Christian musician Paul Baloche, shares his experience of being 'born again'. When he was 19, he read the Bible for the first time. He also shares about why he writes his songs.
Christian musician Paul Baloche, shares about Ephesians 1:18 and how it shaped the song, 'Open the Eyes of My Heart'.
Christian musician Paul Baloche used to pray, 'open the eyes of my heart' and eventually decided to put it to music. He sings some portions of his song, and then talks about his song, 'Above All'.
Balochistanon/ London, April 05: March 27, 1948 the Pakistani army attacked the sovereign state of Balochistan and occupied it illegally. Since then, Balochs have been observing the occasion as `black day’. And this year too, businesses were shut and vehicles remained off the road in all towns and cities of Balochistan on March 27. The Baloch in Diaspora observed the `Occupation Day’ in Sweden, Canada, America, Norway, South Africa and UAE to show their solidarity with the Baloch Nation. The Balochs in the United Kingdon held a protest in front of BBC world Service in protest against the Pakistani occupation of Balochistan in 1948.
Balochistan, July 26: Pakistan’s repressive measures in Balochistan are clearly reflected in the assassination of Baloch leaders allegedly by law enforcement agencies. On July 11, 2010, a Baloch leader and former Mayor of Turbat, Maula Baksh Dashti was shot dead while he was traveling in a car. Three days later, Habib Jalib Baloch, the secretary general of the Balochistan Nationalist Party (Mengal group) was gunned down near Musa Colony in Quetta. The incidents were widely condemned by the Baloch people who protested against the atrocities of Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies and for their alleged role in the killings meant to silence dissenting voices in Balochistan.
Balochistan, October 11: In early 2005 Islamabad invited disillusioned Baloch leaders for a dialogue. But, as expected the ruling civil-military establishment deceived them. And while the Baloch leaders were talking to a 12-member parliamentary committee on Balochistan, several hundred Baloch political activists went missing. Today the regime may have changed… but Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani continues to follow the same game plan and has urged Baloch nationalist leaders to hold talks with the government to clear existing grievances. The Gilani-Mengal summit has initiated what seems is an effort to create a division between the Mengals, who lead the biggest nationalist political party, and the Marris, who presumably head the armed struggle.
Balochistan, October 25: Balochistan National Party is a secular political party that believes in the right of self-determination of people of Balochistan through a 'peaceful and democratic' struggle. It wants 'sovereignty' and is fighting against the forceful occupation of the territory by Pakistan. But, in return Pakistan continues killing Baloch people in an attempt to suppress their voice. On October 13, 2010 Mir Noor-ud-din Mengal, a central leader of Balochistan National Party – Mengal, was gunned down in Kalat town. BNP leadership termed the incident a case of target killing by state functionaries and linked it with the murder of Habib Jalib Baloch and other leaders.
Balochistan, December 06: In March 2010, the European Organization of Pakistani Minorities, an NGO, expressed concern over the plight of Baloch women in Balochistan as army officials were taking them to torture cells, raping them and using them as sex slaves. One such tragic case was that of Zarina Mari, a 23-year-old schoolteacher from Quetta who was abducted and tortured by Pakistani army in 2005. There are many Baloch women like Zarina Mari, who continue to fall victims of prolonged volatility and aggression in Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province where currently a liberation movement is underway. Pakistani forces are on a rampage and even target innocent women and children while carrying out raids on their houses. In a state where protectors have become predators, civilized society has ceased to exist.
Quetta / London, March 07: Pakistan is not sparing any effort in silencing Baloch voices that are raised in protest. On February 22, mutilated bodies of Mehboob Wadela of the Baloch National Movement and Rehman Arif of the Baloch Republican Party were found in the coastal town of Ormara. Both activists suspected to have been kidnapped by Pakistan intelligence agencies a few months ago, bore marks of extreme torture. The incident sparked protests in different parts of the province. The "Kill and Dump" tactics by central agencies are on the rise as is clear from the number of bodies of missing Baloch people that are being recovered. According to the NGO, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, as many as 101 bullet-riddled bodies of missing persons have surfaced over the past seven months.
this song is from hindi movie kisna