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News Updates About LONG MARCH

 
 
 

BALOCHISTAN LONG MARCH

Saturday, December 09, 2006

President General Pervez Musharraf’s first visit to Quetta since the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti in August was greeted by a complete shutterdown strike in the Baloch majority areas of the city. In addition, throughout the province, the strike called by the Balochistan National Party (Mengal), the National Party and other nationalist groups in protest against the death of Nawab Bugti, the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and arrests of political leaders and workers was observed as a black day. Black flags fluttered on vehicles and public buildings. Although the call was for a peaceful strike and protest, the government felt constrained to continue with its arrests of more leaders and workers of the protesting parties. Whether in retaliation for these actions or not, during the president’s visit, the provincial capital suffered a rocket attack in the cantonment area. Fortunately there were no reports of loss of life.

While the Baloch expressed their sentiments throughout the length and breath of the province, the president addressed a public rally in Quetta. This was the second such event addressed by him after the recent rally in Gwadar. Neither of these rallies could be seen as a substitute for the jirga the government wished to convene to be addressed by the president but which proved impossible, such being the state of polarisation in the province. The president did not have much of political substance to add to what he has been saying about Balochistan in the past. There was the same old tired rhetoric about bringing Balochistan at par with the developed provinces of Pakistan (Punjab in particular) through mega development projects. Another package of Rs. 6.3 billion was announced for the province, which included facilities for students and youth, funds for parliamentarians’ constituencies, infrastructure expansion, etc.

In the same breath, the president challenged those mounting the long march from Gwadar to Quetta (which has been stymied by the wide scale arrests of the organisers) to realise that there was no room for the ‘Lashkar-i-Balochistan’ (as the long march is being called) or any other ‘lashkar’, the only permissible ‘lashkar’ being the army. Quite apart from the military establishment itself being responsible in the past for gifting the country with more than one ‘lashkar’ (no longer in favour of course since 9/11), it could be argued that the president was unnecessarily indulging in semantics to score political points. Obviously it is unthinkable to equate the national defence forces with a mere political protest ‘lashkar’ in the poorest province of the country. The president did have the grace to apologise once again for the past neglect of the province. He quizzed the audience why he was being opposed when he wanted to overcome that past neglect.

What the president either does not understand or chooses to ignore wilfully is the difference between belated Central largesse and the rights the Baloch have been demanding for long. The former cannot, no matter how much money is thrown at the problem, be any substitute for the latter. The Baloch are protesting not only past neglect, but also present treatment. The Centre’s mega projects have nothing to do with the people of Balochistan, except that they are located on their soil. Their benefits are questioned, their being imposed without consultation with the people of Balochistan is condemned, oppressive actions such as those that led to the death of Nawab Bugti and that are continuing to cause casualties on both sides in the ongoing insurgency-counter-insurgency see saw are seen as a continuation of the past colonial attitudes towards the people of Balochistan rather than recognizing their status as equal citizens of the state. Unless the government sorts out the politics at the heart of the confrontation, throwing more money after bad will get not get it very far.

Akhtar Mengal’s arrest (The Nation Editorial)

BNP leader Akhtar Mengal has been put under house arrest and according to him hundreds of party activists have also been detained. The police has confirmed 145 arrests. The crackdown comes on the eve of a protest march organised by the party from Gwadar to Quetta. The protest was aimed at expressing resentment against what the BNP calls extrajudicial arrests and abductions of political activists, killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, military operation and the establishment of mega-projects. While some may differ with certain views of the party, there is no justification for stopping the party chief from leading a peaceful protest march.
The law and order situation in Balochistan has continued to deteriorate despite military operations against the supposed ferrari camps avowedly run by certain Sardars… » Detail

Mengal’s detention (ThePost Editorial)

The long march of protest from Gwadar to Quetta called for by the Balochistan National Party (BNP) today has got off to an inauspicious start. The head of the BNP, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, along with 50 of his co-workers were detained in Sakrand on the eve of the march under MPO 16, that infamous relic of dictatorial times. These detentions follow the arrest of hundreds of nationalist political workers throughout the province in the last few days. Mengal’s detention orders were explained by a high police official as well as the federal parliamentary affairs minister Sher Afgan in the Senate as necessary in view of the anticipated threat to law and order.

