'US Congressman's Balochistan resolution ill-informed, unacceptable'

Published: February 18, 2012
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Embassy rejects US Congressman's resolution on Balochistan, terms it 'ill-informed and unacceptable'.

Embassy rejects US Congressman's resolution on Balochistan, terms it 'ill-informed and unacceptable'.

WASHINGTON: Reacting strongly to a US Congressman’s introduction of a resolution on Balochistan, the Pakistani Embassy rejected the move as “ill-informed and unacceptable”.

“We reject this ill-informed move and the Congressman’s misplaced concern on Balochistan, which is a part of the Pakistani Federation,” the Embassy said, commenting on Representative Dana Rohrabacher’s move in the House on the rights of the people of Balochistan.

A statement issued by the Embassy reminded sponsors of the move that Balochistan has a “directly elected provincial assembly of its own and has due representation in the National Assembly and the Senate of Pakistan.”

“The resolution seeks to cast doubt on the territorial integrity of a member of the United Nations and a friend of the United States, and is totally unacceptable.”

The Pakistani Embassy made it clear that “Balochistan’s affairs and issues are an internal matter of Pakistan, and it is for the people of Pakistan and our democratic institutions to address these [issues].”

“We would advise those behind this resolution to reserve their concern and solicitude for problems closer to home. Needless to say, provocations such as these will seriously impact the Pakistan-US relations. We value this relationship but not at the cost of our dignity, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Embassy statement added.

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  • fawwad
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:22PM

    why don’t the american congressmen ever pass a resolution condemning the deliberate murders of punjabi and urdu speaking civilians in balochistan? why this onesided treatment of the balochistan issue by the americans? why are they only mourning the deaths of the militants killed in balochistan,where are the condemnations for the people killing doctors,teachers,laborers,barbers in balochistan on the basis of their being punjabis? our own media has also shown a very biased attitude,it holds no talkshows,it prints no editorials,opinion pieces on the ethnic cleansing of punjabi civilians in balochistan.

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  • Zeta
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:22PM

    ET why you didn’t published the Foreign Office’s response?

    Good Job by Embassy

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  • peshawar
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:23PM

    why shouting now its the ist step , plz keep sleeping……..

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  • asad khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:25PM

    so now the americans after years of covert support to the militants in balochistan have come out openly in their support for breaking up pakistan.for so many years what was known to us has finally been confirmed by the americans themselves.what is our govt. doing,why is it sleeping as plans are being implemented to break up our country.why doesn’t the media expose the people who are acting as america’s proxies inside pakistan in their attempt to break up pakistan?

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 12:33PM

    Responses are not enough, strong message should be given by actions not words

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  • Hamid Umair
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:35PM

    But still we cannot deprive Balochs of their basic rights. We should admit this fact that our establishment is equally responsible of worsening conditions in Balochistan. If now they hate Punjabis and establishment then they have a justification behind it. Apart, there own leaders also done nothing for them. But now some responsible leader like Nawaz Sharif should rise his voice against this militancy, violance, lawlessness and extra judicial killings in Balochistan.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 12:45PM

    Despite the civilian and military aid that’s one of the reasons why people of Pakistan hate USA

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  • Chilli
    Feb 18, 2012 - 12:57PM

    We already read a lot of CIA map for division of Pakistan by 2015. We also know how good US in meeting its deadline. Pakistan was too sleepy up till now. Thanks to Musharaf who wrongly assured Pakistanis that US will not bit us again. If Musharaf is hanged, I think Baluchistan might forgive Pakistan for other crimes. There is enough to judge two faces of US and I hope its not too late to show US our back this time.

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  • reformer
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:00PM

    “Dignity, sovereignty and territorial integrity” I hope we have all of it, before claiming !!!

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  • ashok sai
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:01PM

    This is an objectionable act from the US, how can they forget Sindhis ?

