BLA claims attack on Jinnah residency in Ziarat

Published: June 15, 2013

Following the attack, the structure was destroyed.

QUETTA: The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the attack on the Jinnah residency in Ziarat, Express News reported on Saturday.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar revealed that the residency had been attacked by five militants, who had removed the Pakistan flag and raised the BLA flag in its place.

A rocket attack had killed a policeman on Saturday and gutted an historic summer retreat used by Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the resource-rich province of Balochistan, only days after a new government vowed to end a guerrilla war there.

Three rocket propelled grenades slammed into the heritage Quaid Azam Residency in the hill town of Ziarat in the early hours of the morning, district commissioner Nadeem Tahir said. A policeman died and the ensuing blaze tore through the two-story wooden building, damaging several other houses nearby.

“It seems that rockets have been fired from nearby mountains,’ a police official said.

The vast province bordering Iran and Afghanistan contains largely unexplored copper and gold deposits but has suffered a long-running armed independence movement, and what rights groups call a campaign of forced disappearances.

Balochistan supplies much of the natural gas feeding Pakistan’s lifeline textile industry in eastern Punjab province, and is home to a deepwater port at Gwadar.

Saturday’s attack was the first since a new chief minister of the province took office last week. He has urged security forces, who deny wrongdoing, to end rights abuses and support his hopes of kindling talks with the insurgents, who are seeking an independent homeland.

On the day chief minister Abdul Malik took oath, five bullet-riddled bodies were found in the province.

The discoveries were seen by many as a message that forces were intent on continuing what human rights groups have dubbed a systematic campaign of “kill-and-dump”.

Jinnah stayed in the Quaid Azam Residency as he tried to recover from a lung disease in 1948, a year after his successful campaign to separate Pakistan from India. He died in Karachi soon after. The building is a national heritage site.

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Reader Comments (172)

  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:57AM

    Shame on those who committed this terror act !!!!!!

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  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:09AM

    This is an attack on Pakistan.

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  • dedee
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:20AM

    so sad.

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  • Baji Jee
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:32AM

    O.M.G people of Pakistan wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ker
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:57AM

    So one more monument gone for ever

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  • M
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:05AM

    Terrorists and enemies of the state now targetting the residence of our late founder. Saddening.

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  • Grieved
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:17AM

    This is so tragic and sad beyond words! :(

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  • Unknown
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:21AM

    Savages.

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  • Aysha M
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:35AM

    They are perhaps registering their disagreement with the Ttwo Nation theory

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  • kala_bacha
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:45AM

    looks like a land is needed to build bilawal house in Balochistan too.

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  • Blithe
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:13AM

    This is so sad!!!!

    Security downhill and we can blame the army, the poor provincial management and the lack of federal government to take ownership for the whole country.

    We have lost a beautiful and historic building, the place where the Quaid convalesced during his last days …

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  • Nadir
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:10AM

    We must thwart US-Israel-India designs, this is in response to proposal to buy Indian electriciyt.

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  • yep bound to happen
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:16AM

    Even the ” good Taliban” bombed the Buddha statues. History, education,identity, heritage and knowledge do nothing good for Taliban barbarism.

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  • Sadist
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:46AM

    Shame on the Baloch terrorists. How can we talk to these butchers who won’t spare our Quaid’s monument? This is attack on Pakistan.
    CM Balochistan should announce an operation against these terrorists & wipe them out of face of earth.
    All those crying about missing persons should see the real face of the BLA. How else to deal these Hyenas?

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  • TJ
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:55AM

    oho, lets have peace talks.

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  • Tahir Ali
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:05AM

    Shame on those who carried out this attack. The Pakistan security agencies should eliminate these thugs

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  • JACK99
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:06AM

    Wake up Pakistan. These are the people who wants to destroy your heritage. If they had a drop of blood of Pakistan in them, they would have SURELY not done this. They are just terrorist and nothing more. It is high time people unite against these barbarians. They call our great leader ‘kafir e Azam’. They truly are destroyers of Pakistan. Wake up People, or you already DEAD???????

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:16AM

    My God what a shame. A sad day. Didn’t know some of us can go this low.

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  • safi
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:24AM

    @Blithe:
    since when Army has been looking after the security of monuments !!!!!!!
    2nd who can think and dare to attack such a respectable place – must b with anti pakistan sentiments if not then what type of benefits he desires or want Govt’s attention..
    Our agencies have been yelling out about presence and involvement of foreign elements in Balochistan but neither nationalist provincial Govt listened nor responded seriously: just kept on organizing skits of Riasani…..One thing;hot one was missing persons issue. Now what u all perceive ????

