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AN APPEAL TO ALL BALOCH AND FRIENDS OF BALOCH It is of utmost importance that historical papers related to Baloch Struggle and Baloch History be preserved for coming Baloh Generations. If any one has copies of old underground literature like 'Jabal' or any historical documents kindly digitize them and SHARE them so that they are not lost forever. Thank you. Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur Email: OR The Baloch House Email : We will send you more information about the project and Baloch intellectuals involved . Please email us.

analysis: Forced or volitional? —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

ttp://www.dail efault.asp?page =2009 \12\26\story_26 -12-2009_pg3_3 The problem of missing persons and torture is not a new phenomenon here. It has been practiced against dissidents the establishment felt threatened by, with varying degrees of brutality and gruesomeness. Balochistan has had more than a fair share of disappeared persons “Speech is silver but silence is golden” is an adage that Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani, the chief minister of Balochistan and chief of Sarawan, either never heard of or decided to ignore. A few days back in a press-talk at Khuzdar he came up with an outrageously insensitive and preposterous statement that most of the missing persons had “deliberately gone underground to malign the country’s intelligence agencies”. Reiteration of Musharraf and Rehman Malik’s theory of volitional disappearances by one who as a tribal chief and chief of Sarawan is under moral obligation to protect the rights of any Baloch who has been wronged is beyond

'National languages need promotion'

Published: March 17, 2010 LAHORE - Five literary organisations have appealed to the Parliament to amend a legislative bill and introduce a new law regarding the adoption of Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto and Balochi as national languages, says a Press release. Punjabi National Conference Chairman Nazeer Kahut, Sindhi Adabi Sangat Secretary General Yousaf Sindhi, Balucea Literary Forum President Abdul Hakim Baloch, Chairman Aalmi Pushto Conference Saleem Raaz and Anjuman Taraqi Pasand Musanafeen Pakistan Deputy Secretary General Rahat Saeed said in a statement that Sindhi, Punjabi, Pushto and Balochi are the majority languages of the four federating units and also the national languages of Pakistan. They appealed to the lawmakers to vote for the proposed National Languages Constitution (Amendment) Act and make it a part of Constitution by getting it passed by the Parliam

No rent paid for Och gas field to heirs of Akbar Bugti

Friday, March 19, 2010 By By Dilshad Azeem ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) has not paid any rent to the heirs of late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti — the lease owner of the Och Gas field - since 2005. This was stated by OGDCL Managing Director Shah Mehboob Alam during the hearing of a suit filed by Talal Bugti, a son of Nawab Akbar Bugti, against the state-run company. The late Nawab had transferred almost 77 percent of the said gas field to his grandsons, but OGDCL stopped payments following his killing in an army operation in 2006. The state-run oil and gas giant issued a cheque in 2008 to the Balochistan provincial government as rent for the Och Gas Field instead of its lease owners. The Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi Bench, ordered the government to produce the official record of Och Gas Field by March 30 to determine its ownership. The OGDCL appeared before the court on Wednesday, represented by a team of lawyers and officials led by its Managing D

India has pricing, security concerns over Iran pipeline: Krishna

Following a deal between Iran and Pakistan for the construction of natural gas pipeline, India on Thursday said it was in consultation with the Iranian government to address “concerns about pricing and security” pertaining to the pact which originally involved India. “... As far as India is concerned, we are in consultation with the government of Iran. We have certain concerns. Concerns about pricing, concerns about security, which have been taken up with the government of Iran,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said here. Pakistan on Tuesday signed a $7.5 billion deal with oil-rich Iran, paving the way for laying the much-delayed natural gas pipeline that was originally envisaged to extend up to India. Noting that India was currently not part of the deal, Pakistan Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, in a statement in Islamabad, said the heads of agreement dealt with transporting gas meant for India through Pakistani territory if and when India decided

Three killed and twelve injured in Balochistan

QUETTA: Three people including two policemen have been killed and twelve injured in acts of target killings in Balochistan. In Quetta one policeman was killed and four other injured when motorcyclists opened fire on them in Samungli road area. The injured have been rushed to the civil hospital in Quetta. In another incident of target killing unknown gunmen on motorcycles shot dead a police constable in Mastung district of Balochistan, which followed a target killing of a civilian in Hazar Ganji area of Quetta. Eight people have been injured in hand grenade attack on Chakar Khan Road in Khuzdar. Police say militants hurled a hand grenade at a shop that left eight injured. In all these incidents the militants managed to escape and no arrest has been made. A sense of insecurity prevails among the people. -DawnNews

4 including ex-SP killed in Quetta attacks

By: Bari Baloch | Published: March 18, 2010 QUETTA – Four people including a former SP were killed and four personnel of paramilitary troops were wounded in separate incidents of firing and hand grenade attack in Quetta on Wednesday. A former SP of Balochistan Constabulary was killed at A-I City within the jurisdiction of Brewery Police Station. According to details, unidentified armed attackers opened fire on the vehicle of Muhammad Usman alias Tikka Khan, killing him on the spot. He was resident of Panjgour. Motive behind the killing is not yet known. No group has claimed responsiblity for the killing of former SP. In another incident, unidentified people hurled a hand grenade and opened indiscriminate firing on the patrolling vehicle of Frontier Corps (FC) at Brewery Road that exploded and wounded four personnel of security forces. The security forces also returned fire, killing a suspected attacker on the spot, however, other attackers managed to escape from the site. The att

Editorial: Outcome of PB-25 by-polls Sustaining the series of its electoral victories, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has won the by-polls held in PB-25 Jaffarabad. Previously, the younger brother of former Balochistan Education Minister late Shafiq Ahmed Khan of the PPP, Tahir Mehmood, now the provincial education minister, won the elections on the seat which remained vacant after the killing of his brother. This time, Nasir Khan Jamali, a brother of former minister Rustam Khan Jamali, who was gunned down in Karachi in July last year, has also been voted with overwhelming majority in the Balochistan Assembly. This electoral triumph increases the number of seats for the Pakistan People’s Party to 14 in the 65-member Balochistan Assembly. The PPP may take this as an excellent opportunity to boast over its “growing popularity” among the voters in Balochistan. The runners-up of the by-polls have refused to accept the election results by leveling s