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  • pakistanibaloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:08PM

    *now false,fake baloch will start to comment here ..i want to clear one thing that majority of baloch in balochistan cannot speak in english except those balochs who live in queeta (Patriot of pakistan and other parts of provinces ) so please indian people directlly or indirectly should not fool to others…we actually know whose agencies are behind balochistan, *

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  • Straight_Talk
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:15PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    I am afraid Pakistan is not that strong. This is the most that can come out as a response. So please manage.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 1:17PM

    US is spitting its venom slowly and timely, better get rid of US now or be ready for another war

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  • Ali Tipu
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:22PM

    Americans will continue to do the same. Remember they have already published the new map of Pakistan which shows Baluchistan, Karachi and pakhtun areas as separate entities. Ideally they would love to drive this region into chaos and establishing smaller states and creating local warlords who are much easier to deal with than a ‘rogue Army and its nefarious ISI’. The question is what are our leaders doing and when will they finally awake to address the issue by doing something concrete and substantial?

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  • Diggvijay Singh
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:31PM

    The FC of Pakistan is only doing their job upholding the dignity, sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan. The USA is ill-informed about the bonhomie and mutual respect shared between the ordinary Balochis and FC. For many years they have had friendly exchanges and useful dialogue, celebrated festivals together with firecrackers. Only recently the CIA & Mossad’s dirty games have caused a little bit of misunderstanding. Pakistan’s media can play a vital role in sorting out the misunderstanding by holding lengthy on air debates about cultivating true Islamic values of compassion and generosity among the few misled Baloch freedom fighters. The world needs the cooperation and friendship of Pakistan more than a bunch of disillusioned people living in arid, desolate places.

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  • umair
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:35PM

    i didn’t know our foreign office existed

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  • Faizan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:37PM

    Two words for the Americans – “GO HOME”
    get out of our neighborhood!

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  • IFTIKHAR-UR-REHMAN
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:54PM

    America has never been & will never be a friend of Pakistan as it is apparent from their INTERFERENCE in our internal matters.On the other hand our past & present Governments plus military establishment have not learned a lesson from East Pakistan debacle.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 1:56PM

    @Pakistan politics: Yes sir, verbal responses are not good enough. You are 101 percent right that action is the call of the hour and not the day. The citizens have the right to ask the GOP why NATO supplies are trickling through?

    The genesis of all our problems lies in illiteracy, which enjoys nourishment from our leaders.

    Now the global terrorist who calls us his friend is humiliating us and after shaking hands, we have no fingers left.

    Pakistan ‘caveat emptor’ and Salams

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  • AMIR HAMZABALOCH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 1:59PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    yes agree with you …

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 2:01PM

    Such hypocrisy, if it were a resolution on Kashmir or Palestine they would have not had any problem.

    India for ages has been saying the same thing. Its our internal matter, stay out of it.

    Double standards.

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  • Basit
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:07PM

    The USA, created on the occupied lands and graves of the Native Americans which strongly supports another occupier, Israel, and currently occupying at least two countries is giving others lessons?

    The hypocrisy and arrogance of the US will be taught in history for thousands of years. Pakistan has many faults, but at least even we are not this arrogant.

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  • AN
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:14PM

    @Faizan thats none of your business to tell its for the Afghans.The Afghans need US.

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  • AN
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:15PM

    haha…Pakistan was lobbying for kashmir independence but no one gave a damn..But the karma has come back to bite now.

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  • KH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:21PM

    America wants to break Pakistan before they leave, they will try what ever they can do, we have to do what ever we can to stop this. And I think the statement is strong lets see how we follow it.

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  • Rizwan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:36PM

    US is not an friend,its an oppertunist waiting to make an move for its self interests which are well know to ever one .

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  • hmm
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:43PM

    If u won’t allow NATO supply then get ready for this. come on uncle samRecommend

  • dwd
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:44PM

    and what about Kashmir??????????????????????????????????????????????????? Pathetic American EstablishmentRecommend

  • NF
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:46PM

    hahahaha. open the NATO supply otherwise be ready for America’s cheap stuntRecommend

  • Pinky
    Feb 18, 2012 - 2:53PM

    Good job, sherry!!….but unless the Government backs these pronouncements with timely AND helpful interventions, i am afraid such resolutions will only increase in frequency…

    @AN
    surely there is some “karma” for schadenfreude too?