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  • humayun
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:36AM

    what exactly Quaid and his Residency represent ? Quaid in Pak is used to expedite work, legal and otherwise. Balochistan is struggling for its rights for 6 decades. All this makes the Quaid and his residency meaningless for me!

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  • humayun
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:38AM

    how many Pakistanis have actually visited the residency in last 6 decades ?

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  • Mirza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:38AM

    Let us continue to hide our heads in sand and blame everything on the past govt and not do anything to control the terrorists at all. How about negotiating with them right now?

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  • Raj - USA
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:40AM

    Many of us were saying for a long time that these talibans and terrorists are not even Pakistanis. They are tattooed terrorists who have converted to Islam without any knowledge of the religion. They converted only to align themselves with other terror groups and for no other cause. The whole nation should go after them and wipe them out. However, some leaders were espousing their cause and calling them “Our Own”. All parties, particularly PTI and their allies who were supporting them so strongly, should come out to the streets and hold massive protests to denounce these talibans and terrorists in clear terms without any if’s or but’s. If Pakistanis keep quiet on this also, what can anyone say? IK still want to talk to these terrorists?

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  • Aysha M
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:23AM

    @Unknown:

    PTI: Savages, no! lets invite them over dinner and talk to them

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  • Aysha M
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:30AM

    A very sad day for Pakistan.
    An outcome of decades of social and economic injustices perpetuated by the people of the largest province of Pakistan, breeding a sense of alienation among the people of smaller provinces

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:08AM

    @Aysha M:

    They are not Talibans. they are baloch liberation groups and if they are not contacted and negotiated they will continue to do that. Please do not use the name of Taliban everywhere to exploit the situation. PTI is right in the case of Taliban.

    If this process would not have been there MQM would be greater Taliban after Operation Clean up.

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:08AM

    ET, BBC has reported that the entire building has been annihilated?

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  • Voice of Balochistan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:15AM

    Shame on all those who never care their identity.

    Its a good example, when God’s punishment on its way to vanish entire history of these tyrants.

    Ignorance is curse. Unfortunately we own them and our establishment and rulers like zia mentality thrive them, for greater sway. If its done by nationalists, then its another curse for them.

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  • Voice of Balochistan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:19AM

    CJ lets sleep now, where is sou motto actions. Your law base is from Balochistan. Dr. Malik, be tough on any one , who involved in this shameful act.

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:21AM

    Whosoever did this, should be lynched.

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  • Aysha M
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:22AM

    @ashar:
    I thought the news item was about a terrorist/separatist activity, how did it invite a comment about MQM.Interesting!
    MQM bashing is not a tenet of Islam, so does not require to be done religiously

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  • Ali Hamza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:31AM

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:44AM

    @Aysha M:
    Its not bashing. It is true. Because I was there when operation took place and I saw it and experienced it. MQM was taken into mainstream politics to save Karachi from City Talibans.

    Moreover, MQM has never been a liberal secular or ahmedi lover and taliban hater party, It was moderate as Azeem Ahmed Tariq established it under his Chairmanship. Now it has been made anti Islam in the name of liberalism and secularism. While the core committee still thinks that these slogans are the cause of their success in the past which has been proved wrong in the election and had there been army jawan inside the polling station the results would be different from District Central as well.

    And by the way MQM is at the stage that no body need to bash it, nature has already taken its course, Karachi has found an alternate.

    It is not bashing my dear, it is earnest advice. May Allah give them sanity to think and act according to Qarardad a Maqasid.

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  • Em
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:54AM

    @humayun:
    I have. And it is a very obvious attack to say that we don’t give a damn about this nation or the leader who founded it. It’s pretty hard hitting. It’s also shameful because we see our nation toppling right in front of us – and we are helpless and quite.

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  • True Indian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:55AM

    One more proof that Balochistan will get freedom very soon….Even US -UK have started talking abt it….

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  • My Veiws
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:01AM

    @Baji Jee: What to do after waking up?

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:01AM

    Shame on us.

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  • Em
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:08AM

    @True Indian:
    I have some good advice: keep talking about it because it’s not gonna happen. We may be broken and bombed and rocketed but Pakistan is here to stay. Good day to you.

