Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch people

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From: BSO Azaad <>
Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Subject: Re: Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch people.

Akhtar Mengal's six points were rejected by Pakistan but at least one of his demand was granted and that was to ban the Baloch Student Organization (Azaad). 

Congratulation Akhtar Jan. Thee Jaan Mae Jaan -- Akhtar Jan, Akhtar Jan

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From: Baloch Against Nawabs Sardars <>
Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch people.

Actually, This war of independence started after the killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Both Sradar Akhtar Mengal and Nawab Khair Bux Marri  conspired with ISI and Pak army  to get Bugti killed so that they can settle their personal score with him. Nawab Bugti was a part of  the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's military operation in 70s against the Marri and Mengal tribes and was the main reason of Akhtar Mengal' s Government collapse when he left Akhtar Mengal's Govt in protest of the nuclear tests carried out in Balochistan against Baloch wishes. Akhtar Mengal and Nawab Khair Bux sons, Balaach Marri , Gazzin Marri and Hairbiyar Marri, all of them lost their Minister-ships and were very angry and upset with Nawab Bugti. They conspired with ISI and Pak military to eliminate "irritant" Nawab Bugti. The plan was finalized in Sardar Attaullah Mengal's house when Choudri Shujahat and Mushahid visited him on their way to Dera Bugti to negotiate with Bugti. 

Soon after they left the Dera Bugti, the stage for military operation was set in Kholu with Gen Mush's visit and rockets were fired by so the called BLA in the air to "irk" Mush. It is funny though that the Rockets were fired on Mush in Kholu, but military operation was started in Dera Bugti  and Bugti's house was bombed to make him run in the mountains, where Balaach was given  the task to help Pakistan's army to locate and finally eliminate him. Once Bugti was eliminated, Balaach took off and disappeared.  His family claimed that he was killed by Paki army but they failed to back up their claim with any proof. His father Khair Bux Marri  refused to sit on Balochi traditional "Purse" for his son and told BBC that his son is not dead .

After Bugit's killing things got out of control and the Baloch anger and frustration translated into a full fledged war of independence. To contain and control this war, Sardar, Nawab and their sons and paid agents jumped in top take the control of the movement and prevent it from spreading. BSO-Azaad was hijacked by Nawab Khair BuxMarri and his sons and their paid agent Bashir Zaib and Banook Karima Baloch. The game was to get all ordinary Baloch leaders and activists exposed, profiled and killed or eliminated so that these Nawabs and Sardars make the final deal with Pakistan without being challenged or opposed. Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his aide Sanaullah Baloch was sent to exile to counter and control Baloch National movement for freedom in Diaspora. While these Sardars, Nawabs and their sons were enjoying the luxury lives in Karachi, Dubai and in London, busy marketing Baloch blood and tears in the international market, the ordinary Baloch were being picked up and eliminated mercilessly every day by Paki army with full impunity with their collaboration and support.

Those who are "shocked" over Sardar Akhtar Mengal's BIG "U" turn, are unaware of the facts that it was all preplanned. Akhatar Mengal didn't go to exile by his own choice, but was sent by ISI and military establishment to wait until the right time comes and when the green light was given, he came back with his close aide Mr. Sanaullah Baloch to implement the ISI plan. Under the deal, Akhtar Mengal will be made winner, as in Balochistan, selections are held in the name of elections, and he will be made the next Cheap Minister of Balochistan in a powerless handicapped coalition Government to not only washout and justify the FC's killings and disappearances of thousands of Baloch, but will  also help them to continue their carnage against the Baloch youths to kill and dump more. For these Nawabs and Sardar the value of ordinary Baloch blood means nothing. After all it wasn't meant to be a war of Independence but only an ugly conspiracy to remove an "IRRITANT" Nawab of their own, (Nawab Akber Khan Bugti), to settle some personal scores. Now, that it had turned into a full fledged war of Independence they have to do every thing that they can to help the ISI and Paki military to contain it from spreading by any means possible with help of their sons and paid agents.

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From: Borhaan Arifee <>
Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch people.

Akhtar Mengal and  his close aide Mr. Sana Baloch have surpassed all limits of Balochi Nanag-wa-Naaam,  Balochi Gherat and Balochiat and have declared war against the suffering Baloch Nation by joining hands with FC and Paki army instead of going to UN and International Criminal Court (ICC) as they propagated earlier to fool the Baloch people and gave them false hopes. Baloch Nation will not forgive these Watan Ferosh traitors and their family members for conspiring against Baloch people and motherland Balochistan. They will be brought to Justice soon Inshallah for their treachery and complicity in Crimes against Baloch people.

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From: BSO Azaad <>
Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Subject: Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch people.

Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch are a part of establishment dirty war against Baloch People.

So, Finally, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his close aide Mr. Sana Baloch ended their so called self-imposed exile and landed in Pakistan, after making a deal with Punjabi establishment that in exchange of Cheap Minister-ship, BNP will help ISI and FC to counter the Baloch movement for independence and help FC to kill and dump and disappear more Baloch youths, mostly "the irritants" of BSO-Azad and BNM members. 

Before departing from Dubai Airport, Sardar Akhtar Mengal was seen greeted by his brother Javed Mengal and his beloved Nephew Noordin Mengal along with Sheikh Al-Taj Gichki of UAE. Both Noordin Mengal and Javed Mengal have issued statements against the elections and have claimed that they were not talking with Akhtar Mengal because of his decision to take part in the elections, but their claim went down into the toilet drain when their photo surfaced on the Facebook, exposing their two faces, in which they were seen saying good bye to Akhtar Mengal at the Dubai Airport before his departure to Pakistan.

اقوام متحدہ میں بلوچ قوم کو بے وفوف بنانے والا نورالدین مینگل، اور بلوچ ھیومن رائٹس کونسل لندن کے بانی تاج گچکی سردار اختر کو دبئی ائیرپورٹ سے پاکستانی الیکشن میں حصہ لینے کے لئے الوداع کہتے ہوئے۔ نورالدیناور جاوید مینگل بلوچ قوم مزید دھوکہ نہیں دے سکتے ۔ ۔ ۔
SOURCE: Facebook

Sheikh Al-Taj Gichki, a UAE citizen, is the one who created a fifth column among Baloch Diaspora in the name of so called BHRC with branches in London and in Canada through his paid agents to counter the Baloch national movement for freedom. 

Javed Mengal is the one who tried to flee the country to London and got caught with a suitcase full of money, about 5 millions US Dollars, who was stopped by Paki airport security forces at Karachi airport but later they let him go to escape to London with the money after the personal intervention of his brother Sardar Akhtar Mengal, then the Cheap Minister of Balochistan, who later Joined hands with Punjabi PM Nawaz Saharif to carry out the Nuclear test on Balochistan soil. Let's not forget that Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his father Sardar Ataullah Mengal sold the Baloch fort in Wadh to FC for millions of Paki rupees and pocketed all that money. 
All militant groups, including BLA, BLF, BRA and even his own brother Javed Mengal's Lashkar Balochistan, who are fighting for complete independence, have asked all Baloch people to stay away from these elections or else they will be targeted. Therefore, Saradar Akhar Mengal and his close aide Mr. Sana Baloch, like Gen Musharraf, will have to wear bullet proof Jacket. According to the terms of the deal, Bullet proof security will be provided to them by FC and will be provided with Bullet proof buktar Band military Vhicle if and when needed to hold rallies for the elections. 

Many people in Balochistan believe that Sana Baloch, Akhtar Mengal and their BNP are complicit with the recent increased wave of Baloch killings and disappearances by FC and both are colluding with FC to eliminate all those Baloch, especially BSO-Azad and BNM members who will be a big hurdle and obstacle in their way to take part in the elections and pose a threat to them and to election in Balochistan. 