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  • Blithe
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:02PM

    @AN:
    US is spineless, hypocritical and debauched in not
    bringing up Kashmir issue – an actual international dispute as per
    UN resolutions.

    Balochistan is an internal issue of Pakistan
    as per all legal rights and instruments.
    US bringing Balochistan up is purely political.

    Why not bring up the Moaist insurgency in India?
    After all, one third of India is in Maoist control.

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  • Truth Teller
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:11PM

    They are just pointing out the hard fact! What’s so wrong? Are we not repeating 71? Time to wake up.

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  • ashok sai
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:12PM

    @dwd:

    Still you harping about Kashmir, its pathetic that Pakistan doesn’t realise yet that the Kashmir weapon it took to bleed India is a self destructing one, already it had hurt you once and don’t brace yourselves for a second cut.

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  • Khalid
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:12PM

    @fawwad i wonder who you are because i see the same comment posted with a different name on every balochistan related artcle. My money would be on you being an agency propaganda machine troll. Still its interesting to see the direction towards which the agencies are trying to shift public opinion.. But its clearly not working in this caseRecommend

  • ahmed
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:13PM

    @Diggvijay Singh: haha… why are you pretending to be Indian :P..

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  • Sunny
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:22PM

    great…that US has brought in light the sufferings that the Baloch people are going through…that it has recognized Balochistan’s will to be sovereign…

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  • Free Baloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:26PM

    Balochistan will get freedom one day or the other, hope UN and USA fight for our cause.

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  • Pakistan Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:26PM

    This was not unexpected. If you would kill your own people and mutilate their dead bodies, then outsiders are going to take charge of the affairs. Pakistanis who are now crying that US is interfering in internal affairs of Pakistan, where were they when security agencies were killing innocent Baloch people! When Pakistani military was killing poor Bengalis, West Pakistanis were rallying in support of their “brave” military. Now its time to face the music people.

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  • Roflcopter
    Feb 18, 2012 - 3:53PM

    This congressman shouldn’t be given any attention.Recommend

  • MarkH
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:03PM

    I thoroughly enjoy the reactions from Pakistan. It’s funny. First, we can talk about what we want and nobody cares if you like it or not. Plenty of things get talked about. That’s how judgment of “good ideas” and “bad ideas” occur. Second, you have nothing to worry about if the people of Balochistan agree with Pakistan’s stance.
    No matter what the talking amounts to, if Balochistan itself doesn’t agree, it can’t go anywhere. If Balochistan does agree, you brought it on yourselves. Sovereignty is only as official as the majority of the world recognizes and allows it. The one claiming the existence of that sovereignty as their own means nothing. If the world doesn’t think you should have it, it’s gone, and it being gone means every single law or rule you can quote becomes invalid. So it’s a choice between treating people right or not being in a position of where you can mistreat them. Your choice. Nobody will have sympathy for the ones mistreating people.

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  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:18PM

    Well, the Pakistani parliament can counter move by introducing a bill of support for Hispanic Americans, if they wish to succeed, Pakistan should become first country to accept them as legitimate. Recommend

  • Tahir
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:18PM

    My Baluchi brother now you should recognize your real enemy which is US .
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  • sak
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:26PM

    It is a wake up call to all Pakistanis to seriously sort out the issue of Balochistan. But at the same time we need to give a shut up call to Americans by doing the following;
    Resolution in NA;
    1) Demand complete restoration of rights and properties to Red Indians and condemn the atrocities against them for the last two centuries
    2) Criticise the Law and Order agencies for being biased against Muslims.

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  • Akhtar
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:28PM

    Our country’s story is like the song “muni badnaam huwi, darling there liyee”.

    We did so much for America & yet, we are the most Badnaam, branded as one of the most radicalized, violent, militantized country in the world!

    :(

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  • AW
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:34PM

    People from all provinces should give support to Balochis and not deprive them. My self being from Lahore, respect all Balochis and want government to give them full rights and facilities as given in other parts of country, and Army to treat all citizens of Pakistan in a lawful manner. The foreign hand must be exposed and fully dealt with in hard force.