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  • True Indian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:09AM

    @Pakistani:
    hahahahahahahah……u mean US, right ????

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:12AM

    This should be a day of mourning for the whole nation. Now since rightists are in power and part of different factions of Pakistan Muslim League also harbor these elements so time to act according to the law …… will they do? All know, including state machinery about these elements who are unfortunately even occupying seats in our legislative assemblies. How can we proclaim them to be the citizens of our land?

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  • Jun 15, 2013 - 11:13AM

    What is the difference between the so-called savages and a section of citizens of Pakistan that number a few millions? If somebody can elicit the difference, it will be most welcome.
    Attacking heritages passed down from generations before us, leaves a feeling of guilt and remorse that demands an explanation from us, “where are we headed?” There is no point in abusing the attackers because they are what they are. What are we doing about reforming our lives. Salams

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  • True Indian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:15AM

    @Em:
    hahahahahahahahah…..good luck to you….

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  • asim daud
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:16AM

    Our beloved quaid’s residency destroyed by the goons…my heart bleeds…this is what we give him for his sacrifices.sham on us….

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  • True Indian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:25AM

    @Pakistani:
    hahahahahahahahahaha…….u mean US, right ??????

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:26AM

    @True Indian:
    There are 140 different secessionist movements in India. So my advise is that you worry about your own mess and stop poking your nose in other countries affairs.

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  • Bhai log
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:28AM

    Why Mr. Jinnah stayed in Quaid Azam Residency when Ziarat is still an under developed town after 65 years of independence?

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  • Iron hand
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:40AM

    Why should this building be spared by the extremists – you think they give a hoot about “Pakistani” history?

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  • Hamza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:44AM

    unfortunately this residency will get a bill for reformation but will stand like this for years and no one will touch it for restoration.. our politicians can not look away from their own stack of pile of money, God will help us now.

    I love my country and used to be very patriotic but thanks to our politicians I have little hope left for this country and I am very disheartened to say that.. (little hope but that is just because of our youth).

    and for all the Indians bragging about Baluchistan, why are you worried about Pakistan’s problems you’ve got 140+ movements on your own, why don’t you deal with it. And F.Y.I Baluchistan’s problem is half solved, the separatist are here for negotiation and its almost over.

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  • Indian (Pyara)
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:28PM

    @ All,

    Grief striking for me also. Have you heard anything happen like this, removing the identities of father of nation.

    Shame on British who agreed to separate a part of land from India.

    Anyways Pakistani’s will forget soon.

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  • Sunil bhalla
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:35PM

    Jinnah ji would have never thought even in dreams that after 65 years, his mumbai home will continue to stand healthy and protected all around hindus but his pakistani home will be burned to ashes by Pakistanis. Should we smile or cry today? As an indian, i think i should smile.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:39PM

    “QUETTA:The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the attack on the Jinnah residency in Ziarat, Express News reported on Saturday.”
    If this is so and true then Musharraf was definitely,precisely and no-doubt rightful and exact on his stance regarding Akbar Bugti…….

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  • Prabhjyot Singh Madan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:40PM

    Sad news, deepest regrets and condoleces from across the border. History and monuments should be preserved though I might disagree with jinnahs views. Rab rakha

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  • Kashif
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:42PM

    Seems to be a revenge of 5 buletted bodies found few days back.
    FC and BLA are neck to neck but pakistan is suffereing from this.
    Who will realize this and when.
    Immense natural resources in balouchistan are yet to be discovered which can boost the economy and wealth of poor country. Who will realize this and when.
    May Allah bless poor nation and guide us to live brotherly.

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  • Pakistani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:42PM

    @True Indian:
    As expected, my deepest commiserations to you for being an Indian.

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  • Someone
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:48PM

    @True Indian: You worry about Kashmir first, one day Kashmir will get freedom.

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  • Taimur Arbab
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:51PM

    So, if the BLA thinks attacking Jinnah’s Ziarat residency, taking down Pakistan’s flag and hoisting a BLA one in its place will make the centre listen to it, the organisation cannot be more mistaken. Bells ringing: “It is not 1971 and 3500 miles do no separate Balochistan and the rest of Pakistan.” There will be a terrible reprisal for this and there must be. Negotiations are meant to be on the table, and must not be preceded by symbolic gestures of force. The organisation must learn from the example of Dr.Abdul Malik Baloch, a proud nationalist but at the same time, a staunch supporter of the federation. What worries me is this: where were the 100 Loralai FC walass deputed for the security of the site? Lamentable!

