

    It is believed that the Baloch people who suffering by the hands of Punjabi ISI, MI, police and the army for more then 60 years, and now a fifth army operation is underway, all Pakistani institutions serving only Punjabi interests in Balochistan.

    When looting, plunder, abduction, killing and now arrests of Baloch women and children have become the order of the day. In the Baloch society respect of women is above everything and dishonor is unthinkable even be it of your worst enemy.

    When such rules are being set by the Punjabi rulers then killing of Punjabis in Balochistan could not come as a surprise, such reactions are based upon the frustration of the common people who have nothing more to lose now, except their lives.

    http://www.balochvoice.com/bvoice/modules/news/article.php?storyid=187

  • BLA kills 83 settlers
    Online Tue. 16 Feb 2010

    A hard year for Punjabis and Sindhis. -APP

    ISLAMABAD: The report sent by law-enforcement agencies to the Federal Government has disclosed that 83 Punjabi and Sindhi settlers were brutality murdered by terrorists and extremists in Balochistan during last year target killings.
    “Dr. Sirajul Haq belonged to Punjab was killed in Mustang area of Balochistan while two motorcyclists murdered two inhabitants of Hazara and injured two in Quetta”
    The security sources told Online that the responsibility of most of the incidents were accepted by Balochistan Liberation Army, Baloch Republican Army and other outfits.
    According to investigation agencies, the elements behind in the so-called independence movement in the province should be disclosed as such incidents could deteriorate the situation in Balochistan.
    According to the details, Dr. Sirajul Haq belonged to Punjab was killed in Mustang area of Balochistan while two motorcyclists murdered two inhabitants of Hazara and injured two in Quetta. Three persons were targeted on Millat Colony Sariyab Road.
    Manager of Habib Bank was assassinated near a university while two persons of Hazara cast were injured. According to details, two Punjabi people were targeted near Maulana Petrol Pump while a Zehri and a Punjabi were killed in Turbat. Unknown men injured a person through cracker bomb in Panjgoor and also damaged his house.
    In Qalat, the motorcyclists murdered three people near Shahi Bazaar while one person was injured. The report also mentioned several such incidents in Balochistan in which unknown terrorists targeted people with the help of remote control devices and landmines. -Online

    http://news.wateen.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=7864

  • Fascist BLA terrorising whole Balochistan
    Share: by irfan baloch | April 12, 2009 at 06:30 am
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    Ugly face of Fascist terror in Balochistan
    I will like to show the real face of Fascist Baloch Organisation called Baloch liberation Army which is killing innocent civilians and government officials indiscriminately. They are not even sparing children and journalists.
    BLA = NAZIS
    They call themselves better than Taliban but in truth they are worse than them as they have no moral and they are blinded by the hate and rage for anyone daring to differ from their violent and hateful ideology. I am shocked by their hypocrisy when they demand the world to hear their voice and blame rest of Pakistan for all the wrongs in Balochistan yet they continue the naked aggression and violence against everyone who is not part of their criminal activities.
    Stop the criminal Silence & see the true face of BLA
    People need to see their true face they are nothing but another version of Nazis who hate everyone else and justify the murder and terror for their cause.
    They are destroying the infrastructure of Balochistan, they are intimidating people from earning their livelihood, they are abducting and killing civil servants and they are constantly terrorising the educational institutions.
    India supporting the terrorists
    India is openly funding and supporting the fascist terrorists and is operating via consulates in Afghanistan. the BLA terrorists have never kept their links with Indians a secret. they openly thank India for its financial help to destabilise Balochistan and deny its people a peaceful life.
    India needs to stop funding these terrorist organisations if it is really sincere in a lasting peace in the region.

    Coal mine workers murdered by BLA execution Style
    On Saturday, six bullet-riddled bodies were found near a coal mine between Margat and Marwarn. ‘Their hands were tied behind their back and bullets were pumped into their heads from a close range,’ DIG Wazir Khan Nasar said, adding that they worked for coal factories in the area and were kidnapped at gunpoint. The six workers were identified as Ghulam Jilani, Khalid Mehmood, Mohammad Yousuf, Karamat Ali, Khanzada and Munir Salik. Four of them hailed from Azad Kashmir and one each from Punjab and the NWFP. The bodies were sent to their native places for burial. The Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the killing.

    Attack on Police and a wedding party

    Four policemen were killed and several others injured in a late night attack on a police camp in Jaffarabad. Gunmen fired on a group of people who were making arrangements for a wedding party in Jinnah town. A man, identified as Talib Sheikh, was killed on the spot while two others, including a 10-year-old girl, were injured. A 15-year-old boy, identified as Mohammad Faizan, was injured in a grenade attack at a house in Mach town

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/balochistan/shutter-down-strike-balochistan-seven-killed–qs

    http://www.nowpublic.com/world/fascist-bla-terrorising-whole-balochistan

  • Give a thought or two to this angle.