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  • AN
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:37PM

    @Blithe 1/3rd of India under Maoist control? lol keep reading urdu news u will be definitely updated about India.

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  • Feb 18, 2012 - 4:38PM

    @Zafar Baloch:
    Time has come to take action against these traitor Nawabs and Sardars, Balohcistan is part of Pak and we will never let anybody to divide us, these traitors and terrorists are in minority , if they were in majority they would have form a main stream political party to support heir cause instead of using guns and explosives, Bangladesh people had formed a strong political force under Sheikh Mujeeb ur Rehman’s command and made their demands, Baluchistan case is completely different, All this fuss is being created for Gawadar port onlyRecommend

  • Salman Orangiwala
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:38PM

    This was inevitable .This is high time for the Punjabi dominated “establishment ” to esatablish the fact that trying to subdue and subjugate a particualr mass on the basis of ethnic hatred and by brute force doesnot necessarily result in something hunky dorey .

    Wish they could recall the birth of Bangladesh !!!! And yes guess what , Bangladeshi Taka , nowadays, is at par with PKR .Get the message .

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  • Jat
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:40PM

    Do I sense a feeling of panic spreading through Pakistanis ? C’mon at least show some resilience, as this is only the beginning of the end.

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  • Ahmad Cheema
    Feb 18, 2012 - 4:41PM

    @ Mr Zafar Baloch

    I know your feelings. But i want to say common and middle and poor class man of Punjab has solidarity with you people and no intention to loot people. Its the upper gentry and bureaucracy which is doing this, the masses are for prosperous and united Pakistan.

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  • Mr. Righty rightist
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:05PM

    Blithe writes “US is spineless, hypocritical and debauched in not
    bringing up Kashmir issue – an actual international dispute as per
    UN resolutions.

    Balochistan is an internal issue of Pakistan”

    No issue is internal. Even a quarrel between a husband and a wife, when reaches the neighbor’s ears, he can complain to the police.

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  • punjabi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:06PM

    only bad bad is there, if army has done some mistakes, there are 4000 Baloch inducted in Pakistan Army also. Recommend

  • Indian
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:28PM

    @Blithe :- I belong to hard-core so called red corridor area which you are referring to… there is nothing like that now… there were some disturbance till 10 years back.. they used to hide in caves and attack security forces… now things are different. At times they create some problem in some areas but they do not control anything as you said.. haha ..1/3rd .lol.. .. don’t watch youtube everyday :).. Such problems happen everywhere even in china . But these are abbe-rations and not the rule.

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  • pakistanibaloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:30PM

    @reformer:
    you mean to say hindu sindhi ..they should leave ..we donot care here ..

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  • ahmed
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:43PM

    This is the time for “Baloch Spring” and if Egyptian can do it, so can “Balochis”…

    And if you supress it here then we will go viral on facebook, google, youtube , BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, people’s daily, Russia tv, NYtimes, Wall street journal , FT, The Economist …….and more..

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  • Honest Indian
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:47PM

    American politicians are “political perverts”…just like a pervert turns a blind eye to his own spouse and home, the american politicians are turning a blind eye to their own problems like 1)”occupy wall street”, 2)inhuman taxes, 3)strange health policies, 4)joblessness, 5)national debt, 6)falling dollar, 7)less exports and more imports, 8)consistent downfall in economy,9) danger to economical superpower status, 10)danger from emerging powers like India and China, 11)totally dead space program similar to a white elephant for economy, 12)resentment amongst common man against US foreign policies which include unnecessary presence in Iraq/ Afghanistan as well as totally uncalled for indulgence in other nation’s affairs……
    so a request to such blind politicians of US…..Stop pointing fingers to others problems and sort out your mess……..