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  • Liberal
    Jun 15, 2013 - 12:59PM

    According to U.S Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, India has been supporting insurgents in Baluchistan, so for all we all know the BLA could be on RAWS payroll, and this attack on an iconic monument may have been planned from them.

    @Humayun: Many Pakistanis have visited Jinnah’s residence in Ziarat, and even if people don’t visit it the militants have no right whatsoever to destroy private property.

    Many Americans didn’t visit the Twin Towers but when it was destroyed many Americans were shocked and angered, and if Mt.Rushmore is destroyed they would be just as mad.
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  • lucky
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:15PM

    Maybe BLA fools blew up Jinnah’s residency because they feel the state & government are not giving them as much respect as they do to TTP?

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  • zeeshan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:30PM

    Irrecoverable loss by irrepressible militants !

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  • abc
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:40PM

    The army should hunt down these criminals at all cost.

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  • moeed
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:44PM

    time to teach bla a lesson

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  • hmm
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:46PM

    @True Indian:
    take care of your own “MAO ” Terrorists in India an then laugh at us later…India will also be not the same as it is today, by 2025….

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  • sherafgan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:51PM

    I am so ashamed that I speak their language. Traitors. Only military operations is the answer. I would rather suggest drone attacks.

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  • Pakistan Khan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:54PM

    A terrible day for Pakistan. Government should take swift action against these militants.

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  • sherafgan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 1:57PM

    After this incidence Musharraf should be set free at least in Bugti’s case.

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  • Beeeeeelllayyyy
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:15PM

    BLA must be taken out wherever they are. cough Switzerland cough

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  • Waqas
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:17PM

    What a sad incident, and i am amazed how ppl r still blaming the last government. I think its time we should start targeting the real issues instead of criticizing Zardari for every problem.And media hasn’t covered it as they should, they r covering india pak match instead of condemning this barbarian act. Jinnah we are sorry, we have let u down.

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  • Fahad Raza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:26PM

    @Sunil bhalla:
    Ziyarat resiency was It was
    We cant expect much from our arched enemies. Your BLA will be crushed soon.

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  • Ashraf P
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:26PM

    My Dear Fellow Pakistanis !!! Now that you have read this newsitem, please go back to sleep !!!

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  • Naveen
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Oh boy, these guys do know how to deliver their message.

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  • mrs ahmed
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:45PM

    @ashar:
    true we need to talk to taliban we must listen to their point of view what if they kill innocent in mosques and bazaars and shrines and even behead our fauji brothers .
    Also agree if there was no operation in 1992 , against MQM , they would have been like taliban, atleast u conced that MQM are a menace of lower degree , when people are disgrunted in balochistan or KPK , or even in Aghanistan we need to speak to them amd look into their deprivation , but when it comes to disgrunted deprived elelments in karachi who might resort to some very not pleasnt acitivities , they should be taken to task , heavily , they should be put to gallows indiscriminately . It is imperitive upon Imran and PTI to speak about innocent killed by drones , but no word of sympathy is needed when karachi walas are subject to wild atriocities in 27 dec 2007 , or pakka qila , or 30 september hyderabadd , or qas ba Aligarh , kati parahari , or sher shah killing last ramadhan beheading in lyari list goes on yah when it is 12th may we should speak the loudest , because these people are lesser beings , i agree with you

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  • zubair
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:47PM

    Balocistan insurgency is nt a big issue as it seems. A handful of anti Pakistan oppertunist sardars can nt dictate the entire country. Our forses will soon finish them particularly once we get some reduction in activities of TTP.

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  • baloch and pashtun are afghan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:48PM

    this should feel to common pakistani the same as destruction of buddha statues to common afghan or the mumbai attacks to a common indian. pakistan should realize that if they cause pain and destruction in other countries by their proxies then other countries can do the same to it. wait until someone one day blows up minar e pakistan. then you guys will wake up and ask tough questions from your generals and your isi!

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  • Bhai log
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:50PM

    Pakistan can’t even protect the residency of its founder. At least his Bombay House is safe in India.

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  • Strange
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:56PM

    @Unknown:
    Nobody seems to comment much when Taliban attacks Shias or Baluchis or religious minorities.
    But when Baluchis attack then there is a torrent of comments.

