Jalil Reki’s murder is a test case for rights champion Sherry Rehman – by Laibaah

Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine

While elite media and human rights organizations are currently busy in projecting Sherry Rehman (Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the USA) as a champion of human rights in Pakistan, here is a first opportunity for Ambassador Rehman to demonstrate her commitment to human rights not only in Pakistan but also internationally.

A dead body that had been found dumped in the Aap Sar area of Turbat two days ago was identified on Thursday (24 Nov 2011) as being that of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Central Informational Secretary Jalel Reki.

According to the victim’s father, Jalil Reki was whisked away on February 13, 2009, by a group of armed men from Sariab Road after Friday prayers, and an FIR was registered at Shalkot Police Station, against the then inspector general of Frontier Corps (FC), Major General Saleem Nawaz, and an official of a secret agency for their alleged involvement in whisking away the BRP central leader near his residence.

Reki’s father, Abdul Qadeer Baloch, who had formed the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons with other relatives of missing persons, had been observing a hunger strike outside Quetta Press Club for the release of his son and other missing persons. Reki’s mother and son too were active for swift recover of their dear one.

In February 2010, frail mother of Jalil Reki had appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan, the UN, and human rights organizations to intervene and play their role for the release of thousands of Baloch abducted activists including her son. She had stated:

“Only Jalil Reki is not my son but I consider all twelve thousands abducted Baloch as my sons, who are suffering in secret prisons of the Pakistani Intelligence agencies. The 143 Baloch missing women are my daughters. I am appealing for the release of all the disappeared Baloch activists. Their mothers and other family members are also as worry as I am for my son.”

(Source 1, 2, 3)

End of hopes for Reki’s son

It was the end of hopes for five-year old Beurag Baloch after two years of consistent protest in front of the Quetta Press Club along with his grandfather Abdul Qadeer Baloch continued until the recovery of his missing father’s bullet-riddled dead body from Panjgur district. Rekhi’s son Beurag Baloch was the youngest of all the protestors sitting in front of the Quetta Press Club while his father, Abdul Qadeer Rekhi, was the eldest of all protestors demanding the release of the disappeared people. They were both popular and a continued source of encouragement to others who had joined them in a similar struggle. They always drew more attention than other protesters because of their age and determination to fight for justice. (Source)

End the hunger strike or your son will be killed!

Reki’s father, Mama Qadeer Baloch, is one of the most important leaders of the Voice for Missing Baloch Persons, an organization formed by the relatives of the missing persons. He had joined and improved the performance of the organization after the disappearance of his son, a former banker. Qadir had remained instrumental as the vice president of the VBMP in organizing press conferences, seminars, hunger strike camps and filing petitions at different courts.
He confirmed to the Balcoh Hal about the recovery of his son’s bullet-riddled body in Panjgur but said it still needed to be brought to Quetta, Reki’s native city.
According to the account provided by Qadeer, his son was allegedly abducted by persons in plain clothes on 13 February 2009 during the day time. “Over 12 to 15 people emerged from a group of vehicles and pulled Jalil Reki into a pickup while he was walking home from Friday prayers, near a girls’ school at Kechi Baig, on Sarriab Road in Quetta,” he said, and adding that the vehicles included two jeeps and two pickups with tinted windows and no registration plates.
Qadir Baloch was routinely sitting in hunger strike camp established outside Quetta Press Club when he was informed about confirmation of identity of his son’s dead body. “My son has sacrificed his life for the sake of his motherland Balochistan and Baloch nation, and I am proud of him. The bullet-riddled bodies will not deviate us from our struggle,” he said, and adding that so far more than 240 decomposed bodies of Baloch political leaders, lawyers, doctors and writers had been discovered sine June 2010. “All missing persons are my sons and I will continue my struggle for their release,” he added.
He alleged Jalil Reki and other missing persons were in the custody of intelligence agencies as Nawab Aslam Raisani had himself told the chairperson of Defence of Human Rights Pakistan Mrs. Amina Masood Janjua during a meeting in Quetta last year that Jalil was in the custody of intelligence agencies.
It may be mentioned here that VBMP has established hunger strike camp outside Quetta Press Club for past one and half year, and few weeks back Qadir Baloch was threatened by unidentified people to end the hunger strike camp, otherwise his son would be killed.
He said their strike camp was sole platform for the relatives of the missing Baloch people the hunger strike would continue until all the missing persons were recovered. He appealed United Nations and other humanitarian organizations to play their role for the recovery of rest of missing persons otherwise they would also be killed in same manner. (Source)

