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  The Hindu : International : Baloch leaders for pre-1947 status
A declaration adopted by the jirga, reportedly the first in 126 years, protested the "colonial occupation' of Baloch land by Pakistan.
It was held in Kalat, near the Baloch provincial capital Quetta.
It demanded a reunification of all Baloch areas, now distributed between Punjab and Sindh.
www.hindu.com /2006/09/23/stories/2006092306831600.htm   (235 words)

 Balochvoice - Baloch Struggle of self-determination
This is a Baloch site we are trying to tell the world about the inequality and oppression of the Baloch people by Pakistan and its tyrant Punjabi institutions.
To the dominant Punjabis in Pakistan, who make up 58 percent of the population, it is unthinkable that the Baloch Nation should have special claims to Balochistan, which represents 48 percent of the land area of the country.
Baloch and other less Populace Nations will not be permitted to stand in the way of Punjabis so-called modernization programs, though it means the plunder of the Baloch National wealth.
www.balochvoice.com   (173 words)

 Baloch rebel leader killed
The Baloch leader's son-in-law, Senator Agha Bugti, also said that 80-year-old Bugti was killed in the military operation near Dera Bugti town, which is close to a mountain hideout in the restive Balochistan.
A spokesman of Marri tribe, another Baloch tribe, was quoted by the Dawn as claiming that 140 people from Bugti and Marri tribes were killed in yesterday's operation in Chalgri area.
Bugti, the leader of Baloch tribe called Bugtis, was the former chief minister and the governor of the province.
www.rediff.com /news/2006/aug/27baloch.htm   (801 words)

 International Crisis Group - Pakistan: the Worsening Conflict in Balochista
Tensions between the government and its Baloch opposition have grown because of Islamabad’s heavy-handed armed response to Baloch militancy and its refusal to negotiate demands for political and economic autonomy.
While Baloch alienation is widespread, crossing tribal, regional and class lines, the military government insists that a few sardars (tribal leaders) are challenging the centre’s writ, concerned that their power base would be eroded by Islamabad’s plans to develop Balochistan; the state therefore has little option but to meet the challenge head on.
With the federal government refusing to compromise with its Baloch opponents, intent on a military solution to a political problem and ignoring local stakeholders in framing political and economic policies, the directions of the conflict are clear.
www.crisisgroup.org /home/index.cfm?l=1&id=4373   (1443 words)

 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan
It is said that the Pakistani authorities were worried that the Baloch nationalists, who have been opposing the port, might stage a spectacular incident during Wen's visit to the province to draw world attention to their opposition.
The road convoys [of the army] are completely exposed to tribe pickets posted at key junctures on the passes, able as they have been to roadblock and cripple all traffic on the critical supply line to troops and the FC posted in the valley of Dera Bugti.
Now, the Baloch fighters, wise from the experience of their predecessors of the 1970s, remain determined that they will not allow Musharraf to succeed in his policy of divide and rule.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/GD19Df03.html   (1798 words)

  Gulfnews: Pakistan's Baloch problems
The Baloch, a relatively late addition to the spectacular mosaic of people, often cling to an oral history that traces their origin to Aleppo.
The Baloch tribes that he wanted to emancipate stood by their Sardars and Balochistan plunged into an insurgency that must be counted as one of the major causes of the anti-Bhutto military coup in July 1977.
Above all, the Pakistani federation has to go beyond the calculus of profit and loss and honour those deeper impulses that spring from the collective imagination and memory of a people who put greater faith in their bards that recount their journey through millennia than in the faceless bureaucrats of a modern managerial state.
www.gulfnews.com /weekend/politics/10081257.html   (2227 words)

 Pakistan - Baloch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baloch society is stratified and has been characterized as "feudal militarism." The significant social tie is that between a leader, the hakim, and his retinue, consisting of pastoralists, agriculturists, lower-level leaders, and lower- level tenant farmers and descendants of former slaves (hizmatkar).
In common with the neighboring Pakhtuns, Baloch are deeply committed to maintaining their personal honor, showing generous hospitality to guests, and giving protection to those who seek it of them.
Baloch have long been accustomed to indirect rule, a policy that leaves local elites with a substantial measure of autonomy.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-9802.html   (1498 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Baloch people
The Brahui, having lived in proximity to the Baloch, have absorbed substantial linguistic and genetic admixture from the Baloch and in many cases are indistinguishable.
The Southern Baloch of Oman began migrating from the coastal Baluchistan to the Arab lands some 70 years ago when oil was discovered there.Baloch in Oman have maintained their ethnic and linguistic distinctions.
The Southern Baloch compose approximately 19% of the country's population.The traditional Baloch economy is based on a combination of farming and semi-nomadic shepherding.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Baloch_people   (938 words)

