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Dera Bugti has been turned into no-go area: CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry

Dera Bugti has been turned into no-go area: CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

QUETTA: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday observed that Dera Bugti had been turned into a no-go area, ...

Expressing displeasure, the chief justice remarked that nobody was aware about the activities of the FC, including the commissioner, deputy commissioner and Levies. He said that the court convened and issued directives but none of these orders were ever implemented. The chief justice also remarked that the FC was bound by the law to seek prior permission from the civil administration before conducting any action.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said work was not being carried out in accordance with the law, adding that the Constitution of Pakistan had punishment for not implementing the law.Regarding the recovery of mutilated bodies, the CJ remarked that it could still not be determined who dumped the bodies of people and why, despite the fact that police, Levies and other law enforcement agencies personnel were deployed in the province.

Addressing the FC lawyer Raja Irshad, the CJ observed that the FC was conducting activities without taking the concerned administration on board, directing him either to produce missing persons or the commandants of FC. At this, the FC lawyer noted that the paramilitary force was not tasked to killing people and throwing their bodies in abandoned places, adding that the FC was on record for having no missing persons in its custody. Later, the FC lawyer pleaded for time till today (Thursday).

Justice Iftikhar directed Balochistan’s Home Secretary Naseebullah Khan Bazai to produce details of the bodies recovered in the province.

Agencies add: The chief justice said the miserable state of affairs in Balochistan was caused by the incapability of FC and Tehsildar. He said that after today’s (Thursday) inquiry, the court might issue orders for the Tehsildar’s arrest for negligence in performing his duties.

The chief secretary told the court that politics and local bodies systems had added to the backwardness of the province. “Enough evidence of involvement of the Frontier Corps in picking up every third missing person in Balochistan is available,” the chief justice said.

The chief justice said that landmines should be removed from Dera Bugti and peace should be restored to the area. The Supreme Court also rejected the report of CID on the murder of the nephew of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani, Nawab Akmal Raisani, and ordered the IG Balochistan to appear before the court today (Thursday). The court said one year had passed since the incident and no progress had been made so far. ....

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Can Imran Khan win over the heart of Pakistanis?

Can Imran Khan win over the heart of Pakistanis? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 (In Pakistan) Everything belongs to the elite class. The law and order, education, security, health services, in short every luxury of life has become a necessity for the elite; whereas every necessity of life has become a luxury for the poor.

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At the moment the nation is fuelled with the fervor, zeal and enthusiasm for Khan. Everyone has their hopes high and really believes that this man can be able to change the whole system. May God bless him.

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Defend Threatened Muslim Moderates: Save Husain Haqqani

Those who would murder a Salman Taseer or a Shahbaz Bhatti deface my religion, my Prophet, my Quran and my Allah. Yet, there is an overpowering, uncomfortable and unconscionable silence from the great majority of Pakistanis who respect the law, respect the Holy Book, and respect other religions. This silence endangers the future of my nation, and to the extent the silence empowers extremists, it endangers the future of peace and the future of the civilized world.

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Sikh beheaded in Pakistan for not converting to Islam.mp4

This is the reality of Pakistan!  Categorical intolerance of ethnic and spiritual diversity!

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Dozens of Shia pilgrims shot in Pakistan - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Dozens of Shia pilgrims shot in Pakistan - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Unidentified gunmen attack a bus carrying Pakistani Shia pilgrims near Quetta, killing at least 25 people.
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Pakistan to send more troops to Bahrain | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online

Pakistan to send more troops to Bahrain | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TEHRAN - Pakistan has agreed to dispatch more mercenaries to Bahrain to help Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in the Persian Gulf state.The agreement was reached when President Asif Ali Zardari met King Hamad bin Isa Al...
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American kidnapped in Pakistan''s Lahore city

American kidnapped in Pakistan''s Lahore city | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Lahore, Aug 13 (PTI) An American national, working on a development project in Pakistan''s restive tribal region, was kidnapped from his home here early this morning by a group of unidentified men.

The man, identified as Jason Warner, 65, was working on a development project in the restive tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

About eight men broke into Warner''s house in Block J of Model Town neighbourhood at 3.30 am and whisked him away, police officials said.

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Commentary: The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance | The National Interest

Commentary: The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance | The National Interest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Now the Khalifa are advertising and hiring by the hundreds in Baluchistan for retired soldiers and police to come urgently to the island and join the National Guard and the Bahrain Defense Force, the regular army. Several thousand have already enlisted.

