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Pak army has derailed peace talks multiple times: Indian Army chief

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New Delhi: The Pakistan Army has derailed peace talks between India and Pakistan many times, Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh said on Wednesday.

Asked whether the incidents at Pathankot in Punjab and Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan where the Indian consulate was targetted by terrorists were attempts by the Pakistan Army to derail peace talks, he said: “It has done it a number of times.”

In response to a question on reports from Afghanistan that the Pakistan Army was involved in the Mazar-i-Sharif attack, General Dalbir Singh said: “I have also read in papers the statement (of Afghan police). It is good that at least if the involvement of Pakistan or Pakistani officers is there, it is openly coming out.”
“The Afghan government, establishment, Afghan Army would know and I’m sure once it is confirmed to them that there is involvement of Pakistani army or its officials, I am sure they will take it up strongly with the Pakistani government,” he said. (IANS)
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Seminar in Washington to Pay Tributes to Former Balochistan Governor and Chief Minister Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti

The Seminar organized by American Friends of Balochistan will be held today at the Murrow Room of the National Press Club in Washington DC at 2.30 pm

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  • The presentation organized by the American Friends of Balochistan is titled Real Story Behind Assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
  • Eleven years ago on August 26, 2006, Nawab Bugti along with 37 comrades was assassinated by Pakistan army commandoes on the orders of Pakistan dictator and coup leader, Gen Pervez Musharraf
  • The killing of the popular Baloch leader led to the mass uprising of the Baloch people

Washington, D.C. Aug 25, 2017: People of America of different ethnic origins will meet at a seminar to pay tributes to former Balochistan governor and chief minister Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in Washington DC on August 25, 2017, afternoon.

The presentation organized by the American Friends of Balochistan is titled “Real Story Behind Assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti,” features a conversation on phone with exiled Baloch leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, and political successor of the slain Nawab Bugti and Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan envoy to the United States, Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute.

Nawab Mehran Marri, chief of the Marri tribe and president of the Balochistan House; Hammal Haider, international spokesperson for the Baloch National Movement (BNM) and Banuk Kareema Baluch, the first women president of the Baloch Students Organization (Azad) will also share their thoughts on the occasion.

According to Ahmar Musti Khan, Convener of American Friends of Balochistan, Eleven years ago on August 26, 2006, Nawab Bugti along with 37 comrades was assassinated by Pakistan army commandoes on the orders of Pakistan dictator and coup leader, Gen Pervez Musharraf. The killing of the popular Baloch leader led to the mass uprising of the Baloch people against Islamabad’s colonial rule of France-sized Balochistan.

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Since then, Pakistan army and intelligence services are carrying out a scorched earth policy in France-sized Balochistan that has seen 7,000 killed in Nawab Bugti’s ancestral Dera Bugti and Sui areas alone. Thousands of more Baloch have been killed elsewhere in Balochistan. At least 8,000 remain victims of enforced disappearances while over 1,500 Baloch activists were killed and dumped by the Pakistani security forces in recent years. Hundreds of thousands of Baloch tribesmen fled their homes to become internally displaced persons within Pakistan. As many as 12,000 Bugti tribesmen are still living in Afghanistan without any status.

According to press release , while the Pakistan army and Chinese are busy trying to wrest control of the key Gwadar port under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and exploring for fossil fuel and natural resources deep inside the virgin lands of Balochistan, the Deep State of Pakistan is promoting the ISIS in Balochistan for its long term strategic interests.

Strict checking will be in force to keep out folks sent by Pakistan embassy to disrupt Baloch events. Less than two weeks ago, a twitter account close to Pakistan’s Deep State threatened Afghanistan with dire consequences as the Afghan Students Association had sponsored an AFB event “Untold Story: What’s happening in Balochistan” at the Marvin Center, George Washington University

The event will start at the Murrow Room of the National Press Club in Washington DC at 2.30 pm. on Aug 25, 2017.

For further info contact Ahmar Musti Khan, Convener of American Friends of Balochistan. His email:  afb.ahmar@gmail.com

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Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa approves plan to conduct 6th Population and Housing Census in the country

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Islamabad, Jan 28, 2017: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday approved the plan to support the conduct of the sixth population and housing census in the country.

“COAS (the Chief) approves plan to support conduct of 6th Population & Housing Census. Upto 200,000 troops will be employed while continuing other security responsibilities,” Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said in a statement on Friday.

The first phase of the census would be completed in mid-April, while the second phase is likely to be initiated from April 24 and would end in mid-May. Preliminary results of the national population census would start arriving in June which would be made public accordingly, the sources informed.

While the census was supposed to occur once every 10 years, Pakistan has not had one since 1998. The incumbent government initially agreed to hold the census in March 2015. However, it cited a lack of preparation and delayed it for another year. The government, then, cited the need for the armed forces to be available as the census could not be held without their help.

The Supreme Court, however, stressed the importance of holding a census once a decade and ordered for it to be held in March of 2017 under the supervision of the Council of Common Interests. (IANS)

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India’s Reply to Pakistan: Indian Army Launches Massive Firing along LOC after Soldier’s Beheading

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FILE - Indian army soldiers keep guard on top of a shop along a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, Sept. 29, 2016. VOA

Srinagar, November 23, 2016: The Indian army on Wednesday launched massive fire assaults on Pakistan. A day after an Indian soldier was beheaded and two more were killed, and Indian army vowed “heavy retribution”.

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According to NDTV report, “The entire Line of Control is now a hot zone with firing at Poonch, Rajouri, Kel and Machil,” said the army.

On Tuesday, an Indian soldier was beheaded and two more were killed by the Pakistani commandos who crossed over at Machil.

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Three weeks ago, another soldier was mutilated and that was not far away from the spot. The Indian army said in a statement, “Retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”

Machine guns and 120 mm heavy mortars are being used to attack the Pakistani army posts.

The army said on Wednesday that the attack is a direct message to them that mutilation cannot be accepted and the response from India will be quick and massive.

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According to NDTV report, “The soldiers were ambushed while they were on a patrol in the Machil sector in north Kashmir by the Border Action Team of the Pakistan army. Indian posts are closer to Pakistan in this sector and the rugged terrain and thicker forests give intruders an advantage.”

Pakistan denied any such incident and said the reports are false and baseless.

by NewsGram team