    Sir,

    I hope someday, someone will rise and expose those who during General Zia’s days ruthlessly butchered innocent Punjabis, Urdu Speaking, Sindhis and Pashtuns in Riots. Someone must expose those who were behind the massacre of innocent people of Hyderabad in 1988 [more than 200 innocent people died] and then the very next day another ethnic [more than 90 innocent persons were dead] group was targeted in Karachi to create ethnic unrest amongst people of different walk of life though having different political thoughts. Hamid Gul and Imtiaz were incharge of Internal Security those days, least said is better. One clue, a mysterious white colour Charade/White High Roof Suzuki carried out massacre in almost every location.

    One more shameful leaf from Pakistan History [recent history]
    ‘شریف النفس’
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/urdu/2009/11/post_544.html

    ان جاگيروں میں دریائے سندھ کے کنارے دادو ضلع میں کچے کے علاقے میں وہ ‘کیٹی جتوئی’ بھی ان کی ہی ملکیت تھی جس میں بدنام زمانہ ڈاکو لائق چانڈیو نے مئی انیس سو اکانوے میں اغوا شدہ چینی انجنیئرز یرغمال رکھ کر سندھ میں جام صادق علی حکومت سے مذاکرات کیے تھے۔ جام صادق علی حکومت نے چينی انجنیئروں کی رہائی کے عوض دو کروڑ روپوں سے زائد تاوان کے علاوہ ڈاکوؤں کے مطالبات پر ایک نوجوان کو سندھ پولیس میں اسسٹنٹ انسپیکٹر بھی بھرتی کیا تھا۔ ڈاکوؤں کیساتھ حکومت کے یہ مذاکرات کیٹی جتوئی کے ریسٹ ہاؤس سے خفیہ فوجی ایجنسی کے ایک کرنل اور ایک میجر کی نگرانی میں ہوئے تھے۔

    چينی انجنیئروں کو اغوا کرنے والا ڈاکو لائق چانڈیو اس سے قبل ان سندھی قوم پرستوں اور جانو آرائيں سمیت ڈاکوؤں کیساتھ مل کر حیدرآباد سندھ میں تیس ستمبر انیس سو اٹھاسی کے قتل عام میں شامل رہا تھا جس میں تین سو افراد قتل کیے گئے تھے۔ اس کارروائی کا مقصد ملک میں اعلان شدہ وہ عام انتخابات ملتوی کروانے تھے جو ضیا الحق کی موت کے بعد ہونے تھے۔

    کہتے ہیں کہ جانو آرائیں کیٹی جتوئی کی زمینوں پر کبھی منشی رہا تھا۔ لیکن انتخابات ملتوی نہیں ہوسکے تھے۔ ان اتنخابات میں علام مصطفی جتوئی اپنے آبائي حلقے سے بھی ہار گئے تھے۔ لیکن بعد میں انیس سو نوے میں انہیں نگران وزیر اعظم بنایا گیا اور انہوں نے بعد میں کھلے عام اعتراف کیا تھا کہ نوے کے انتخابات میں بڑے پیمانے پر سرکاری سطح پر دھاندھلیاں ہوئی تھیں۔
    TO UNDERSTAND THIS WATCH THIS DAWN TV INVESTIGATIVE REPORT.
    DAWN NEWS CHANNEL Investigative Program ON MEHRANGATE SCANDAL, Late Mr Jatoi was one of the beneficiary [DAWN News TV Investigation Report with Masood Sharif – 6th January 2008 http://www.sharifpost.com/2008/01/06/dawn-news-tv-investigation-report/

  • Whether it’s a Punjabi or a person from another ethnicity, these target killings are always condemnable. We as a nation need to create interprovincial and interfaith harmony, so that the external forces don’t succeed in their evil plans.

  • Sher Zaman :
    Whether it’s a Punjabi or a person from another ethnicity, these target killings are always condemnable. We as a nation need to create interprovincial and interfaith harmony, so that the external forces don’t succeed in their evil plans.

    I agree with Sher Zaman Sahab. I am with those [Punjabis] who have nothing to do with politics but are killed like flies.

  • Punjabis needs to start target killing of Balochs in Punjab. Start sending bodies of Baloch to Afghanistan. That will be the only solution. The only way Brohi sardars of Kalat established peace was by subduing the Baloch. That is what needs to be done and for that an all out war is needed.

  • You also need to see how Iran has controlled the Baloch. It kills them everyday. That is the only way to maintain peace. We need to learn from Iranians. Unfortunately Punjabis are cowards. They need to kill Baloch by the millions only then there will be peace. Punjabis have the power they need to do what the Mongols, Timurids and Baburs did to bring peace to this area.

  • Why is Pakistan Army doing exercises Azm-e-Nau against India. Is India killing Punjabis? These exercises need to be done against BLA. Do what the Iranians do against Baloch and there will be peace. We have the power like the Mongols, Timuris and Babar had. If Punjabis do what Babur did (create Minars of Heads) there will be peace automatically.

