US congressman tables bill for Baloch right to independence

Published: February 18, 2012

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has asked that the Baloch be given their right to self-determination. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

WASHINGTON: Nearly a week after he chaired a Congressional hearing on Balochistan, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives calling upon Pakistan to recognise the Baloch right to self determination.

The motion, which has been co-sponsored by House Representatives Louie Gohmert and Steve King, highlights Balochistan’s troubled past with the centre after the creation of Pakistan.

According to the text, ‘revolts’ in 1958, 1973 and 2005 “indicate continued popular discontent against Islamabad’s rule, and the plunder of its vast natural wealth while the province remains the poorest in the country.”

It is US policy to “oppose aggression and the violation of human rights inherent in the subjugation of national groups as currently being shown in Iran and Pakistan against the aspirations of the Baloch people,” said the motion.

In a definitive spin to the current tension, the resolution asserts that the people of Balochistan that are “currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country,” adding that they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status among the community of nations.
In a statement from his office, Rohrabacher, who is also the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, added, “The Baloch, like other nations of people, have an innate right to self-determination. The political and ethnic discrimination they suffer is tragic and made more so because America is financing and selling arms to their oppressors in Islamabad.”

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has strongly condemned the resolution terming it as “highly irresponsible and a blatant interference in the domestic issues of the country,” adding that it is a violation of international laws.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (233)

  • G.Muhammad
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:44PM

    Why is the world quiet about 911 , which was a inside job and was designed to blame Muslims
    all over the world . And this is what we get because we did not question 911 .

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  • LOGIC BALOCH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:48PM

    pakistanis have sacifice lifes for america on its war on terror

    america is pakistan nothing

    most pakistanis are ready to die for baloch brothers who are there own.

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  • 2 IN 1
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:04PM

    @ahmed baloch: @indian muslim same people LOL

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  • MarkH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:43PM

    @Mahesh:
    Poor choice in style. Your target audience have poor understanding of simple sentences. Also, your 180 million makes you extremely weak. That’s because you hate each other and find so many ways to discriminate that a biological twin isn’t even safe. You’re always fighting so just about anyone has easy openings to take advantage of. Just ask the little militant groups.

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  • nationalist balochlist baloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:52PM

    … I think the Govt of Balochistan, the FC and the military need to reassess their approach and make a concerted effort in Balochistan to counter ‘the multi bahini model’ being perpetrated by India and the US there … in the same way as the Govt of KPK and the Pakistan Army did in Swat, South Waziristan ands Bajaur – where the US attempt to implement India’s ‘multi bahini model’ …. Also, the same, patient approach is being followed for Khyber, North Waziristan and Orakzai … TTP (and its masters are on the run) …

    … the failure of RAW Consulting Group’s advice and plans in SWAT were a good s a real slap in the face of Indians …

    In perpetrating the ‘multi bahini model’ … India aims to infiltrate its agents (including local collaborators) …and then draw in the full force of the military, and hopes that the military might will not be able to distinguish between the innocent locals and the infiltrators … hence the place going up in flames!

    … in Bengal it worked … in KPK it was very intelligently countered and foiled … so, it can easily be foiled in Balochistan …

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  • Lucknow Nabob
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:12PM

    … I think … I am afraid, there is nothing in India to carp about … one only has to visit places and experience things outside the ‘showcase’ … whatever; economy, citizens development, transport, communications, products, human development …

    … like me, if you have experienced the Real India, you wouldn’t be having Amy hope for the future … the venal, corrupt Business-Political class of India continues to rape India of its human potential and future …

    … India is like a big truck (all done up, painted, decorated) to look like word class … but has a scooter’s engine (economy) to drive it … poor Indian people and people overseas are fooled into a make-believe ‘Shining India’ … while in Real India, tens of millions Whinie under the grind of the rapacious Business-Political Class …

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  • nationalist baloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:16PM

    … US (a dying power) is trying now to bully … this is to show ‘pseudo-Imperial’ displeasure for (a) Pakistan not giving up on Iran-Pakistan Pipeline, and (b) not participating in Allies for Evil’s Get Iran Project …

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  • punjabi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:53PM

    long long america long live america

    for you 40 thousand pakistanis died on your war on terror

    and your fake sympathy is with balochs

    laugh on others misery but every punjabi now understands there is problem in balochistanand what is the real problem

    before punjabis dont know what actual problem in balochistan ,there sardars kept them poor?why are they poor instead so many packages given to them

    but now if pakistanis can die for america then can surely die for baloch brothers,

    their grivences will be solved.

