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Blogging Balochistan
Sunday, 17 September 2006


Posted by Gedroshian at 11:23 AM EDT
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Saturday, 24 December 2005
Death of a Blog
Yes. The author of this blog has suffered from chronic laziness. Your beloved Blog is no more. But Balochistan will still be blogged at Sagaar.

Posted by Gedroshian at 2:16 PM EST
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Thursday, 24 November 2005
Should we be optimistic?
I had thought the idea of the single Baloch party was dead, but it looks like the old fox, Bugti, is not going to let go of the issue.

The news is that his representatives are visiting Nawab Marri and Sardar Mengal. If nawab Bugti wanted to sound sincere, why didn't he send Branhundag, his grandson and heir-apparent?

At least, we have the BSOs working towards a merger. That's good.

Posted by Gedroshian at 10:59 AM EST
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Thursday, 17 November 2005
The Karachi Blast
The big news about Balochistan is the blast that happened in Karachi on 16th Nov. 2005. It isn't like any other usual Lashkar or Jaish blast, which Pakistan has grown accustomed to. Though the blast was near a American restaurant, it wasn't supposed to target that. The alleged targets were the Offices of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) nearby. Then, the theories began.

From the onset, the authorities said it was BLA. Even, a Chakar Azam had accepted the responsibility on behalf of BLA. (Outlook India says a Shakir Alam accepted the responsibility on behalf of Balochistan national Army , it is probably a typo, there is no BNA).

The twist comes when another spoke person of BLA, Azad Baloch calls in to deny any BLA involvement ( supposedly, he also wasn't the same person who always calls after the blasts). Nusrat Afghani explains the situation in Daily Aasap. Daily Times's editorial about the blast is here. Amir Mir writes about it here.

TODAY: Accused Aziz Khan, Mangla Khan and Abdul Jabbar were linked with the Balochistan Liberation Army and arrested from Gulshan Iqbal with a car, three kilogram explosives, two hand grenades, one Kalashnikov and two TT pistols, police said.

Also, Five ‘BLA men’ held for Karachi blast

There was this piece which caught my eye:

The spokesman said that the BLA was struggling against Punjabi rulers. “We can hit any target in Islamabad and other areas of Punjab, but not in Karachi or any other area of Sindh,”

Why shouldn't we target Pakistani interests in Sindh? Haven't we, already? I think we have attacked the gas pipelines in Sindh many times before. Sindh is occupied as well, so it is a legitimate battlefield. Of course, the loss of civilian life is tragic, but is not unexpected in a war.

Perhaps, it is time to come out in the open, and tell the enemy that they might not be that safe in their own homes, any more.

Posted by Gedroshian at 9:50 AM EST
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Wednesday, 16 November 2005
I am back!!
Well, not exactly. But, soon, i am going to revive this almost-dead blog. HOPEFULLY.

Posted by Gedroshian at 11:41 AM EST
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Friday, 4 November 2005
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Posted by Gedroshian at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 29 November 2005 10:37 AM EST
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Monday, 29 August 2005
This guy is clever
Bugti calls for union

Posted by Gedroshian at 8:39 AM EDT
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Monday, 22 August 2005
Dodgy Alliances
NP with PML (Q), NP with BNP(M), NP with JWP, BNP(M) with JUI, NP and BNP in Baloch YakJehthy...what the hell is going on? who is playing against who in this game?

Posted by Gedroshian at 11:47 AM EDT
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Sunday, 21 August 2005
The Image Problem???
Some much needed PR for Pakistan

Some more of it here

Posted by Gedroshian at 8:47 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 22 August 2005 11:49 AM EDT
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Sunday, 14 August 2005
Bondage day and Rocket Shower
58 years of slavery to brown colonists!!! How many more will it take???

Well, actually 14th august wasn't the day that Balochistan formally got occupied. It took 8 more months after that day(15th April 1948 was the day that our traitor Khan signed the accession papers), a few military boots, and a weak ruler of Balochistan to make us what we are..One of the only few nations without a state.

We did celebrate the 'independence day' today there in Balochistan. We showered rockets at Kohlu, Turbat, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Mand and Quetta. But i am getting fed up of these rockets falling in open spaces. Why don't we put a little more effort in targeting those khaki colored fences and camps and the moustached ba*tards sitting in those, which are scattered throughout Balochistan?

How long are we going to wait before we start picking names from the famous BLA black list??

Ah..just another angry post.

Posted by Gedroshian at 12:01 AM EDT
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Sunday, 7 August 2005
The Smiling Prisoners

Posted by Gedroshian at 2:17 PM EDT
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Monday, 1 August 2005
NP and Aasap
Well, i always thought it was coming...our so-called middle class political party finally lost the patience with only media outlet that can be called a baloch media outlet.