  • ANALYSIS: Two wrongs never make a right —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

    The state and media in Pakistan seem to suffer from the ‘Gaza syndrome’, in which a single homemade rocket fired by the Palestinians has to be brought to world attention while the bombing of Gaza is glossed over

    The killing of non-combatants in any conflict is reprehensible and deserves to be unequivocally condemned; the condemnation, however, has to be even-handed. You cannot condemn infringements of the rights of one group and neglect the travails of others. At the risk of being misunderstood, I have ventured to write about the sad and unnecessary killing of Assistant Professor Nazima Talib and condemn it. I, however, want to make it clear that my sympathies have always been and will always be with the struggle for Baloch rights.

    Who is to blame for this killing? Naturally, those who planned and carried out this killing come to our mind, but the responsibility does not end here. Those responsible, i.e. the ruling political, military and bureaucratic hierarchy, commonly known as the ‘establishment’, for the entire 63-year span of political, social, economic and military repression of the Baloch people are equally to blame.

    Complicit in this crime is the mainstream media, which chooses to be very selective in its condemnation, highlighting and sidelining of incidents. A brutal crackdown in Baloch localities in Quetta on April 20 resulted in the death of Shahnaz Mengal. It was conveniently glossed over like a normal everyday occurrence and given insignificant coverage. Was her life dispensable or of lesser importance? In contrast, there have been editorials in all major dailies regarding the sad killing of Nazima Talib. The media needs to reappraise its selectivity of highlighting what it thinks is important and neglecting the woes of those with whom it finds difficult to identify. As long as this biased media approach persists, those responsible for brutalities against the Baloch will continue.

    The state and the media seem to suffer from the ‘Gaza syndrome’, in which a single homemade rocket fired by the Palestinians has to be brought to world attention, while the bombing of Gaza is glossed over. This attitude has led to the deterioration of the situation and unless the will to listen and heed the problems is shown, the spree of senseless killings will continue to escalate, taking its toll of innocent lives.

    In Baloch society, women and children are never targeted in revenge killings, however intense and deep-rooted the enmity may be. In the Baloch tradition, if a woman intervenes in a fight, the opponents back off. So why are the Baloch provoked into acts which are contrary to their code of conduct and traditions? I do not attempt to justify the act of killing Nazima Talib, who did a lot of good by turning out many good Baloch journalists and should not have been targeted, but would like to say the provocations are of a grave nature. The law enforcement agencies involved in crackdowns and operations are extremely rough and coarse in their approach and attitudes. They do not respect the sensibilities of the people they come to ‘fix up’. Disproportionate use of force is the standard procedure and gender is no bar to the treatment meted out. It was this approach that resulted in the death of Shahnaz Mengal. The security personnel, like colonialists, are simply clueless about the sensibilities of the people they are sent to deal with and not bothered about the pain and suffering they cause.

    Baloch women have been at the receiving end for a long time. Professor Naela Qadri Baloch used to teach at Balochistan University and her husband Ghulam Mustafa Qadri was a librarian. They were hounded due to their activism against the 1998 nuclear tests and had to go underground; her present whereabouts are not known. No one has even bothered to raise a voice in their favour. Women protestors are not spared and no one bothers. There is too much bias about whose woes are advocated and whose are conveniently disregarded.

    The government has been actively promoting Talibanisation of minds by affording facilities to religious institutions in an effort to neutralise the secular Baloch people’s demands for their rights. Unsurprisingly, acid attacks against girls who venture out to bazaars are being carried out. Three sisters were seriously injured in Kalat on Friday and on April 13, two sisters were similarly injured by acid-throwing motorcyclists in Dalbandin. Such attacks can only be carried out by warped minds. An unknown ‘Baloch Ghairat Mand Group’ has claimed responsibility.

    The local press is muzzled, threatened and restrained from voicing the demands of the people. A group calling itself ‘Baloch Musalla Difa Tanzeem’ threatened Khuzdar Press Club against coverage of Baloch nationalist parties or face consequences. This group had claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on students in Khuzdar during a cultural event celebration in March. Witnesses however blamed the Frontier Corps (FC). Asaap was the most popular Urdu daily, which expressed the sentiments of the people of Balochistan. Its offices were besieged in August 2009 by the FC for two weeks and eventually stationing of a tank outside its offices sealed its fate. Abid Amin, the Bureau Chief of Balochi language satellite channel, ‘Sabz Bath Balochistan’ (SBB) in District Turbat, was picked up by the FC as retribution for covering the first death anniversary of Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, Lala Munir and Sher Mohammad — who were allegedly kidnapped and subsequently killed by the FC personnel last year. Munir Mengal’s story is too well known to need repeating. Instances of intimidation are too numerous to detail.

    When people are denied their rights for decades with no hope of redress and meaningless packages are presented as a panacea, when brutal crackdowns and military operations on unarmed people are considered the best solution to demands for justice, when the local media is repressed and severely constrained and the mainstream media is biased and selective, when government-sponsored groups attack peaceful Baloch rallies and Talibanisation is promoted to thwart the struggle for just demands, then, though unjustified, reprisals against innocents occur. A torturous history of repression widens the chasm of trust to the extent that retaliating in kind becomes the only option for some.