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  • Star
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:58PM

    Very sad day,,,Even historic places are not safe from such rats..Since Pakistan wants to start building of trade and energy corridor from Gwadar city to kashger China and central Asian states and then Russia,,Many power sitting in Afghanistan has doubled proxy war in Pakistan,,terrorist getting arms via Afghanistan and UK,Bahrain,Qatar,Afghanistan are hiding terrorist leaders..

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  • Aamir
    Jun 15, 2013 - 2:58PM

    I am really disappointed with the way ET has reported this incident. They seems to be too soft for those who are against Pakistan. I really feel bad about this incident but equally uneasy about our reporting standard.

    I can see a nexus of evils in this incident.

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  • Shaz
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:10PM

    If all Muslims wake up and especially the Pakistani community then we will realise who the real culprits are. Yes Zionists and the Pakistani Government also because no country on earth except Pakistan allows others to operate from their sovereignty.

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  • G Farid
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:10PM

    One illegal measure give birth to many. Justice and equality for everyon even sky break. Everyone accountable for its deeds even head of state. It should be so tough that every one should deny to accept this post. Head of state should not depend on intelligence reports but should himself take active part in collection/confirmation of news and should not occupy news on television
    Head of state responsible for what happen in his country. and should not sleep even in present ciccumstances

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  • MSShaikh
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:11PM

    And now if any operation is carried out against these traitors, the armed forces will be condemned by our politicians. These guys have to be reigned in first, before any reconciliation. Let us see if there is any politician, including Imran Khan, who openly condemn the BLA.

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  • Aysha
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:23PM

    Why not make peace with BLA like TTP?. BLA worse than TTP?

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  • citizen
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:31PM

    Shame on all armed forces/security of Pakistan.

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  • Abdullah Khattak
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:35PM

    what a shame. today i really felt ashamed to be a pakistani!!

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  • Hamza
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:37PM

    ziarat residency was not a permanent residence of Jinnah. The permanent residency is in Karachi. This was only his resting place which was advised by the doctors, they advised him to stay in Ziarat because of his deteriorating health, even though he wanted to stay in Karachi..

    His Bombay house is a Pakistani Embassy, that’s why it is in a good condition. If it was not an Embassy, it would have been destroyed many years ago!! so please…

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  • imran
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:42PM

    Speechless and sad.:(

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  • anwar kamal
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:46PM

    Who is responsible? BLA or Taliban ?

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  • Adil
    Jun 15, 2013 - 3:51PM

    Now got it why Pak Army killed Akbar Bugti?

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  • mrs ahmed
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:04PM

    @Bhai log:
    that is remarkble

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  • Ali
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:07PM

    @Baji Jee:

    They are busy watching Pak Vs India :-(

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  • Proletarian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:13PM

    Pakistan is dying. The monster of identity politics is eating it’s own masters. Ask yourself this, has Pakistan ever emancipated anybody? Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:13PM

    Barbarians. IS this the way you respect the father of your country. What a shame.

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  • Gemini
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:27PM

    @Aschraful Makhlooq: Yes If you check the history, Musharraf period was one of the best period we have enjoyed a lot. Property rates were high and people were fully investing their money in the country. There was no target killing in the cities like Karachi, I remember those days when we plan for late night outings and were never afraid of any mobile snatching and getting kidnapped. Dollar never raised from 60 and prices were too good even poor people were eating 3 times a day. What America is doing they are protecting their country from outer threats and when Musharraf tried to do this, people raised fingers on him. Now i can ask only one question did you guys have enjoyed enough for 5 years that you have chosen another corrupt Govt. No matter what people can say about Musharraf but he was the only person who can really take the positive steps for the betterment of this country and no other in this country can help us because they are puppets. With the announcement of budget and increase in electricity shortfall you can easily justify that where all this electricity will go, because who is the owner of mills and factories every one knows that. God Bless Pakistan

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  • Bhai log
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:29PM

    Another Bangladesh in making.

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  • Yuw
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:33PM

    I don’t know what’s more heinous, the BLA attack on Ziarat, or the rationalizations, excuses and justifications some people in this discussion thread are making to trivialize it and explain it away.

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  • Mir
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:41PM

    Nothing is changed after elections. It is worse God help Pakistan. Nawaz and I K are the supporter of Terrorists. Where is Pakistan Army ? Terrorists only only know one language that is force.

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  • True Indian
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:51PM

    @hmm:
    ROFL……

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  • Em
    Jun 15, 2013 - 4:52PM

    @Taimur Arbab:
    Thank you for saying that. The Fall of Dacca is enough to bring back the horrors. We do not need any more blood or hostilities.