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  • Yousaf
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:53PM

    Let us table a Bill in Pakistani Parliament that Pakistani Government & ISI should help all those factions & states in USA which want independence from them.

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  • Citizen of Pakistan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:59PM

    Dear moderator, can you please display the IP addresses and location of the post. I think there are too many Sharmas, Guptas here.Recommend

  • Iffi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:03PM

    The best agency in the world ISI can break USA and any other country into pieces in time.

    We love ISI and would support it with our blood.

    So any damn country which has ulterior motives should beware of the resilience of Pakistanis & ISI.

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  • Irfan Brohi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:03PM

    Thank you Congressman Dana for the moral support of oppressed Baluch nation.

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  • misbah
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:25PM

    @2 IN 1: Hi Moderator madam ;)

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  • misbah
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:28PM

    @2 IN 1: “same person” not “same people”..lol..

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 3:34PM

    plz stop ur comments that baloch dont speak english, baloch are further than this thinking..first think of ur self that u r not a baloch that iam sure, bcz baloch can’t be pakistani as you mentioned in ur nick name. dont fool others its enough now..time is up balochistan must get its independence soon, no one can stop
    .

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  • punjabi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:10PM

    Balochistani Baloch

    cool down bro

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  • maria
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:29PM

    It is US policy to “oppose aggression and the violation of human rights inherent in the subjugation of national groups as currently being shown in Iran and Pakistan against the aspirations of the Baloch people,” said the motion.
    Oh please just like the change they have brought about in other countries, like Iraq and Libya, when will our leaders realize whats happening and that they NEED to address the baloch issue on an urgent basis, rather than coming up with meaningless packages such as the joke called “aghaze haqooqe balochistan”
    Lets hope that history doesn’t repeat itself and one day we wake up and see the fall of Balochistan just like we witnessed in 71!

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  • Bakhtiar Baloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:44PM

    After everything we did for the Americans we get this. I have never seen such treacherous people. Most of Balochistan, especially Quetta, wants to be with Pakistan.

    Isn’t democracy, majority rule?

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  • cosmo
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Free BALUCHISTAN !!

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 7:04PM

    In fact,
    Black cat came out from the bag,see its real face,
    America is not a dependable friend.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 7:07PM

    secret agencies already operating in Balochistan,
    but our rulers disregarded deliberately,shame.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 7:14PM

    Flag draped dead bodies of 24 Pakistani soldiers before the nation
    and this resolution,shouldn’t object,it was their longstanding policy
    which is revealed now,it is eye-opening for all in Pakistan.

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  • Zahid Imran
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:20PM

    @Asad: US continues to evolve, and so should Pakistan. Shaming one an other on real or imagined violation of rights that exist in any country will not be productive. Balouch insurgency has been smoldering since the time of British Raj.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 7:45PM

    they want,supply line to be opened ,
    they want,Pakistan express patience on the death of 24 soldiers targeted to death by NATO forces in the air strike.
    They want we close our eyes on the drone attacks which take lives of innocent people,including women and children.
    They want,an American,in open kill tow citizens of the country and the nation remained silent .
    They want accept total war in terror and submit itself to the economic destruction.

    Enough is enough,no further patience,all limits has been crossed by introducing the resolution.
    This act reveals America is not a dependable friend.

    Kasmire has been disregarded by Americans notwithstanding the fact that it was a real issue between India and Pakistan,four wars has been fought on it,hundred of thousand Kashmiry freedom fighters has martyred but no such resolution was passed on it.why?

    Justified demands can be accepted,revolt against the integrity of the country is not acceptable at any cost.

    It is dire need of the time,United States revisit its policies toward Pakistan.

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  • maestro
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:53PM

    Balochistan will never leave Pakistan. You Americans and Indians better get it through your head. The Baloch are part and blood of Pakistan. Go deal with your Maoists, Sikhs, Kashmiris and Assam who want to break away from India. This “congressman” is a paid off white trash Indian lobby agent who prob can’t locate New York on a map! So called US super power is no more – its Asia’s time. How about the US pay off its trillion dollar debt to China first before starting yet another war?? lols . We are a nuclear power not Iraq or Afghanistan mister congressman!