    However, I feel that two wrongs never make a right for the simple reason that by stooping to the level of the enemy, one loses the high moral ground and legitimacy, which in the first place justifies struggles. Revolutionaries need to remember that there is a very thin red line distinguishing revolution from terrorism and the danger is that once the threshold is crossed, return becomes difficult and all good work may be lost as a result. Retaliation decisions should not be made lightly, as soft target options may become a habit, as it has with the state.

    Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur has an association with the Baloch rights movement going back to the early 1970s. He can be contacted at mmatalpur@gmail.com

  • @Ali Arqam I too have posted this article on a different thread.

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/10127#comment-7307

    Mr Talpur’s approach seems to be no different from Taliban apologists (e.g., Imran Khan’s apologist explanation of Taliban’s atrocities against innocent civilians):

    ” At the risk of being misunderstood, I have ventured to write about the sad and unnecessary killing of Assistant Professor Nazima Talib and condemn it. I, however, want to make it clear that my sympathies have always been and will always be with the struggle for Baloch rights. Who is to blame for this killing? Naturally, those who planned and carried out this killing come to our mind, but the responsibility does not end here. Those responsible, i.e. the ruling political, military and bureaucratic hierarchy, commonly known as the ‘establishment’, for the entire 63-year span of political, social, economic and military repression of the Baloch people are equally to blame.”

    One thing is clear. This man is hesitating from an unconditional condemnation of violence against an innocent citizen. Shameful attitude.

  • You have to see how Brohi sardars of Kalat subdued the Baloch tribes. The Baloch used to look down upon the Brohis. Given Brohis originate from the Dravidian race and are of darker complexion. This discrimination against the Brohis finally led the Brohis to rise up. The Brohis defeated the Baloch and slaughtered them enmasse. It is the same that Arabs did or Turks did. The only language Baloch understand is of violence. (not of peace). The only solution is target killing of Balochs.

  • Educationist gunned down in Hub
    By Saleem Shahid
    Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

    QUETTA: A senior academic was gunned down in the industrial town of Hub on Monday in what appears to be a case of target killing.
    Police sources said that Mohammad Ashfaq, vice principal of the Pak-German Technical Training Centre, Hub, was going to a market on his motorcycle when attackers on a motorbike opened fire at him on Hubco road.

    Mr Ashfaq was critically injured and died on way to hospital. The assailants fled.

    APP adds: Mr Ashfaq, who belonged to Faisalabad, had been serving in the institution for the past 23 years.

    He was a resident of Akhtar Mohammad road, Quetta.

    Police have registered a case and investigation into the case is under way.

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/educationist-gunned-down-in-hub-550

  • All the baloch nationalist leaders need to be nabbed and hanged. That will indeed be a beautiful day when the likes of Braham- dagh and Harbyar meet thier end.I have no doubt in my mind that they are Indian agents.I also have no doubt in my mind that they will be killed by a punjabi.Baloch nationalist are living on Indian money. What kind of muslims they are who take money from Hindu to kill muslims?. They are shameless and coward people of short moral and physical stature.
    If bugti is the reason then the baloch should know that he was killed by pakistani security forces which have amongst thier ranks the people of all the provinces of Pakistan.Moreso the army chief of that time was not punjabi but an urdu speaking pakistani of Arabian origins.Why then blame punjabis?????

  • However, gross human rights abuses are not limited to the army. As the conflict
    drags on, the insurgents have become increasingly brutal and ruthless. In the
    past two years, militants have kidnapped aid workers, killed at least four
    journalists and, most disturbingly, started to target “settlers” – unarmed
    civilians, mostly from neighbouring Punjab, many of whom have lived in
    Balochistan for decades. Some 113 settlers were killed in cold blood last year,
    according to government figures – civil servants, shopkeepers, miners. On 21
    March, militants riding motorbikes sprayed gunfire into a camp of construction
    workers near Gwadar, killing 11; the Baloch Liberation Front claimed
    responsibility. Most grotesque, perhaps, are the attacks on education: 22 school
    teachers, university lecturers and education officials have been assassinated
    since January 2008, causing another 200 to flee their jobs.
    As attitudes harden, the middle ground is being swept away in tide of bloodshed.
    “Our politicians have been silenced,” says Habib Tahir, a human rights lawyer in
    Quetta. “They are afraid of the young.” I ask a student in Quetta to defend the
    killing of teachers. “They are not teachers, they work for the intelligence
    agencies,” one student tells me. “They are like thieves coming into our homes.
    They must go.”
    Before leaving Quetta I meet Faiza Mir, a 36-year-old lecturer in international
    relations at Quetta’s Balochistan University. Militants have murdered four of
    her colleagues in the past three years, all because they were “Punjabi”. Driving
    on to the campus, she points out the spots where they were killed, knowing she
    could be next.
    “I can’t leave,” says Mir, a sparky woman with an irrepressible smile. “This is
    my home too.” And so she engages in debate with students, sympathising with
    their concerns. “I try to make them understand that talk is better than war,”
    she says.
    But some compromises are impossible. Earlier on, students had asked Mir to
    remove a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s founding father, from her
    office wall. Mir politely refused, and Jinnah – an austere lawyer in a Savile
    Row suit – still stares down from her wall.
    But how long will he stay there? “That’s difficult to say,” she answers.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/29/balochistan-pakistans-secret-dirty-war?CMP=twt_gu