 World Sindhi Institute
The projects that were trumpeted as the means to Balochistan’s development and integration have so far led only to the advance of the Pakistani military in the province, accompanied by the removal of the local population from their lands and by an intense speculation that benefits only the army and its “henchmen”.
Baloch nationalism, he argues, is a reality that Islamabad cannot pretend to ignore forever or co-opt by making promises of development that are rarely kept.
Instead of cheering these projects, the Baloch, faced with slowing population growth, responded with fear that they would be dispossessed of their land and resources and of their distinct identity.
www.worldsindhi.org /pastevents/2006/rally06/balochunresthasnoforeignsupport.html   (727 words)

 Baloch at AllExperts
The Baloch (Persian: بلوچ alternative transliterations Baluch, Balouch, Balooch, Balush, Balosh, Baloosh, Baloush et al.) are an Iranian people inhabiting the region of Balochistan in Iran and Pakistan as well as neighboring areas of Afghanistan and the southeast corner of the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia.
The Baloch speak Baluchi, which is considered a north-western Iranian language and the Baloch are accordingly generally considered an Iranian people.
In addition, there are many Baloch located in other parts of the world with the bulk living in the GCC countries of the Persian Gulf.Their homeland, Balochistan, is divided between three countries with portions of it in Pakistani Balochistan, Iranian Balochistan, and the southern parts of Afghanistan.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/ba/baloch.htm   (650 words)

Baloch are too few people in too vast a land, when Baloch protest and express them selves peacefully, they were not listened to.
Baloch are resisting the invader in Iran and Pakistan, the Baloch have too little to loose if subdued and too much to gain if there united against the intruder, who already controls their land and their movement and resources and slowly kill a nation and reduce their existence only for tourist attraction purposes.
Since Baloch by historic right own Balochistan, that historic right give right only to Baloch representative to sign treaty with who ever the choose to do so, this is the same right Swedish or English have on their territory, why should it be different for Baloch.
www.balochistaninfo.com /Juni06/balochistan06.htm   (1046 words)

Baloch sources say that to make it clear that it was their warning they left behind at both the places mobile phones recovered from Pakistani security forces personnel killed by the BLA in Balochistan.
His charismatic figure and ability to articulate the anger and grievances of the Balochs in a very eloquent manner were a big asset to the freedom-fighters.
It is understood that the Musharraf Government has failed in its efforts to persuade the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to hand over to the ISI two sons of Nawab Khair Bux Marri, the legendary leader of the Marri tribe----- Ghazen Marri and Harbyar Marri--- who were living in Dubai.
www.saag.org /papers20/paper1984.html   (701 words)

 IntelliBriefs: The Baloch jirga : Start of the collapse of Pakistan
By giving representation to the commoners among the Baloch, the tribal chiefs have cleverly tried to deflect criticism that their jirga is a club of privileged men with vested interest.
However, the fear among the Baloch that their status as the majority ethnic group in their Balochistan homeland was under threat could still ensure the longevity of the Baloch national jirga.
Disaffection among the Baloch was already on the rise due to their belief that Balochistan’s bountiful natural resources were being exploited by the federal government to their disadvantage.
intellibriefs.blogspot.com /2006/10/baloch-jirga-start-of-collapse-of.html   (3068 words)

 the social origins of baloch
The role assigned for a Baloch in society is one of honor and freedom, not of subjugation and dependence.
Every Baloch in all walks of life supported the ‘movement’, which was so popular with the people that the Pakistan government decided not to trust the local people and brought in on a massive scale, army officers seconded to the civil services, to hold the administrative assignments in the province.
The Baloch are exhorted to follow Mir Namrouz and his brave comrades, who fought for a cause as glorious as that of Mir Mehrab Khan.
www.geocities.com /balochistory/bni.html   (3937 words)

 Sarbaaz.Com (( Where Baloch Click! ))  Balochi Articles
The leading Baloch ethnic nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed Saturday in a massive military operation in the southwestern Balochistan province.
The importance of the Baloch as a case study cannot be ignored.
Ostaad Abdul Sattar Baloch was born in Lyari, Karachi, Pakistan.
www.sarbaaz.com /articles.htm   (929 words)

 Balochi Language & Literature
Of course it is to be said that Balochi poetry and poems existed long before that era in Baloch societies, for the reason that composing of poems surfaced and furthered with evolution of the language.
Baloch poets have been furthering in composing of poems in their mother tongue.
Precisely for these reasons, it is the dire responsibility of all Baloch people and in specific of Baloch literates to put some tangible efforts in appropriate ways to keep their own Balochi language and culture alive and in steady progress.
www.zrombesh.org /Balochilanguage.htm   (2148 words)