Sana Baloch, who used to be very vocal against Pakistan and used to give emotional fiery speeches on Balochistan and on Baloch rights, been numb for past several years over the ongoing and increased Baloch killings, after making a deal with Paki military when FC arrested his two brothers to keep him shut in exchange for his brothers release and taking his name off of the Pakistan Exit Control List (ECL), which was granted. Under the deal, not only his brothers were released, but were given lucrative jobs in Pak military and Sui Gas company and Sana Baloch was given a huge lump sum of 4 million Pak rupees to leave the Country and enjoy his life in exile, where since then he has been busy promoting a "soft" moderate corner for Pakistan. He calls himself as less harmful  "moderates" and label the Baloch Sarmachars as harmful "extremists", asking and justifying their killings by FC in one of his article that he wrote in December 12, 2011 in the Daily Times, titled as "Constitutional limits and fundamental rights?". Recently he wrote two articles "the Truth about Balochistan Part I and II, both misleading and distorting and twisting the facts about Bbalochistan to please the Punjabi establishment.

Recently an leaked youtube video of Pakistan Nuclear test, made by Pakistani PTV, surfaced on the web exposing Sana Baloch and  his sardar Akhtar Mengal's complicity with Pakistan's nuclear tests carried out in Balochistan during Akhtar Mengals' Cheap Minister ship. Both have claimed repeatedly that they didn't know about the blasts and were not aware or were taken into confidence by then Punjabi Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In the video bot of them are seen walking with Pakistan's Prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with AQ Khan and others at the test site shouting Pakistan Zindabad and Nahr-e-Takber--Allah-o-Akber with them.

Many people in Balochistan believe that by Joining hands with Paki army and being complicit with the recent increased Baloch killings and disappearances, both Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch have committed the crimes against Baloch Nation that constitute betrayal and have earn the tittle of traitor-ship in the eyes of Baloch nation and by doing so they have dug their own grave. They can not escape from the wrath of angry Baloch people who are busy collecting bullet riddled bodies every day. If they think they can build their opportunistic fortune over the bullet riddled dead bodies of Baloch people, they are seriously mistaken and are living in a fool and fancy world. Baloch Sarmachars have promised to follow these treacherous parasites Baloch enemies no matter where go or live and will hunt them down and send them to hell for their conspiracy against the Baloch Nation and Balochistan.

Please listen carefully the speech of Sardar Akhtar Mengal how he is changing with time. Yesterday he said he wants nothing but freedom and today he going against his own words. What a Hypocrite two face person.


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Leaked Video of May 28, 1998 Pakistan Nuclear Test where you can see Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch
Could anybody tell us if the presence of Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Sana Baloch in  this video or fake or real? May be Sana Baloch could tell us if he and Akhtar Jan were present on the day Nawaz Sharif visited the site or somebody has inserted their pictures of a later date in this video.

From: BSO Azaad <>
Subject: “Mengal Couldn’t Have Come Without Some Assurances”— Najam Sethi, senior journalist
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:31 PM

“Mengal Couldn’t Have Come Without Some Assurances”— Najam Sethi, senior journalist

By Farah Zia & Waqar Gillani
The News on Sunday: As somebody who is so familiar with the issue, what exactly do you think is the Baloch problem? Give us some historical perspective?

Najam Sethi: There is a historical narrative in a section of the Baloch middle class which says that the accession to Pakistan of the Princely State of Kalat after partition was enforced. From there, the narrative expands into a demand for autonomy and provincial rights and, eventually, spills over into the demand for independence because of the inability of the rulers at the centre to devolve power.

Balochistan remains a tribal society. So, the form of resistance has always been through weapons and bullets whereas similar political or economic resistance in other parts of Pakistan is on the streets, through strikes and protest marches and so on. In tribal societies, violent methods are as ‘democratic’ as peaceful ones in modern ones.

Unfortunately, from the point of view of Baloch nationalism, their tribal society is very fragmented and tribal rivalries or local rivalries take precedence over provincial and even national issues. That is why the centre has always been able to exploit the situation and found willing takers from amongst the Baloch sardars who have had historical rivalries with each other.

So, Balochistan is beset with several narratives: the tribal narrative of internecine warfare, the middle-class urban narrative of constitutionalism and the rural-tribal sardar narrative of separatism. When the 1973 constitution was cobbled together by ZA Bhutto, the Baloch led by Nawab Khair Bukhsh Marri, Sardar Ataullah Mengal and Nawab Akbar Bugti were reluctant to sign on the dotted line. It was Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo, the urban middle class constitutionalist, who played the role of a bridge between these tribal sardars and Bhutto and got them to agree to sign on the 1973 constitution. The one solitary person who refused to sign was Nawab Khair Bux Marri who still remains the arch exponent of separatism.

So, there is a constant clash of all these narratives.

What has happened now is that because of central-state repression, the nationalist narrative is getting stronger and, as new middle classes develop (like our middle classes over here are becoming Islamised because of the narratives in their education system), the narratives in Balochistan are all about resistance and injustice. Every year, a new symbol is created in that narrative; originally it was Sui Gas that was supplied to all of Pakistan but not to Quetta, then it became Gwadar Port where “outsiders” bought up the land and so on.

TNS: In one of your recent articles, you have talked about the military action in almost the same breath as Baloch nationalist elements that have taken up arms against the Punjabi settlers. A sympathizer of the Baloch cause would say these acts are more reactions and not actions?

NS: No, this is not a reaction. It is part of a political strategy by the separatists. It didn’t exist in any of the earlier movements for independence, not even in the 1970s when state repression was at its height. This is the first time that Baloch insurgents have tried to eliminate Punjabis from Balochistan as part of a political framework. This time the movement has a new leadership also that is not at all tied to the strings of constitutionalism. And, for the first time, the resistance incorporates the two big tribes of Marris and Bugtis. Until now, it was always the Brahuis led by Mengal and the Marris led by Khair Bux; the Bugtis were never a significant part of the nationalist narrative, they were more concerned about their rights vis-à-vis the Pakistan Petroleum explorations for oil and gas in their areas. The Marris and the Bugtis standing together have changed the whole situation.

There has always been a strong anti-Punjabi sentiment in Khair Bux Marri. Now it’s part of policy. When you talk to these young Marri-Bugti leaders in exile, they are very clear. They say we’d rather be slaves of America than be slaves of these Punjabis who are the slaves of America anyway, a reference to the Pakistan military that is both a puppet of America and their repressor. In turn, this is why the Pakistan army, which is predominantly made up of the Punjabis, is determined to eliminate them.

TNS: What exactly is the military’s interest in Balochistan?

NS: The Pakistan Military is the state within the state. No state in the world would allow any part of its territory to secede, would it? Just as they now have to fight the Taliban who are claiming FATA, they will fight the Baloch if they fight for secession, like they did the Bengalis in 1971. The army created these problems because of its national security paradigm revolving round the eternal arch-enemy India. Having done that, now they have to defend their spaces from the blowback of such paradigms.

This is ‘normal’ state repressive behaviour. If you look at the anti-insurgency laws in India, they are unbelievably harsh. The story of hundreds of thousands dead or missing in Indian-held Kashmir is the same.

The Pakistan Army’s counter argument is that if the Indians have a consensus against insurgencies and in favour of the unified nation state, why are the people here raising issues. Isn’t the nation state more important? To which my answer is that there is a consensus on the civilian dominated democratic nation state in India — a democratic consensus and that is why the citizens back the state unequivocally even at the cost of massive human rights violations. But the military here has been usurping power since partition and defining the national interest. This is unacceptable to many civilians who believe they should define the national interest and not the soldiers. So there is no consensus.

TNS: What is the extent of international involvement in Balochistan?

NS: If you’re looking for footprints and hard evidence, you won’t find it. But valid questions arise. Where is the money coming from to fund and train the separatists? Why is the Afghan government giving them refuge? You see, when states are at war or hostile to each other, they will fish in each other’s troubled waters; that’s the universal principle of international relations. The Indians use this ‘intelligence agency’ principle against us in Balochistan, while we use it against them in Kashmir. Now that our relations with the Americans are not good, the Americans have begun to take an ‘interest’ in Balochistan that is unprecedented. The end-game in Afghanistan also warrants keen interest in Balochistan by the regional powers.