Culture of silence in elite media and human rights groups

Except a few activists and websites (e.g. Gul Zameen, The Baloch Hal, Pakistan Blogzine and LUBP), there is a culture of silence in Pakistan’s mainstream media and blogs on Baloch genocide by Pakistan army. LUBP has an informative archive on the Baloch nationalist movement.

Mainstream writers such as Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi, Irfan Siddiqi, Javed Chaudhry in Urdu media and Najam Sethi, Mosharraf Zaidi, Omar Waraich, Nasim Zehra, Tammy Haq, Abbas Nasir in English media pay hardly any attention to the Baloch genocide. Columnists such as Cyril Almeida and Ejaz Haider have written a few distorting and pro-establishment accounts of the Baloch genocide.

Unfortunately, barring one or two token reports or statements, human rights organisation too have maintained a culture of silence in line with the mainstream media. This is, however, with the exception of Asian Human Rights Commission which has often taken a bold and clear stance on issues such as mass murder of the Balochs, Pashtuns and Shias by Pakistan army and its various sub-organizations and proxies. For example, in April 2010, Asian Human Rights Commission had issued an urgent appeal (Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-053-2010) for immediate, safe release of Jalil Reki. The petition was of course ignored by the real rulers of Pakistan (the military state) and only a year and seven months after the appear, bullet riddled body of Jalil Reki was dumped.

American Friends of Balochistan

Dr. Wahid Baloch, president of one of the Baloch Society of North America, has strongly condemned the killing of top Baloch leader Jalil Reki describing it as part of the ongoing “kill and dump” policy of Frontier Corps in Balochistan. Dr. Baloch asked the world community to help stop the extrajudicial killing of Baloch people. “Intervention is long overdue and must be carried out without any further delay. It is time for the International community to break their silence and do something,” Dr. Baloch said.

In a letter to the U.S. State Department, American Friends of Balochistan activists Rashid Baloch of Dallas, Malik Baloch of Houston and Zahid Mir of Columbus called upon the U.S. to help the Baloch in the same way it helped the Libyan rebels. They drew the attention of the U.S. to the attacks on NATO oil tankers initiated by the Infamous Inter Services intelligence. “As such, the American Friends of Balochistan demands of the government of the United States to take immediate steps and measures to help the people of Balochistan.” (Source)


We condemn the extra-judicial killing of comrade Jalil Reki. We hope that Ambassador Sherry Rehman will use her influence in Pakistani and international media (through her friends Omar Waraich, Tammy Haq, Declan Walsh, Nasim Zehra, Mosharraf Zaidi, Ejaz Haider) and also human rights organizations (through her friends Ali Dayan Hasan, Zohra Yusuf) to highlight the extra-judicial murder of Jalil Reki at the hands of Pakistan army. While we do not have much hope from fake champions of Baloch human rights (e.g., Najam Sethi – political advisor of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Urooj Zia – ex-employee of Sherry Rehman, Mali Siraj Akbar – Qasida Khwan of former Ambassador to the USA), we hope that Sherry Rehman will liaise with genuine champions of Baloch rights (e.g., Abdul Qadeer Reki and other members of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, office bearers of Baloch nationalist parties) in order to take a first hand account of the case. We also hope that she will use her governmental influence so that a judicial inquiry into Reki’s murder could be ordered. In her capacity as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, we expect that Sherry Rehman will liaise with  the Balochs living in the US in order to highlight and redress their genuine grievance against the military state.



