Govt of Balochistan not serious about restoring peace: CJ

Published: October 8, 2012
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Chief secretary of Balochistan informs court that there is no military operation underway in the province. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Chief secretary of Balochistan informs court that there is no military operation underway in the province. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

QUETTA: While hearing a case pertaining to the security situation in Balochistan, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said Monday that the provincial government “was not serious” about restoring peace, Express News reported.

The hearing is underway by a three-member bench at the Quetta Registry of the Supreme Court.

During the hearing, the chief justice questioned Inspector General (IG) of Police on what happened to the officers who were referred for the hearing of the case.

The IG informed the court that 30 officers arrived in Balochistan the previous day and that a summary regarding their postings had been forwarded.

The chief justice directed the IG that the officers should be posted as District Police Officers (DPOs).

The chief secretary of Balochistan informed the court that there was no military operation underway in the province and that the Frontier Corps (FC) were given the authority of police for two months.

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  • Ali Ahsan
    Oct 8, 2012 - 1:01PM

    a close Baloch friend of mine once said:

    “None of these people want this ‘war’ to end. They have become famous because of it, they have gotten money, support, and attention because of it. And they have a vested interest in keeping it going.”

    This statement, laden with foreboding, goes to show the very mentality in existence within both the “pro-Pakistan” elite in Balochistan as well as the “pro-independence” elite in Balochistan and elsewhere.Recommend

  • Aijaz Haider
    Oct 8, 2012 - 4:04PM

    @Ali Ahsan: Your words ring true but please suggest a solution to the problem.
    Regards
    .

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  • huzaifa
    Oct 8, 2012 - 5:11PM

    Germany. Canada, Australia and Even Japan have realized now that they have to get settlers for them to flourish. Only solution to Balochistan is to convert vast area into urban centers and ask people from across the country to settle there. It will open the baloch mind. This is Pakistan and open for all. Baloch people can not handle their sardars alone.Recommend

  • Dr V. C. Bhutani
    Oct 8, 2012 - 5:28PM

    Mr Ali Ahsan and Mr Aijaz Haider
    The Pakistani electorate needs to elect leaders of a proper calibre and integrity and the Baluchistan electorate needs to elect leaders who care for the people of the province. Until this is done, no great departure from the present practice will be seen.
    It is in the interest of peace and prosperity of the South Asian region that Pakistan should remain a united and stable country intent on pursuing the welfare of the people through policies and actions that ensure development in the province as well as in the country at large.
    The touchstone is that the natural resources of the province should bring commensurate benefit to the people of the province. This calls for enlightened leadership at both national and provincial levels. That’s a tall bill. It’s easier said than done. Even then that’s the only way.
    Best wishes.
    V. C. Bhutani, a Punjabi Hindu, ex-Rawalpindi, Delhi, India, 8 Oct 2012, 1757 IST

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  • Mirza
    Oct 8, 2012 - 6:27PM

    What would it take for the court to announce its verdict? We all know about the killing and helplessness of the govt, another political statment by the court is not going to help the victims. What we all need is a strict and fair judgement ASAP. Justice delayed is justice denied. Talk is cheap let us make some historic legal decisions.

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  • Bala
    Oct 8, 2012 - 9:33PM

    @huzaifa:

    Learn from India, In Kashmir, people from outside Kashmir are not allowed to buy land etc.

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  • Mother of Shaheed
    Oct 8, 2012 - 9:37PM

    COURTS HAVE SHOWN A CLEAR INCLINATIONS TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN UP ARMS AGAINST PAKISTAN. 922 “terrorists” have been freed and government was ordered to pay rewards to the Lal Masjid Terrorists who killed our troops including rangers and pakistan Army.
    INSHA ALLAH SOON THE FAMILIES OF THE SHAHEEDS WILL ESTABLISH A CAMP IN FRONT OF SUPREME COURT AGAINST THEUNJUST DECISIONS OF THE COURTS.

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Oct 8, 2012 - 9:50PM

    @Dr V. C. Bhutani: Dear Dr.Bhutani you have suggested an ideal solution to the problem. I wonder why we Pakistanis didn’t or couldn’t think like you. I hope the Pakstan Government, politicians and people read your comment and do as suggested by you. Thanking you on behalf of all Pakistanis.
    Regards.

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Oct 8, 2012 - 9:59PM

    @huzaifa: You have suggested an excellent solution like Dr.Bhutani. Good!

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  • Mirza
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:58AM

    @huzaifa:
    And yet we are all against the US and Israeli settlers who have opened up the minds of local people and educated them? Each and every colonial power had this same argument and mentality. The US settlers have improved the vast country of native Indians and so did the Israelis in the land called Palestine. Does your argument make it right? What a shame that we are going back to the colonial mentality and did not learn anything from East Pakistan where we were also going to change their race.
    Regards,
    Mirza

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  • Khy2Khi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:03PM

    I guess we have to stop worrying about the separatists and their supporters schemes. If each one of us had been earning honest bread and stayed from free subsidies from any one we would have established a system th, at was was respected by all, separatists and their supporters. It’s also true if we don’t condemn the wrongs committed anywhere around the world, soon or later they are going to be knocking at our own door in the middle of the night. The Baloch, the Sindh, the terrorists or any other issue would not have been there had we established the fair-for-all Rules of the Game like those homeless & lawless settlers of America and Australia. We knew we were trying to tame a wild beast into a domestic cow, we should have given it a thought or a million and stood fast on it. If those settlers in other colonies could have produced honest men who stepped forward out of a rowdy crop just to help their people who are considered the fore-fathers now, how come we could not produce? If a-lot-of outcast criminals, pirates, grave robbers, cut throats, gunslingers, could be turned into nation builders whats wrong with us? Are we worst than them? Are we really incompetent as one group, one neighborhood, one community, or one nation? We then should not talk of PRIDE in anything until we learn to live together and pay for everything we bring home to use. Lets don’t blame each other for the past but start thinking about tomorrow. Our car won’t go straight if we keep looking in the rear view mirror. Over the years that could have become our die-hard habit but for progress we must look forward now and make simple rules that benefit all & for all to follow.

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  • Huzaifa
    Oct 10, 2012 - 5:45PM

    @Mirza:
    Rhetorics have no place against logic. East Pakistan was a different story, it was beyond our reach and Balochistan is within are territorial boundary. I feel pity on mental calibre of the people who say that Balochistan will be separated, here are some facts to elevate your perception:-
    1. Total balochis in Balochistan are 40%, rest are pashtuns, bruhis, hazaras and Makranis represent 60% population.
    2. Out of 40% balochis, 30% are the Patriot Pakistanis and they are more then 20. Only less then 10% i.e. Muree, 30% of Bugttis and mengals are problem creators. Reasons are obvious as they lead by spoiled kids of some baloch tribe SARDARS and want a free meal.
    Mr Mirza, i can assure you that no super power will want any of these spoil brats leading tribemen on the mouth of Bay of hormuz, the reason you will understand. Basically the Some powers use them to create problem for Pakistan up to a limit but up to a limit. Soon these spoiled childs of Sardars will find them in their aspens mountain hides without followers. REGARDS

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