Brilliant Speech Of Asif Zardari In Balochistan.mp4
There are very few images which have the power to draw out the deepest emotions of the seer. These are the snapshots which really make you empathise with the subjects of the photograph – you try to imagine yourself in the same circumstances, under the same context and events pictured.
One such image was that of the 15 FC troops killed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants on January 5. Fifteen men, all from less privileged economic contexts, standing hand in hand with the realisation firm in their bosoms that life ends at this moment.
It is a sepoy, a ‘jawan’ who commands the respect of most Pakistanis. These men epitomised by the bare simplicity of human soul, were one of the most formative influences in my childhood too.
Having lived my life mostly in military cantonments, seeing these men go around camp fires singing traditional ‘tappas’ or Ataullah’s immortal ‘Thewa’, accompanying them for their various ‘langar’ meals at noon, sharing with them the Kashmir tea were the most rewarding experiences any child could have.
The Pakistan Army has had it shares of blunders and successes. It has had to come to terms with the fall of Dhaka and its interventions in the civilian affairs of the country are to be condemned in the strongest words. Balochistan is another sorry tale altogether.
The sepoy on the other hand has been utterly selfless in his service to the country he believes in. Be it the successes of the Rann of Kutch skirmishes, 1948’s Kashmir march or the defence of Lahore by a few heroic units in 1965, it is the sepoy who has always been there at the frontlines of battle.
Promises of lucrative plots do not cross his mind; aspirations to be at the seat of authority are not his concern – what only matters is his call for duty. Then, there were these images.
This war, this terrible war, will one day indeed come to an end. A time will also come when both sides of the conflict are held accountable for the atrocities that were committed.
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Balochistan, March 15: Ignore the people of the region and exploit the natural resources – this is what is happening in Balochistan province in Pakistan. The Balochs have been living in misery since 1948, ever since the free and sovereign state ruled by the Khan of Kalat was forcibly annexed by Pakistan. The Balochs have been waging a low level insurgency against the forceful occupation of their homeland since then. Prince Abdul Karim Khan opposed the atrocities of Pakistan and launched the first Baloch National Resistance Movement in May 1948.The movement, whether armed or political, is their struggle for human rights, honor, identity and national salvation.It seeks to control Baloch affairs and destiny – economically, politically, socially and culturally.
Balochistan, March 29: Political activists, youth, students or women – No one in Balochistan has the right to raise their voice against atrocities committed by Pakistan. And, those who dare, are forcibly detained by Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. The issue of enforced disappearances has been a major source of unrest among the Balochs ever since the Musharraf regime launched a military operation in Balochistan in 2004. Baloch nationalist parties claim that around 4,000 Balochs are missing from across the province.
Quetta, September 20: Pakistan's federal interior minister Rehman Malik visited Balochistan recently where he suggested that a Swat-like operation should be launched against Baloch nationalists. But then, he quickly backtracked. He identified five Baloch organizations as militant outfits and imposed a ban' on them. The organizations include-Balochistan Republican Army, Baloch Liberation Front, Balochistan Liberation United Front, Baloch Defaee Tanzeem and Lashkar-e-Balochistan. The assets of these groups were frozen as part of the Pakistan government's decision to go after Baloch nationalists. Rehman Malik wants to curb militancy in Balochistan and has said that all police powers will be transferred for three months to the Frontier Corps (FC).
Balochistan, November 08: The Pakistani province of Balochistan seems to be perpetually in a state of crisis. Incidents of target killings and bomb blasts are on the rise. Young people often go missing and leaders are targeted and killed in the region. The people of Balochistan say that the Pakistan government and its law enforcement agencies are to blame for violations of human rights in this province. In 2010, violence has surged in Balochistan. Human rights activists are concerned about an increase in target killings. Human Rights group Amnesty International called on Pakistan to investigate the torture and killing of more than 40 political leaders and activists in the region from June to September in 2010 against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistani military activities in the southwestern province which borders Iran and Afghanistan.
Quetta, December 20: Pakistan remains the most dangerous place to work, for journalists. On an average a journalist dies every month in the country leave, aside innumerable abductions, arrests and threats faced by the scribes. And, Balochistan is a perfect `hell’ for the media. For decades, Baloch people have been fighting for an independent, democratic Balochistan. Pakistan has reacted with oppression through its army and secret agencies to finish off the movement. The media is not allowed to report Pakistan’s brutalities in the region. In 2010 over half-a-dozen Baloch journalists were targeted by Pakistani security agencies.