Statement by Asian Human Rights Commission
PAKISTAN: Two disappeared persons were killed in the custody of ISI
November 25, 2011

The bullet riddled bodies of two disappeared persons were found from different parts of the Balochistan province. The bodies have been identified as of Jalil Reki and Seth Younus Baloch both of whom were in the custody of country’s notorious intelligence agency, the ISI. Mr. Reki was arrested on February 13, 2009 (three years and three months) along with another activist Dr. Bashir Azeem on the charges of burning Pakistani flags and chanting slogan against the Pakistani flag. Since then their whereabouts were unknown.

In the case of Reki, the chief minister of Balochistan province himself said to a delegation of human rights activists that Jalil Reki had been arrested by the ISI and he refused to intervene. The delegation met the chief minister just after 15 days of his disappearance (on February 29,2009) and consisted of the chairperson of Defence of Human Rights Pakistan and prominent human rights defender, Mrs. Amina Masood Janjua, the president of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons Mr. Nasrullah Bangulzai Baloch and human rights activist Mr. Muhammad Zafar. Later these persons produced their affidavit before the Supreme Court that Reki is in the custody of ISI and chief minister of Balochistan be asked to confirm his statement but when he was asked to submit his evidence he had not produced it in the court. Please find the affidavits here; affidavit-1, affidavit-2, and affidavit-3.

Mr. Jalil Ahmed Reki Baloch, 35, was abducted by persons in plain clothes on 13 February 2009 during the day. Eye witnesses report that 12 to 15 people emerged from a group of vehicles and pulled Jailil Reki into a pickup truck while he was walking home from Friday prayers, near a girls’ school at Chowk Kechi on Saryab Road in Quetta. The vehicles included two jeeps and two pickups with tinted windows and no registration plates.

After his abduction the police refused to file a case against the ISI and it was only after one year of his disappearance that the police filed the first information (FIR) when the Supreme Court ordered all police stations to file FIRs as requested in such cases. The High Court of Balochistan had not acted on the constitutional petition from until the FIR was submitted in court. The court has shown its incapability to face the powerful intelligence agencies. The FIR holds two persons responsible for Jalil’s abduction: Major General Saleem Nawaz, Director General of the Frontier Corp (FC) in Balochistan and Brigadier Saad Khattak, the then-head of the ISI in the province. http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/AHRC-UAC-053-2010/

Reki’s uncle, Ali Asghar Bagulzai, was also arrested by the military’s intelligence agencies in 2001 and since then he is missing. The then governor and military commander of the province have confirmed that he was with the military but yet his whereabouts are unknown. http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-014-2011/

Since January 2010 to to-date more than 315 bodies of missing persons have been found in Balochistan. The kill and dump policy of the security forces in Balochistan has been increased since one year. The family members of the disappeared persons told the supreme court this year that whenever we hear that a dead body is found they rush to see it whether that body is of missing person from the their family. Some militant groups are also taking shelter behind the kill and dump policy of the intelligence agencies and operate to take revenge from other groups and ethnic communities.

The Pakistan has become a dysfunctional state and no rule of law is being observed. The military and its different organizations treat themselves above the law and supra-constitutional. The courts are basically scared of the revenge of military and its Para-military forces that is why they never go probe in the allegations of involvement of military officers in the abduction, disappearances and extra-judicial killings. The family members of the disappeared persons have boycotted the court proceedings as their efforts to seek justice from the courts are futile and they have announced in the Supreme Court they would not attend their petitions filed in the courts.

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the government and high command of the Pakistan Army to register the cases of extrajudicial cases and torture against Major General Saleem Nawaz, Director General of the Frontier Corp (FC) in Balochistan and Brigadier Saad Khattak,against whom the FIR of abduction of Jalil Reki was registered in February 2010. The chief minister of Balochistan should also be prosecuted for being complicit in disappearances and extra-judicial killings of persons in the custody of law enforcement agencies.


