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اسد خان اچکزئی کی گمشدگی بعد شہادت بلوچستان کے حالات کو بیان کررہی ہے – ماما قدیر

سندھ کے دارالحکومت کراچی میں وائس فار بلوچ مسنگ پرسنز کے احتجاج کو 4237 دن مکمل ہوگئے۔ شہری عوامی محاذ کراچی کے ڈپٹی کوارڈینیٹر عبدالرحمٰن، مرکزی آرگنائزر زہرہ خان، زاہد بارکزئی اور دیگر نے کیمپ کا دورہ کرکے لواحقین سے اظہار یکجہتی کی۔

اس موقع پر وی بی ایم پی کے رہنماء ماما قدیر بلوچ نے کہا کہ ہم یہ کہتے رہے ہیں کہ بلوچستان میں آج بھی مارو اور پھینکو کی پالیسی جاری ہے۔ آج عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کے ترجمان اسد خان اچکزئی کی لاش کی برآمدگی بلوچستان کے حالات کو بیان کررہی ہے۔

انہوں نے کہ سیاسی رہنماوں اور ورکروں سے لیکر طلباء، اساتذہ سمیت کوئی بھی مکتبہ فکر بلوچستان میں محفوظ نہیں ہے، فورسز اہلکاروں کی شہر بھر میں اور شاہراہوں پر موجودگی کے باوجود جبری گمشدگیوں کے بعد لاشوں کی برآمدگی خود شواہد فراہم کررہی ہے کہ ان کے پیچھے کون ہے۔

ان کا مزید کہنا تھا کہ بار بار اپیلوں کے باوجود اقوام متحدہ اور عالمی برادری نے چھپ کا روزہ رکھا ہوا ہے لیکن بلوچ ہر کھٹن آزمائش جھیل کر ڈیٹھ اسکواڈز کے خطرات، وحشت و بربریت کے سائے تلے کوہ گران عبور کرکے طویل جدوجہد جاری رکھے ہوئے ہیں۔

دریں اثناء 4 مارچ 2017 کو بلوچستان کے ضلع قلات سے جبری طور پر لاپتہ کیے جانیوالے نوجوان سراج بلوچ کے گمشدگی کیخلاف سماجی رابطوں کی سائٹ پر کمپئین چلائی گئی۔
اس موقع پر ظہیر بلوچ نے لکھا کہ بلوچستان میں معصوم لوگوں کی جبری گمشدگی روز کا معمول بن چکا ہے ایسا کوہی دن نہیں گزرتا کہ کسی گهر سے کوئی نوجوان جبری طور پر ریاستی اداروں کے ہاتهوں لاپتہ نہ ہو۔ سراج بلوچ بهی ان ہی نوجوانوں میں سے ہیں جو پچهلے 4 سالوں سے ریاستی عقوبت خانوں میں قید ہے۔

لاپتہ راشد حسین کیلئے آواز اٹھانے والی ان کی بھتیجی ماہ زیب بلوچ نے لکھا کہ سراج بلوچ بھی ان افراد میں شامل ہے جو جبری گمشدگی کا شکار ہوئیں۔ سراج کے لواحقین انکی راہ دیکھتے غم اور آنسووں کے ساتھ 4 سال گزار دیئے۔ غم کے عالم میں انتظار کے دن اور طویل ہورہے ہیں، سراج بلوچ کے لیے آواز اٹھائیں اور انہیں انصاف فراہم کرنے میں مدد کریں ۔

علاوہ ازیں مختلف مکاتب فکر کے لوگوں نے کمپئین میں شرکت کرکے سراج اور دیگر بلوچ لاپتہ افراد کی بازیابی کی اپیل کی۔

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Balochistan: Military operations expected as forces advance in Kharan and Nushki

An alarming number of Pakistani security forces have been reportedly seen advancing in district Kharan and Nushki of Balochistan. The patrolling garrisons have also been reinforced, and the air is thick with rumours that a large-scale military operation might soon be underway.