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Now the Saudis, especially Interior Minister Prince Nayif, who despises Shia, are calling the shots.

The Sauds and the Khalifa are only exacerbating the sectarian hatred on the island, probably sowing seeds that will sprout terror and violence up and down the Gulf. Iran and Iraq have both protested the treatment of the Shia on the island and criticized the royal family for its extreme sectarian policies. The Bahrainis and Saudis have accused Iran of stoking Shia unrest but so far have provided little proof. Bahraini politicians have been accusing Iran of meddling for decades; sooner or later it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For years the United States has pressed the Khalifa to engage in a genuine dialogue to bring about real change and democracy. Now Washington is quietly pushing for more from King Hamad bin Eisa al-Khalifa, but with little to show. The Obama administration thought it was close to a deal when the Saudis intervened.

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Former ISI Chief: No Pakistani including Dr. Aafia was handed over to the US ~ Terminal X

Former ISI Chief: No Pakistani including Dr. Aafia was handed over to the US ~ Terminal X | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Former Director General ISI General (retd) Ehsan-ul-Haq has said that Pakistan had not handed over any Pakistani to America including Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Saifullah Paracha.
Read more: Former ISI Chief: No Pakistani including Dr. Aafia was handed over to the US ~ Terminal X http://www.terminalx.org/2011/07/former-isi-chief-no-pakistani-including.html#ixzz1TioPy6uU
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Gulf Times – - Pakistan/Afghanistan

Gulf Times – - Pakistan/Afghanistan | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
صحيفة عربية يومية تصدر في قطر وتقدم أحدث المعلومات عن الطقس، أسعار العملات، مواقيت الصلاة بالإضافة لآخر مستجدات الأحداث السياسية، الاقتصادية، الرياضية، الثقافية والفنية محلياً ودوليا والكثير الكثير Daily Arabic newspaper published in Qatar...
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Pakistan braces for rainy season | Video | Reuters.com

Pakistan braces for rainy season | Video | Reuters.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
July 30 - One year after the worst floods in the country's history, the devastation is still evident and Pakistan remains unprepared for the rainy season. Lindsey Parietti reports.
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Has Obama Pushed Pakistan Toward Iran?

Has Obama Pushed Pakistan Toward Iran? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Not only have the Iranians secured Pakistan as a client, they know Pakistan's dire need for Iranian gas means they will not be leaving Iran's side anytime soon. Some analysts have estimated that gas from Iran provide at least 20 percent of Pakistan's energy needs. Others have suggested 50 percent. ....

There is also the question of Saudi Arabia. Islamabad has very close relations with Riyadh. In Washington arms control and Middle East policy analyst circles, it has long been speculated that, should Iran become a nuclear power, Pakistan would be obliged to provide a nuclear umbrella to protect Saudi Arabia, which financed part of Pakistan's nuclear program. But this is only a theory, of course. What's not a theory is the fact that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have close economic and political relations that are far more extensive and important to Pakistan than anything Iran could offer. In the ensuing cold war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is unlikely to leave the Saudi side.
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PAKISTAN: The Ahmadiyya community has once again been targeted by banned terrorist organisations — Asian Human Rights Commission

PAKISTAN: The Ahmadiyya community has once again been targeted by banned terrorist organisations — Asian Human Rights Commission | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Ahamadiyya community, a minority religious community, is again facing systematic genocide from the militant religious groups in coming days particularly from the banned terrorist organizations that have made a joint strategy to force them to leave Pakistan. This campaign has been started from the garrison city of Rawalpindi, Punjab province, in the presence of heavy contingent of police, rangers and, of course, plain clothed men from notorious intelligence agency, the ISI.

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PAKISTAN: Young women held in military torture cells and forced into sexual slavery — Asian Human Rights Commission

Ms. Zarina Marri, a 23-year-old schoolteacher from Balochistan province, was arrested in late 2005, and has been held incommunicado in an army torture cell at Karachi, the capital of Sindh province.
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This is absolutely atrocious. You'd think we as humans could be rational enough and civil enough to have left this form of abuse, exploitation and domination behind long before the 21st century.

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Pakistan Terrorist State | Maximum Terrorists per Square Mile!