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  • azhar
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:50PM

    @pakistanibaloch:
    why only sidh, if these balochis want freedom they are also free to GET OUT from Pakistan

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  • Honest Observer
    Feb 18, 2012 - 5:54PM

    @ahmed:
    do not be a fool…..just look at so called Arab spring countries…are they better off now…or were they better off before…??
    all those countries are in a mess and opportunists are tearing apart them…….and what is more….never try to compare Kashmir with Baluchistan….Kashmir was occupied and forcefully usurped by India……while Baluchistan became part of Pakistan on its own accord….moreover apart from a few sardars of few tribes in Baluchistan and their cronies, 90 % of baluchies are not thinking for liberation…it is just the 10% (who are being funded by India,Israel and USA) which are trying to create problems in Baluchistan through terrorsim and negative propaganda…..do you know that against every one baluchi killed by security forces we can produce 10 pathans, punjabis or sindhis who were brutally killed by such so called innocent 10% minority baluchis…..!!!!
    when judging something one must be prudent and analyze by looking at other side of coin…..

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  • Khalid
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Why these double standards? we got pakistan when we wanted to separate from India. Now when the baloch are asking for their freedom we put it at the same level as blasphemy?

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  • ET Reader
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:06PM

    @Zafar Baloch:
    Your name tells you are a muslim, but you are fighting over ethnic basis. Did you forget what the Prophet (PBUH) said to the ummah ?Recommend

  • Think
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:08PM

    Pakistan should turn this situation on its head. It is a great opportunity. Due to hatred of US and its policies, people usually get upset with what US says or supports. Balochis will be forced to think now that what they are doing, is it right since US is supporting it? So, Americans may have shot their own foot this time.

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  • True Pakistani
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:13PM

    But my dear baloch brother Why US has concern over you???? What is the interest of US who killed millions of muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan????

    @Salman Orangiwala: Dear do you know bangladesh cant made itz big decision without indian agreement?? Also PAkistan rupee was much much better before war on terror???

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  • punjabi
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:24PM

    azhar cool down

    if some baloch brother is angry ,

    so whats problem in a family such things happen.

    Zafar Baloch your comment is there no moderator stopped it

    so be postive.

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  • Asghar Baloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:37PM

    I am a baloch, and i love pakistan.

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  • sher
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:55PM

    who started and was responsible for world war II? Answer is very simple “Americans were responsible for it”, another example who used Atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Again answer ” Americans”. They are responsible for all the instability and all current wars of the world, they have destabilised the whole world and the world is less safer now. Now they are making inroads into Baluchistan, they have already done that, only thing is left is that they are fueling the fire in baluchistan, to make it more intense, as i just got the news that Blast kills 2 in Dera Bugti, they are staring it. they never passed a resolution in congress about indian occupation forces were committing great genocide in occupied Kashmir. but i dare all americans, u will fail and u will fall, we are united and ready for war with u. Recommend

  • Deepwater
    Feb 18, 2012 - 6:55PM

    Such outrage!!!

    Do those Pakistani’s who are expressing their outrage at the Congressman’s action also feel equally indignant when people like Hafiz Saeed and others make inflammatory anti-US or anti-India comments? Where is the outrage then? Where is the outrage when a whole bunch of fanatic religious zealots are shown standing on US, Israeli and Indian flags?

    Perhaps you should learn some empathy first. If you want to get respect then try giving some too. If not, then you deserve what you are getting,

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  • Imran
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:10PM

    American wants to occupy the baloch land whic is full of mineral,having sea port as well having a land link with iran,afghan,pakistan further they want to establish strong miltry base on sea side to watch iran movement and to shake hand with china-

    American never been good to any islamic country -history shows that they target iraq-afghan-serbia-iran N now pakistan

    i wish that pakistan polictician will turn their faces and live peacfully-No american No problem

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  • Jay Nathan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:31PM

    Pakistan supports the rights of Kashmiris, Chechens, and Palestinians for self-determination. So what’s so different about the Baluchis? If India can be divided, Russia can be divided, Israel can be divided, what’s so different about Pakistan that it is not indivisible. After all the Baluchis are quite right in demanding for their freedom. They have after all suffered worse indignities as compared to Kashmiris, Palestinians and Chechens. Or is it that non-Muslims nations could be divided up, but Muslim lands cannot be?

    I support the US Lawmakers in their efforts to support the proud people of Baluchistan and I call on all Indians to do the same.