ریکی کی لاش گھر پہنچی اور راز فاش ہوگیا
ریاض سہیل
بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی
آخری وقت اشاعت: جمعـء 25 نومبر 2011

عبدالقدیر بلوچ گزشتہ تین سالوں سے اپنے ساڑہ پانچ سالہ پوتے بیورغ سے جھوٹ بولتے رہے کہ ان کے والد کراچی میں کام کرتے ہیں۔ لیکن جب عبدالجلیل ریکی کی لاش گھر پہنچی تو یہ راز فاش ہوگیا۔
عبدالجلیل ریکی تیرہ فروری دو ہزار نو کو کوئٹہ کی سریاب روڈ سے لاپتہ ہوگئے تھے۔ ان کے والد عبدالقدیر بلوچ کبھی کوئٹہ تو کبھی اسلام آباد اور کبھی کراچی پریس کلب کے باہر بھوک ہڑتال پر بیٹھے ہوئے نظر آتے تھے۔

تین سال کے بعد جمعرات کو عبدالجلیل ریکی کی لاش ایران کے سرحدی علاقے مند سے ملی۔ عبدالقدیر کو جب اطلاع ملی تو وہ کوئٹہ پریس کلب کے باہر بھوک ہڑتال پر تھے۔

عبدالقدیر نے بی بی سی کو بتایا کہ مند کے مقامی لوگوں نے ان سے رابطہ کیا اور بتایا کہ وہاں سے دو لاشیں ملی ہیں جن میں سے ایک کی شکل عبدالجلیل سے ملتی ہے۔ یہ بات سنتے ہی عبدالقدیر نے اپنے دوستوں کو مند کے لیے روانہ کردیا جہنوں نے تربت ہپستال کے مردہ خانے میں جاکر تصدیق کی کہ یہ لاش عبدالجلیل کی ہی ہے۔

حقیقت چھپاتے رہے
ساڑھے پانچ سالہ بیورغ کے دل میں سوراخ ہے۔ ان کے دادا عبدالقدیر ڈاکٹروں کے مشورے کے تحت والد کے اغواء کی خبر اپنے پوتے سے چھپاتے رہے تاکہ اسے کوئی صدمہ نہ پہنچے۔ وہ اسے ہمیشہ یہ بتاتے تھے کہ آپ کے والد کراچی میں کام کرتے ہیں۔
قلات کے علاقے سوراب میں جمعہ کو بلوچستان کی آزادی کے نعروں کی گونج میں جلیل کی تدفین کی گئی۔ تین سال میں پہلی دفعہ، بیورغ نے اپنے والد کو مردہ حالت میں دیکھا۔

ساڑھے پانچ سالہ بیورغ کے دل میں سوراخ ہے۔ ان کے دادا عبدالقدیر ڈاکٹروں کے مشورے کے تحت والد کے اغواء کی خبر اپنے پوتے سے چھپاتے رہے تاکہ اسے کوئی صدمہ نہ پہنچے۔ وہ اسے ہمیشہ یہ بتاتے تھے کہ آپ کے والد کراچی میں کام کرتے ہیں۔
عبدالقدیر نے بتایا ’اگرچہ لوگوں نے روکا مگر آج میں نے ہاتھ پکڑ کر بیورغ کو والد کی خون میں ڈوبی ہوئی لاش دکھائی تاکہ وہ یہ تکلیف اپنے ساتھ لے کر بڑا ہو اور اس کے اندر نفرت بڑھے۔ جب وہ بڑا ہوا تو اپنے والد کے نقش قدم پر چلے۔‘
جلیل ریکی ایک بینک میں ملازم تھے۔ کچھ عرصے بعد وہ ملازمت چھوڑ کر نواب اکبر بگٹی کی جماعت جمہوری وطن پارٹی میں شامل ہوگئے۔ نواب کی ہلاکت کے بعد ان کی وابستگی نواب کے پوتے براہمداغ بگٹی سے ہوگئی اور انہیں بلوچ ریپبلکن پارٹی کا مرکزی سیکریٹری اطلاعات مقرر کیا گیا۔