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  • maestro
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:58PM

    @Hamza Balouch(@H_Balouch):

    The Balouch are our brothers and sisters. This is all propaganda of the US and India. We will defeat it inshallah. Wrong has been done to Balouchistan in the past by bought US governments but Imran Khan has publicly apologized in Karachi and said that this province will be our main priority if he comes into power IA. Dont loose hope and stay a loyal Pakistani. With love to all Balouchis from a Punjabi/Pathan. We are all PAKISTAN!

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  • abc
    Feb 18, 2012 - 8:43PM

    congressman… what about Kashmir???? Kurdistan??? Palestine????

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  • proudbalouch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:21PM

    before USA supported kurds to destabilise iraq,iran,turkey and syria, now they want to play same game against iran, pakistan and afghanistan. so who supports terrorists everybody knows. Long live the muslim unity.

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:42PM

    What’s wrong with self determination. Pakistan always support the right of self determination for oppressed nations like Kashmiri people & Palestinians. Let the Balochis decide to live with Pakistan or not. If they don’t want to live with us, we should honorably leave them. 34 new countries are formed since 1990 and most of them without Genocide and bloodshed.

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  • Jay Kindle
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:05PM

    You know when the Americans get involved, they usually have their way!!!!

    Baloachistan was never a part of Pakistan ever in history. It was annexed NINE MONTHS after the formation of Pakistan. So Pakistan has no case for occupying baloachistan.

    The case of Kashmir is totally different since it has been Indian land all throughout history. Also, india has full legal title over Kashmir. Moreover, only natives have right of self determination over a territory. Kashmiri Muslims are not natives of Kashmir as they are Iranian and Uzbek people. Pandits are the only and real natives. So muslims cannot have any right of self-determination in a land that is not their own.

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  • Harry Stone
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:31PM

    @Sultan Ahmed:

    And PAK is……You joke I am sure….. In fact does have any friends……….other than your all weather friend China.

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  • PakArmySoldier
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:23PM

    US congress initiates many ridiculous bills and they hardly amount to anything, as most fails in the committee voting. No need to terminate relations with the US.

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  • Harry Stone
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:51PM

    @imran:

    The arrest of Richard Davis was also a breach of international norms of diplomacy. So where were you on that event. What goes around comes around…….Enjoy

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  • Doctor
    Feb 19, 2012 - 12:17AM

    watch your home first uncle Sam…..Bloach are our brothers and always will be…we are like one soul in two bodies………

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 1:25AM

    An american Republican congressman Mr Dana Rohrabacher has tabled a bill in the US House of Representatives calling upon Pakistan to recognize the right of self-determination for Baluchistan. This is totally blatant, provoking, based on racial / religious hatred n is fallout of Pak-Iran developing relations as regards to energy projects. This is also in retaliation to blockade of NATO supply by Pakistan.This is dirty move n part of american greater “WORLD OREDER” which should be condemned at all levels.They will not succeed in their evil designs Inshallah. But at the same time this is ultimate time for our political / military leadership to come forward and show solidarity with Balochi brethren and feel there pain which they are really going through. Pakistan Inshallah ZindabadRecommend

  • Bacha Khan
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:31AM

    Pakistan will deserve to have Balochistan taken away from them.

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  • Umair Quraishi
    Feb 19, 2012 - 3:42AM

    Master of puppets pulling their strings!!

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  • Jahangir
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:31AM

    America wants another 1971 civil war in Pakistan. They tried getting Pakhtuns to rise up against Pakistan, and that did not work now they are trying to use Baloch to break Pakistan, but don’t worry Baloch are only 3 percent in Pakistan and not all are in Balochistan province. Pakhtun uprising against Pakistan would be more difficult to control because Pakhtuns are now 2nd largest ethnic group in Pakistan.

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  • Fayyaz Shah
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:44AM

    The Asian Congress should carpet a bill for the Native Americans right to independence..

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 9:03AM

    It is quite obvious to apply the long proven success formula of ” Divide and Conquer” , and the most effective tactic of ” Supporting my enemy’s enemy”. Got it folks!