The question arises, what threat to law and order? The protest march showed no signs of remaining anything but a peaceful expression of resentment felt throughout the province at the ongoing military operation, the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, the so-called mega projects and the intent to set up cantonments in the interior of the province. In the absence of any evidence that the marchers would not remain peaceful, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the arrests and detentions were meant to prevent the holding of the march. That may not happen. The BNP and the Baloch Students Organisation, whose chairman Mohyuddin Baloch has also been detained, vowed to proceed with the march as scheduled today. The government’s resort to this kind of high-handedness can only be explained by its apprehension that the march will attract a large number of disgruntled citizens of Balochistan to its banner. Akhtar Mengal’s preparatory rally at Hub on Monday indicated the strength of feelings running through Balochistan, and promised the march would be historic. Whether the government’s pre-emptive tactics will yield the desired results will be known by the end of the day. But the ‘provocation’ resorted to may end up causing the planned peaceful march to turn violent if the path of the marchers is blocked.

The government had claimed after the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti that the insurgency had been crushed. That claim has turned out to be premature, since clashes with the guerrillas have followed that sad event with regularity. Only the other day, Nushki and Kahan, separated by hundreds of miles, saw clashes between the security forces and the guerrillas. None of the genuine complaints by the citizens of Balochistan, for example the issue of ‘missing’ persons believed to have been picked up by the intelligence agencies and held incommunicado in the hundreds, have been addressed. Such ‘disappearances’ are clearly in violation of the law of the land and the constitution. But the government has seen fit to ride roughshod over such niceties in the name of quelling the disturbance in Balochistan and establishing the writ of the government.

The fact remains however, that that ‘writ’ rests on hollow foundations. While the government never tires of parroting the benefits of the mega projects the federal government has launched in Pakistan’s poorest province, the Balochistan provincial government is in dire financial straits because its overdraft and interest payments have reached an unprecedented level and it has had to put development and even current expenditures on hold. The much touted Gwadar deep sea port project also reflects the monumental folly of the government’s approach. According to press reports, the port seems a ghost town, with not a boat having docked so far, no infrastructure inland to support the functioning of what has been boasted of as the ‘Dubai of the 21st century’, a solitary five star hotel without guests, and displaced fisherfolk ruing their future without work. If this is a microcosm of the ‘bright future’ the government has in mind for Balochistan, it is little wonder that far from an acceptance of the ‘writ’ of the government, increasing numbers of citizens in Balochistan are turning towards militancy and even rebellion. Yet the government persists in its stubborn resistance to any idea of political solutions through talks with the genuine representative forces of the province. If ever there was a case of cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face, one needs look no further. http://thepost.com.pk/EditorialNews.aspx?dtlid=70767&catid=10b

 

More BNP leaders held

QUETTA – Police Wednesday arrested some Balochistan National Party leaders in bid to thwart the long march termed as Lashkar-e-Balochistan, which was scheduled to start from coastal town of Gwader today.
BNP Senior Vice President Jahanzaib Jamaldini along with two central executive committee members, Jahanzaib Baloch and Akhtar Hussain Langov, was arrested. The three central leaders along with a dozen of local office-bearers were arrested by the police when they set out for Gwadar from Punjgoor…..read more

http://nation.com.pk/daily/nov-2006/30/index11.php

Mengal, 150 others held in

QUETTA – Sardar Akhtar Mengal, head of the Balochistan National Party, who was to lead a long march against the government from Gwadar on November 30 was arrested along with 150 workers in Sakrand on Tuesday.
The BNP had announced a long-march from Gwadar to Quetta under the banner of Lashkar-e-Balochistan. The march is to protest the “extra-judicial” arrest of political workers, the killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, military operation in Balochistan and other mega projects…… http://nation.com.pk/daily/nov-2006/29/index2.php

