Washington DC- Various Baluch and Sindhi organization representatives will hold a protest rally in front of the Pakistan Embassy at 3517 International Court, NW, Washington DC on Friday, April 17 at 10.30 a.m.
The protest rally has been organized against the Nazi-style execution of three prominent Baluch activists Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, President of the Balochistan National Movement (BNM); Lala Munir Baloch, General Secretary of the BNM; and Sher Mohammed Baloch, Deputy General Secretary of the Balochistan Republican Party.
by Zulfiqar Halepoto, Hyderabad, Sindh
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.. I would like to draw an attention to some facts, which are important to understand at the time when we claim that both Sindhi and Balouchs are coming closer to each other but the mindset of Balouch intellectuals are still hostile towards Sindhis… In post Benazir Bhutto Pakistan, the political complications to run the state as a viable polity, are increasing day by day. The internal contradictions of the state are reached at a point where no adhoc remedy or daily wages approach to run the affairs, are further widening the contradictions.
In this situation any kind of rift between any suppressed nation and especially between Sindhis and Balouchs will harm the cause of the right of political and fiscal sovereignty of the oppressed nations within Pakistani territories… and Sindhi politician, nationalist, writer, intellectual and pressman always support the cause of Balouch. The Quetta based Sindhi media friends of Kawish, KTN, daily Ibrat, Sindh TV and other media houses used to support the just cause of downtrodden people of Balochistan. Many of us know that during Musharraf’s naked fascist regime there were curbs on media and ISPR used to directly monitor media coverage especially during Akbar Bugti Shaheed’s fight with the establishment. Lot of pressure came on the shoulders of those brave Sindhi journalists who were working in Balochistan at that time. But they refused to carry out the dictation of agencies. They were on good terms with Shaheed Bugti, Mir Balach and others.
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