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  • ProudBaloch
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Thank you USA. The country (pakistan) we baloch tolerated so much, including being quite to the stupidity of minority (khan of Kalat and their cohort) to be a part of pakistan, have in return nothing but brutalized the baloch. Our gas powers your homes and industry by the gas pipelines going all the way to punjab and sindh but we dont even have gas pipes coming to our home. Our brothers,sons and fathers are picked up tortured and killed like animals.
    Please brothers, think about how balochistan is different than kashmir. In both cases a minority, the rajah of kashmir and khan of kalat sold their respective people’s future without consulting the majority of people.
    It is too late for Pakistan now, We will fight for balochistan till the last man, woman and child!Recommend

  • ahmed
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:45PM

    @Honest Observer: You are wrong !! 90 % Baloch wants freedom.. it’s only 10% are with panjabistan/pakistan.Recommend

  • Pretending Honest Indian
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:53PM

    @Honest Indian,
    Nice try! Its okey, i understand, even in US most of the patriotic ex-patriot pakistanis try to pass themselves off as Indian!!! LOL!

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  • Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:57PM

    @Jat: Really? Let’s see who ends first! The game is ON!

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  • Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 7:59PM

    @Khalid: Are you Pakistani? I doubt that! And if you are Indian, what’s wrong with Kashmir’s independence?

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  • adnan alam khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 8:15PM

    Where are our leaders?they cant even give statement .our media is also not showing real picture.

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  • badshah
    Feb 18, 2012 - 8:41PM

    Why Pakistan tries to find friends in countries which are far from its borders, such as Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Israel or the USA? Why doesn’t it finds her friends in India, China, Afghanistan and Iran! When Pakistani establishment will learn this lesson!

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  • Faizan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 8:53PM

    America ever against of us and its nt First time bt we ask american why they not speak about Kashmir About Philistine?
    USA fear from Power of Pakistan and its reason they try their best for decrease our power But With The Grace Of ALMIGHTY ALLAHA PAKISTAN is Super power and our Nation understand it very well .
    This Time to become unite and we understand who is our enemy and who is our friends.
    This resolution violates our sovereignty and we condemn it

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  • N K
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:04PM

    What about tabling another resolution in congress regarding even worse human rights conditions in Kashmir???? How about a separate country for Kashmiries???

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  • imran kakar
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:15PM

    The american should be tackle their matters and they have to be stopped themselves for not to indulge internal matters of Pakistan, otherwise they would not find their shows to run……. becarefull americans……..the powers of Muslims….dont challange……..and be ready for Last massive war of victory………..

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  • Persian
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:32PM

    @Roflcopter:
    Seems like nobody is paying attention to your comment.

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  • omair
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:32PM

    @fawwad:
    becaue america is world buggist state who promotes terrorist camps all around the world , and they have admitted that they have been involved in trembling other governments and states, might is right for usa. their aim in balochistan are very clear , it is a power and trade corridoor for asia, more overr the resources like gold copper ,coal, and gas are in very high quantity that intrests usa , and intrests to control or attack iran also aim of usa through balochistan, usa direclty involved and is supporting these miscreants , before that usa was involved in fundings of JINDULLAH terror organization involved in bombings and assasinating irans top nuclear scientists and professors
    al quaida was made by CIA to fight USSR,
    middleeast so called change another drama by america n its allies , their invention n killing of innocent people made everything clear

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  • well-wisher
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:40PM

    Though Pakistan might feel aggrieved of US highlighting the Balochistan problem at the international level but it cannot justify hundreds of Balochis being abducted and later killed by its security forces on regular basis whereas the international community cannot keep its eyes closed to gross violation of human rights. Pakistan needs to take corrective actions immediately before it gets isolated completely and declared as a failed nation which appears to be on the cards since the only super-power is persuing it so vigorously.

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  • Ladyjazeera
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Radio free balochistan is coming soon. Stay tuned.

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  • Straight Fire
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:47PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    Just wait … A very strong message will be given to USA by opening NATO routes soon …

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  • yusufzai
    Feb 18, 2012 - 9:57PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    mr paki politics how much more action do you wana take???????????????????