  • via Naseem Khan

    The Baloch Hal:
    http://www.thebalochhal.com/2011/02/editorial-embarrassing-pakistan/

    “While the Amnesty International report should be seen by the Balochs as a moral
    victory against the government, it is very important to see the darker side of
    the picture as well. It clearly seems that attacks perpetrated against Punjabi
    settlers and the targeted killing of school teachers has backfired. The
    international community does condemn the atrocities being committed by the
    Frontier Corps and the intelligence agencies but it cannot endorse attacks on
    innocent civilians, particularly teachers.
    The report said: “Armed Baloch groups have also been implicated in a surge in
    targeted killings of non-Baloch civilians and government employees, including
    teachers at government education institutions.
    Hundreds of teachers have fled the province as a result of these killings,
    bringing the education system to breaking point.”
    The sooner the armed groups review this strategy, the better. To gain
    international legitimacy, the Baloch movement has to meet the international
    standards and expectations as well. It is no longer possible to act in isolation
    if there is a Baloch desire to be supported on all fronts by the international
    community on the issue of human rights and ownership on natural resources.”

  • Dear brather is it any example any Baloch Killed in punjab in the reaction of target killing of about 6 thousand punjabi Setelar in balochistan. and daily average no of punjabi killed in balochistan are four from februry 2008 to may 2011.and every killing done under the direct supervision of chief minister of balochistan because degree to degree hoti hay asli ho ya jali.

  • togay i see this site first time and i very varied about the current situation of balochistan. in all overr the punjab there is no body know that in all over the balochistan specially the baloch areas the punjabis targertally killed by the BLA. i am very in shocked .i read all the site and comments of the peoples which belong to balochistan that say chief minister of Balochistan that say degree to degree hoti hay asli ho ya jali.he drinked always even in thdy of Eid he was felt down during prayer. i am feel very shame because i untill un able to provide any help to our brothers and sisters they need moral sport in all over the balochistan.
    i was read many of times in news papers and news channals
    about the target killings of the punjabis peoples but i read Dear brather is it any example any Baloch Killed in punjab in the reaction of target killing of about 6 thousand punjabi Setelar in balochistan. and daily average no of punjabi killed in balochistan are four from februry 2008 to may 2011.and every killing done under the direct supervision of chief minister of balochistan because degree to degree hoti hay asli ho ya jali.today comments of ghulam farooq wafa that says

    Dear brather is it any example any Baloch Killed in punjab in the reaction of target killing of about 6 thousand punjabi Setelar in balochistan. and daily average no of punjabi killed in balochistan are four from februry 2008 to may 2011.and every killing done under the direct supervision of chief minister of balochistan because degree to degree hoti hay asli ho ya jali.
    i think there is need of urgent bases to stop the killing of innocent punjabies in balochistan and doing or start the target killing of baloch people who belong to balochistan and read as in univerisities and engeniring and medical colleges of the punjab. i read in papers from balochistan lot of dead bodies send at daily bases.when we start send the dead bodies to balochistan then chief minister says dead body to dead body hoti hay asli ho ya jali.

  • Pakistan: Balochistan Militants Killing Teachers

    Although killings and other abuses by militants have been directed at individuals from all professions, education establishments, personnel, and students – particularly ethnic Punjabis – have been disproportionately targeted because militants view them as representatives of the Pakistani state and symbols of perceived Punjabi military oppression.

    In one example, the Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the shooting death of Anwar Baig, a teacher, in Kalat in June 2009, because he supposedly opposed recitation of the Baloch nationalist anthem and hoisting the nationalist flag, instead of the Pakistani flag, in his school.

    Fearing for their safety, many teachers have sought transfers, further burdening what is already the worst educational system in Pakistan in terms of education opportunities and outcomes. Since 2008, more than 200 teachers and professors have transferred from their schools to the relatively more secure provincial capital, Quetta, or have moved out of the province entirely. Nearly 200 others are in the process of making such transfers. New teachers are hard to find, and replacements are often less qualified than their predecessors. In ethnic Baloch areas of the province, schools are often understaffed, so any further loss of teachers severely jeopardizes children’s opportunities to receive an education. Many teachers who persevere at their posts say they are so preoccupied with security that their teaching has been adversely affected.