عبدالقدیر نے بتایا کہ ان کے بیٹے کے سینے پر گولی کا نشان تھا اور یہ گولی آرپار ہوئی تھی۔ گولی کے باعث ان کے سینے سے مسلسل خون بہہ رہا تھا۔ ’ان کی تازہ شیو کی ہوئی تھی اور وہ ہی کپڑے پہنے تھے جو گمشدگی کے وقت پہنے ہوئے تھے۔ علما نے انہیں شہید قرار دیا، اس لیے بغیر غسل اور کفن کے ان ہی کپڑوں میں تدفین کی گئی۔‘

“ان کی تازہ شیو کی ہوئی تھی اور وہ ہی کپڑے پہنے تھے جو گمشدگی کے وقت پہنے ہوئے تھے۔ علما نے انہیں شہید قرار دیا، اس لیے بغیر غسل اور کفن کے ان ہی کپڑوں میں تدفین کی گئی۔‘”

بتیس سالہ عبدالجلیل کی گمشدگی کے بعد سے لے کر اب تک اُن کے والد عبدالقدیر بھوک ہڑتال اور احتجاج کرتے رہے ہیں۔ وفاقی حکومت کی جانب سے بلوچستان پیکیج کے تحت لاپتہ افراد کی بازیابی کے لیے بنائے گئے کمیشن کے روبرو بھی پیش ہوئے مگر نہ انصاف ملا نہ بیٹا۔

عبدالقدیر لاپتہ بلوچ نوجوانوں کی بازیابی کے لیے بنائی گئی تنظیم ’وائس فور مسنگ پیپلز‘ کے نائب چیئرمین بھی ہیں۔ ان کا کہنا ہے کہ جلیل کی لاش ملنے کے بعد بھی ان کا احتجاج نہیں رکے گا بلکہ یہ سانسیں رکنے تک جاری رہیگا۔
ان کا کہنا تھا کہ انہیں امید تو نہیں تھی کہ بیٹا زندہ واپس آئے گا مگر پھر بھی وہ یہ آس لگائے بیٹھے تھے کہ ایمنٹسی انٹرنیشنل یا انسانی حقوق کی تنطیموں کے دباؤ میں آکر ہوسکتا کہ ان کے بیٹے کو رہا کردیا جائے۔
’تین سال تک انہیں قید کیوں رکھتے ہو، جب انہیں اٹھاتے ہیں تو انہیں شہید کردیں، چھوڑدیں یا پھر عدالت میں پیش کریں۔ تین سال عقبوت خانے میں رکھ کر پھر کیوں مار دیتے ہیں۔‘

دو سال قبل تئیس نومبر کو پارلیمنٹ میں آغاز حقوق بلوچستان پیکیج پیش کیا گیا تھا، جس میں لاپتہ افراد کی فہرست کو ظاہر کرنے کے وعدے کیے گئے تھے۔ اس پیکیج کی دوسری سالگرہ پر عبدالقدیر کو ان کے بیٹے عبدالجلیل ریکی کی لاش ملی ہے۔
عبدالقدیر کا کہنا ہے کہ انہیں انصاف کی کوئی توقع نہیں ہے یہاں ہر بلوچ کے ساتھ زیادتی ہو رہی ہے، ایسی صورتحال میں وہ آزادی کی بات نہ کریں تو کیا کریں، ماریں اور مریں نہیں تو کیا کریں۔


11 responses to “Jalil Reki’s murder is a test case for rights champion Sherry Rehman – by Laibaah”