According to the details, the security forces’ convoys have started arriving in Nushki since Sunday. The patrolling squadrons have also been reinforced in several towns, including Ahmad Wal, Mal and Reqo.

Similar circumstances also pervade district Kharan as the military convoys continue to arrive in the area. On Monday, the forces reportedly blockaded several areas located in the proximity of Kharan.

The authorities have not yet commented on the developments, but it is suspected that a large-scale military operation might soon be underway in Balochistan.

The speculations have been somewhat validated by the recent arrival of Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed to Quetta and his subsequent meeting with the inspector general of the Frontier Corps and other high-ranking officials. Rasheed visited the FC headquarters on Sunday morning where he met with the Inspector General of the FC Balochistan, Major General Mohammad Yousaf Majoka.

The interior minister was briefed on the military operation preparations, the surveillance of the borders and the overall law and order situation in Balochistan. Speaking on the occasion, Rasheed said that all the required steps will be taken to ensure long-lasting and durable peace in Balochistan. He said that the implementation of the National Action Plan – an action plan introduced by the government of Pakistan to crack down on ‘terrorism’ – in Balochistan will be ensured. He said that interprovincial communication and cooperation will also be promoted.

The arrival of the Pakistani interior minister to Balochistan and subsequent meeting with the FC officials have raised the alarm that a wide-ranging military operation might be imminent in Balochistan.

Reliable sources have revealed that the military institutions have decided to carry out a massive military operation in various areas of Balochistan – namely Harnai, Bolan, Kalat, Mastung, Makran and Kohlu. The decision was reportedly made after the consecutive crushing attacks on the security forces in Bolan and its environs, and to protect the developments of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Since the beginning of 2021, several military operations have been carried out in the aforementioned areas. These operations were carried out by large regiments of the Pakistani security forces and military choppers were also used in the operations.

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Panjgur: 10 Baloch traders killed by Iranian forces on the border

Ten Baloch oil traders were killed and several others wounded after the Iranian border security forces opened indiscriminate fire on them on the border near Panjgur, Balochistan.

According to the details, the Iranian forces killed 10 Baloch traders in a shootout near Haq Abad, a region bordering Iran in western Balochistan. It is not yet clear why the forces opened fire on the traders.

Viral videos of the incident show a large gathering of the Iranian forces on the border. The forces initially fire few shots at a time, but the shootout almost immediately morphs into a full-scale cannonade.
The incident enraged the locals who then staged a protest near the Iranian border. As a result, the Pakistani as well as the Iranian forces were forced to abandon their posts and flee.

Thousands of Baloch traders earn their livelihood by transporting oil from Iran via the “Iran-Pakistan” border. With widespread unemployment, economic activities being next to nothing, lack of industries and little development in the private sector, hundreds of well-educated Baloch youth resort to the risky oil trade to earn their bread and butter.

The Baloch oil-traders are frequently harassed both by the Pakistani as well as the Iranian border security forces. They are reportedly forced to pay stupendous fines – sometimes almost 20% of their earnings – to the Pakistani security forces to get a passageway through the border. Even then their miseries are not over, their vehicles loaded with tens of oil barrels are confiscated and returned for a crushing ransom.

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Afghan officials blame Taliban for ‘snail’s pace’ of peace talks

Afghan authorities lambasted the Taliban Wednesday (January 20) for failing to actively participate in peace talks seeking to end the country’s long-running war.

Following months of deliberations and a first round that failed to achieve any major breakthrough, the Afghan government and Taliban are meeting again in Qatar — but so far only discussing the agenda for the second round of talks.

“Unfortunately, the talks are going at a snail’s pace,” Waheed Omar, media adviser to President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters.

“The Taliban have no clear vision. We see no changes in them.”

Kabul is pushing for a permanent ceasefire and making efforts to protect 2001 governance arrangements in place, which were implemented after the Taliban’s ouster.

