Discussion in 'Balochistan - Freedom Struggle' started by Ray, Feb 9, 2012.
Pakistan's life will be hell in Balochistan now!
Report from Pakistan on the issue
I think this is definitely Musharafs handy work and perhaps pay back to the threats Bramadagh Bugati made towards Mushraf last month.
Musharaf must have used his contacts in ISI to get the dirty job done. He surely does look like one of the harmless uncle you meet in a booze party but make no mistakes this guy is very very brutal man. After all he started the Kargil war.
Baloch need outside help like northern alliance did.
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US Congress hearing of Balochistan offends Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed its serious concern over the US Congress powerful committeeâ€™s meeting to be held on Wednesday exclusively on the issue of Balochistan.
Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit told Online that Pakistani Embassy in Washington has taken strong notice of the scheduled meeting of the US Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs to deliberate the issue of Balochistan.
The official website of US Congress displayed the notification and topic of the meeting.
A Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher will chair the hearing. Rohrabacher recently in an article expressed support for an independent Balochistan.
â€œPerhaps we should even consider support for a Balochistan carved out of Pakistan to diminish radical power there (in Pakistan),â€ Rohrabacher wrote in his article.
â€œOur embassy in Washington is already in touch with the organizers of the hearing of the committee. They know how we feel about it. Our concerns have been forcefully conveyed in Washington,â€ Basit told Online when he was asked about US legislatorâ€™s planned deliberation over the most sensitive issue of Pakistan.
The powerful House of Representatives Committee, that would hold deliberations on the hot issue of restive Balochistan, also oversees Americaâ€™s foreign assistance programme. And the touching a sensitive issue by US legislators is deemed very important when the deteriorating Pak-US relations are in process of repairing.
Pakistan is considering the issue of Balochistan as its internal issue and some years ago had refused to allow the US to open Consulate in the province.
When contacted for his official version over the meeting of the US Congress Committee, Advisor on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that a foreign countryâ€™s parliament is involved in it, â€œWe cannot comment on it. The Pakistani Foreign Office comments would be our stanceâ€.
The US State Department involved itself in the issue of Balochistan when its spokesperson Victoria Nuland last month urged Pakistan to â€œreally lead and conduct a dialogue that takes the Balochistan issue forwardâ€.
â€œThe United States is deeply concerned about the ongoing violence in Balochistan, especially targeted killings, disappearances and other human rights abuses,â€ she said.
Interestingly, Nuland addressed the issue in a â€œtwitter-briefingâ€ that the department holds every Friday.
â€œThis was a very popular question on our feed, so we wanted to make sure that we answered it today,â€ said Ms Nuland who focused on the violence plaguing Balochistan instead of tackling political issues raised in most of the tweets.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence expressed concerns over deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan and murder of granddaughter of Nawab Akbar Bugti in Karachi, summoning intelligence agencies to brief the panel on Feb 29.While the Supreme Court of Pakistan has also took notice of the situationâ€”Online
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Critics of USA may see this as an example of how Americans start down a road which ends who knows where. It is not a good thing for a US congressman to talk about carving up a sovereign country.
Personally, however, I will say my sympathy is with the people of Balochistan.
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