TNS: Is the military convinced that repression will solve the problem?

NS: No, they are not convinced, like the Americans are not convinced they can win the war against the Taliban. The idea is to degrade the capacity of the insurgents to a level where you can bring them to the negotiating table. This is what has been happening here. Check out General Kayani’s statement that the military is on board any “constitutional” solution to Balochistan (secession is not constitutional).

TNS: How do you look at Akhtar Mengal’s visit to Pakistan? Was it a consequence of some back-channel talks?

NS: Mengal could not have come here without getting a nod from the guerrilla leaders of the insurgency in exile, people like Hyrbyair Marri etc. He would also have received assurances from Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court and the military that he would be given an opportunity to explore solutions and make his statement. The assurances from the army would have amounted to something like this: participate in elections, we will help create space for you, if you leash the guerillas. While he was here, there was not a word out of the Baloch leadership in exile; they could have immediately denounced him as a turncoat but they didn’t. He came, did his thing and off he went because he knew this was a small window and he could not afford any misunderstanding. I think the biggest encouragement was from Nawaz Sharif and the CJP.

TNS: In the same article, you have also hinted at the possibility of the nationalists using the political platform for their separatist agenda in the post-election period.

NS: I am mindful of what happened in 1973. The nationalists formed a National Awami Party government in Balochistan and an NAP government in the Frontier. Ataullah Mengal became the chief minister and Khair Bux Marri was the president of NAP. The very first thing they demanded of the central government was control over the Levies and police. This was granted. Then they said they wanted to have their own paramilitary force. Islamabad said they could not have their own paramilitary. They countered with the argument that Bhutto had created his own paramilitary force, why couldn’t they. The centre became suspicious of their motives, especially since the secular Afghan government under Daud was very chummy with the Pashtun nationalists led by secular Khan Abdul Wali Khan, a component of NAP.

Then something happened that created a ruckus. Bhutto ‘discovered’ a shipment of arms from Iraq to Pakistan ostensibly meant for the Baloch underground movement. So, he beat a big song and dance about it. These were pinned on the Baloch government led by Mengal and Marri and he sacked the NAP governments, accusing them of treacherous behaviour.

At that time there was a division between the Baloch leadership. The Mengals and Marris stood on one side and Bugti went on the other side. Bhutto seized the opportunity and offered Bugti governorship to sort the Mengals and the Marris out. Bugti became the governor. The entire NAP leadership was sent to jail on charges of conspiracy. The Supreme Court banned the NAP.

TNS: Did the military figure somewhere in Bhutto’s decision-making process?

NS: Bhutto’s defence minister was Gen Tikka Khan who was ex-COAS and known as the “butcher of Bengal”. Together, they sent the army into Balochistan and this provoked armed resistance.
After two years of insurgency, in 1976, the army finally persuaded the Shah of Iran to give them American helicopters. Thereafter the resistance began to be hit badly in the face of greater repression. Military action was effective and by 1977 most of the guerrillas had fled from the mountains and taken refuge in Kabul where Daud, who had never accepted the Durand line like his Afghan predecessors, saw an excellent opportunity to exploit the situation. After Bhutto was overthrown by Gen Zia in 1977, the military leadership freed all political prisoners, granted general amnesty and encouraged the rebels in the camps in Afghanistan to return to Pakistan and re-settle down with help from the government. Khair Bux Marri was the last to return with the advent of civilian democracy in 1988.

TNS: Sitting here in Punjab, the Baloch problem especially of underdevelopment is often seen as one that is created by the tribal sardars.

NS: This is the narrative of every central government. The biggest flaw in this narrative is that central governments which are being run by corrupt feudals from Sindh and Punjab are very happy giving funds to them. But the minute a Baloch sardar says that you have to do development via me, they say that if you are not with us, you are standing in the way of progress.

TNS: But as of now, it appears as if the insurgents are standing with the sardars against the Punjabis?

NS: There are many sardars and nawabs in Balochistan, big and small. The biggest two or three are against the Punjabi-dominated militaristic state but many others are standing with the government because of internecine conflicts. So there is much inter-tribal rivalry and competition for resources and power. We are paying attention to what the military and insurgents are doing. But no one is focussing on puppets and touts of Islamabad who are running the provincial government and who have solid stakes in keeping the big sardars out of the reckoning. Zardari gave them 100 billion rupees as part of the Aghaz e Haqooq Package. Where has this money gone?

TNS: Where does Nawaz Sharif figure in all this?

NS: Nawaz is trying to expand his constituency, making alliances with the nationalists, doing seat adjustments, giving them assurances that he will do everything he can to bring them into power. He doesn’t have a vote bank in these provinces and, in the 2002 election, PML-N didn’t get a single seat in Balochistan. Now with the nationalists, they can win some seats and form a big block to be in a position to form a coalition govt. At this point, Mahmood Khan Achakzai (a Pashtun nationalist) is Nawaz’s candidate for prime ministership and has offered to accept Mengal’s nominee as the chief minister in the caretaker setup. And then after the elections, he will likely support Akhtar Mengal as chief minister. Nawaz Sharif is going to the Sindhi and Baloch nationalists because he doesn’t have a third force to ally with. Zardari has MQM, ANP and PML-Q with him and JUI will go with whosoever is in power.

Nawaz is the one who is under threat right now. Imran is hitting into him and he needs alliances and is reaching out to the nationalists everywhere. This is, in a way, good because he is a Punjabi, so it is a good political move.

TNS: How do you look at Mengal’s six points?

NS: This was well thought out. He has referred to the six points in order to draw our attention to what happened to the other six points in 1971. The suggestion is that in 1966, we Punjabis did not give the Bengalis any attention and that ended up in secession. He’s saying these are our six points; we are not asking for secession but, if you don’t pay attention, it could also end up in the same way. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, like Mengal, was also doing this in order to get motivate Bengalis in the election of 1970.

The other dimension is that if two or three demands get fulfilled then that’s good enough. Some of them are plain impossible. The army has denied military action because it operates through tribal lashkars which are formally controlled by Baloch tribal leaders, MNAs and MPAs who are given money and have vested interests. As for PPP, it took the brief from the army in giving the response “there is no military action”. The generals of the armed forces hide behind the government when they want to and destabilise the government when they want to.

My argument is that there is a push factor and a pull factor. The push factor was General Musharraf’s bad politics, just like Bhutto’s, which alienated the secular Baloch and Pashtuns. The pull factor has been the regional situation which has sustained the Baloch separatists. In the 1970s, the regional situation was not conducive sustaining separatists and insurgents. The warm water theory was nonsense. The Soviets gave no assistance to the Baloch. So, the resistance floundered in the face of stiff repression and in the end everyone went home when amnesty was announced.

But today, the regional situation is tailor made for foreign intervention. So, when the nationalists were pushed out, foreign states were quick to offer them help. And when you get used to such ‘help’, it becomes difficult to break away from it. There is no shortage of weapons and money. Now the push factor is weakening because of mainstream realisation that the Musharraf policy was bad, but the pull factor is getting stronger with new players itching to get into the New Great Game that is developing in the aftermath of US intervention in Afghanistan. 

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From: BSO Azaad <>
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s Myopic Political Vision
Sardar Akhtar Mengal along with Sanaullah Baloch et al.. came to Pakistan with the help of ISI to sign the deal to counter and contain the Baloch National Movement for independence in exchange for a cheap minister-ship seat in a weak and powerless coalition Government through fraudulent and bogus votes. We all know very well that elections in Balochistan are jokes and ISI control their conducting and decides their results. It is impossible for some one to win without the blessing and green light from ISI, so why Akhtar Mengal and his team are shy to admit this fact and confess that they are being a part of a deal against the Baloch Nation for personal gain. We all know his coming to Islamabad was to show the world that Baloch problem is Pakistan's internal problem and that the world community should refrain from sticking their nose in it and stay away from it. This is exactly what Pakistan want and that's why Pakistani media gave him a rousing welcome and full coverage. 