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  • yusufzai
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:07PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    mr paki politics how much more action do you wana take???????????????????Recommend

  • Cautious
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Pakistan has enjoyed poking at American — well America is poking back – hope you enjoy it.

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  • suadat
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:17PM

    the main problem of pakistan is america,step away from america,s problem ..be a soverign islamic state..

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  • Harry Stone
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:34PM

    @Pakistan politics:

    I think the mighty PAK military should start planning an atttack on the US Congress…. Remember we do have nuclear weapons.

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  • bailian
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:36PM

    the most interesting thing of this bill is the timing: iranian president is on an official trip to pakistan. pakistan is willing participate in the gas pipeline project and russia and china are playing a much greater role in the world politics for instance russia vetoes the bill against syria in UN.

    there’s shift of power from west to east. US-PAK alliance is breaking apart, AF-PAK-IRAN-RUSSIA-CHINA are coming closer.

    US has no interest in the human rights violation. they are themselves the worst oppressors.

    Its about time the establishment of pakistan should clean their home.

    Finally, Pakistan is moving away from US.

    Bold move by US lets see how things unfold in future.

    Pakistan Zindabad ,

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  • daredevil
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:42PM

    US only makes an example out of its friends! With enemies it comes to talking table

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  • hh
    Feb 18, 2012 - 10:49PM

    @N K:
    stop crying in the name of Kashmir, its a closed chapter. stop your brutality and terrorism in Baluchistan first. free Baluchistan.

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  • Zeta
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:12PM

    insecure indian trolls spent all day recommending their own posts. what a terrible tossers these people are

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  • linga0123
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:25PM

    Time has come to launch “OPERATION LASER”, the modern day equivalent of “Operation Searchlight’.

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @N K: ” … What about tabling another resolution in congress regarding even worse human rights conditions in Kashmir???? … “

    You might get your wish. They might table a resolution to force Pakistan to restore POK and GB to 1947 status. If you havn’t paid attention – there was news which spoke about Pakistan leasing GB to China.

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  • Ali Khan
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:49PM

    Everybodey relax this is just an indo amarica wishfull thinking one thing is for shore
    PAKISTAN IS AND WILL STAY ONE and for the indians you know its not 1971 and
    east pakistan was so far away india is close and we have some big boys for you this time
    indians agenccies should stop all those consperices against pakistan or else nothing will be
    left to regreat.

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  • sidra zia
    Feb 19, 2012 - 12:58AM

    it was all expected,all patriots have reservations on this US congressman bill,severe reactions have been registering by Pakistanis which of course a natural reaction of a Pakistani,but the question here arises what should we do now to avoid this American trick, our enemies constantly building and maintaining instability in our region. we should take this resolution as a wake up call, we should not forget our history since we lost our East Pakistan in 1971. we should learn from history,and steps should be taken to not only stop america by its ill intentions but also to maintain peace in Baloshistan.

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  • Cautious
    Feb 19, 2012 - 1:20AM

    @Pakistan politics.

    Responses are not enough, strong
    message should be given by actions not
    words

    What do you suggest? You have already effectively cut off cooperation – closed down the drone base & cut off NATO aid – you have run out of the limited things the Pakistan actually contributed to the alliance and now have no leverage. Are you going to start a war or just send them back the aid money and F16’s they gave you?

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  • Imran Ahsan Mirza
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:09AM

    Pakistan has always been ruled by Punjab elite. Sindhis come and grab certain jobs when in power without merrit. NWFP/KPK has always remained on the side of Punjabis. Balochistan has remained the cash cow for all of them. Although Sindh also produces significant natural gas and petroleum but the but is still produced in Balochistan. All provinces believe that Punjab usurps the rights of the rest by holding the real power and control. Therefore, an atmosphere of mistrust has been built for long. Now major foreign powers are playing a role to ignite to their advantage. BUt as we have incompetent, shortsighted rulers at the helm we will suffer. God forbid it may one day lead to the Balkanisation of Pakistan.

