Balochistan National Party (Mengal) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that the government is neither strong enough nor serious to resolve the Balochistan issue.
BALOCHISTAN. --- A country of Asia contiguous to India. It is bounded on the north by Afghanistan, on the east by the Punjab and Sind, on the south by the Arabian Sea, on the west by Persia. Area, about 106,500 sq. miles ; being between lat. 24° 50'--- 30° 20', and long. 61° 10'--- 68° 38'. Towns, Khelat, whose Khan is the most powerful chief of the country ; and Quetta, a British cantonment.
Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) held a joint memorial reference event for Prof. Saba Dashtyari who was murdered in cold blood on June 1, 2011 by the Pakistani military death squad in Quetta, Balochistan.
Baloch from around the world to honor those who paid the ultimate price of their lives for a free, democratic and united Balochistan. Rally on July 17 to pay tribute to Baloch Martyrs at London's Centre for Polish Art and Culture
Some political groups, like the National Party, are still pro-parliament and liberal, and demand maximum provincial autonomy. Other groups, like the Balochistan National Party headed by former chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal, now demand a right of self-determination. Other Baloch groups are either openly taking part in an insurgency that calls for an independent Balochistan, or supporting these 'Sarmachars' or freedom fighters.
A side benefit of the chaos created in the Kurram Agency is that it would be a lot easier to hide the jihadists in the midst of the internally displaced people, making the thugs a difficult target for precision drone attacks
Empires have come and gone but the Baluch survived as a unique nation with distinction in character, language, homeland, culture and sense of belonging to the land called Baluchistan.
New classified intelligence obtained before the May 29 disappearance of the journalist, Saleem Shahzad, 40, from the capital, Islamabad, and after the discovery of his mortally wounded body, showed that senior officials of the spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, directed the attack on him in an effort to silence criticism, two senior administration officials said.
The Baloch Society of North America organized an international conference on Balochistan at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2011, and asked for the UN, the USA and the international community to intervene in Balochistan to help stop the human rights abuses committed against the Baloch by Pakistan's security forces and military.
Police have arrested five individuals accused of kidnapping for ransom, Geo News reported. Two of the accused belong to the Frontier Corps Balochistan.