If Akhtar Mengal was sincere with Balochistan and Baloch people, he would used this opportunity to make the history in the Pakistani supreme court by declaring loud and clearly, without any fear, in a fiery speech that "Balochistan is an occupied land, illegally occupied by Pakistan's terrorist army and that we demand Pakistani army to leave Balochistan peacefully without any further blood shed and that we will not accept anything less than the independence of out country" and that would make him a hero in the eyes of Baloch Nation, but he failed to articulate and present the Balochistan's case and Baloch aspirations to the rulers and occupiers. Instead, he and his BNP team chose to kissed the balls of Punjabis in Islamabad to help them contain and counter the Baloch national movement for freedom and then took off.

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From: Borhaan Arifee <>
Subject: [balochi_culture] Mengal’s Myopic Political Vision
To: "Balochi Culture" <>
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9:59 AM

Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s Myopic Political Vision 

By Adenag Baloch

The dilemma with Balochistan National Party (Mengal) has always been that it has never had a crystal clear approach to Baloch nationalism. The party has failed to define the border of its vision of Baloch nationalism. It has always adopted a shuffling stand regarding its demand of “right to self-determination”. The surprise came recently when Akhtar Mengal ended his self-imposed exile to return to Pakistan to help the Supreme Court of Pakistan in tracing out all enforced-disappeared persons. The act came at a time when a UN WGIED delegation ended a fact finding visit in Pakistan and Balochistan.

However the real purpose of Mr Mengal’s visit is much more than just to assist the court [of occupying state]. Perhaps the case of enforced-disappeared person was used as an excuse to provide a reason to come back and to start campaign for Pakistan coming elections. Since the start of the fifth War of liberation, the Baloch people have demanded from its leadership to abandon Pakistani Parliament and join the liberation struggle. Even National Party, alleged to be an apple of eyes of Pakistani secret agencies, could not dare to take part in 2008 elections and boycotted it to save their faces.

Mengal’s return to Pakistan is aimed at paving the way for BNP to cut a deal with Pakistani establishment to rule Balochistan for a term of four years in Balochistan Assembly. Mengal knows very well that a powerless Supreme Court cannot end the miseries of Baloch people. Even the Court revealed in the very session which Mengal appeared that “the court had issued 60 orders during the 68 hearings on the cases but no practical steps were taken.” Despite the courts confession of being powerless Akhtar’s returning to Pakistan has motives to start campaigning for upcoming elections. The BNP’s senior leaderships had been pushing Akhtar Mengal to return to the parliamentary politics and he eventually seems to have caved in. He confessed that his party had not abandoned parliamentary politics.

Mengal’s expression of hope to solve Balochistan issue within parameters of Pakistani states has been met with several criticisms from all corner of Baloch society. Malik Siraj Akbar, The editor in chief of Balochal, an online newspaper alleged to have pro-BNP stance, even criticised the visit as Mengal’s visit by calling it a “Political Blunder” in an editorial. The editorial also terms his returning back as harmful to Baloch cause. “With such a dramatic decision, one is compelled to doubt the depth and clarity of B.N.P.’s political vision for Balochistan. The B.N.P. had previously asked for provincial autonomy for Balochistan but subsequently hardened its stance and began to ask for the right to self-determination. People seek the right to self-determination when they fully lose confidence in a state. Expression of trust in the Pakistani Supreme Court completely disqualifies B.N.P.’s plea for international intervention in Balochistan.” The editorial further harshly goes on stating that “We agree with the Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad) that Sardar Mengal’s action amounts to joining hands with those who are responsible for killing the Baloch people.”

Almost all nationalist parties in Balochistan and Baloch political leaders in exile have also criticised his decision harshly. Some of them even said that Mengal broke a deal with ISI before returning to Pakistan. 
Baloch activists on twitter have poured scorn upon him. They term his expression for hope in Pakistani Supreme Court as “selling of Baloch blood”. Sohaib Mengal, a Baloch student activist in London tweeted that “Akhter Mengal has sold the blood of Baloch sons very cheap.” BNM in a statement also adopted a similar approach. BSO Azad, a student organisation, harshly criticised the visit as selling the blood of Baloch martyrs. It seems that Mengal’s rating as a nationalist leader has greatly dropped among Baloch intelligentsia who have always expected that BNP might take a huge turn in its policy of boycotting Pakistani parliament. The turn has come. BNP is campaigning for the next elections. It aims at taking control of the government in Quetta which is derided as a puppet in the hands of the military and the intelligence agencies.

It is pertinent to mention here that political landscape in Balochistan has greatly changed in recent years. BNP and NP, once powerful parties in Baloch affairs, now have no say in the Baloch politics. The Pakistani establishment is well aware of this fact. These parties will only be used to double cross the international community that reconciliation has been achieved with Baloch leadership. Pakistani state wants mislead the civilised world that nationalists rule the province. They should know that real power vested in the Baloch people who have decided continue the struggle for national liberation until the last drop of their blood. The pro-establishment parties no longer represent the genuine aspirations of the Baloch people. Baloch demand nothing less than an independent Baloch state.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BSO Azaad <>
Date: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Subject: Sardar Akhtar Mengal's 6 points Vs. Sheikh Mujeeb's 6 points...?

Sardar Akhtar Mengal's 6 points Vs. Sheikh Mujeeb's 6 points...?

Akhtar Mengal claims that his 6 points are equal and similar to Sheikh Mujeeb's points. 

I don't think Sardar Akhtar Mengal have read Sheik Mujeeb's 6 points, because If he had, then he would know that his 6 points are not even close to what Sheikh Mujeeb's 6 points are leave alone being same or similar. Even the Pakistan's Punjabi  pro-Islamic extremist party Jamiat Islamai (JI) approved Akhatar points,  beside the country defense minister. So why Sardar Akhatar Mengal delusional and beating the drum in boast to score political point for cheap publicity?? 

Now lest examine his cliam and comapre his 6pt with that of Mujeebs.
Here is Ahkar menga's and Shekh mujeebs 6 points. You read and you decide.

Sardar Mengal’s six points are: 
(1) All overt and covert military operations against the Baloch should suspended
(2) All missing persons should be produced to the court of Law
(3) All proxy death squads created by the ISI and MI should be disbanded
(4) Baloch nationalist parties should be allowed free political play without interference from ISI and MI; 
(5) Those responsible for the killings and disappearances should be brought to book; 
(6) Thousands of Baloch displaced by the conflict should be rehabilitated.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s six points were: 
(1) Pakistan should be a federation with four independent states
(2) The federal government should have only defense and foreign affairs
(3) There should be two separate currencies;
(4) The federating states should collect all taxes
(5) Export earnings of each province should be separately accounted for; 
(6) East Pakistan should have its own paramilitary or militia force.

After carefully reading and comparing them any one can easily see that Sardar Akhtar Mengal's 6 points are not even close to Sheikh Mujeeb's 6 points leave alone to compare with them, so why boast and beat drums to score political points for cheap publicity. The worse thing is Sardar Akhatar Mengal for whom he claims that he came all the way to Islamabad to testify, the Baloch Missing Persons, didn't even bother to go and see them and sit with them for few minute in Quetta, nor he went to offer Fatia or visited Habib Jalib's grave, their own Secretary general. This is a sufficient proof to say that he was complicit in his killing. He has all the time to kiss the balls of Paki military and Punjabi's in Islamabad but had no time to visit the relatives of missing person protesting in Quetta in front of Press Club or visit his own Secretary general's grave to offer Fatia. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Malek Towghi, Ph.D. <>
Date: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [balochi_culture] Editorial: Mengal’s Political Blunder
To: BSO Azaad <>
Cc:, Daily Tawar <>, daily intekhab <>, Malik Siraj Akbar 

Compared to the  heroic 'Direct Action" Baloch groups and outfits who represent the inspirations of  the overwhelming majority of the Baloch Nation, the so-called 'parliamentarian nationalists'  of Pakistan-occupied Baloch lands are divided into three political parties: 

1) The National Party headed by Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, 2) the remnants of the Jamhoori Watan Party, and 
3) BNP-Mengal of  Sardar Akhtar Mengal. 