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  • Indian
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:19AM

    i cnt understand pakistanis…they perhaps are the most opprobrious of nationalities.. they support every small insignificant arab nation’s claim of freedom for kashmir but for the same reasons in baluchistan, they talk ill about americans…horrible

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  • Indian
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:26AM

    this is the result of incessant use of violence and bloodshed in kashmir to irritate india… like, decades ago, pakistan had to part with bangladesh, they must now be ready, coz of their deeds in kashmir, afghanistan again, to part with baluchistan..

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  • joy
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:32AM

    @ all ET readers

    no one can interfere in the internal affairs of any other country........and as an Indian I want to put it across to all of you that how come such a thing has happenned..well US cant forget where OBL was found...........
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  • DJBaloch
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:33AM

    @BruteForce: Dear… Are you dumb or blind… not seeing the mutilated bodies of my Baloch bros…. not seeing my mother land and its daughters crying… How can you say Baloch will vote to live with this brutal nation… Never ever this will happen if they do a referendum…
    Even if those are in the ruling party will vote against Pakistan….. My dear its now too late to mend… We provided you 5 Opportunities, but now we welcome every support and voice raised for us.

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  • DJBaloch
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:43AM

    @Muhammad Tahir Mazari:
    My Dear .. I think you are a puppet… people like you have destroyed the Baloch struggle. We were independent… will again get our status back. No one could DARE to stop Baloch from their struggle. Not even comments of puppets like you. Whatever US has done elsewhere …. that is a separate story. What good he can do to Save Baloch from this Brutal force and country will be welcomed by 99% of Baloch. Only 1% like you might be on the other side of the border.

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  • Singh
    Feb 19, 2012 - 1:20PM

    Same chatter like 1971. Get ready to welcome 21st century’ new Pakistan map on globe.Recommend

  • Feb 19, 2012 - 1:23PM

    @DJBaloch,

    I was being sarcastic at the end.

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  • Aisha
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:42PM

    American double standards and its flagrant rejection of international norms are repugnant and must be condemned.
    Equally so, however, the Pakistani State’s oppression of the Balochi people cannot go ignored and we must not, CAN NOT, hide blindly behind the banner of nationalism.

    I am not an Indian. I am not a Jew. I am a critic of of all state oppression, regardless of where it occurs and who causes it. I am a Pakistani who is ashamed of being a complicit bystander in the systematic violation of Balochi rights by my own state.

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  • Saleem
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:44PM

    There are so many misconceptions here. Balochistan and Libya are totally different. Balochi people can elect there leaders whereas libyans were not allowed to do same.

    Balochistan and East Pakistan are COMPLETELY different. East Pakistan was hundreds of miles away from Capital and I believe ( may be wrong ) the only country in world to have such a geography. It was natural for Bangladesh to separate from Pakistan. If nothing else the two mass of lands were hundreds of miles away separated by your arch rival. Balochistan is ‘within’ the geography of Pakistan. Any attempt for separation would be severely countered by Afghanistan and Iran as Balochistan separating out from Pakistan ( if ever ! ) would cause permanent future issues for Iran and Afghanistan to give away Baloch majority areas. Even if it gets independence ( if ever ) , the new Balochistan though rich in minerals would be surrounded by arch rivals Iran , Afghanistan and Pakistan. Last but not the least , apart from geographical distance making the defense and governance of East Pakistan more difficult , it also had huge population to support an independence movement. Same is not the case with Baluchistan as the population is small and within that population as well , majority is not pro independence, its only the greedy few sardars !!!

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  • MarkH
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:53PM

    @Yousaf:
    Feel free. It would just make you a bigger international joke. No state has ever been on the verge of doing so. They’ve never even used it as an empty threat. The country, without a shred of a doubt, would find it funny and use for running jokes pointed at Pakistan for quite some time. Especially as comedy fodder on TV. There’s no exaggeration in that. If it turned out any other way I’d come to Pakistan and shout something blasphemous from the rooftops so you can kill me.
    This is what I mean when I say Pakistanis need to stop thinking other countries are like them. It’s a reason for most of your blunders. You’re always, always coming at every issue from the wrong direction. They’re bad judgment calls and bad judgment calls means incompetence. Incompetence means further lack of respect.