 Baltimore Independent Media Center: Aspects of Baloch Pakistan Relations
In a Baloch perspective, this is an attempt to dilute their national resistance and to justify the exploitation of cultural and natural resources of Baloch people in the name of Islam.
Baloch consider self-determination as their collective right and the very foundation of the enjoyment of their civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights.
The silence on the use of sophisticated and lethal weapons and indiscriminate aerial bombardment and shameless murders of Baloch political leaders by Pakistani army cannot be justified on the pretext of Pakistan being an ally in the war on terrorism.
baltimore.indymedia.org /newswire/display/14200/index.php   (1445 words)

 Baloch says China poses a threat to Asian region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baloch was in Taipei last week to attend the just-concluded biannual World Forum for Democratization in Asia.
Baloch: The province is the poorest in all of Pakistan, with a per capita income of US$250 a year.
Baloch: It is a pity that international organizations have turned their backs on Taiwan whose economy is vibrant and whose people are highly educated.
www.hvk.org /articles/1005/37.html   (1327 words)

 Baloch Struggle
This is a Baloch site we are trying to tell the world about the inequality and oppression of the Baloch people by Pakistan and its tyrant Punjabi institutions.
To the dominant Punjabis in Pakistan, who make up 58 percent of the population, it is unthinkable that the Baloch Nation should have special claims to Balochistan, which represents 48 percent of the land area of the country.
Baloch and other less Populace Nations will not be permitted to stand in the way of Punjabis so-called modernization programs, though it means the plunder of the Baloch National wealth.
www.geocities.com /balochdaily   (137 words)

 biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Senator Sanaullah Baloch is Member of Senate of Pakistan, and member of Standing Committee on Local Government and Problems of Less Developed areas.
Baloch was elected as a Member of National Assembly of Pakistan from the largest constituency of the country as a nominee of Balochistan National Party.
Geo-Politics of Baloch Region and China and Baloch (Persian) Gulf.
www.baloch.biz /biography.htm   (425 words)

 Baloch Freedom Movement: September 2005
Baloch were heavily raided and Firdusi explained their genocide as there remained no Baloch, nor any sign of them.
Jinnah who was pleading Baloch confederacy case received a letter that Baloch are incapable to shoulder their international responsibilities in case of their sovereign status, may not be given the choice.
The Baloch leadership made it clear to Pak government that balochistan's resources are not "national assets" but belongs to balochistans, Nawab Akbar Bhugti in his recent interview stated "Suie gas is Balochistans produce not a national asset".
freebaloch.blogspot.com /2005_09_01_freebaloch_archive.html   (5881 words)

 village voice > news > Last fall, the U.S. government detained Shakir Baloch, a Canadian of Pakistani origin, for about ...
Baloch has charged that he was kept from contacting lawyers and Canadian officials.
INS spokesman Russell Bergeron said last week that Baloch was still "an active case" in the terrorism investigation, since the FBI had not informed the INS otherwise.
But Baloch's lawyers, of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and National Lawyers Guild in New York, say that prior to their habeas action, he had not heard from the INS for three months or from the FBI for two, indicating that there was no real concern about him.
www.villagevoice.com /news/0205,lee,31888,1.html   (1519 words)

 JI: Leadership: Liaqat Baloch
Liaqat Baloch originally hails from Muzaffargah, a remote area in the Southern Punjab.
Born in Multan on 9th December, 1952, Mr Baloch holds Masters degree in Mass Communication and a Bachelor degree in Law.
Mr Baloch was elected president of students’ union, Punjab University besides completing a successful stint of Secretary General of Punjab University Students Union.
www.jamaat.org /leadership/lb.html   (693 words)

 Balochistan: Statement on the Question of Baloch in Iran and Political Solution
The use of the Balochi language is forbidden in public places, and Baloch children are deprived of using their mother tongue as the medium of instruction at schools.
The Iranian regime treats Baloch people as third class citizens, discriminating against them based on religion and ethnic group, yet the same regimes president, Mr Ahmedinezhad, spoke in Zahedan earlier this year defending Palestines national right and irresponsibly called for Israel to be wiped out of the world map.
The Baloch political status changed radically in later decades, when, in the 19th century, the British and Persian Empires divided Balochistan into spheres of influences between the British Empire in India and the Persian Kingdom.
www.unpo.org /article.php?id=5177   (2142 words)

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