Aasap is a urdu-language newspaper, published from Quetta and Turbat. It is the only newspaper which actually is of the baloch, for the baloch, and by the baloch. Without any government support, rather under constant watch of agencies, this newspaper has struggled to be the voice of Baloch. No, i am not saying that it is the best thing out there. It has its drawbacks. Some think that it is biased towards BNP-Mengal. This brings us to the events that happened yesterday in turbat. Why will NP accepts any good words towards any other Baloch party??

So, yesterday, a few thugs of BSO-Assef went and offloaded copies of aasap from street news hawkers. Check this, this assef guy has a faction of BSO under his own name. His faction also operates as the student wing of NP. Aasap has written about it here.

Is there no way that these thugs can be reined in by their masters (Dr. this, and dr. that)? Why do they even exist??? what do we need a bso-ASSEF for?

UPDATE: 3rd August 2005

Daily Intekhab, the other great baloch newspaper, (which sometimes publishes half-page Ads for PAKISTAN NAVY), has put forth a statement from BSO-ASSEF decrying yellow journalism.

UPDATE: 5th august 2005

So, there is more to the story. Some people don't think that it is just a simple skirmish between a newspaper and its opponents. A Baloch commentator highlighted the issue as "Aasap Vs Baloch Kids'. WOW. I wonder if he would have said the same if those kids actually didn't belong to NP, a party that he adores.

Malek Towghi, a somewhat eccentric and controversial Baloch intellectual and poet, calls it a case of BNP-Mengal Vs NP-Hayee. In saying this, he has deliberately called Aasap a mouthpiece of BNP-Mengal. Newspapers are not supposed to take sides, or have opinions?? Ever heard of a newspaper with no bias?? The same guy who has been citing all Aasap articles, praising Aasap in his other emails decides not to be on the side of Aasap when some thugs try to intimdate it. Aasap is a mouthpeice, if of any party, of BSO-United. Just see how many times the name of Allah Nizar is in every edition of Aaasap.

Malek Thowghi, advises us;, "Please, don't take side in this new Hayy-Akhtar controversy". I tell you, " Please do". Be on at least one side. Doesn't matter which one. If we are silent now that BSO-Assef has attacked a baloch newspaper, we are giving a license to everybody who doesn't like what gets reported about them to do the same.

Newspapers get attacked everywhere. Here is our first case. This is no conspiracy of BNP Mengal VS NP-Hayee. Lets not call it one.

UPDATE: 9th August 2005

It seems that higher-ups of NP decided to hush up the issue, and sent an apology letter ( Daily Jang's report) to Journalists associations of Balochistan. In response, Aasap took back its references against the thugs. BUT WAIT, this isn't what Intekhab thinks how it went. By the way, Intekhab was the only newspaper in Balochistan which didn't boycott the BSO-Assef Press releases during the last few days.

Posted by Gedroshian at 10:35 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 9 August 2005 8:35 AM EDT
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Sunday, 31 July 2005
Really?? a SINDH LIBERATION ARMY???????????It doesn't matter if their bombs don't explode. It is good enough that they finally got the will to at least do something.

Note: There is a church in Kohlu.

Posted by Gedroshian at 2:02 PM EDT
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Friday, 29 July 2005
I am hoping to revive this blog, which has been dead for over two months now. Those of you, who thought i might have become collateral damage in the war in Balochistan, i would like to tell you, that i am alive and well, just a little depressed the way things are in Balochistan. I remain a keyboard warrior. I still do not have the courage to leave my comfortable life, and fight for my homeland. I am a coward.

Balochistan, which happens to be the focus of this blog, is still under occupation. My Baloch elders are still bickering among themselves. My sold-out political parties are still making the noises, and doing the rounds. My rocketeers and crack-bombers are still lurking behind the walls, and do throw their stuff at Quetta, Turbat, Kohlu, etc. occasionally .My sardars are still there, sulking. My Baloch students leadership is in jails, or is being hounded. My political parties are contemplating how to win that money-making Gawadar Nazim seat in the elections.

My nation sleeps. My nation is lost.

Posted by Gedroshian at 8:17 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 17 May 2005
All for One???
The biggest news doing rounds in Baloch circles is Nawab Bugti's proposal of a single political platform. He wants his party (JWP), BNP (Mengal), Haq Tawar (Nawab marri) and NP (Dr. Hayee) to merge into one. This is being talked about everywhere, and our intellectuals are going full throttle calling it 'historical breakthrough', 'golden chance', and such.

But is it???

Why exactly do we need 'one' platform??? why are we so thrilled to repeat our mistakes?? remember NAP??? remember Mengal-Bugti alliance in 1997??? We know very well that we don't have political parties in balochistan. we have only political personalities.

What will this alliance achieve?? If Bugti wants to do non-parliamentary politics (sic!), he does not need any political platform.

Bugti is the most tainted Baloch politician among the three. He has killed more baloch than Paki Army ever have. I am not going to forgive him of all his sins, if he starts making some noises about Balochistan today.

and why will people of National Party will be in that alliance?? If Dr. Malek is in, ISI is in. what do we need people like sanaullah Zehri for? Putting all sheep in one 'waad' does not make them tigers.