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 3:26PM

    @Salahuddin:

    All are paid for their job … so are the baluchi sardars to create such a fuss in connivance with indian who too are funded by americans!!!

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 3:29PM

    @John B:

    will be wrong to forget rather an indirect mode to achieve their objects!!!

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 3:34PM

    @BruteForce:

    Real baluchis joined Pakistan by choice and not by force … Nawab of Kalat did set an hisstorical example that one must remember. Such choices/referendum are not repdated each year…

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  • Feb 19, 2012 - 3:42PM

    I have been to all parts of Balochistan and well aware that poor masses want liberation from slavery of dominant sardars i.e. mengal, bugti, etc. In Bhutto’s era attempt were made to liberate them from sardars who then fled to mountains …

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  • Indian
    Feb 19, 2012 - 4:23PM

    What a furious reaction from Pakistani brothers !!
    Now i can try to imagine how had been the reaction of people who wanted ‘Akhand Bharat’ when India-Pakistan Partition was proposed.
    The same reaction still i see from Indians when someone propose Kashmir Independence.
    Either we (Pakistanis & Indians) are more or less emotionally same or this is irrational love for piece of Land (from both sides).

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  • butt jee
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:22PM

    @Salahuddin:
    You have also allowed yourself to be swayed away by the foreign propaganda. Those powers who are controlling the Baluchistan insurgency from Kabul want us to believe that the FC and ISI is involved in these killings so that they can create a discord and mistrust between the people and the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Be watchful about the enemy’s propaganda.

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  • butt jee
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Taxas belongs to Mexico and it was usurped by use of force. Its possession should be restored to its original country. At the same time the Parliament should reject any US aid through a unanimous resolution.

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  • sandeep limaye
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:00PM

    if in america any individual put forth any resolution it doesn’t mean american government is doing it. USA has presidential form of government. in india, pakistan, bangladesh etc parliament is supreme. in USA president is supreme. so if Obama adminstration is making such noises, there is need to cry so much. on his personal capacity someone is bringing something to notice of parliament and it is not passed till yet then why to worry so much and make a outcry

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  • K. Salim Jahangir
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:44PM

    Hey!Congressman……..have a heart,there is no situation like erstwhile East Pakistan when we had hostile country between the two wings of Pakistan.We are a Nuclear state now, be careful,you are a country who has not learnt lesson from VietNam,Korea,Iraq & Afghanistan & above all we are not 53rd state of the US where you can exercise your writ.Remember we can also pass a Bill for independence of all those territories where the Red Indians have majority.You are living in a glass house,don’t through stones on others.

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  • AXZ
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:51PM

    @Citizen of Pakistan:
    so again having problem with the brahmin-baniya combo. well it’s lethal. and i understand why are you complaining this.
    but let me assure you we indians have differences, but the moment we hear the word pakistan, we are only indians, and indians only.

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  • ahmed
    Feb 19, 2012 - 9:22PM

    Pakistan balkanization will save the world..

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  • Pakistani First
    Feb 19, 2012 - 10:20PM

    To all the Indians and other imposters here, let me assure you Baluchistan will always be the fourth wheel in the vehicle that is Pakistan. You will never be able to break us up! We might not be on the same table right now but when it comes to defending our motherland we all are one. No Punjabi, Pathan, Baluch or Sindhi just Pakistani.

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  • Justice to be done
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:44PM

    US should give freedom to Puerto Rico in the first place !

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  • Feb 20, 2012 - 12:35AM

    Congratulations from people of Al-Ahwaz

    This is a big achievement the Baloch people have reached and as everyone knows it would not be possible without the great sacrifices the Baloch men and women have offered and still offering day by day for freedom.
    Nation’s big ambitions only become true by real efforts and continuous popular struggle in the fields of struggle and resistance because this is the only road of getting our rights owing to the fact those Rights are not given, they are taken.

    Ali Saedi Ahwazi

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  • Amir
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:41AM

    Give few more years and the southern US will be Latinos and whites will be kicked out. This is just a writing on the wall. But the point is that U.S is never a friend of any country except Israel,

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  • Rez Khan
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Good bye Baluchistan.