  1. Yasin
    November 26, 2011 at 6:24 am
    ISI has abducted my son: mother of Jalil Reki
    on 2010/2/19 0:00:00 (975 reads)
    Quetta: Frail mother of BRP’s information secretary Mr Jalil Reki has appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan, the UN, International Red Cross and Asian Human Rights commission to intervene and play their role for the release of thousands of Baloch abducted activists. She made this appealed while addressing a press conference at Quetta press club here on Thursday, she was accompanied by the mother of another BRP leader Mr Wadood Raisani and relatives of other forced-disappeared Baloch activists.
    She said Quote:
    “Only Jalil Reki is not my son but I consider all twelve thousands abducted Baloch as my sons, who are suffering in secret prisons of the Pakistani Intelligence agencies. The 143 Baloch missing women are my daughters. I am appealing for the release of all the disappeared Baloch activists. Their mothers and other family members are also as worry as I am for my son.”
    She continued to say that all the Baloch mothers, daughter and wives were waiting for the return of their loved one, but nobody knows when their loved ones would be free by cruel captors. When will these atrocities end against our people? She asked.
    “My son has now spent 370 days in the custody of Intelligence agencies. On 13-02-09 (Firday) my son had just returned home after offering Friday prayer when the Pakistani security forces raid our house in Killi Ghulam Jan at Kaichi Baig area of Quetta. They came in four cars, most of them were in plan clothes and some of them were personal of FC (frontier corps). They forced my son to sit in their car and drove off” she remembered.
    One 23-02-2009 the chief minister of Balochistan Mr Raisani admitted that Jalil Reki was in the custody of Intelligence agencies (ISI, MI). She said that she will prove in High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan that Raisani has told them that Mr Reki was abducted by the personal of Pakistan’s notorious agencies.
    She said acting on Supreme Court order she had registered an FIR at Shaal Police station against her son’s abduction on 11-02-2010. In the FIR she has nominated the head of ISI Saad Khatak and head of FC Major Saleem Nawaz. She distributed copies of FIR number 19-2010 to the journalist at press club. She made it clear that she was not begging to the so called democratic government for her sons release but she wanted justice.Quote:
    “My son’s only fault was that he was a political leader. Politics is the right of every citizen, it is everyone’s constitutional and democratic right. If my son has committed any crime and if he is still alive then he should be presented to the Court of law. If they have killed my son in custody then at least they should return his body and let us buy him with honour”, tears rolled down her eyes as she said these words.
    She regretted that what sort of law was this which allowed the Intelligence agencies to keep people illegally in custody for years. She said there were 245 member states of the United Nations but none of these counties President, Prime Minister and the judges were helpless in front of their agencies, apart from Pakistan. She once again reiterated that she was not begging for her sons release but was demanding for justice.

    November 26, 2011 at 6:24 am
    Shutterdown strike in towns of Balochistan
    By: Bari Baloch | Published: November 26, 2011
    QUETTA – A complete shutterdown strike was observed in different Baloch-dominated areas of the province on Friday to condemn the discovery of bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch nationalist leaders Jalil Reki and Younus Baloch.
    Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and Baloch National Movement (BNM) had given strike call which was also supported by other Baloch nationalist and political parties.
    The bullet-riddled bodies of Jalil Reki leader of BRP and Younus Baloch leader of BNM were recovered from Turbat three days ago, however, their identity was confirmed on Thursday.
    Jalil Reki had gone missing on February 12, 2009 and Younus Baloch on June 22 this year.
    All shops, markets, banks, restaurants and all business activities remained closed for the day due to the strike while life remained at a standstill in these areas owing to the strike.
    The strike was observed in Panjgour, Khuzdar, Nushki, Wadh Awaran, Suraab, Gwadar and other areas.
    However, strike in Quetta was partial as shops located in Baloch-dominated areas including Sariab, Brewery Road, Joint Road and Double Road were closed.

    November 26, 2011 at 8:04 am
    Excellent Laibaah!

  2. RIP, Comrade Reki.

    May your killers, their apologists and those silent on your murder always rot in hell.

  3. This is very sad. Why is media silent on this? Where is Azaad Adlia?

    Zardari/Nawaz are not reliable. Why is Imran Khan not protesting?

  4. Laibaah1 Laibaah
    In his Dawn article, Abbas Nasir admits misreporting on Kargil war due to ‘operational reasons’. How does he explain his silence on Baloch?