But since the second round of talks began on January 6 in Doha, there has been no substantive announcement on how the negotiations were proceeding.

Country reels from spike in killings
The talks have been marred by a surge in violence and a recent spike in assassinations. The Taliban are accused of killing a number of high-profile officials, judges, journalists and activists, a spree of slayings that has left the war-weary country reeling.

There is no plan to release more Taliban prisoners to help spur the talks along, said Omar, adding that the government’s previous experience of releasing insurgents had failed to reduce fighting.

“The Taliban not only did not reduce the violence; they increased the violence,” he said.

Before the start of the peace talks on September 12, authorities released over 5,000 Taliban inmates as demanded by the group in a deal with Washington last year.

Based on the US-Taliban agreement, the Taliban have to sever ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups and to participate in peace talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan.

The Taliban’s sheltering of al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, was the main justification for the US-led effort to overthrow the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001.

So far, the evidence shows the Taliban and al-Qaeda continue to collaborate on complex terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

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When walls disappear

“The wall disappeared after I put up our first mural, because I was looking at the image,” says Kabir Mokamel. It was 2014, when Artlords, the organisation he had co-founded, made its first move into the streets of Kabul. Through a slow process of connecting the community in the conflict-ridden capital, it began painting the blast walls, to make a political point. After the US intervention in 2001, thick grey concrete walls had come up to shield government buildings embassies and private residences for the wealthy, turning the city into a fortress.

Mokamel and his team’s first work showed the magnified eyes of co-founder, Rawail Singh’s daughter, with the words, “I can see you. Corruption cannot be hidden from God and from the eyes of the people”, written in the Pashto and Dari scripts. Four years later, Singh would be killed along with 12 other Afghan Sikh activists. This time, another mural would go up, of the father and daughter.

Artlords, a take-off on the druglords and warlords of Afghanistan, believes in artivism, a portmanteau that puts out social and political messaging through painting. Banksy is a prominent practitioner, and Mokamel has been deeply influenced by the ‘masked’ British artist. The difference is that there’s nothing secretive about the group, and their work is not done covertly. Permission is sought from the owners of the walls — usually the government — with a brief about the mural. The artwork, created on a computer, is projected onto a wall, with numbers for colours.

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Troops movement on the rise as authorities decide large scale operations in Balochistan

State authorities have reportedly decided a large-scale military operation in Balochistan.

As the reports of the government’s decision of operation are being received, the military movements in various districts of Balochistan have been stepped up.

According to reliable sources, Pakistan’s top military institutions have decided to launch a large-scale military operation in different parts of Balochistan.

As per reports, the purpose of military operations is to protect the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and obstruct the current rise of attacks on army by insurgents. The decision of military operation comes after the recent attacks on Pakistan Army and installations on CPEC route in Makran region and massive attacks on army camps in Bolan region of Balochistan.

The sources said that under the new plan, the ongoing operations in Balochistan will be expedited and expanded. The scope of the intensive operations is said to be Makran, Bolan, Kohlu and Kalat regions of Balochistan.

It is to mention that recently a surge has been witnessed in militant attacks by Baloch insurgents in the region. The attacks on Pakistan Army and installations in high alerted areas have not only been increased but intensified as well.

The Baloch “pro-independence” groups have troubled the army by their consistent attacks on the CPEC [the multi-billion project of China and Pakistan] route in Makran region. Whereas, the recent massive attacks by BLA in last 2 months on army camps and posts in Bolan region has skyrocketed the Pakistan army’s fret.

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Baloch will never allow China to use Baloch coast against neighbouring countries – Dr Allah Nazar

Prominent Baloch leader, Dr Allah Nazar, has warned China to “stop and back off” from its activities in Balochisan. In a newly released video message the Baloch leader says that Baloch will never allow China to use the coast of Baloch for military purposes against neighbouring countries.

