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BALOCHISTAN: Bangkok Conference pictures

Now it is Pakistan Vs Balochistan. Balochistan Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Meeting the Challenges Concept Note Balochis of Pakistan have been on the wrong side of history for no fault of their own. They were the victims of imperial conspiracy and colonial oppression during the colonial period and they have been under illegal occupation since 1947. The state of Pakistan has treated Balochis as second-class citizens and viewed their genuine demands for cultural autonomy and economic justice with suspicion. The elites of Pakistan have regarded Balochistan both as a strategic outpost and a resource rich terrain which can fill their coffers and boost the economy of Pakistan. Balochistan has lured them with its rich resources and strategic geopolitical location. Balochistan has 48 per cent of total territory of Pakistan and mere 5 per cent of population. It is endowed with rich mineral wealth (natural gas, coal and minerals). With the construction of a new deep sea port at Gwadar

conference Bangkok; Baluchistan today, Baluchistan tomorrow, meeting the challenges

Baluchistan international conference Bangkok; Baluchistan today, Baluchistan tomorrow, meeting the challenges, By Mehrab, sarjov Pakistan perceives the Baluch struggle in Baluchistan, as a relic of outdated traditionalism and traditional immovable Sardars are obstacles to modernization; Pakistan believes traditionalists in Baluchistan are destined to be overtaken by modernity. Baluch tribes have had traditional rivalries among themselves. Baluch tribal chiefs have encountered each other during the colonial rule. They have been encountering each other during the Pakistan and Iranian colonial rules. Tribal movements have always been alleged as created and instigated to action by special interests that time and again masked for class privilege. In the Baluch societies, literacy is confined to a small percentage of the population. Indigenous language is not promoted in the Pakistan and Iranian schools. Those who

بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد

م اعجاز مہر کانفرنس شروع ہونے سے پہلے بینکاک میں مقیم پاکستانیوں کے ایک گروپ نےاحتجاجی مظاہرہ کیا خان آف قلات میر سلیمان داؤد نے دنیا بھر میں مقیم بلوچوں کو اپیل کی ہے کہ وہ اپنی انا اور ذاتی مفادات سے بالا تر ہوکر بلوچ کی آزادی کے لیے متحد ہوجائیں۔ یہ اپیل انہوں نے پیر کو تھائی لینڈ کے دارالحکومت بینکاک میں منعقد تین روزہ کانفرنس کے افتتاح کے موقع پر اپنے بھیجے گئے پیغام میں کی ہے۔ خان آف قلات نے کہا ہے کہ ’ہم تاریخ کے ایک ایسے دو راہے پر کھڑے ہیں یا ہم آزاد ملک بنیں یا پھر ایسی قوموں میں شمار ہوں جو تباہ ہوگئیں ہیں یا بھلائی جا چکی ہیں۔میرا آپ کے لیے پیغام ہے اتحاد کا ۔آئیے بلوچ کی آزادی کی مشترکہ پالسیی کے نکتے پر متحد ہوں‘۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ وہ سرمایہ کاری کے خلاف نہیں ہیں لیکن وہ چاہتے ہیں کہ اُس سرمایہ کاری کا فائدہ عام بلوچ کو ہونا چاہیے۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ ’کوئی فوج کسی فوج یا تنظیم کو تو شکست دے سکتی ہے لیکن کوئی فوج کسی قوم کو شکست نہیں دے سکتی’۔ آج ہم اس مقام پر پہنچے ہیں کہ ہمیں جینے کا حق حاصل نہیں ہے مگر مرنے کا حق ہمارے ہاتھ میں ہے۔۔اس کے وقت اور طریقہ کار کا فیصلہ

BANGKOK CONFERENCE: Baluchistan today, Baluchistan tomorrow, meeting the challenges

Baloch aspire for an independent Balochistan in Western Balochistan Ismail Amiri Balochistan National Movement ( Zrombesh ) Western Balochistan is the westerly part of Balochistan which has been under forceful occupation of the Qajar dynasty and its successor, the present day of Iran since late 19 th century. It stretches from the strait of Hormoz to the south of Kirman and to the present province of Balochistan. Geopolitically, western Balochistan is located in a very strategic location with almost 700 Kilometres coastline. Its population is estimated to be over 4 millions. The Baloch issue and the Baloch national movement in western Balochistan are the theme of this paper. In a historical perspective, Baloch Reader Prof Taj Bresseg finds Bompour a town in western Balochistan, the birth place of Baloch national rise ( Baloch Nationalism, Its origin and development. Royal Book Company Karachi Pakistan) . The tyrannical occupation of the western Balochistan by the Qajar dynasty’s