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  • The Baloch
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:12AM

    It is obvious – India has its evil eye on Balochistan, target killing and staging a fake unrest through its propaganda war. But watch out Indians, we Baloch people are populated in the Pakistan military and will see that you Indians do not escape with your evil war on Pakistan sneaking through the Baloch corridor.

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  • Humayun
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:19AM

    So heard that Government of Pakistan has $$$ Condemned $$$ the resolution on Balochistan in US senate !!!

    Its about time that Sardars and Nawabs should not be made escape goat for the wrongs done by Civil and Military leadership.

    Introspect : Need not over project Gawadar. What kind of development, law & order, security and peace of mind the ports have given to the common residents of Karachi ?

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  • muhammad jan
    Feb 19, 2012 - 8:21AM

    it is a good move and good decission internationaly becouse pakistani army is killing innocent baloch who are fightig for their freedom and want there position of 1947 . i mean a free state of balochis.

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  • Baloch watch
    Feb 19, 2012 - 11:43AM

    @Cautious – Mr. Cautious . . .you are an Indian poking both USA and Pakistan. You Indians somehow want trouble by pushing the button through other countries! Huh . . .
    Balochistan despises the Indian proxy war and one day show them the right act!

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  • joy
    Feb 19, 2012 - 12:07PM

    @ N.K.

    ha ha ha........human rights and UN resolutions ...........how can u even talk about that even when your government is planning to lease gilgit and baltistan to China
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  • hindu
    Feb 19, 2012 - 2:10PM

    OK, let’s make a deal……………you don’t support kashmiris and we will not support Blochi terrorists. Deal? or No Deal?

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  • Anup
    Feb 19, 2012 - 5:40PM

    What a furious reactions from Pakistani brothers!!!
    I can now try to imagine what reaction it had been from people supporting ‘Akhand Bharat’ when India – Pakistan partitioned in 1947.
    The same reaction i see from many Indians when sombody support Kashmir independence.
    Either we (Indians & Pakistanis) are emotionally same or this is normal human tendancy to cry loud for piece of land rather than for people of that land.

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  • Honest Observer
    Feb 20, 2012 - 12:04AM

    @Pretending Honest Indian:
    I think its people like you who are having bad effect on reputation of India….you are so full of skepticism and try to pass decisions rather than thoughts….pity pity….I am Indian and I love the way we are progressing…we will reach where USA is today in coming decades…but we will have to either get rid of narrow minded people or brain wash them….we should think above “hate Pakistan and hate anything related to Pakistan”/….India has noting to do with Pakistan, Pakistanis or break up of this country …our race is with china…..that is why i gave my honest opinion that US should take care of their own house on fire…..rather than look else where….
    lastly how could you know who i am….???? are you claiming to be divine….???? ha ha …pity pity pity

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  • kaalchakra
    Feb 20, 2012 - 1:35AM

    This is an excellent move that is becoming of a great world power like the US.

    The uneding tragedy of Balochistan must not be looked through the prism of narrow India-Pak conflict. Clearly Balochi people have suffered beyond all measure for far longer than any other. They have won the right to world’s attention and active help in finding their own space and in breathing their own free air, and most importantly, in using their own resources for the upliftment of their masses. The era of exploitative colonialism through force and misuse of education is long over.

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  • m.f.k.
    Feb 20, 2012 - 11:22PM

    We must prepare for similar future activity in neighboring countries.
    After Pak-Balochistan Indian provinces & Irani Balochistan that don’t get their share will follow suite. Once India is broken into ten pieces it will be free trade & welfare for their neglected poor. Pakitan will have less to worry about and now have more time to pay attention to neighbors.
    The Baloch leaders who now become sheikhs will start their own war for wealth by each ethnicity__ pulled ofcouse in different direction by India, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The resources Baloch leaders could not share with Pakistan now being exported & all wealth stays overseas.
    India now capture & control the Baloch market before it had a chance to flourish on it’s own. The poor Baloch will still live in poverty like Indians do but instead here in the desertland of Balochistan while their Sheikhs fly in jets. Pakistan now become more stronger & free & so is a bigger threat to India.

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