Akhtar Mengal detained

QUETTA, Nov 28: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) president Sardar Akhtar Mengal has been detained in a farmhouse in Sakran, which has been declared a sub-jail.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Khuzdar range, Pervez Zahoor, served the order of the home department on the BNP president, party leader Rauf Mengal told Dawn on telephone from Hub…….http://dawn.com/2006/11/29/top2.htm

Dailytimes report on Mengal Arrest

http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\11\29\story_29-11-2006_pg1_5

TheNews report on Arrest

http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=4449

Opposition criticises Mengal’s detention

ISLAMABAD, Nov 28: Opposition senators on Tuesday criticised the government for detaining Baloch leader Sardar Akhtar Mengal and 150 other people.

They said that the arrests were aimed at preventing them from participating in a protest long march on Thursday in the province against extra-judicial arrests of political activists and setting up of cantonments in Balochistan………

http://dawn.com/2006/11/29/nat1.htm

BNP, BSO vow to go ahead with long march

QUETTA, Nov 28: The Balochistan National Party (Mengal) and the Baloch Students Organisation have vowed to go ahead with the “Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march” plan, scheduled to start on Nov 30, despite the house arrest of party president Sardar Akhtar Mengal and detention of BSO chairman Mohiuddin Baloch……..

http://dawn.com/2006/11/29/nat5.htm

Over 350 BNP workers held, says Mengal

QUETTA, Nov 26: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) president Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that law-enforcement agencies have arrested over 350 leaders and workers of the party from different parts of the province to stop long march planned by the BNP.

Speaking at a press conference in Hub town on Sunday, he said the government was scared of BNP-M’s ‘Lashkar-i-Balochistan’ long march from Gwadar to Quetta on Nov 30….http://dawn.com/2006/11/27/top18.htm ..

‘150 BNP-M workers arrested’

QUETTA, Nov 25: More than 150 workers of the Balochistan National Party have been arrested all over the province, including Khuzdar, Kalat, Gwadar, Pasni, Turbat, Jewani, Ormara, Panjgur, Nushki.

“Law enforcement agencies have taken hundreds of leaders and workers (of the party) into custody from different areas of Balochistan,” Abdur Rauf Mengal, a BNP (Mengal) leader, told this correspondent over telephone on Saturday…….. http://dawn.com/2006/11/26/top5.htm

Over 350 BNP workers held, says Mengal

QUETTA, Nov 26: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) president Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that law-enforcement agencies have arrested over 350 leaders and workers of the party from different parts of the province to stop long march planned by the BNP.

Speaking at a press conference in Hub town on Sunday, he said the government was scared of BNP-M’s ‘Lashkar-i-Balochistan’ long march from Gwadar to Quetta on Nov 30.

By arresting party leaders and workers, the government wants to sabotage the long march,” Sardar Mengal said. However, he added, despite the arrests the march would start according to the programme.

He said the government was aware that thousands of people would take part in the march as they had participated in the long march of the BNP-M after the death of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

He said the government had failed to gather Baloch Sardars for the official jirga convened by the federal government.

‘150 BNP-M workers arrested’
QUETTA, Nov 25: More than 150 workers of the Balochistan National Party have been arrested all over the province, including Khuzdar, Kalat, Gwadar, Pasni, Turbat, Jewani, Ormara, Panjgur, Nushki.

“Law enforcement agencies have taken hundreds of leaders and workers (of the party) into custody from different areas of Balochistan,” Abdur Rauf Mengal, a BNP (Mengal) leader, told this correspondent over telephone on Saturday.

He termed these arrests an attempt on the part of the government to stop the Lashkar-i-Balochistan’s Gwadar-Quetta ‘long march’ that had been planned by the party. The ‘march’ had been planned as a mode of protest against the killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, ongoing military operation, arrests of political workers and the launching of mega projects in the province by the federal government.. http://dawn.com/2006/11/26/top5.htm

Daily Tawar 2006

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29th November 2006

Daily Jang 30 November 2006

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بلوچستان
’بی این پی (مینگل) کے جمہوری احتجاج کو روکنے کی کوششیں کی جارہی ہیں‘