Pakistan fans a Frankenstein's monster that breeds Islamic Terrorism, hatred towards ethic groups like Shia, Sunni, Ahmadis and also teaches Hindu Hatred in it's textbooks. It's establishment breeds American and Jew hatred, disliking Israel and Aid giving America.

Pakistan has not understood the true message of Islam.

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US troops may invade western Pakistan – NYT

US troops may invade western Pakistan – NYT | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

US troops may invade western Pakistan to wipe out the militants who are based there and who attack military and civilian facilities in Afghanistan, according to The New York Times.

The daily reports with reference to sources in the White House that this may happen if State Secretary Hillary Clinton, currently engaged in talks in Islamabad, fails to make the Pakistani Government to launch this kind of military operation against the Taliban ally, the Hakkani network, on its own. Washington feels that the destruction of Hakkani bases would prove crucial to a final defeat of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

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UN in $365m Pakistan floods plea

UN in $365m Pakistan floods plea | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The UN launches an appeal for $365m (£231m) to help some six million Pakistanis affected by devastating flooding.
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Zardari to visit Bahrain - Pakistan

Zardari to visit Bahrain - Pakistan | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Pakistani troops were at the forefront of efforts to suppress Shia protesters demanding equal rights after years of oppression at the hands of Bahrain''s Sunni minority.

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Rape, mutilation: Pakistan's tribal justice for women

Rape, mutilation: Pakistan's tribal justice for women | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - On April 14, two men entered Asma Firdous' home, cut off six of her fingers, slashed her arms and lips and then sliced off her nose.
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Pakistan: Independent Human Rights Commission coming up

Pakistan: Independent Human Rights Commission coming up | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Anybody in the country can lodge a complaint with the Commission which will have legal power to rectify the grievance of the complainant. This step will not only fulfill the international obligation of such Commission but will also serve as driving force for negating the propaganda of human rights violations in Pakistan, he said.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said it has also been decided to appoint human rights officers at Union Council level to act as watchdog of human rights.
A “Women in Distress Relief Fund” with Rs. 65 million was lying dormant wanting some minor amendments in the law. The fund will soon be used for suffering women now. Another fund called “Diyat Arsh Maan Fund” with Rs. 35 million has been sought and now will be used for payment of fines for those prisoners who are still languishing in jails even after completing their jail sentences because they could not pay fines. Two Hundred prisoners will be out of jails before Eid, he said.
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Aik din geo ke saath – Dr. Aafia siddiqui’s family -31st july 2011

Aik din geo ke saath – Dr. Aafia siddiqui’s family -31st july 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Pakistani News | Talk shows | Live video News Feed | Current Affairs Pakistan | Recorded News Feed...
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Fars News Agency :: Thousands of Jordanian Forces Enter Bahrain to Help Manama Suppress Protests

Fars News Agency :: Thousands of Jordanian Forces Enter Bahrain to Help Manama Suppress Protests | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At present more than 2,000 forces dispatched by the Jordanian government have entered Bahrain's territories and are now active in the form of police and security forces," a witness told FNA on the condition of animosity.
The witness also pointed to the presence of the Pakistani forces in Bahrain, and called it a threat to the independence of the tiny Persian Gulf country.
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Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown - Features - Al Jazeera English | Boycott: Fauji Foundation

Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown - Features - Al Jazeera English |  Boycott: Fauji Foundation | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In the following two months, on the back of visits to Islamabad by senior Saudi and Bahraini officials, sources say at least 2,500 former servicemen were recruited by Bahrainis and brought to Manama, increasing the size of their national guard and riot police by as much as 50 per cent.
"We know that continued airplanes are coming to Bahrain and bringing soldiers from Pakistan," Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, told Al Jazeera.
"We do not know the exact number, but we know that it is much more than 1,500 or 2,000 people."
Recruited into the special forces, the national guard, and the riot police, the Pakistani citizens are tasked with suppressing Shia protesters that are reportedly demanding equal rights after years of alleged oppression at the hands of the royal family, part of Bahrain's Sunni minority.
"Our own Shia cannot join the security forces, but the government recruits from abroad," said Rajab.
On the ground in Pakistan, the recruitments were handled by the Fauji Foundation, one of the largest conglomerates in the country with close ties to the Pakistani military. In addition to the Overseas Employment Services, which is tasked with providing job opportunities for retired military personnel, the foundation owns large cereal and gas companies, sugar mills, security firms, as well as hospitals and universities.

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