    “To educate or to seek education in Balochistan today means risking your life and your family’s,” Hasan said. “By perpetrating such atrocities, Baloch nationalists are harming Balochistan’s development instead of advancing it.”

    http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/12/13/pakistan-balochistan-militants-killing-teachers

  • BALOCH SALE THEIR MOTHERS FOR MONEY

    UPDATE: Balochs terrorist organization BLA just accepted the responsibility of the attacks. (live feed ARY/GEO)
    Baloch During the last 2-3 years about 2000 highly qualified punjabis have been targeted in balochistan and to date not even a single target killer has been arrested.

    Punjabis need to be together and work for resolving this problem which is claiming lives day in and day out. They have the largest province in Pakistan and there are a lot of things they can do.
    terrorist organizations continued their cowardly activities by murdering 10 innocent punjabis coming in a bus from Lahore to Quetta.

    Very nice, so what do you suggest that punjabis shoule be continued to be killed and we should not even have the right to protest ?

    2. Please visit balochistan and ask anyone about The chief minister raisani of balochistan.

    3. For your information, just watch ARY/GEO , a baloch terrorist organization has just accepted the responsibility for the killings.

    4. Please read the newspapers from 2006-2010 and count the number of non-balochs killed in balochistan. Even UN based human rights groups have put the total in thousands.

    This is a free forum, just your saying does not mean that our voice will be closed. Punjabis have every right to protest the killings of members of their community.

    If you think that baloch terrorists are such nice people, then please give the sacrifice of one of your family members at the hands of these baloch terrorists and then come and tell us about how great the balochs are. Sitting comfortably on your chair, with your family safe, you don’t have the f____ing right to tell us to stop protesting……

  • Five Punjabis shot dead in Balochistan

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/08/five-punjabis-shot-dead-in-balochistan/

    QUETTA – Five people hailing from Punjab were gunned down in separate incidents of violence in Balochistan on Wednesday. Three of the five people were shot dead in the Loralai district. Levies officials said unidentified people opened indiscriminate fire on Sajjad Khosa, Nadeem Khosa, Syed Ahmed Khosa and two others in Kangri area of Musakhail tehsil. They received serious wounds and succumbed to their injuries. The assailants fled after the shooting.
    The Levies Force after being informed about the incident moved the bodies to a nearby hospital for autopsy. The deceased belonged to Dera Ghazi Khan and had come to Musakhail for hunting. However, the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained since no claim of responsibility was made. Levies sources said the bodies were sent to their native town and investigations were underway.
    Separately, two Punjabis were killed and three others injured in an armed attack outside a bakery late on Wednesday. Police said unidentified motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on the bakery workers sitting outside the shop in Chaman housing scheme, killing Rashid and Abdul Rahim. A case has been registered against the assailants.

  • i cannot understand why are we Muslims so violent Killing People on the basis of Ethnic division Most of them People over here say we are killed Abducted and killed Who in this world is going to investigate Weather the Abduction was done by Intel agencies Or The Foreign Group whose agenda is Old but successful Divide and Rule so their agenda is same but now they are using our own people our men by giving them dollars and are making them to work on their agenda Amazingly our own hands are used for killing our brothers just because of Money I take everything on one side But BLA Is doing the same work so there is no difference between both Killers according to Law both are criminals and proving The Points of haters of Islam that they kill each other and fight On behalf of Ethic or Sectarian divisions so we are representing a terrorist image of Islam this way i belong to Bloch family i went to study in Lahore people there never hated me or tried to harm me like BLA is doing in Baluchistan ok if they have a fight go fight with the armed forces why are they killing innocent people like u me or anyone i see my baloch transport buses running in Lahore successfully no one there boycotts them instead they are filled with passengers cant we see we are our self creating problems should we try to join hands with all the middle classes of this country to fight against the feudal culture and same people owning our national institutes according to me when i got there my views changed them main problem of Baluchistan is in the hands of its own people they need to build confidence in their fellow nation men and also tell them if they are mistreated i believe they will surely expose such Twats in this era where Media exposes everything thats a good way instead of using violence use media

  • Settlers’ organisation condemns target killings in Balochistan
    * Member says attacks on settlers a conspiracy to destabilise Quetta and fan ethnic strife

    QUETTA: The Organisation of Settlers in Balochistan (OSB) on Thursday expressed concern over the continuous cycle of target killings in Quetta against the non-locals for political reasons.

    A statement issued by the OSB strongly condemned the killing of three settlers within 24 hours in Balochistan and expressed concern over the safety of others, saying the government has not taken action against the perpetrators of the target killings in the provincial capital. A meeting of the OSB organising committee on Thursday termed the killed men as innocent and expressed shock and grief over their ‘brutal killings’.

    Conspiracy: “Attacks on settlers are a conspiracy to destabilise the provincial capital and fan ethnic strife. Those who are targeting innocent citizens are morally and ideologically shallow and will not be able to impose their ideology on the others by using brute force and violence,” said a member of the committee, requesting anonymity for fear of his own security, adding, “the settlers in Balochistan stand for the unity of all ethnic communities. The government should take notice of the target killings occurring in Quetta as such terrorist attacks are disrupting Balochistan province and its government”.

