Tag: BLA

  • Reuters’ report: Baloch rebels and Deobandi Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

    Reuters’ report: Baloch rebels and Deobandi Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

    (Reuters) – One is a band of separatists fighting for independence from Pakistan. The other is a feared group of Deobandi Islamists bent on killing Shi’ite Muslims and Sunni Sufi/Barelvi whom they see as infidels and polytheists. The two could not be more different in their goals and tactics. But in Pakistan’s volatile, resource-rich province […]

  • We condemn brutal murder of 13 Saraikis and Punjabis by BLA militants

    We condemn brutal murder of 13 Saraikis and Punjabis by BLA militants

    Editor’s note: LUBP condemns brutal murder of innocent Sariaki and Punjabi bus passengers by armed militants of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA). While we support Baloch nationalists’ struggle for equal rights and freedom from brutal oppression by Pakistan army, we nonetheless disagree with and condemn BLA and other militants’ tactics of indiscriminate violence against non-Baloch […]

  • Why Pakistan army should divorce Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

    Why Pakistan army should divorce Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

    Source: Adapted with minor edits and additional information form the Baloch Hal The city of Quetta observed a day of mourning on Sunday (16 June 2013) against the killing of more than 24 people in Saturday’s coordinated attacks on a  university bus and the Bolan Medical College Hospital. When a political party within the ruling coalition, such […]

  • Bombs on Quaid’s residency in Ziarat – by Maryam Sadiq

    Bombs on Quaid’s residency in Ziarat – by Maryam Sadiq

    The Quaid-e-Azam dies decades ago and ‘they’re’ dropping bombs on his ‘residency’ in Ziarat- do ‘they’ spare any one,even the dead? To put it mildly, ‘they’ erase names from Ahmedi graves even, hound Christians,and scare the daylights out of Hindus and Jews till they all of them die/flee,and spare no one,so Shias and Sunnis unless […]

  • LUBP condemns destruction of Quaid-e-Azam’s residency in Ziarat by Baloch militants

    LUBP condemns destruction of Quaid-e-Azam’s residency in Ziarat by Baloch militants

    Militants attacked the Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat (Balochistan) with hand grenades in the wee hours of Saturday (15 June 2013), destroying the historical monument where the founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days. A police man outside the Quaid’s residency was also killed in the attack. According to initial reports on mainstream […]

  • Let’s mourn five Saraiki labourers killed by Baloch militants

    Related posts: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan   LUBP archive on Punjabi settlers in Balochistan I was motivated to write this post after reading the following tweet by a fellow Tweeple, a Baloch rights activist, Abdul Bugti. Abdul_Bugti Abdul Bugti BREAKING: #Baloch freedom fighters gunned down 5 punjabi […]

  • BLA terrorists kill four Punjabis in Balochistan’s border town

    Related articles: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri Abdel Malik Rigi’s execution: Does it call for protests from BNF? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi LUBP Punjabi settlers archive LUBP Editor’s note: While the following incident has been reported as motivated by ethnic hatred, some of the […]

  • Lies and half-truths on Balochistan – by Ejaz Haider

    The situation in Balochistan is throwing up lies and half-truths. While partisans can’t be trusted with truth, what about some so-called libs whose favourite pastime is to find fault with the state without offering viable policy solutions? Let me put it up front: Balochistan needs to be healed — within Pakistan’s federal framework. Those who want […]

  • Army and Baloch separatists are responsible for violence in Balochistan

    ’ٹارگٹ کلنگ‘ کے واقعات میں تیزی کیوں اعجاز مہر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد پاکستان کے شورش زدہ صوبے بلوچستان میں قومپرست سیاسی رہنماؤں اور کارکنوں کی ’ٹارگٹ کلنگ‘ کے واقعات میں حالیہ دنوں تیزی نظر آئی ہے اور گزشتہ چار ماہ میں کم از کم دس بلوچ رہنماؤں کو نشانہ بنایا […]

  • There cannot be justice without freedom – by Imtiaz Baloch

    There cannot be a human rights violation greater than the enslavement of a people. All the categories of rights and freedoms are lost or snatched away with a single stroke. Such is the plight of Baloch and other stateless nations, subjugated by colonial powers in the past centuries, our forced acculturation, and our annexation into […]

  • If half-a-million ethnic Punjabis flee Balochistan – by Jan Assakzai

    If they flee Balochistan A disturbing fallout of Baloch militants’ estrangement is going to be mass migration from Balochistan of Punjabi- and Urdu-speaking people, who mostly live in Quetta. The professional entrepreneurial middle class composed of the non-indigenous communities in the province has been an asset to Pakhtuns and Balochs for a number of decades. […]

  • The Scylla of violence: indiscriminate violence against the non-combatant settlers in Balochistan – by Dr Mohammad Taqi

    “This is a political war and it calls for discrimination in killing.” — John Paul Vann, US adviser in Vietnam The recent killing of Professor Nazima Talib in Quetta has once again called into question the logic of indiscriminate violence against the non-combatant, non-Baloch settlers in the province. It has turned the focus of attention […]

  • Target killing of Professor Nazima Talib Mehdi: Shame on BLA terrorists. Where are your Baloch traditions?

    Only a few days ago, the LUBP published a detailed account of target killings of intellectuals, bureaucrats, security personnel, educationists, politicians, particularly of non-Baloch origin, by terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and other sectarian/jihadi groups. Today is a black day in the history of Balochistan. This date (27 April 2010) will be remembered as […]

  • In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri

    Update: Target killing of Professor Nazima Talib Mehdi: Shame on BLA terrorists. Where are your Baloch traditions? The Punjabi scapegoat It is common practice in the (so called) leftist and progressive circles of Pakistan to blame Punjab for all failures of the country as a federation and also for the sufferings of ethnic and religious […]