I know i might get a lot of flak for saying this, but i feel this is another ploy from the granddad of Baloch politics, Mr.Bugti, to gain more power and prominence. No, i don't trust him.

Posted by Gedroshian at 6:05 AM EDT
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Saturday, 14 May 2005
50 days!!!
Its been 50 days since Dr.Imdad and friends were abducted by thugs of ISI. Though a columnist at daily Aasap suggests that they are reported to be still alive, nobody can be certain of the fact. It will be much easier for the agencies to kill and dispose them off, rather than present them in a court.

BSO (united) wants to do long marches, and sit-ins, and hunger strikes, and such. Why will the government be moved by such things?? Why willJam or nausherwani speak to an ISI major for their release? No chance of that happening!!

So what do we do?

I had written, alomst three weeks ago, to own up our owns. I would like that to happen. It is not only these student leaders, almost everyday we hear of other Baloch being arrested.

BUT...why are we so surprised if the government is acting like it is? We didn't know this will happen?? Were we under any illusion that the government was going to treat us nicely? This was bound to happen. So once again, what do we do???

I really can't think much of an solution. Lets just kill. If it is a war, lets give them a war. Not just one rocket, or one bomb blast a day!!! why aren't we killing government officials, military personnel, or even abaadkaars?? what are we waiting for??

Posted by Gedroshian at 7:44 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 14 May 2005 3:06 PM EDT
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Friday, 13 May 2005
Jam Yousuf and Our Next Generations

Two Comments about our next generations in two days!!! by his heaviness Lord Jam Yousuf!!

Whose next generations is he talking about??

Why is he pretending to sound like a leader?? He knows what he is ... a hound doing the bidding of his masters ... He should realize that he is just another thug in the long list of those who has ravished the motherland ... just keep on chewing the bone thrown at you from your masters and move on.

Why is this guy still alive???

Posted by Gedroshian at 10:20 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 10 May 2005

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Monday, 9 May 2005
America in Balochistan..once again
There was an article, about Balochistan, in The Economist titled "The tribes arise". I would have let it go like many other articles, but when i saw Aaasap and Intekhab publishing the exatcly same story, and saying things which i didn't belive i had read in that article, i had to visit the story one more time.

Read the article here.

According to PakTribune, Aasap, and Intekhab, the article has said that America and India are behind Balochistan's unrest.

I am not sure the article is saying so. I will copy the relevent parts here. You, the readers decide for yourself.

"The foreign hand

Unwittingly, outsiders have stoked the conflict. Thirsting for oil, America and India want to build a pipeline through the province, running south from the wells of Central Asia, or, in India's case, east from Iran. India's dynamic oil minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar—who also dreams of a pan-Asian gas grid—has suggested that the second pipeline could be completed by 2011. On reaching the coast, the Central Asian pipeline would disgorge into supertankers gathered off the emerging port at Gwadar. Chinese engineers are building the port with an initial loan from China of $200m. As its capacity increases, Gwadar will halve the distance between Xinjiang, the westernmost province of China, and its nearest accessible port—currently some 2,000 miles (3,000 km)."

"Conspiracy unlimited

Where the pipelines are concerned, the nationalists appear to be gripped by a common delusion that America secretly wants Baluchistan to secede from Pakistan, in order to secure the superpower a new source of oil. Indeed, the uniformity of the nationalists' expressed grievances and conspiracy theories, is striking. Traditionally, the government found it easy to use patronage to divide the warring tribes. Of late, however, a greater coherence has emerged. Last year, the four Baluchi nationalist parties, including three headed by sardars, formed an alliance to put their demands to the parliamentary commission."

These are two paras where the writer talks about any foreign involvement in Balochistan. It does not says that US/India are behind everything. But the NNI (a pakistani news agency) chose to project this article as the secret-revealing-article-from-the-west. And our Baloch newspapers (Aasap and Intekhab) 'unwittingly' went along with it.

Posted by Gedroshian at 2:08 PM EDT
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Sunday, 1 May 2005
Another Big Bang
Ok, so Balochistan is back as the usual, common pakistani problem. It had, for a short period of time, looked like the biggest, and gravest problem Pakistan was facing, but not any more. Now, it has gone back to what it was.... that the problem of a few bickering sardars and politicians who wants more pennies for their pockets.

Balochophiles are quiet. Balochophobes are indifferent.

we have lost this round.

and we need the next round to begin our way. Don't waste those rockets at Kohlu, when they can bring much better returns at other places. Let's kill jam Yousuf, or Shoaib Nausherwani, or bomb staff college, or kill corps commander Quetta..etc... Something that will shock the enemy. I believe a lot of people are expecting such a thing.

Posted by Gedroshian at 8:32 AM EDT
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