    The OSB member added that those being killed had come from other provinces to work either as barbers or wage workers, and “would be compelled to leave Balochistan” if the target killings did not stop.

    Humayun Jogazai, the capital city police officer, said the police had taken suspected men into custody and were investigating regarding their involvement in the killings. Baloch militant organisations striving for an ‘independent Balochistan’ have accepted responsibility for the target killings of settlers from Punjab as they want them to quit Balochistan. staff report
    Source:Daily Times :Friday, November 21, 2008
    How a Punjabi can feel over Bugti’s Assassination……!!!!
    Mr. Bugti has died in an encounter, so shall be remembered for his bravery and commitment to his cause. Though his cause had little to do with the welfare of his people and more to do with his personal prestige and powerful position, yet his death has been resulted in generating more sympathies for the cause of Baloch people.
    It is necessary that we must investigate the cause of Economic and educational backwardness of Baloch people. These are my feelings as being a Punjabi. On the other hand, Mr. Irshad Ahmed Haqqani, in his column, has copied a letter of a Punjabi who is resident of Balochistan. Punjabi people are the victim of target killing and Robbery in Balochistan province. There is general environment of hatred for Punjabis among the Baloch people, or at least among the ‘nationalist’ Balochis. The slogan of Balochi ‘nationalists’ is: “Balochistan – the graveyard of Punjabis”. It is important to mention that if Baloch people are poor or backward, then so is the case with those Punjabi victims of target killing … because mostly they also happened to be poor labour class people. So they are becoming victim of a blind form of hatred. It is also important to mention that Punjabis do not hate Balochis or any other in this type of manner or any other manner whatsoever.
    Rights of Balochistan have to do with the affairs of federal government and not with the people of Punjab. But indirect role of Punjab does come because of such reasons as: (i) More representation of Punjabis in federal government, (ii) Economic prosperity of common Punjabi as compared to common Balochi. etc.
    Federal government allocates resources to different provinces on the basis of population data alone. As being a Punjabi, in my honest assessment, this is a wrong policy. Balochistan is the largest province of country in terms of its area but smallest in terms of population. While allocating the resources to this province, federal government takes decision solely on the basis of population data and simply ignores the implications of vast land area of this province. The simple implication of such vast land area is that it gives the result of very high per capita infrastructure cost. With the view to provide the facility of lets say, a road to less number of people, a long road of many hundred kilometers would be required. So the per capita infrastructure cost has to be very much high in this province as compared to lets say Punjab where far more number of people get the benefit of relatively very short road. So first of all in my opinion, resources should be allocated not just on the basis of population data but should be allocated on the basis of per capita infrastructure cost. Representation of Baloch people also should be increased in federal government due to similar reasons.
    Punjabis are generally well off because they have been gifted by nature with five big rivers and fertile agriculture land. Punjabi people are lucky in the sense that they can exercise their proprietary rights over the fertile lands of the province. It means that Punjabi people are lucky because they can exercise proprietary rights over the naturally occurring natural resources of their province.
    Balochi people have been unlucky because they have been deprived off to exercise their proprietary rights over the natural resources (natural gas) of their province. Bugti’s assassination has diverted our attention (Punjabi’s attention) towards this form of injustice as well. Balochistan is poor in water resources and fertility of land but it is rich in other form of natural resources as natural gas. If Punjab has the right to take full benefit of its natural resources, then Balochistan also should have full right to take benefits of its natural resources. But just like Punjabi people take the benefit of their natural resources, so it should be the Baloch people who should take the benefit of their natural resources and this benefit should not go in the pockets of their Sardars.
    It is also important to mention that Punjabis do not act as parasite for Baloch people in any sense. They make payment for the gas, which they use. This payment however should go to provincial government of Balochistan for the benefit of Baloch people, and should not go to federal government or even the personal treasures of Baloch Sardars. Federal government should take just her taxation out of this income and nothing more.
    It is also necessary that constitutional set up should be like a federation with the greatest possible autonomy to Provinces. There should not be any form of injustice by any province towards any other. People of one province should not hate with people of other province on just baseless things like that since Punjabis take ‘electricity’ out of waters of rivers so the water which reaches to next province would lack some important ingredient which is crucial for agriculture etc. etc. If people of other provinces hate with Punjabis on the basis of this type of reasons, then they are also committing injustice towards Punjabis.
    ( source wordpress Written by Khurram Rafique Babar: September 01, 2006)

  • Why baloch kills punjabi speaking muslims in balochistan without any reasion.Today i offering to all muslims of the world start target killing of BALOCH belonging to Balochiatan only because they are not like a muslims.