The BNP, baptized  by Sardar Ataullah Mengal and headed by his son Sardar Akhtar Mengal, has the lowest credit with the Baloch voters, particularly in the most-populated Baloch constituencies of the southwest and northeast of Pakistan-Occupied Balochistan ... and also with the  non-toady intellectuals and  activists  in general. (In the middle, the BNP is faced with the tough competition of the pro-PPP and pro-Muslim League sardars. Also, the NP has been making significant headways in this belt. )  

However as for as the Ruling Establishment as well as the Establishment-approved 'Opposition': ML-N, PTI, JI, etc. are concerned -- -- and for obvious reasons -- --,  the  BNP-Mengal  is the most trusted 'Baloch' 'Nationalist', Party to do  business with. 

By hook or crook, both wings of the Establishment (the ruling wing including the Supreme Court as well as the Establishment  'Opposition') want the BNP-Mengal to winenough seats to make Akhtar Mengal again Chief Minister of a coalition provincial cabinet

Akhtar Mengal's dramatic Islamabad visit facilitated by the Supreme Court Of Pakistan and .... and propagated so 'generously' by the Establishment media is simply an effort to up the graph of the BNP-Mengal for the upcoming elections in Balochistan. 

Dr. Malek Towghi/Tauqee


On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM, BSO Azaad <> wrote:
Dear Malik Siraj Akbar,

Thank you for writing this timely excellent editorial. However, it is not a Political blunder or political suicide but a part of a secret deal that was made in Dubai between Sardar Akhtar Mengal and ISI which is now being implemented with the help of ISI. According to informed reliable sources, ISI will help Akhatr Mengal's BNP thugs to win in the upcoming elections by rigging and bogus votes, and provide them with security, media coverage, rent a crowd to promote and project them as the biggest political Party in Balochistan, in exchange for helping ISI and FC to put down the freedom movement in Balochistan by helping to eliminating more Baloch political activists, especially of BSO-Azaad and BNM members by labeling them as "anti-State" and terrorists. This is a big conspiracy against the Baloch people to pit Baloch against Baloch. Every Baloch must be aware and prepared to challenge these perfidious evil plans of Saradr Akhtar Mengal and render them fail.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Borhaan Arifee <>
Date: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 5:28 AM
Subject: [balochi_culture] Editorial: Mengal’s Political Blunder
To: Balochi Culture <>

Editorial: Mengal’s Political Blunder

by Malik Siraj Akbar

The unilateral decision of former Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal to return to Pakistan to support the country’s Supreme Court will hurt Baloch interests. Sardar Mengal, who heads the Balochistan National Party (BNP), certainly has a democratic right to make his own decisions but his actions will tarnish the international image of the Baloch nationalist movement. 
At a time when the United Nations sent a Working Group in Balochistan to investigate the cases of enforced disappearances and also come up with recommendations criticizing the Pakistani military, this was not the right step for a senior Baloch leader to express faith in the Pakistani Supreme Court. Balochs have reached some steps away from a next U.N. intervention or decision on Balochistan but Sardar Mengal’s return will provide the United Nations a reason to step aside and treat Balochistan as Pakistan’s “internal issue”. At this point, the Baloch interest lies in internationalizing the issue so that more international human rights groups and representatives of the media observe transparency in resolving the Balochistan conflict according to the wishes of the Baloch people.
With such a dramatic decision, one is compelled to doubt the depth and clarity of B.N.P.’s political vision for Balochistan. The B.N.P. had previously asked for provincial autonomy for Balochistan but subsequently hardened its stance and began to ask for the right to self-determination. People seek the right to self-determination when they fully lose confidence in a state. Expression of trust in the Pakistani Supreme Court completely disqualifies B.N.P.’s plea for international intervention in Balochistan.
2012 was a glorious year in Balochistan’s history when the nationalist movement made extraordinary achievements. In February, the United States Congress held a hearing on Balochistan and members of the U.S. Congress, both from the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, supported the Baloch right to self-determination. On March 27th, these congressional friends of Balochistan addressed a press conference in Washington DC’s National Press Club to once again reiterate their support for the Baloch people’s right to self-determination. As the Baloch issue gained more international attention, the United Nations also sent a Working Group to probe the cases of missing persons. With his return, Sardar Mengal has made Islamabad’s job easier: to shut down all doors for future U.N. interventions in Balochistan. Because, as understood from Sardar Mengal’s decision, Pakistani institutions can internally manage the Balochistan imbroglio.
We agree with the Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad) that Sardar Mengal’s action amounts to joining hands with those who are responsible for killing the Baloch people.
The Supreme Court has been bluffing with the Baloch people. While this court has remained in place for ages, the first disappearances (in the ongoing insurgency) began in early 2000. A decade after the initial disappearances, this Supreme Court has not been able to punish a single official for their illegal action. There is an enormous wealth of evidence that proves the security establishment’s involvement in brutal actions against the Balochs. The Chief Justice has been using the Baloch missing persons as a political card but failed to deliver.
It does not make much sense when Mr. Mengal says that the Supreme Court is last hope for the Balochs. How can one trust the Pakistanis when their executive and legislative branches of government have made no confidence building measures to appease the Baloch? While the issue of the missing persons is the most sensitive and critical one, it is not the sole bone of contention between Balochistan and Islamabad. Balochistan’s problem is not as narrow as the issue of human rights. Balochistan’s is a much more complicated political vendetta which cannot be resolved only by addressing human rights issues. However, if Islamabad genuinely addresses the issue of human rights then it should be considered as a confidence building measure to start dialogue on other outstanding political issues.
Balochs have been receiving bullet-riddled dead bodies even during the visit of the working group. The so-called Pakistani liberal politicians like Senator Raza Rabbani have gone public to express their anti-Baloch intentions by brazenly announcing that the United Nations would not be allowed next time to send another mission on Balochistan. When Pakistani politicians and opinion makers unite against the Baloch people, our leadership must also learn the art of  putting forward Baloch demands without mincing words.
We do not fully know the details of Sardar Mengal’s understanding with the Pakistani government that culminated in ending his four-year self-imposed exile. We consider it a political blunder by B.N.P. which may offer it some temporary benefits but any contacts with Pakistan at this point will harm the broader Baloch interest. While some Baloch parties criticized Sardar Mengal in 2006 for not consulting them while quitting parliamentary seats in protest against Nawab Bugti’s killing, he now deserves his share of criticism for making another decision without consulting other key stakeholders. B.N.P. is going to isolate itself and end up getting itself recognized among soft pro-Establishment parties like the National Party or the Jamori Watan Party.
Malik Siraj Akbar
The Baloch Hal

The details of the secret deals, between Sardar Akhtar Menfgal and ISI, are coming out. According to the reliable sources, ISI will help Akhatr Mengal's BNP gang to win in the upcoming elections and provide them with security, media coverage, rent a crowd to promote and project them as the biggest political Party in Balochistan in exchange for helping ISI and FC putting down the freedom movement in Balochistan by eliminating more Baloch political activists, especially of BSO-Azaad and BNM members, labeling them as "anti-State" and terrorist. This is a big conspiracy against Baloch people to pitch Baloch against Baloch  and every Baloch must be prepared to challenge these perfidious evil plans of Saradr Akhtar Mengal, his BNP gang and ISI.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Malek Towghi, Ph.D. <>
Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [balochi_culture] Re: Daily Azadi
To: BSO Azaad <>

I am a living witness of
 details of the Akhtar Mengal Gang conspiracies against Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti & the JWP --- and of the unprecedented corruptions of the Provincial Government headed by Akhtar Mengal. Some so-called Baloch journalists and bureaucrats were the beneficiaries of Chief Minister Akhtar Mengal, going from rags to riches, consequently. 