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:04PM

    @Sunil bhalla. yes you guys should definitely smile..shame on you.

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  • tahir
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:15PM

    This is too much…. This is attack on the very soul of Pakistan and its ideology and is absolutely unacceptable

    Full scale military operation against BLA has become need of the hour

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  • H. Khan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:33PM

    Enough is Enough

    Launch a full scale attack on them.Eliminate all terrorist from Pakistan please

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  • umar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:39PM

    Ya-Rasoallah! Tell me my brothera and sisters this is not correct? This didn’t happen. Allahu Akbar! What is going to happen with our country?

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  • Funny
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:39PM

    So then, the Pakistani intelligence agencies have hired people to hijack any comments section related to Balochistan. Its as if there is one person writing all the anti-BLA comments. I have noticed this in other Balochistan related articles too.
    @ET your moderation policy needs to be modernised and fixed. Dont publish a large volume of comments from the same ip address using different names.

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  • Fahad Siddiqui
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:40PM

    brahamdagh bugti lives in Uk to can right winged psychopaths will register a case against him as well…………

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  • bangash@hotmail.com
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:41PM

    Indians are again smiling and joyful over this. Validates the Two Nation theory for me.

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  • Sarwat Kidwai
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:42PM

    This is for all Indians commenting on this blog..Really..seriously..after what happened to Gandhi in your country!!!! Fact of the matter is that we always say it as it is if this were to happen in India you would already be blaming Pakistan as is the case always. Now for the Residency it was one of the most treasured and beautiful places..took you back to how our Great Leader spent his time..how humbly he lived…Quaid we love you and we are ashamed of what has become of your dream!!!

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  • HafizPakArmy
    Jun 15, 2013 - 5:46PM

    Time to act tough. Round up 100 of the the family and friends of these goons and shoot them. This is the only way to teach them. Brutality must be countered with a hundred times brutality. I promise solution will work in quick time.

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  • Aysha
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:02PM

    @Aysha M.

    You shouldn’t be talking about PTI discussing issues with the Taliban. There are several RAW trained agents caught by the security agencies. and guess which leading Karachi party was responsible for sending them for training to india? You thought right – the same party that wins gun-point based elections in Karachi.

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  • Jun 15, 2013 - 6:51PM

    show this to Hamid Mir

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  • Sallu
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:53PM

    Musharraf was right to kill Bughti. Now see what his people are doing with Indian help.

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  • weirdity
    Jun 15, 2013 - 6:59PM

    The Muslim Jinnahs house in the land of the kafirs is safe while the same Jinnahs house in the land of the pure belevers has been totally destroyed. What an irony!

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  • Kulwant Singh
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:04PM

    @Em:
    May Pakistan remain united and progress in all fields we have no problems because we have our own poblems.

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  • Nero
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:13PM

    The alienated Baloch don’t care about the significance of that building. To them it just represents an identity they don’t want to be part of. Reminds me of my visit to Srinagar. The son of the houseboat owner – a surrendered militant – pointed out to the fort and asked “sir, do you know what that is?”. I said – “The fort?”. He said – “No sir. That was the first Indian military post in Kashmir”. Incidentally the fort was built by emperor Akbar. People have multiple identities and religion only goes that far!

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  • engineer
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:25PM

    let’s start drone also in balochistan to wore out these BLA.

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  • sameer
    Jun 15, 2013 - 7:35PM

    where is the lawyer who filled petition against jiyaaaa altaf bhai i in LHC?
    and my next question is

    is arsalan iftikhar visting monte carlo in this summer ??

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  • suhaib
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:00PM

    oops..I love you Jinnah

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  • Sam
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:11PM

    It’s time to root the BLA scum out of from its roots and give traitors the sentencing they deserve.

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:34PM

    @engineer:
    And those drones will be dropping aid to BLA,vote of thanks from USA.

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  • ashar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:42PM

    @mrs ahmed:

    Unfortunately you could not understand my comment about MQM regarding operation clean up. MQM has never been an evil, but yes, a tool in the hands of evil some times. And I pray not this time again.

    Any way, one thing is confusing that you talk about MQM while mentioned the examples of mohajir killings only. I suppose MQM is Mutahida Qaumi Movement. isn’t it?