  • BALUCHISTAN IS LAND OF BALUCH WE DO NOT NEED PAKISTANI PUNJABI RUNNING IT.PUNJABI’S BACK BY I.S.I AND POKISTANI ARMFORCES AND 11000 CHINAMEN LOTS OF HELPH FROM IRANIAN GOVERNMENT TRYING TO KILL ALL BALUCH WELL IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN OUR HISTORY GOES BACK TO 325BC AND FURTHER SO BEST THING FOR NONBALUCH IS TO STAY AWAY OR STAY THE FUCK OUT OF OUR MOTHER LAND FOR EACH AND EVERY BALUCHI KILLED BY ANY ONE WE WILL KILL 80 OF THEM SOFOR PAKISTANI PUNJABI/PNAGEER KILLED ABOUT 16000 BALUCH SO 16000×80=1,280,000-ALREADY DEAD POKS=WHAT EVER THE #IS MR.ISMAIL SHAH ALREADY FOR GOT PAKISTANI ARMY KILLED 1,000,000 EAST PAKISTANI MUSLUMS BECAUSE THEY WANTED FREEDOM FROM SCUMBAGS PAKISTANI’S

  • ALL THESE SETTLERS WORKING FOR POKISTANI GOVERNMENT OR A FAMILY MEMBER WORKING FOR POKISTAN SHOULD GET THE FUCK OUT OF BALUCHISTAN …….BALUCHISTAN IS NOT POKISTAN OUT OUT OUT GO TO PUNJAB …..WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THEM TAKE OUR LAND BALUCHISTAN …..AND BACK BY I.S.I AND PAKISTANI ARMY KILLING BALUCH EVER DAY WE ARE NOT GOING TO LAYDOWN AND PLAY DEAD . IT AS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM …….HO YAH PAY US BACK FOR ALL THE GAS POKS TOOK FROM BALUCHISTAN ….ZIA AND MUSHI AND ALTAF AND PUNJABI’S OF I.S.I CAN NOT WILL NOT TAKE OUR LAND AND WHATS IN IT….STOP KILLING BALUCH AND STAY THE FUCK OUT THE BALUCHISTAN AND BE SAFE OTHR WISE YOU WILL NOT AND SHOULD NOT FEEL SAFE …..BALUCH PEOPLE OF KARACHI WE ARE WITH YOU JUST LIKE I SAID ONE BALUCH=80

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  • Dear,
    I read ur funny story about Punjabi’s killing but my dear where were u on that day when Pakistani Professional killer(FC,POK-ARMY) killed our innocent Baloch brother & sisters. We do not love ur fucking country Pakistan. We love our home land Azad lovely Balochistan. So We warn u do not call our Sarmachar(freedom fighter) as terrorist. The most terrorist group in the world are I.S.I,M.I,I.B.
    Long Live Azad Balochistan.
    Down with Fucking Pakistan.

  • Last night prime minister fucking to نواب اسلم خان رئیسانی in Balochistan. because prime minister to prime minister hota hay asali ho ya jalai.

    سانحہ کوئٹ ہگورنر راج نافذ

    and

    FACKING TO ASLAM RAISANI

  • Balochistan was never a country and never will be, thats why it is divided between Pakistan and Iran. None of present Pakistan provinces were separate states ever. they were part of India and separated from India as a whole and not as discrete provinces. The doctrine of Indian partition had two countries owned by Congress and Muslim League separately. Had Muslim League not forwarded two nation theory, India would be united and one. No separate desh for any Baluchi, Sindhi, Pathan, Punjabi, they would all be squeezed under Indian flag. Iran will not be very happy in giving its Baluch area to Pakistani Baluch separatists as a GIFT. After decades Tamils were failed by tiny country Sri Lanka. Never, a Baluchi, Sindhi or Pathan has been ever killed in land of five rivers because we are not hate mongers.

  • Killing someone for the thing they have not choose for themselves i.e ethnicity, is insanity. Such people should face brutal iron fist of government. I am Urdu speaking and whenever I read someone killed Punjabis, I feel as if I lost someone in my family.
    Baloch drama is getting out of hand, they claim they are victims of prosecution, but I ask them, why schools are not there in Baloch villages? your proud martyr bastard Bugti was governor, chief minister and then again governor of Balochistan. Why he did not established schools and hospitals in Balochistan??
    Whenever I talk to Balochs, I feel as I am talking to an idiot. They have nothing in their defense. They talk about injustice, but can’t explain the injustices of Sardars. They talk about prosecution of Balochs, but cannot speak about inter tribe battles for centuries. Not to forget the Bugti vs Bugti battles. They speak against killing innocent Balochis based on ethnicity, but cannot explain the killing of Punjabis based on ethnicity. They are ok if Punjabis or Urdu speaking or Pathan die, why they demand others to sympathize with them when a Baloch dies?? They want settlers to leave Balochistan, but they themselves living happily and secure in Sindh, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad even in Hyderabad.
    They are serious idiots who have no idea of what they want…

  • Uth Punjabi Maar Balochi
    Jaag punjabi Maar Balochi
    Har balochi ki maa hay chodni
    Chor ayashi maar balochi

    Punjab se bahir nikaal balochi
    Kisi k nai hen yaar balochi
    Pakistan k hen ghaddaar balochi
    Uth pathan maar balochi
    Uth Sindhi maar balochi
    Uth Saraiki maar balochi
    Uth Kashmiri maar balochi