L O N G  L I V E  The BSO-Azad. L O N G  L I V E Brahumdagh Bugti. 

Malek Towghi / Tauqee.  

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM, BSO Azaad <> wrote:
A killer in complicit has been appointed to testify for the victims. What a cruel joke. 

Akhtar Mengal is in Islamabad with his opportunist BNP team to sell Balochistan to Punjabi establishment over the bullet riddled dead bodies of Baloch Nation. The details of the secret deals made in Dubai are now being clearly visible and the selling of Baloch blood and tears are in full swing in Islamabad under the cover of crocodile tears for missing persons? The hypocrisy is at its highest peak and limit. 

Baloch nation must expose the 
treachery of Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his BNP against Baloch Nation.

Ye Dung Janookin Seymaran, 
Ye Qome Baloch e Gadaaran
Kudd Cheer Zamin Eshana Kana
Ma Ahd Kanan Peymaan Kanan
Azaad Balochistan Kanan.

We will pull the Sardars out of the community,
These wolves and Nawabs, the blood suckers,
These biting black snakes,
These traitors to the Baloch Nation
We will drag them out of their hiding places,
And we will bury them under ground, all together( in a big grave), for their crimes and conspiracies against the Baloch Nation.

"O my Creator! Give me courage to awaken
The Baloch from their deep slumber.
The Sardars have darkened the faces of the Baloch people.
Let me put them one by one on the gallows"
—Mir Gul Khan Naseer

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Malek Towghi, Ph.D. <>
Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: [balochi_culture] Re: Daily Azadi
To: BSO Azaad <>
I agree with this assessment of Sardar Akhtar Mengal by the BSO-Azad. Let me also add that the BSO-Pajjar's recent demonstration for a reactionary cause  was shockingly disappointing. L O N G   L I V E  Dr. Allah Nizar. 

Dr. Malek Towghi / Tauqee

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 1:15 AM, BSO Azaad <> wrote:

Dear Waja Ameeri,

Please don't worry yourself too much about Sardar Akath Mengal's security, as he is an ISI man and he will be well protected by the ISI at all cost. He was sent by ISI into "Exile" and he will return from his self proclaimed "Exile" with the ISI permission at the "right time". This supreme court appearance drama is another drama, like the dramas in the past, e.g; like the drama of his arrest, putting him in a iron cage to boost his political image, and the orchestrated and fabricated story of poison in his food. 

This supreme court drama is a setup to give him a pretext  to return so that he can take part in the upcoming elections to pave the way for him to be crowned as the next Cheap minister of Balochistan by the ISI. These plans are a part of the ongoing deals that are being discussed and negotiated between him and the ISI men for several months in Dubai. 

We all know that the games that the Paki supreme court is playing to bring the Baloch killers FC men to Justice is nothing but an ISI show to "distract" and "divert" the attention from the the real situation of Balochistan and to show that Supreme court can and will bring the FC killers to book, contrary to the fact that the supreme court is toothless when it comes to ISI and FC men, who are fully immune. We all know the FC IG not only refuse to to come to the court but the kill and dump of Baloch political leaders and students continued and increased substantially. 

The funny thing is why use the supreme court's ladder to climb? As we all know Sardar Aktahr Menagl's testimony in the supreme court regarding the missing persons is totally irrelevant. If supreme court want to hear from the victim's family members, they can ask them to appear by themselves or at least ask Baba Qadir and Nasrullah Baloch of  the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) . Why Sardar Akhtar Menagl? But we all know the purpose of this drama is clear. It is being setup to bring him back so that he can get ready to take part in upcoming Paki election and be crowned as the next cheap minister of Balochistan with the help of ISI and MI over the bullet riddled dead bodies of Baloch nation so that the Baloch national struggle for independence can be derailed and weakened. 

We all know, Akhatr Mengal is complicit and involved in Baloch killings with ISI. Hundred of BSO-Azaad and BNM members, including Zakir Majeed Baloch of BSO-Azad and Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch of BNM, were kidnapped by BNP's terrorist wings, BSO-Moyeuddin and Lashkar Balochistan. 

Zakir Majeed, senior vice chairperson of the BSO-Azaad was abducted by BSO-Moyeuddin terrorists in plain cloth on behalf of Akhtar Mengal on June 8, 2009, in Mastung, near Quetta, with two other BSO-azaad members, whereas, Dr. Deen Mohammad Baloch of BNM was abducted from his house by Akhtar Mengal's armed men, while he was sleep in his residence in Ornarch Hospital. 

Both Zakir Majeed and Dr. Deen Mohammad are still missing and no one knows their whereabouts.

On July 14, 2010. Habib Jalib, a  poor middle class Baloch leader, was assassinated in clod blood by Akhtar Mengal's armed men in Quetta on broad day light, after Habib Jalib refused to surrender to his commands. Before that, Sana Baloch was forced to quit and curtail his anti-Pakistan activities abroad and forced him to return back and resign from his senate seat. This was all done by Sardar Akhtahr Mengal on ISI directions.

Saba Dashtiyari, another victim of Akhtar Mengal's terrorist armed men, was killed after he called him "Nawaz Saharif' Ka driver". A brilliant Baloch professor of Balochistan university and a great Baloch scholar, Saba Dastiyari was gunned down on broad day light by Akhtar Mengal’s armed men to avenge their Sardar’s insult. Before his killing they ran a shameful nasty and ugly campaign against him calling him a gay and a faggot to ridicule him.

On Oct. 28, Mr. Saradar Akhtar Mengal stood shamelessly with the Punjabi Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to help him carry out the nuclear tests in Chagai Balochistan and celebrated with him. (He can be seen in this picture talking to Nawaz Sahrif in the extreme back). 

The same Punjabi PM visited his father last year in Karachi where Sardar Mengal, rubbing more salt and pepper over the burning and bleeding wounds of Baloch people, told Nawaz Shahrif that Baloch are "true Pakistani", and that if Pakistan breaks apart and vanish he will name Balochistan as "Pakistan". 

Let's not forget that Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his father Sardar Ataullah Mengal sold the Baloch fort in Wadh to FC for millions of Paki rupees and pocketed all that money. 

And, not to mention that Sardar Akhatr Mengal's armed men has bee also involved in looting and 
torching NATO container and terrorizing the ordinary Baloch bus passenger en-route to Quetta and Karachi via Khuzdar. 

It is time for the Baloch people to wake up and know these snakes of the sleeves and expose their treachery against the Baloch Nation. Sardar Akhtar Mengal and his father are not different than Sardar Sanaullah Zehri or Nawab Aslam Raisani. All of them are enemies of Baloch Nation. 

As our great poet Abdul Wahid Azat Jamaldini put it;

Ye Dung Janookin Seymaran, 
Ye Qome Baloch e Gadaaran
Kudd Cheer Zamin Eshana Kana
Ma Ahd Kanan Peymaan Kanan
Azaad Balochistan Kanan.

We will pull the Sardars out of the community,
These wolves and Nawabs, the blood suckers,
These biting black snakes,
These traitors to the Baloch Nation
We will drag them out of their hiding places,
And we will bury them under ground, all together( in a big grave), for their crimes and conspiracies against the Baloch Nation.

"O my Creator! Give me courage to awaken
The Baloch from their deep slumber.
The Sardars have darkened the faces of the Baloch people.
Let me put them one by one on the gallows"
—Mir Gul Khan Naseer


--- On Mon, 9/24/12, noutak baloch <> wrote:

From: noutak baloch <>
Subject: [balochi_culture] Re: Daily Azadi
To: "akhtar mengal" <>
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:00 AM

Although there are guaruntees for the security arrangements for Sardar Akhtar Mengal between Islamabad airport and the Supreme Court but Baloch have apprehensions whether these arrangements will remain foolproof after his appearance before the Supreme Court
and during his stay in Pakistan.
BNP has already lost many leaders and members some of them close relatives of Sardar Mengal in Balochistan. Given the the tragic experiences it's high time for Sardar Akhtar Jan to think before wading in troubled waters of Islamabad infested with all kinds of killer sharks.

