The End of Pakistan Government is Near: When U.S. Assassination Drones hit Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, the government of Pakistan will fall due to the Pakistani citizens denouncing their government for allowing a foreign government to attack its people. About 700,000 Pakistani’s live in Quetta City, the capital of Balochistan. The Baloch people have much to be proud of and a lot of it is in this city. Learn what is about to be attacked by U.S. Drones and their Hellfire 500 lb missiles here. And Here Also. Quetta is a city just like the one you live in. Stop the Assassination Drones:). Call Leon Panetta at (703) 482-0623, CIA headquarters, leave a message: No More Drone Assasination attacks, and don’t attack Quetta. End the War(s) NOW.
PESHAWAR: A senior US diplomat on Friday went a step further than restating Washington’s assertion about the presence of Taliban shura in Quetta and insisted that some Al Qaeda leadership could also be there.‘Our intelligence shows that some of the Al Qaeda leadership is in Pakistan,’ Candace Putnam, the US consul-general in Peshawar told a media roundtable here. ‘I don’t know where Osama bin Laden is on any given day, but we do know that some of the leadership is sitting in Quetta and that they travel back and forth from Afghanistan to Pakistan,’ she said. ‘We know that they are there. And I think your government also knows this. Whether they want to say this in public or not but I think they know they are there,’ she added. The latest claim adds a new dimension to the stated US position about the presence of Taliban shura in Quetta, something Pakistan has been strenuously denying.
We wrote about the potential attacks in Balochistan on October 7, read the story here: “Leon Panetta, you can stop the Drone attack of Quetta before it starts. Follow your heart”
The Balochistan Package put forth by the Pakistan Government two weeks ago, was it to appease the Baloch population as the U.S. geared up to attack Quetta? Was it used to placate the population into a false sense of good things are coming? If so, it failed, as the Baloch population didn’t buy into the Package. Read this story as it was happening two weeks ago:
Pakistan Government tries to quell the unrest and separatists movement in Balochistan.The Balochistan Empowerment Package was discussed with Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari who hopes it will ‘go a long way in redressing the grievances of the people of the province,’ presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.
‘The package contains a series of constitutional reforms, economic measures and administrative steps to assuage the hurt feelings of the people of Balochistan,’ Babar told AFP.But Baloch opposition leaders said they would oppose any package that does not address the issue of missing persons or stop military operations.’We shall not accept any package until the issue of hundreds of missing persons is resolved and military operations are halted,’ Ishaq Baloch, vice president of the National Party told AFP in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.’There have to be solid confidence-building measures before any meaningful dialogue between the central government and Baloch leaders,’ Baloch said. Agha Hassan, a spokesman for the Balochistan National Party said the reform package would be futile because of ‘continued atrocities’ by Pakistani paramilitary forces.
‘The FC (Frontier Corps) have no respect for the privacy of citizens and storm into any home and take away our men. Some six to seven thousand of our men are missing,’ Hassan told AFP.
‘The centre (federal government) has always deceived Baloch people.’
The Baloch people had hoped that over the past few years the central government would have come to the realisation that the conflict in their province was not merely about financial packages.
In fact, the struggle in the resource-rich but poverty-stricken region is political: it aims at ending Islamabad’s exploitation, oppression and colonial control over Balochistan. The centre’s endless desire to control the province’s natural wealth and its continued suppression of the people through ethnically-structured military and paramilitary forces are the prime reasons behind the uneasy Baloch-Islamabad relations. Since the time Pervez Musharraf took over in 1999 and after, the term ‘Balochistan package’ has been used repetitively to confuse and distract debate and attention away from the province’s genuine political, social and economic issues. If the current regime in Islamabad is sincere, willing and authorised by the establishment to indisputably resolve the prolonged Baloch-Islamabad conflict, then they have to agree to address the crux of the matter: the rulers should come up with a more political and long-lasting solution, rather than packages. However, their silence on the aggravating situation in the province is proof of their aloofness.
In the last six decades the Baloch people have been governed like a subsidiary. Islamabad is ruling Balochistan through a system known as ‘control’. Control is a suppressive and outdated system based on a set of mechanisms used in multi-ethnic states by the dominant ethnic group to contain and keep its control over dissident ethnic minorities. It is based on the idea that one ethnic group takes over the state and its institutions, imposes its culture on society, allocates to itself the lion’s share of resources and takes various measures like military operations, suppression, etc to prevent the non-dominant groups from organising politically for their due rights.
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