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Mehran Marri says special thanks to MQM’s Altaf Husain Ahmar Mastikhan A key leader of the Balochistan freedom struggle has thanked Altaf Husain, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for standing with him during his ordeal at the Zurich Airport Thursday. Mehran Marri, along with his spouse and two kids, were detained at Zurich Airport after the army-managed government of Pakistan presented a dossier to the Swiss authorities about his alleged involvement in terrorism. The Swiss government has now put a life ban on Mehran Marri, a Briton, from entering Switzerland. Mehran Marri arrived in Zurich to attend a much trumpeted Baloch unity moot of feudal lords, who are opposed to Pakistan’s military occupation of France-sized Balochistan. The moot was called by his brother-in-law Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party. Others who were invited to the exclusive meeting were his estranged elder brother Hyrbyair Marri, brother-in-law Mir Javed Mengal, Bugti’s brother-in-law Sardar Chakar Khan Domki and the lon

The Convoluted Arguments Underlying U.S. Afghanistan Strategy LAWRENCE SELLIN Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve 3:29 PM 11/17/2017 In a brief four minutes during a June 2017  PBS interview , retired Gen. David Petraeus, unconsciously revealed just how convoluted the thinking behind U.S. strategy in Afghanistan truly is . Petraeus said, “We need to recognize that we went there for a reason and we stayed for a reason, to ensure that Afghanistan is not once again a sanctuary for al-Qaida or other transnational extremists, the way it was when the 9/11 attacks were planned there. That’s why we need to stay. We also have a very useful platform there for the regional counterterrorist effo rt.” Yet, according to Petraeus, that useful platform for the regional counterterrorism has been ineffective against “transnational extremists” on Afghanistan’s doorstep, unable to “pressure the leaders of the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and even some of the

Pakistan cautions India against ‘two front’ situation PAKISTAN FO summons Indian deputy HC to protest martyrdom of two civilians on LoC By  OUR CORRESPONDENT Nov.17,2017 ISLAMABAD :  Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Friday cautioned India against creating a ‘two-front situation’ for Pakistan, insisting such a policy would be detrimental for regional peace. The NSA made the remarks while speaking to the visiting Special Representative of Federal Republic of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan Markus Potzel accompanied by German Ambassador Martin Kobler here. An official hand-out issued by the NSA office said the two sides discussed the regional security situation and the prevailing situation in Afghanistan. The statement said the German envoy sought the NSA’s opinion on matters pertaining to the regional security situation with particular reference to Pakistan and India. Gen Janjua said,

Baloch Leader Prof Naela Quadri called on Canadian MP Mr.Ron McKinnon

A Baloch delegation led by  Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch , head of WBWF ( World Baloch Women Forum) called on Canadian Member of Parliament Mr.Ron McKinnon in his office November 16, 2017. Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch apprised Honorable Member of Parliament Mr.Ron McKinnon about the present Human rights situation in Balochistan, and termed it as "Genocide" by hilighting systematic Human Rights violations by Pakistan against Baloch people. She briefed that Pakistani paramilitary groups regularly abduct , torture , kill and dump bodies of Baloch people. She urged Canadian Government and civic society to help stop  Extra-judicial  killings ,enforced disappearances which are quite routine  common practices. Adding to that Prof.Naela Quadri said " infiltration of State sponsored religious terrorist groups in the pluralistic peaceful Baloch society is a major concern threatening secular fabric of the society. Baloch are facing religious and ethnic terrorism at frontline, it is resp