    Chiltan salma jafar
    @sherryrehman #JalilReki’s murder testcase for RightsChampion SherryRehman #Extrajudicial #Balochistan by Laibaah wp.me/p1joLZ-a6S /

    munir104 Munir Khan
    Systematic murder/torture of its own Baloch citizens is a stain on Pak state.Betrayal of five-year old Beurag Baloch! pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/jal…

    BalochTawar Jihand Baloch
    Why #JalilReki was kept in a torture cell for three long years, if he was to be killed at the end, why didnt ISI did it three years back

    BalochTawar Jihand Baloch
    5 year old son meets father for the first time but with his dead body bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/… #JalilReki #MissingPerson #Balochistan

    BalochTawar Jihand Baloch
    I wish no #Baloch ever come under #ISI custody alive, A prompt death is far better than a slow painful death in a #torture cell

  5. Razarumi Raza Rumi
    srsly, it amazes me that the fact Sherry Rehman has bn/is on the hit list of rt wing lunatics means nothing 2 the watchdogs of Pak liberals!

    HumaImtiaz Huma Imtiaz
    For @afpakchannel: my profile of Pakistan’s new ambassador to the U.S: @sherryrehman bit.ly/tKhu4h

    shakirhusain shakir husain
    I hope the #PPP realizes that after @sherryrehman they don’t have anyone who can speak, read, or write in the English language. #Pakistan

    AliDayan Ali Dayan Hasan
    Rights campaigner @SherryRehman’s appointment as #Pakistan’s ambassador to DC is a “welcome development” says @HRW ’ bit.ly/rHNzSK

    AliDayan Ali Dayan Hasan
    @SherryRehman as #Pakistan ambassador to the US suggests that the military has failed to assume complete control of Pak-US relations.

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    .@sherryrehman most recently set up a think tank Jinnah Institute which has raised voice for minorities and campaigns ag extremism in Pak

    tammyhaq Ayesha Tammy Haq
    Congratulations @sherryrehman on being appointed ambassador to the US.

    marvisirmed Marvi Sirmed
    Sherry Rehman new Pak envoy to US. Good move President sahib. Real good move Congratulations Ambassador @sherryrehman

    beenasarwar beena sarwar
    Welcome Pakistan’s new ambassador to Washington @sherryrehman You have a tough act to follow @husainhaqqani

    therealfasih Fasih Ahmed
    Congratulations to @sherryrehman for making ambassador. We heartily approve.

  6. Thank you, Twiter Monitor, for showcasing all of these people. It contextualizes who stands where!

  7. There’s no need to harass Sherry Rehman. She does not need your advice on human rights issues.

    Relax, every one.

  8. Situation in Balochistan can now easily be compared to that of East Bengal in pre war of independance days. Even than when gencocide was being carried on there was silence in the west pakistan on it. The people were not aware of what was going on.
    Same situation now exist about Balochistan when no one in Pakistan realizes actually is going on. If you ask some one in Lahore he has no idea. At most you will get answer like disturbance, indian interfearnce or typical right wing narrative of our bloch brothers—-.
    The problem unfortunately is collective, its a failure at collective level, most of all its failure of PPP federal and provincial govt that they have failed to stop these attrocities. After President Zardari initiative it was hoped that PPP will do something about it but unfortunately they gave a free hand to establishment . Its failure of media , of Baloch nationalists who fail to give voice to Baloch demands and their consistant willingness to work with puppet regime in Quetta and sit in islamabad. Its failure of liberals and progressive apart from a tiny minory who are actually trying their best.
    But the Baloch issue will only be adressed if the failure is taken up at a collective level. Its every one in Pakistan who is responsible for this genocide in one way or another.
    First question should be to Raisani why he is sitting on a seat which has no power , only to destroy roots of PPP, to proove the alligations that PPP is part of this murderous set up. If he cant control PPP should get out of this mess. After Co chairman appology we should not be part of it. If we cant stop it we should tell to People the real truth at least we can get support of Baloch people which dont consider us any different from anyone else