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 8:52PM

    these sudden blasts,killings and burning of Quaid’s residence,signing big MOU with China means some ONE is coming from USA.

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  • Arshad Silva
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @kala_bacha: what a childish attitude of you on this tragic issue

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  • Muneeb
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:25PM

    @Sunil bhalia, before downplaying Pakistan learn to read the articles first, if you aren’t aware of Pakistan’s ground realities spare us your downright ignorant analysis.

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  • Hafiz Ali
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:35PM

    Carpet bomb them
    They are traitors,criminals.They killed innocent girl students.

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  • Khan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:40PM

    Dear Quaid,
    If you have made Pakistan for this day…… then it was far better that you have continued your lawyer practice and live like a common life……….. We as a nation don’t deserve any kind of reward or bounty….. We deserve only punishment in term of war on terror, inflation, poor leadership and list will be endless…………..I have no word to express but to say that we are shameless nation…………

    Regard
    A common man from Shameful land……..

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  • prince
    Jun 15, 2013 - 9:56PM

    stat faward think is india did not like our QAUID e millat and PAKISTAN so they do this TYP OF ACTIVITY TO UN SOWERAN our country but no body say this because we have daffer thoughts about aman ki aasha but they are doing there work to weak our country day by day

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  • V. C. Bhutani
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:09PM

    Hypocrisy – they name is Pakistan.
    MA Jinnah was through and through a secular person and owner of surpassing intelligence. He was eloquent in his espousal of the secular principle in his speech of 11 August 1947 to the Pakistan Constituent Assembly.
    Jinnah did not live long. His successors took nine years in making a constitution and then they proclaimed an Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which was negation of everything that Jinnah stood for.
    Over the years and decades Pakistan government has given shabby treatment to its non-Muslim minorities and even to its non-Sunni Muslims. This was also negation of what Jinnah stood for.
    Pakistan treated East Bengal badly and eventually provoked a movement for secession. Even ZA Bhutto was unable to take an enlightened view of matters.
    Baluchistan has been clamouring for better accommodation. But Pakistan’s central leadership and their henchmen in the province handled the situation with a heavy hand and provoked further opposition by the people of Baluchistan who are now “seeking an independent homeland”. This is not how Jinnah would have dealt with the question.
    And now when BLA has destroyed the Ziarat Residency used for a time by Quaid-i-Azam, it is being remembered as “a national heritage site”.
    If this is not hypocrisy, then what is?
    Pakistan should accommodate the regional cultures of the various parts of the country. Therein lies the good of Pakistan. If this is done, no external power can do anything.
    V. C. Bhutani, Edinburgh, 15 Jun 2013, 1809 GMT

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  • Muneer
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:21PM

    This is the result of Musharraf arrest  by Quetta police in Bugti case. BLA has celebrated the event.They feel emboldened and know that now no one will take strong action against them.This is due to the CJ,judiciary and Nawaz Sharif government very soft attitude towards insurgents and humiliation of security forces and agencies at the hand of judiciary.  

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  • rameez
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:27PM

    Why is tribune so excited on BLA removing Pakistan flag ???

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  • Mir
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:33PM

    @Sarwat Kidwai: well said Sarwat !! It amazes me how active Indian commenters are on our news sites, spewing their smelly drivel all o er the comments boards. Try leaving an anti indian comment -or even one that presents pak’s honest point of view- on one of the Indian news sites and 99.99% chance it won’t get published. But our news sites gleefully publish the vitriol of Indian commenters. How can we expect to counter the tsunami of indian propaganda when our own news sites are aiding it?

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  • sar
    Jun 15, 2013 - 10:50PM

    IRONY
    first person to second: please bomb the building
    second person: tell me the venue
    first person: see the back side of the note that i gave you to finance this task
    second person: oh that will help, thank you sir otherwise i would have to open my lappy to search the google to find the building
    first person: please do it quickly, next task is to bomb the bldg that is on the back side of Rs. 20
    second person: already ruined, its moen-jo-darro
    first person: oh…okay, never mind

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  • Balooch Voice
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:04PM

    Jinnah may be Pak’s founder . We don’t consider him as our leader . For us , he is a mere opportunistic leader . We want our land to be liberated .

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  • Hilrious
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:06PM

    Time for CIA, MOSSAD and RAW to jump into Baluchistan and help BLA . Even Russian spy agencies mulling help to BLA to revenge USSR breakout.

