Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pakistani Campaign of Looting Burning Torture Kidnapping and Murder Intensifies in Balochistan.

Balochwarna News - Pakistan forces using gunships against civilians
Sangar Publications - A conversation between a girl and a soldier in a Balochistan village
Tomorrow will mark the end of the 2nd week of a ruthless loot and burn operation conducted by the Pakistan armed forces in Balochistan which began on May 24th.  Yesterday Pakistan armed forces mounted a new offensive in RD 238, Bitti, Nodhan, Goht & Kattan areas of Naseerabad looting and burning homes of Baloch civilians.
During the 2 week campaign the towns of Ispilingi, Johan, Mongchar, Sui, Gomazi , Koshkala, Munagachar, Dash, Tump, Naseerabad, and all the villages in between them have been assaulted.  
Yesterday the Pakistan army conducted loot and burn operations in killi Jamaldini, Shareef khan, Qadirabad, Naushki.
Reports indicate the use of a self-igniting yellow liquid in burning the homes and the deployment of helicopter gunships firing and bombing indiscriminately.
Since the baginning of the assaults in Naseerabad dozens of Baloch civilians have been injured and killed and at least 30 persons have been abducted.  Countless men, women, children, and elderly have been inhumanely tortured by the Pakistan armed forces.  On June 5th 13 abductions were reported in Naushki.

Balochwarna News - Bullet riddled body found in Karachi
Sangar Publications - Baloch Genocide continues
On June 2nd & 3rd the tortured and bullet-riddled bodies of Umer Abdul Ghani, and 2 yet unidentified Baloch youth were found dumped in Karachi.  Unidentified bodies have also been found on Monday dumped and riddled with bullets in Hub and Quetta.  The body of BRP activist Zaheer Baloch was recovered in Karachi on Tuesday morning.  In Kalat disctrict the body of activist, and relative of previous victims, Amanullah Mengal was also found shot and dumped. In Kohlu Pakistani authorities have tortured and seriously injured a 75 year old man.

Pak Tribune - Building on ties: New premier indicates plan to link Gwadar with China
Global Times China - China calls for co-op on Pakistan transport links
Every town and village attacked in the Pakistan military operation is near the Gward seaport.  Interestingly Pakistan recently announced a deal with the Chinese to allow use of the seaport as a component of the Chinese "string of pearls" navy operation.  Reports have also surfaced of a BRP call for Baloch workers to strike in protest of the loot and burn operations the Pakistan armed forces are conducting.  As the violence in Balochistan escelates, Exiled Baloch leader Khan Suleman Daud actively seeks allegiances amongst Western nations in Wales.  Khan of Kalat stated in an interview “Whomever is the enemy of our enemy is our friend".  Dr. Allah Nawaz also appeared in a recent interview stating "NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan is not a good idea".  Dr. Allah Nawaz extended a public invitation of friendship and cooperation to the UN offering protection to any UN observers in Balochistan.

The United States has a law called "The Foreign Assistance Act"  This act states that "no assistance will be provided to a government which "engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, prolonged detention without charges, causing the disappearance of persons by the abduction and clandestine detention of those persons, or other flagrant denial of the right to life, liberty, and the security of person, unless such assistance will directly benefit the needy people in such country"
Between 2002-2011 The United States provided 11.7 billion USD in Military aid and another 6 billion USD in financial aid to Pakistan.
Canada has a similar act called the Development Assistance Accountability Act (Bill C-293) which states that nations in violation of international human rights standards are not eligible for foreign aid.  In 2012 Canada provided Pakistan with CDN$107,104,414

US congressman Paul A. Gosar has recently petitioned for limitations of US foreign aid to Pakistan and four other countries (Iran, North Korea, Syria, & Egypt) for violations of the terms of the Foreign Assistance Act and FAULT act.

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