Raising alarm: ‘Balochistan in a dangerous position’

Published: September 28, 2011
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Asma Jehangir said Balochistan’s situation deteriorated since security forces given authority to make decisions. PHOTO: FILE

Asma Jehangir said Balochistan’s situation deteriorated since security forces given authority to make decisions. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: 

President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jehangir said Balochistan’s situation has been deteriorating since the day security forces were given authority to make decisions for the province.

Addressing members of the Balochistan High Court Bar, Jahangir said Balochistan is in a relatively more dangerous position as compared to other provinces because international forces can strategically benefit from its geographical position. “Divisions have been created amongst people as sectarian killings, recoveries of mutilated bodies and target killing of Punjabi speaking people, frequently take place,” she said.

She was of the view that if Balochistan’s problems were not addressed on an immediate basis, the province will turn into an ideal piece of land for international forces to play their dirty game.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th,  2011.

 

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  • Perspective in a sentence
    Sep 28, 2011 - 12:09PM

    Once you ignore and abuse a land and it’s people, where ever that might be; the rot sets in and the vultures begin to eye their prey!Recommend

  • Sep 28, 2011 - 1:59PM

    So after pressure of US attacks failed subversion operators try to promote the Balouchistan issue once again. Foreign trained separatists should be brought to trial for high treason.

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  • jaffar wadan
    Sep 28, 2011 - 2:46PM

    Termandous ,,,,,,,,you are working as Preacher of freedom.Your style of writing should remain intact……. v r praying for you Baloch. that keep it up Stay safe 4 us 4 our Province and vally of quetta.
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  • khan
    Sep 28, 2011 - 4:46PM

    And just who gave the security forces the authority to make decisions for the province?

    Wasn’t it that tin pot braggart now taking sanctury in London/Dubia?Recommend

  • Sep 28, 2011 - 5:36PM

    Is the Parachinar not a part of Pakistan? Parachinar has been harvested from whole country from last five years. Talibans have been kept blocked arrival and departure roads on the tribes of Parachinar from last continuously five years. Thousands of tribes are living like the prisoners. Supply of goods is stopped. People are compelled to purchase goods from Afghanistan.
    Most of tribes are using the Afghanistan’s lengthy and dangerous road for the arrival and departure from Peshawar and Islamabad. Blockade of roads and terrorists have affected every part of the life of the Kurram Agency. Developmental schemes have lost their original capacity. Educational system is also falling day by day. Post system is also mismanaged. Unemployment has been proceeding day by day. Condition of Business and Economics is also bad. Expansibility and over buying are on top.

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  • Amjad
    Sep 28, 2011 - 5:47PM

    All the problems in Baluchistan were brought about by the incompetence of the last dictator Musharraf who sat idly while India sent in agents through their lackeys in Afghanistan.

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  • Brasstacks
    Sep 28, 2011 - 10:23PM

    The earlier a political solution is found the better, have you seen any major political leader being bumped off in J&K, even if some are openly pro Pak? No outsider can settle in J&K, while it is not so in PAK & Balochistan. Solve it soon otherwise you 2nd Bangladesh coming.Recommend

  • Cynical
    Sep 29, 2011 - 12:52AM

    @Amjad

    Any proof of Indian/Afghan involvement as yet? Please provide evidence.

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  • foruchandan
    Sep 29, 2011 - 7:12AM

    stop blaming india for ur failures as u r suggesting that america is blaming you for ur failures…be truthful and honest and then talk…atleast keep the land what u have and become a developed country…if u n we dont have that capablity..then suit the arses and work towards the development of the country than speaking/spiling hatred about other countries

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  • Sep 29, 2011 - 7:18AM

    *British intelligence is allegedly providing covert support to Balochistan separatists (which from the outset have been repressed by Pakistan’s military). In June 2006, Pakistan’s Senate Committee on Defence accused British intelligence of “abetting the insurgency in the province bordering Iran” [Balochistan]..(Press Trust of India, 9 August 2006). Ten British MPs were involved in a closed door session of the Senate Committee on Defence regarding the alleged support of Britain’s Secret Service to Baloch separatists (Ibid). Also of relevance are reports of CIA and Mossad support to Baloch rebels in Iran and Southern Afghanistan.

    The stated purpose of US counter-terrorism is to provide covert support as well as as training to “Liberation Armies” ultimately with a view to destabilizing sovereign governments. In Kosovo, the training of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in the 1990s had been entrusted to a private mercenary company, Military Professional Resources Inc (MPRI), on contract to the Pentagon.*

    Should we need to say more?

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  • strange imran
    Sep 29, 2011 - 7:43AM

    @Cynical:
    you may proof of “Non-Involvement” of these foreign forces as welll….

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  • khan of quetta
    Sep 29, 2011 - 9:34AM

    biggest problem in balochistan is sectarian violence between sunni pashtuns and shia hazaras general kyanis balochs recruiment in army has improved relation between establishment and baloch tribes though they should be given more benifits of there gas

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  • A J Khan
    Sep 29, 2011 - 12:09PM

    @khan of quetta:
    Its not between Pashtun and Shia Hazara. Hazaras are killed by Baloch Nationalists in the garb of Sectarianism. All the killers belong to Mastung. Recommend

  • Balochistan
    Sep 29, 2011 - 3:15PM

    Balochistan is almost at the point of no return with recovery of 100s of mutilated and tortured bodies of Baloch youth and elders and severe human rights violation by the intelligence and army make it further difficult to find out a political solution.
    APC today is rejected by NP and BNP of Balochistan.
    Furthermore blame game would neither benefit anyone nor hide the facts so please stop blaming foreign hands as its solely your fault.
    Let me make it clear to our Shia brothers that secular Baloch have never indulge in religious extremism, if Shias are being killed near Mastung that doesn’t prove that killers are Baloch in anyway. We want the army to take strong action against these killers rather than torturing and killing innocent Baloch students.Recommend

  • Mir
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:20AM

    When you dont want to accept realties then you blame others, because your strategic asset are in afghanistan, you take pride in nuclear bomb, you love your army and ISI then you think everbody in world is against you, you never understood who is your asset who needs your love, who needs to be proud of, you never made your people strong, never thought your youth is strategic asset, never thought your asset lies inside the country your people are your pride, now you blame others for your mistakes.

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