بلوچستان کے مختلف علاقوں میں سیاسی کا رکنوں کی گرفتاریوں کا سلسلہ جاری ہے، جس کے خلاف بلوچ سٹوڈنٹس آرگنائزیشن کے کارکنوں نے احتجاجی مظاہرے کیے ہیں۔

بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی کے جنرل سیکرٹری حبیب جالب ایڈووکیٹ نے گوادر سے ٹیلیفون پر بی بی سی کو بتایا ہے کہ ساحلی شاہراہ اور پسنی میں بڑی تعداد میں قانون نافذ کرنے والے اہلکار تعینات کیے گئے ہیں، جو گوادر آنے والے قافلوں کو روک رہے ہیں اور صوبہ بھر میں گرفتاریوں کا سلسلہ شروع ہے۔

انھوں نے کہا کہ ایک طرف یہاں گوادر میں حکومت کی حلیف جماعت بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی (عوامی) کی سالانہ تقریب کی بڑے پیمانے پر تشہیر ہو رہی ہے جبکہ دوسری جانب بی این پی مینگل کے جمہوری احتجاج کو روکنے کے لیے کوششیں کی جارہی ہیں۔

بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی مینگل گروپ کے اعلان کردہ لانگ مارچ کے حوالے سے صوبے کے مختلف علاقے جیسے حب خضدار مستونگ سوراب اور دیگر اضلاع سے درجنوں سیاسی کارکنوں کو پولیس نے گرفتار کیا ہے ۔

بلوچ سٹوڈنٹس آرگنائزیشن کے عہدیدار جاوید بلوچ نے بتایا ہے کہ ان کی تنظیم کے سٹوڈنٹ لیڈر محی الدین بلوچ کو حب سے گرفتار کیا گیا ہے جبکہ مستونگ میں بی این پی کے ضلعی صدر کو گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے۔

انہوں نے کہا ہے کہ ان گرفتاریوں کے خلاف خضدار، حب، مستونگ اور کوئٹہ میں احتجاجی مظاہرے کیے گئے ہیں۔ ادھر بی ایس او کے کارکنوں نے کوئٹہ پریس کلب کے سامنے مظاہرہ کیا ہے اور حکومت کے خلاف نعرہ بازی کی ہے۔

اس کے علاوہ مری اتحاد کے ترجمان نے کہا ہے کہ کوئٹہ کے قریب نیو کاہان کے علاقے میں پولیس نے چھاپہ مارا ہے اور گھر گھر تلاشی شروع کر دی ہے۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ کوئی درجن سے زیادہ لوگوں کو گرفتار کیا گیا ہے اور کئی بوڑھے لوگوں پر پولیس نے تشدد کیا ہے۔

کوئٹہ کے ڈپٹی انسپکٹر جنرل پولیس عبدالقادر تھیبو نے نیو کاہان میں چھاپے اور گرفتاریوں کی تصدیق نہیں کی اور کہا کہ اس طرح کی کسی کارروائی کا انھیں علم نہیں ہے۔

 

 

 

بلوچستان بھر میں جاری گرفتاریوں کے حوالے سے بلوچستان کے انسپکٹر جنرل پولیس چوہدری یعقوب، بلوچستان حکومت کے ترجمان رازق بگٹی اور صوبائی وزیر داخلہ شعیب نوشیروانی سے بارہا رابطے کی کوشش کی گئی لیکن ان سے رابطہ نہیں ہو سک5 October, 2006 | پاکستان

 

 

 

 

7 Comments »

  1. Great, update us BNP

    Comment by appear — November 30, 2006 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  2. sallam ur website is doing very good job when our nation n motherland is in trouble i think u must include all protest which were held in balochistan or out side of balochistan and must include all other baloch nationalistan parties opinions about ongoing baloch conflict.at last the most important thing why bnp is not announcing about her non parlimentry politc after they know that we cant achieve our rights in this country

    Comment by M,Nawaz Wadhela — September 3, 2007 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  3. long live Baloch and Balochstan. we pary and fight for Azad Balochistan.