The head of Baloch armed organisation, Balochistan Liberation Front, said: “I want to call upon China that you, along with your financial interests, want to use the coast of Baloch for military purposes to pose a threat against the neighbouring countries as well as the rest of the world through the hot waters of Balochistan. But the Baloch nation will never permit it.”

He continued: “For China, it is time to stop and back off. When the Baloch nation gets its sovereignty, then you will do far better trade with the Baloch and may invest here.”

In the video, posted on YouTube by Baloch media outlet Sangar, the Baloch leader urged the neighbouring countries to help Baloch in, what he termed, “our struggle that is in line with the United Nations charter.”
He said: “We also have the right, if Pakistani diplomats overtly favor Kashmiris that they have the right to acquire arms and military hardware, which is permitted in the Charter of UNO.”

“Similarly, if they are entitled, then we expect the same from India, China, Britain, our Arab friends in the Middle East, the US, and the rest of the civilized world that they would support the Baloch nation,” he added.

Dr Nazar said that the final phase of Baloch struggle is not too far, “because our continued struggle has staggeringly troubled the enemy.”

He claimed that the Pakistani state “has started our mass killing in the mountains as well as in the cities.”

He added that in view of the grave attrocities in Balochistan, the region should be declared a no-fly zone. “I appeal to all powers of the world, be it the US, France, Britain, other temporary members of (the UN) Security Council, like India and others, and the Secretary-General of the UNO that Balochistan should be declared as a no-fly zone and international observers should be sent to visit the area.

He also urged UN to enlist Baloch internally displaced persons (IDPs) as refugees. “Huge parts of our population are living in Iran and Afghanistan in appalling conditions. There are millions of IDPs who are forced to remain internally displaced. They should be helped and the United Nations’ (UNHCR) organizations for refugees should enlist our people as refugees,” he said.

Dr Nazar said that the Baloch struggle has continued for two decades and it will go on until attainment of its ultimate objective. “I am positive that after enduring the worst ordeals in the last twenty-three years, the Baloch nation is not infertile, Baloch land is not barren, the Baloch nation is not sterile, it has produced a lot of valiant youth.

“And secondly, I want to congratulate Balochistan and Baloch nation that those children who were born among us during the war, many of whom either embraced martyrdom or standing shoulder to shoulder with the freedom fighters. It means that we have successfully transitioned our national struggle to our next generation. And our struggle still continues.”

He also urged the Baloch leadership for unity and said, “My appeal to the Baloch nation and the Baloch leadership is that we should go for unity because unity is the guarantor of our success.”

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نیٹو وزارتی اجلاس، افغانستان سے فوجی انخلا کا فیصلہ موخر

فوجی اتحاد تب ہی نکلے گا جب سکیورٹی حالات اجازت دینگے، اب اس بات پر توجہ دی جارہی ہے کہ ہم کس طرح سے امن مذاکرات کی حمایت کرسکتے ہیں، واشنگٹن کوئی حتمی فیصلہ لینے سے قبل کابل سے مشورہ کرتا رہے گا، امریکی سیکرٹری خارجہ
وا شنگٹن ؍ آکلینڈ( آن لائن )امریکا اور طالبان کے درمیان امن معاہدے کے تحت 30 ممالک پر مشتمل شمالی اٹلانٹک ٹریٹی آرگنائزیشن (نیٹو) نے یکم مئی تک تمام غیر ملکی افواج کے افغانستان سے انخلا کے بارے میں اپنے فیصلے کو موخر کردیا ہے تاہم امریکی صدر نے افغا ن صدر اشرف غنی کو یقین دلایا کہ واشنگٹن کوئی حتمی فیصلہ لینے سے پہلے کابل سے مشورہ کرتا رہے گا۔

