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Panel assembled for Baluch international conference

A number of international activists, scholars and human rights practitioners will be participating in the first-ever Baluchistan International Conference in Washington DC on Nov. 21-22. The American Friends of Baluchistan (AFB), an organization that supports the independence movement, has organized the conference. The AFB considers Mir Hyrbyair Marri, Sardar Brahumdagh Bugti and Dr. Allah Nazar national heroes of Baluchistan. The conference has been organized to highlight Baluch issues.and to pay tributes to slain Baluch freedom fighter Nawabzada Balaach Marri, 41, an elected member of the Baluchistan state assembly and son of legendary Baluch leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri. Marri was killed extrajudicially by the Pakistan military on Nov. 20, 2007.

Baluch international activist Mehran Baluch, a brother of the slain leader, will preside over the two-day conference that is aimed to find ways and means to end the plight of the Baluch natives in Baluchistan.

The panelists at the conference are: Selig S. Harrison, Annie Nocenti, T. Kumar, Andrew Eiva, Saghir A. Shaikh, Ph.D,Munir Mengal, Dr. Gul Agha, Wendy Johnson, Asad Rahman, Ismail Ameeri, Ali Arjemandi,M.Mumtaz Khan, Aziz Baloch, M. Hosseinbor ( Dr. Bor) , Humaira Rahman, Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti.

Meanwhile, American Friends of Baluchistan condemned Islamabad for putting one of the invitees to the conference, Prof. Naela Quadri of the Baloch Republican Party on the infamous exit control list. Prof. Quadri was recently offloaded from an aeroplane while she was travelling to Manila to attend a premier Asian Pacific NGO conference on conflict zones.

WORLD SINDHI INSTITUTE ENDORSES CALL FOR NEW CONSTITUTION

humairarahmanThe World Sindhi Institute fully endorses the demands registered at a recent conference of political and civil society representives seeking a new constitution for Pakistan and a new socio-economic and political contract for Sindh and other minority provinces, that took place in Hyderabad Sindh , on August 14th 2009(see below).

Citing the dysmal failure of the current constitution and the historic existence of the covenant of 1940 ( Lahore Resolution ) which already establishes a framework and template for geunine federalism , the consultative body, unanimously agreed that the 1940 Resolution is the only acceptable denominator to base a bew constitution on.

WSI also endorses veteran politician Saieen Rasool Baksh Palijo’s demand to stop the large scale pilferage of Sindh Waters that continues with impunity and that that has destroyed and continues to destroy the livelihood and health of Sindh’s citizens.

Humaira Rahman, General Seretary, World Sindhi Institute