    Comment by kaless — May 27, 2008 @ 5:23 am | Reply

  4. Over there, really nearer than devil, a kind makes me remember you and loving you, I have a God and a world of hope. I keep my head up and pride that I’m lover and didn’t forger you.

    Comment by sababoy — January 21, 2009 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  5. AOA

    TO ALL BALOCH BROTHERS, SISTERS, YOUNGERS AND ELDERS.
    I’M FROM LAHORE.
    SIR WE ALL KNOW THAT BALOCHS WERE NOT GIVEN THEIR RIGHTS IN PAST AND NOW I THINK SOME EFFORTS ARE MADE BY GOVT AND EFFORTS ARE GOING ON…
    SIR BELIEVE ME IN PUNJAB, WE ALL FEEL VERY VERY SYMPATHY TO YOU PEOPLE AND WE ALL TALK AND AGREE ON THIS THAT BALOCH HAVE BEEN DEPRIVED FROM THEIR RIGHTS IN PAST AND STILL IT IS GOING ON.
    BUT SIR, IT ALL IS FROM FEDERAL NOT FROM PUNJABIS,SINDHI OR NWFPIANS,
    WE ALL ARE MUSLIMS FIRST OF ALL AND THAN WE ALL ARE PAKISTANIS.
    SIR THERE ARE SO MANY MATTERS TO DISCUSS, NOT ABOUT BALOCH REACTIONS AS FOR EVERY EXCESS THERE IS DEFINATLY A REACTION, BUT ABOUT GOODNESS OF BALOCH, THEIR RIGHTS, THEIR PROPERITY AND SUCCESS.
    SIR I’M NOT A GOVT.OR ARMY AGENT, PLEASE I WANT TO TALK TO MY BALOCH BROTHERS FOR SOLUTION OF THEIR PROBLEMS AND THEIR COMPLEX ABOUT THEIR SOVERIENTY AND THEIR FEELINGS, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASSE DON’T SAY ABOUT SEPERATE BALOCHISTAN, AS U R OURS AND WE R YOURS.
    LET SIT TOGATHER AND SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, BUT PLEASE DON’T ALLOW OUR ENEMIES LIKE INDIA AND OTHERS TO HAVE FUN OF US.
    I WOULD BE VERY VERY HAPPY AND IT WOULD BE HONOUR FOR ME TO TALKTIVE WITH MY BROTHERS ON THESE SERIOUS ISSUES.
    REMEMBER WE R NOT PUNJABIS, SINDHIS, BALOCHS, PHATHAN OR KASMIRIS.
    WE ALL ARE PAKISTANIS AND IT IS TIME RIGHT NOW TO DISCUSS THESE PROBLEMS.
    PAKISTAN IS IN INTENSE TROUBLE IN HER HISTORY THESE DAYS, AND PLEASE DON’T INCREASE MORE TROUBLES AND PROBLEMS FOR EACH OTHERS AND BE UNITE.
    MAY ALLAH BLESS ALL OF US AND OUR LOVELY PAKISTAN.. AAMEEN SUM AAMEEN.
    WAITING FOR COMMENTS FROM PAKISTANIS ONLY.(NOT FROM ANY PUNJABI, BALOCH, SINDHI, PASHTOON AND KASHMIRI).
    BE PAKISTANIS.
    M.HASSAN TARIQ

    Comment by M.HASSAN TARIQ — December 9, 2009 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  6. we know about we are Muslim but dear sir you see any country in the world that muslin kill to Muslim ? presently you sea in syalkot two brothers forcefully beat and kill them in presence of all police and public place its Muslim country ? we we always want our rights from country becoz before freedom of Pakistan we were a different land in our area but Pakistan got forcefully to our land and we not safe our sun not safe our business not safe our every things not safe in Pakistan and you see which area baloch is safe in Pakistan my dear you said talk easily but when we meet each other so you cannot listen us.. becoz from the bigning Punjab snatcher our rights…

    Comment by jbaloch — August 20, 2010 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

  7. Good information, keep it up!

    Comment by Balochistan2day — November 7, 2010 @ 3:24 pm | Reply


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