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  • Chuckles
    Feb 20, 2012 - 2:38AM

    Indian lobby has been quite successful as well as Indian infiltration in Balochistan targetting the innocent people of Balochistan which indirectly is targetting the nation of Pakistan . . .this is how India does its terrorism against Pakistan from different channels.

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  • G. Din
    Feb 20, 2012 - 3:34AM

    @Saleem:
    “East Pakistan was hundreds of miles away from Capital and I believe ( may be wrong ) the only country in world to have such a geography. “
    Of course, you are wrong. Continental US and Alaska and Hawaiian Islands have the same geography. But they are not a Muslim country – a big difference. Look around. Understand all Muslim countries are out of step with the times and must come to grief one way or another at some time or another. The only Muslim countries which are a bit stable are Malaysia (due to a large Indian and Chinese population) and Turkey ( a born Jew – Kemal Ataturk – bequeathed to them a political system which they are now trying desperately to islamize). Even Egypt with such an ancient civilization is now floundering. There is no escaping the fact that Muslims simply are inept and can’t govern themselves.

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  • Feb 20, 2012 - 4:49AM

    180 million Pakistanis which include the corrupt, selfish, greedy leaders, citizens, police, establishment, judiciary. Please don’t waste any more valuable time any more pointing fingers at USA, India, Israel when you should be pointing these fingers at YOURSELF. If you had done this, understood what is wrong with you, had done something about it then you would not be heading towards DISINTEGRATION of PAKISTAN. You are actually undergoing self-destruction or disintegrating but slow enough that you don’t see it. Separation E.Pakistan was the beginning. All of you are too busy wining and dining and collecting personal wealth. No one in Pakistan yet worked on Nationalism or Nation building in 65 years. Penalty has to be paid. How severe, it is up to you.
    USA or America is NATION made up of many provinces. It has National Policy. America always does what is in its “National Interest”, both locally and globally, short term or long term with decades ahead planning and strategizing, implementing, learning for mistakes on the way and making course correction when necessary. All great nations do this. Pakistan can be that great Nation with so much wealth in quality hardworking people, resources.
    The BODY of PAKISTAN is weak and any disease will attach and succeed.

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  • Baloch for strong Pakistan
    Feb 20, 2012 - 9:01AM

    The ring leader in this back door war against Pakistan is India . . .using the poor people of Balochistan as their scape goat to ride on and fooling and taking the great nation USA for a ride in order to accomodate India’s evil proxy war against Pakistan. What a CHEAP SHOT against the sovereignty of Pakistan.

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  • Hamzah
    Feb 20, 2012 - 8:34PM

    I as a Baloch thank the United States n thank the congress men n women for addressing this issue and all people who are opposing it and declaring Balochistan as a so called part of Pakistan where were u n ur voice when pakistan army was killing Baloch people where were u when Akbar Buti was killed by the pakistan army where were u when Balochs are arressted by pakistan army n there dead boddies come back the families now u talk coz u know u can kill the un armed Balochs but u can’t compete with the United States once again i say thank u from the very depth of my heart to the United States.

    One more thing pakistan is in existance since 60 or 70 years Balochistan has been in existance since over 700 million years when pakistan got its independence Baloch people were tricke in joining it.

    I say we want freedom stop killing our people.

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  • Ahmad Bilal
    Feb 20, 2012 - 9:13PM

    Balochistan is an integral part of our nation, it supplies us with gas and we cannot afford to free this province. Pakistan army must crush the rebels in this region and establish the rule on Balochistan.Recommend

  • Baloch Khair
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:26PM

    Sad to see the great nation of USA being controlled by India. Sad to see this great nation become the ‘Voice of India’. A much higher standard is expected out of USA . . . Listening to the perpetual enemy of Pakistan ‘India’ is not at all smart. The Baloch people are being insulted by this bill as they are true Pakistani and the entire nation of Pakistan is suffering as a result of the Indian terror proxy war unleashed on the nation of Pakistan. USA should be helping Pakistan rather than trying to break it as per India’s anti Pakistan plans which will never succeed. There is still time to be educated about Pakistan and its multiethnic, multiculture society and its economic challenges. This is purely an internal matter and Pakistan Army need to take charge and clean Balochistan from the foreign spies and terrorist funding insurgents, in order to bring peace, law and order. A young country like Pakistan needs this dose from the Pak Military now and then for clean up purposes!! Nevetheless Pakistan still has hope and high expectations from the USA to be its own fair voice and not that of India’s anti Pakistan.