From: akhtar mengal <>
To: sana 2 Baloch <>; "" <>; Akhtar Langoa <>; "" <>; amiri <>; hamayun gichki <>; Hamid mir <>; "Imran Baloch,BSO" <>; kadeer <>; Lakhumal Luhana <>; Latif <>; Mehran Baluch <>; Mohammad Zainudini <>; Munawer Laghari <>; Munir Palizai <>; nazir khan <>; nisar hooth <>; noutak baloch <>; Rahim <>; rasheed qatar Gulamani <>; Rasheed.Qatar Gulamani <>; Rauf Mengal <>; "" <>; Tara Chand <>; Wendy Johnson <
Sent: Monday, 24 September 2012, 0:07
Subject: FW: Daily Azadi

Subject: from Siddiq Baluch
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:17:42 +0500

Security for Akhtar Mengal

Former Chief Minister Balochistan Sardar Akhtar Mengal has decided to return to Pakistan and appear before the Supreme Court the next day informing the Court about his opinion on the issues of missing persons and mutilated bodies thrown to the public places after torture. It is a bold decision on the part of Sardar Akhtar Mengal by making a request to the Supreme Court to hear him on the issue. The three-Judges Bench had fixed September 27 for hearing while Sardar Mengal will be reaching Islamabad, the Federal Capital, and a day earlier. It is expected that Sardar Mengal will meet political leaders of the political divide informing about his opinion on the future caretaker Government and possibility of his party participating in the caretaker set up or in the future general elections. His father and elderly Baloch nationalist leader, Sardar Ataullah Mengal, had already rejected a proposal to become the caretaker Prime Minister. Earlier, he refused to be the Presidential candidate of the Opposition against Asif Ali Zardari.

In any case, the court proceeding will provide a chance to the leader in self exile to come to Pakistan and exchange views on highly sensitive political issues with leaders of public opinion. The PML-N is in a highly defensive position as it played a dirty role in overthrowing the Sardar Akhtar’s Provincial Government in Balochistan by encouraging and patronizing massive defection of his Ministers forcing him to resign. After the revolt, they joined the PML Government formed subsequently. Presumably, the PML-N wanted to compensate Sardar Akhtar Mengal and wash off all the past mistakes and it blunders it committed at the behest of the security establishment.

However, security is very important because Sardar Akhtar Mengal had survived three serious attempts on his life by the Government functionaries during the Pervez Musharraf era. The first attempt was made on his life when he was being shifted from the Sakuran Rest House to Karachi Prison when in the mid-way, the caravan of vehicles was stopped abruptly and officials escorting the caravan sought permission from the then Karachi Police chief to shoot and kill Sardar Akhtar Mengal on the pretext of trying to escape. The Karachi Police Chief refused to be part of the plot of custodial killing and thus life of S

[balochunity] Re: COMMENT: Constitutional limits and fundamental rights? —Sana Baloch

Monday, December 12, 2011 6:29 AM
From:"Munir Mengal" <>
To:"Balochi culture" <>, "Baloch Unity" <>

Dear Sana Baloch,

I highly appreciate, if any body writes some thing in favour of Baloch or criticize validly, irrespective of his / her political views. But sometime your some words illustrate the Baloch picture in a very ambiguous way, rather in a negative way. That matter pinches us all.

Please consider my comments positively and do not take them personal at any level.

Just see in your recent article which states,

Rather than counselling and redressing their grievances, the less harmful moderate Baloch activists are simply executed extra-judicially

Here you have used the words " the less harmful moderate Baloch activists ".

Dear Sana,

  • The Baloch is struggling against aggression, occupation, subjugation, and suppression. Therefore, the occupier is always harmful and plays with the lives of people, which has been elaborated and reported in hundreds of world wide Movements. Even in the recent Libyan conflict "The people of Libya" resisted against the dictator army with visible and heavy weapons but no one stated them or categorized them as the " Harmful or less harmful Libyan people".
  • The Baloch are resisting against the aggressor. Hence, in such a situation how you or any body else or even the aggressor can categories the people such as who is harmful, who is less harmful and who is faithful.
  • The categorization of people as per the stated mindset itself is a thought of colonialism.Then how a Baloch can plea on that basis. That leads to confusion, that is why raised my concerns and objected.
  • Only a valid court of law following the UN conventions and declarations on Human rights, can only term any body as a culprit or an innocent. 

Best Whishes,

Munir Mengal

Paris, France

COMMENT: Constitutional limits and fundamental rights? —Sana Baloch
Monday, December 12, 2011
Rather than counselling and redressing their grievances, the less harmful moderate Baloch activists are simply executed extra-judicially

The distasteful feature of Pakistani polity and disrespect for constitutional rights can easily be précised by a careful examination of the worsening human rights violations of non-core groups by dominant institutions. 
Violation of human rights is a global phenomenon. The difference is one of degree. The violation of the rights of certain non-core groups by dominant security establishment is a permanent feature of Pakistani society, where in non-core group areas such as Balochistan, the violations of human rights are towering with mounting cases of enforced disappearances, a kill and dump policy, political assignations, targeted killings and systematic deprivation of socio-economic development — a common but institutionalised trend.
Despite a proclaimed independent judiciary, these violations are taking place under the shields of ‘uniform’ and ‘authority’, not to mention the fact that they are conducted with deliberate ‘negligence’ and ‘silence’ of national and domestic courts. 
In October 2011, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, during his visit to Quetta, the capital city of the unfortunate Balochistan province, said that he would “soon constitute a larger bench on the unrest and violation of fundamental human rights in Balochistan to collect evidence and ascertains reasons behind the violation of fundamental human rights in the province”. 
No doubt the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) larger bench in Karachi took plausible measures and decisions, but till date, there has not been any indication or initiation regarding the SC’s larger bench on human rights violations in Balochistan. 
Mr Chief Justice, at the same occasion, categorically and unequivocally voiced that “we will go to any extent to safeguard the rights of the people”.
Recently, on December 9, 2011, the CJP determinedly reiterated that the singular duty of the apex court was not only to enforce the freedom of life of the people, but also to ensure that complete quality of life was provided to the citizens of Pakistan. 
Elaborating his views, the CJP said, “The constitution has set limits for every institution, whether it is parliament, the executive or the judiciary, and by adhering to the dictates of the constitution, the nation can achieve political stability, economic development and attain rightful and honourable place among the nations of the world.”
He said that fundamental rights had so much importance that under Article 8, even laws made inconsistent with or in derogation of fundamental rights could be declared as void. Theoretically, Pakistan’s constitution does talk about supreme civil liberties and guarantees; it empowers the apex court under articles 184, 187 and 190 to take cognisance in a variety of situations to enforce fundamental rights and do substantive justice. But in practice, none of these written guarantees are translated into practice to safeguard the rights of the oppressed.
Despite Himalayan assurances and well-versed statements of Pakistan’s top executive, the CJP, and repeated appeals of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), scores of mutilated bodies of marginalised Baloch activists are surfacing frequently. 
In a statement issued on Friday, which was marked as the International Human Rights Day, expressing solidarity with the people of Balochistan and in support of their aspirations to realise their rights, the HRCP reiterated its grave distress at the absence of adequate measures to resolve lingering issues of human rights violations in the province. 
The HRCP statement states, “It is a matter of grave alarm that 107 new cases of enforced disappearances have been reported in Balochistan in 2011, and the ‘missing persons’ are increasingly turning up dead. Bodies of 225 ‘missing persons’ have been recovered from various parts of the province since July 2010. It is scandalous that not a single person has been held accountable for these disappearances and killings.”
In fact, the traumatised, voiceless, unrepresented and helpless people of Balochistan are tirelessly gazing towards Pakistan’s SC, international organisations and human rights champions. But to no avail. 
Pakistan is a multi-ethnic country and going through multifaceted crises and conflicts, such as fighting with extreme religious groups in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, sectarian radicals in Punjab and Sindh and pro-self-rule Baloch movement in Balochistan, but there is evident inconsistency with regards to dealing with these dynamics. 
The security apparatus seems very harsh and intolerable towards the Baloch people. Even though Baloch reprisals towards security forces is not as harmful and damaging as the Taliban and radical groups, the Baloch activists are facing extreme treatment — a trend that demands greater and careful understanding of Pakistan’s ethnically structured institutions and their subjective policies. 
During the early days of the Swat operation, a few cases of ‘kill and dump’ of suspected Taliban combatants were reported, but suddenly this policy was confronted by sizable Pashtun policy-makers and military officials. The policy of ‘kill and dump’ was quickly replaced by Sabawoon: a new dawn for children in the Swat Valley — the UNICEF-funded and Pakistan Army-administered school that provides free religious education and psychiatric counselling to a large number of Taliban combatants, including trained suicides, to reintegrate them in society. However, in Balochistan’s case, the inhuman policy of collective punishment is seen to continue uninterrupted.
Since Balochistan is voiceless in Pakistan’s policy and decision-making corridors, the destiny of the Baloch political activists is bleak. Rather than counselling and redressing their grievances, the less harmful moderate Baloch activists are simply extra-judicially executed for their simple crime of disagreement with Pakistan’s colonial, discriminatory and exploitative policies.
The security establishment in Balochistan is operating like an outdated tribal entity that is pursuing a policy of an eye for an eye by killing and dumping political activists for the acts committed by militants.
The Gestapo-like modus operandi is only being committed against the Baloch people. A careful examination of cases revealed that in Balochistan, a multi-ethnic province, 300 cases of ‘kill and dump’ were recorded in a period of 12 months. All victims were ethnic Baloch — political activists, professionals and journalists — a massive loss for a community that is horribly discriminated against, and has a very small educated and moderate class. 
The empirical evidence and carefully documented national and international human rights reports raise serious concerns over a ‘slow-motion’ wipeout of moderate activists in the province. 
In today’s world, multi-ethnic states are the norm. However, dominant cultures in countries around the world, particularly in developing countries, still seek to impose their rule and identity on other groups with whom they share a territory.
Attempts to impose uniculturalism in multi-ethnic environments often come at the expense of minority rights. To avoid marginalisation, the minorities often intensify their efforts to preserve and protect their identity. The hardening of opposing forces –assimilation on the one hand and preservation of minority identity on the other — can cause increased intolerance, and in the worst cases, armed ethnic conflict. In such cases and in order to prevent escalation, the protection and promotion of minority rights becomes essential.
In fact, good governance plays a vital role in involving non-core groups (ethnic minorities) in societies and protecting their rights and interests. Through recognition, dialogue, and participation, all the citizens of a diverse society can form a greater understanding of one another’s concerns. Educational institutes and the media have important roles to play in this regard, as do political representatives and community leaders.
State authorities need to ensure that ethnic minorities enjoy the fundamental right to equality, both in written legislation and in society at large. The roles of the local government, civic organisations and NGOs are important in this respect. Police, prosecutors and judges need to be more aware of what constitutes racial discrimination and racially motivated crimes, and in some cases, changing the composition of the security structure to better reflect the multi-ethnic communities they serve may be appropriate.