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  • Khana Kharab
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:16PM

    @Sadist:
    What’s happening here is result of unrealistic operations my dear friend, military operation when it is not a solution for Taliban, how could it be a solution for such guerrillas. What Pakistan and its armed forces need to do is to stop parceling the bullet ridden dead bodies. In fact, it has to be happened before we loose the VERY NATURAL RESOURCE rich Pakistan.

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  • Sher
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:17PM

    Ziarat is in Pashtoon territory and BLA or other non-pashtoon groups cannot dare to do this without the consent of law enforcing agencies or local tribe. PMAP beware there seems to be something bigger for them.

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  • Mohammad Hassan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:36PM

    What for our 500,000 troops are awaiting. Bring them out now or never to prove that
    they are not coward. There is only one person left who can save us is Mr. Musharraf.
    If you want the truth make a referendum if, our failed politicians have the courage. Please
    let this man go free because he came back to his homeland to fight unlike our past leaders
    who ran away.

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  • ahsan
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:56PM

    While Jinnah’s Home and innocent girls were burning
    I am ashamed to say that a Major news channel (group)
    preferred to promote cricket with India when it had sports
    channel to do that. There agenda would be judged by history

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  • sherrry
    Jun 15, 2013 - 11:58PM

    ET!!!! its called QUAID’s residency in pakistan

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  • Rashid
    Jun 16, 2013 - 1:04AM

    Was Baluchistan’s accession to Pakistan was legitimate? Was a refferendum conducted?
    I don’t know. Can some reader help me?

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  • Jun 16, 2013 - 1:48AM

    Shame on Pak Media, Jan 2013 Faisal Muhammad who is also a former senior Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Informed in Iran’s TV Talk show that Separatist could attack on Yadgaar-e- Pakistan or Jinnah House but no buddy give attention
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  • Usman
    Jun 16, 2013 - 1:55AM

    BLA is an anti-Pakistan organization, funded by RAW, CIA and MOSAD. You can’t say them Pakistanis as they are working for enemies of Pakistan. They are not even representatives of Balochies as whole Balochistan came out for protest against such an incident.

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  • Raj - USA
    Jun 16, 2013 - 2:01AM

    If Jinnah was alive today, he would probably be thinking of moving to India and seeking asylum there.

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  • Sarwat Kidwai
    Jun 16, 2013 - 2:12AM

    @Mir: yes I couldn’t agree with you more..it’s sad but we have to do our part and let our enemies know there are still some people who are pure only Pakistanis..and we are enough to scare them when united to save our Quaid’s dream..which is their nightmare!!!!!!

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  • Salman
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:14AM

    @True Indian:
    Yeah it would cost the region dearly and India won’t be spared either.

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  • Salman
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:17AM

    @Sunil bhalla:
    Just FYI entire Pakistani nation knows BLA is funded by India. Your drama will never work

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  • truth
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:17AM

    @Aysha M: or u can say they have actually agreed the two nation theory,earlier was not two nation it was two religion theory :)

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  • Ali
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:24AM

    When you have $3 trillion dollars yet to be unearthed in balochistan, the most civilised nations would act similar to TTP or BLA or use them to do the dirty job.

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  • yajsingh
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:25AM

    Long over due. Well vision of Jinnah was long destroyed by pakistanis, what use of bricks?
    “What you sow, is what you reap” :-)

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  • truth
    Jun 16, 2013 - 3:35AM

    @Sunil bhalla:
    indeed u should smile with pride

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  • FN
    Jun 16, 2013 - 8:22AM

    I used to be sympathetic to the Baloch cause, but now I’m not so sure.

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  • Jun 16, 2013 - 9:42AM

    This attack is aimed at de-linking youth from Pakistan history. The follow up attack at female students’ bus was aimed at creating a debate what is more important a heritage of human lives? The present government has put the blame on locals, may to avoid offending three spy agencies who have been supporting ‘Independent Baluchistan’ move. The reports being published by media have to be unbiased.

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  • truthbetold
    Jun 16, 2013 - 11:11AM

    The same people who are huffing and puffing on this BLA attack, have been praising and calling the Pakistani sponsored terrorists as freedom fighters, the terrorists who have killed more than 40,000 Kashmiris. Why is that the BLA attacks are not freedom struggle but the Kashmir terror attacks are praised as just?

    After all, Jinnah took Balochistan by force and annexed it. Why shouldn’t the Baloch be given the same right to self-determination that Pakistanis have been demanding for the Kashmiris?

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