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  • said han
    Feb 21, 2012 - 2:16AM

    We balochs are not pokistani irani afghans we are balochs and balochistan belongs to us and we have full rights for our self detarmations

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  • Truthbetold
    Feb 21, 2012 - 5:56AM

    @butt jee:

    “Taxas belongs to Mexico and it was usurped by use of force. Its possession should be restored to its original country. At the same time the Parliament should reject any US aid through a unanimous resolution.”

    You are right that Texas was once part of Mexico. But, what you seem to be missing is the fact that if Texans ever decide to hold a referendum and join Mexico, they would be allowed to do that if the referendum passes. A similar thing happened in Canada where a referendum was held in Quebec on secession from Canada; the referendum failed.

    You were not exactly complaining when congressmen, supported by Pakistani ISI money by agent Nabi Fai (recently arrested and put in jail), brought anti-India Kashmir resolutions in the congress year after year.

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  • Frustrated
    Feb 21, 2012 - 7:21AM

    @Indians. India is a very boring place, or the Indian economy is not doing well (belting the tall claims), or the Indian media is boring, pandering to and toeing the Indian Government line … this is why most Indians just sit on the internet whiling their time away, that too on Pakistani newspaper websites.

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  • Wise Baloch
    Feb 21, 2012 - 10:10AM

    @ Hamzah – One more Indian imposter detected. Go back to your own Indian news paper and say all you want.

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  • Erfan
    Feb 21, 2012 - 3:59PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:

    Yes we remember what happened with East Pakistan. Seriously wake up from your fiction world where Pak are filled with heroes and will die for their land. Grow up

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  • nass al balushi
    Feb 21, 2012 - 10:06PM

    U pakis will never understand. 1 thing we baloch natoin are all different from u ppl culturewise language and all rest other since 50 yrz ur gverment and ppl are stealing the resurces of baloch natoin with nothing in return. There was a time when u and ur leader shake hand by saying we are muslim and should stand with each other . But nw the poorest prvience is balochistan the time is come now wake up baloch we don’t want to go trough wht our fathers and grandfather gone through coz of pakis free baloch natoin and freedm for baluchista. I prefer living with a jewish than living with pakis freeeeeedomRecommend

  • Shuja
    Feb 22, 2012 - 11:25AM

    How about addressing the poverty and hunger in the entire country of Pakistan if there is so much concern and how about a bill for the freedom of Kashmir from India. A genocide has been committed on the poor people of Indian occupied Kashmir . . . where is your voice for them??

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  • Khaled Baloochzehi
    Feb 25, 2012 - 4:04AM

    The qustion is who gone lead this country? The american? So we can know what they really want from this.. And we have to ask our self how it’s gone be? They will fight eich other to lead baloochistan.Recommend

  • kabuliwala
    Mar 20, 2012 - 6:02PM

    I am very familier with russians play politics and know very well their secrete interests.
    1-Right now they cannot afford and it will be their nightmare if usa truly get out of afghanistan because thier puppets northern alliance and hazara will lose and drugs in to russia will flow and radicalism will move into tajikistan uzbekistan and russia
    and afghans will ask russian for help and they are surely not helping.
    This is why usa must take care for Baluchistan it is a gift and free one for usa for empowering usa and safe guard it self by creating bufferzone against uprising superpowers.I cant believe how pakistan triked huge usa with all cia and …….for doing no thing value able and worthy for west and usa but only as Punjabies are so expert when it come to get money by any methods
    if India was the matter ,I TURST WITHOUT PAKISTAN INDIA COULD LONG AGO 50 YEARS AGO BECOME UNITED FRIEND WITH USA bit it was paksitan who used this wild card very pecpectly for abusing usa
    pluse mass panatism and ,nukes,nation who hate usa and west, and a real imenent threat of using bad one the nuke and eger to use it.please act before it is too late.

    pluse mass panatism and ,nukes,nation who hate usa and west, and a real imenent threat of using bad one the nuke and eger to use it.please act before it is too late

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