The writer is a former Senator who resigned in 2008 against systematic discrimination and continued military operation in Balochistan. He can be reached at

From: Munir Mengal <>
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Date: Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:33 AM

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Written by --- Munir Mengal, France.

“The illiterate of the 20th Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Allvin Toffler

Initially it was stated by the BNP spokes person Sana Baloch and then also endorsed by the BNP President  that "I am in Islamabad only to submit my statement to the supreme court of Pakistan regarding the missing persons issue" said Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal to the media in Islamabad.

Then within the next 48hrs a bang of six points was heard by the Akhtar Mengal by utilizing the media forums as way head for the resolution of the Balochistan issue. The rest of the three days were utilized by Akhtar Mengal and team for gaining political support from the main stream political parties of Pakistan i. e. Muslim league-Nawaz and Tahreek Insaf Imran Khan.

Before moving forward, it is highly important to have a brief view of the issues which forced Pakistan to drag down Akhtar Mengal to Islamabad.

Pakistan Army with its secret services wings, F.C., and dummy Armed organization neither been able to break the will of the Baloch people, nor been able to bring a succeeding distortion among the Baloch struggling groups.

The safe escape of Brahimdagh Bughti from Afghanistan to Switzerland highly demoralized the will of the Pakistani establishment.

The change of regime is expected to take place within the following six months, giving a good reason to both parties, i. e. Pakistan and BNP to look for new opportunities.

The Pakistan Army and the law enforcement agencies are highly under pressure from the Baloch insurgency, almost it had became impossible for them to eliminate the Baloch insurgents by military operations, on the contrary been accused for high levels of human rights violations in Balochistan even at International forums.

The US Congressional hearing about Balochistan also created a high panic in the Pakistani strategic thinkers’ corridors.

Then the visit of UN Body Working Group on Involuntarily / Enforced Disappearances less than the lapse of a period of four months rang a bang in the years of Pakistani establishment and related authorities announced it as interference in internal and judiciary issues.

The striking fear hanging on the heads of the Pakistani diplomats is the coming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan in the Human Rights Council on 30th October 2012.

The unprecedented US strategic policy after 2014 towards South Asia, a change of policy is expected, which has already posed a fear in the Pakistani strategic decision makers. Pakistani establishment has already started consolidating its assets, i.e. negotiations with Talibans, taking CBM measures with old Jehadi groups, etc.

In late 2011, the Pakistani strategic policy makers started to think it is right time to play the Balochistan card. They are trying to shift the move systematically, initially motivated the Punjab feudal politician on the plate form of friends of Balochistan and then the Supreme Court Bar was also seen organizing conferences for submitting proposals for the resolution of the Balochistan issue.

It hardly took Islamabad two months engagement at Dubai and Qatar to celebrate cheers with Akhtar Mengal in Islamabad. But highly tactful diplomacy was played. Neither the establishment nor the political regime took any responsibility or promise on his shoulders for resolving any issue of Balochistan. The ball was rolled between Ifthikhar Chaudary and Akhtar Mengal. After getting the response of establishment, which was very negative. Soon Akhtar realized that he has been trapped. He started presenting a six point’s agenda for bringing peace and calamity in Balochistan and equilibrium those with Sheikh Mujeeb’s six points to gain weight-age and pressurize the establishment. Akhtar Mengal turned to the facilitators some of them were media men. The Pakistani media declared the Akhtar Mengal visit and bowing in front of Pakistan Supreme Court as "ray of hope". The TV anchors started the jugglers game by giving Akhtar a star representation and presenting the game is over. For instance just have a look on the stance of Hamid Mir, who in the Supreme Court Bar Conference about Balochistan was claiming that the solution of the Balochistan is in the hands of middle class and none of the sardars and lords can play any role.

However the Pakistani strategic policy makers and thinkers are expected to claim this visit a great success particularly at International forums i.e. at UN, UN Human Rights Council Sessions, at Pakistan UPR, and at state level discussions. They will claim it as internal issue and present that the state is engaged with the Baloch political leadership to resolve the issues of law and order. This might be considered as the first strike on the Baloch struggle at diplomatic forums.

Akhtar Mengal and particularly his team of advisors failed to anticipate the impact of this visit on the Baloch struggle. They were seen focused merely on the form of the event having no calculation of the nature of the activity and its broad impact in the diplomatic forums. Where many seem to be hope less from the Islamic state. Particularly from the state rough elements, Islamic fundamentalism as strategic policy, dubious army role on war on terror, economically failed state, abusing human rights etc. After the current Islamabad marathon BNP leadership has to think twice infact many times for their stance of move a head towards the solution of Balochistan issue. The preceding year message to BNP representatives from international forums was to look forward for something new for the future. Which at all doesn’t mean to creat failed hopes from Ifthikhar Chaudhri and present a mismatch agenda of six points at least Baloch could expect nothing from that?

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