امریکا کے سیکرٹری خارجہ انٹونیو بلنکن نے افغان صدر اشرف غنی سے ٹیلیفون پر اسٹولٹن برگ کے اس بیان کے بعد کہا کہ فوجی اتحاد تب ہی افغانستان سے نکلے گا جب سکیورٹی حالات اجازت دیں گے۔انہوں نے نیٹو وزرائے دفاع کی کانفرنس کے بعد صحافیوں کو بتایا کہ ‘ہم صرف اس وقت وہاں سے نکلیں گے جب وقت صحیح ہوگا اور اب اس بات پر توجہ دی جارہی ہے کہ ہم کس طرح سے امن مذاکرات کی حمایت کرسکتے ہیں۔

توقع کی جارہی تھی کہ ورچوئل کانفرنس میں یکم مئی کو واپسی کی آخری تاریخ پر حتمی فیصلہ کیا جائے گا جو گزشتہ سال کے اوائل میں طے شدہ امریکا-طالبان معاہدے کے تحت طے ہوا تھا۔ جمعرات کی سہ پہر دو روزہ کانفرنس ختم ہونے کے فورا بعد ہی پینٹاگون نے واشنگٹن میں ایک رپورٹ جاری کی جس میں اسٹولٹن برگ کے حوالے سے بتایا گیا ہے کہ وزرا نے افغانستان کی صورتحال اور امن عمل کی پیشرفت پر بھی تبادلہ خیال کیا اور ‘اپنے فیصلے کو موخر کرنے’ کا فیصلہ سنایا۔

اسٹولٹن برگ نے اپنی ورچوئل نیوز کانفرنس میں کہا کہ اتحاد کے وزرائے دفاع نے عراق میں نیٹو مشن کے لیے فوجیوں کی تعداد 500 سے بڑھا کر 4000 کرنے پر اتفاق کیا ہے۔ اتحاد نے افغانستان کے بارے میں فیصلے کا اعلان کیوں نہیں کیا اس کی وضاحت کرتے ہوئے انہوں نے کہا کہ ہمیں بہت ساری الجھنوں کا سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے اور اس کے کوئی آسان آپشنز نہیں ہیں۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ اس مرحلے پر ہم نے اپنی موجودگی کے مستقبل کے بارے میں کوئی حتمی فیصلہ نہیں کیا ہے لیکن جیسے ہی مئی کی پہلی تاریخ قریب آرہی ہے نیٹو اتحادیوں کے آنے والے ہفتوں میں قریبی مشاورت اور ہم آہنگی جاری رہے گی۔اسٹولٹن برگ نے طالبان رہنماؤں پر زور دیا کہ وہ امن معاہدے میں تشدد کو کم کرنے، دہشت گرد گروہوں سے قطع تعلق کرنے اور افغان حکومت کے ساتھ دیانتداری سے بات چیت کے لیے اپنے وعدوں پر عمل پیرا ہوں۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ امن عمل سالوں کے مصائب اور تشدد کے خاتمے اور دیرپا امن لانے کا بہترین موقع ہے، یہ افغان عوام کے لیے خطے کی سلامتی اور اپنی سلامتی کے لیے اہم ہے۔ دوسری جانب نیوزی لینڈ کی وزیرِ اعظم جسینڈا آرڈرن نے گزشتہ روز اعلان کیا کہ وہ افغانستان میں 20 سال سے جاری جنگ میں خدمات انجام دینے کے بعد وہاں تعینات اپنے باقی ماندہ فوجی اہلکاروں کو مئی میں واپس وطن بلا رہی ہیں۔

افغانستان میں نیوزی لینڈ ڈیفنس فورس (این زیڈ ڈی ایف)کی20سال سے موجودگی کے بعد اب وقت آ گیا ہے کہ ہم بیرونِ ملک فوج کی تعیناتی ختم کریں۔ان کا کہنا تھا کہ افغانستان کی اندرونی طاقتوں کے درمیان مذاکرات سے واضح ہوتا ہے کہ شورش زدہ ملک میں داخلی امن پائیدار سیاسی حل کے ذریعے ہی ممکن ہے۔ اس لیے افغانستان میں نیوزی لینڈ کی فوج کی مزید ضرورت نہیں۔

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