Letters to Editor
Power outrage in Kalat
Availability of electricity in our daily life plays a vital role. No doubt, due to its significant role we have become dependent on it but the load shedding creates number of difficulties to do our responsibilities in daily life. The load shedding in Kalat has become a vexing issue these days .For number of days and weeks we face absence of power. The long lasting and deliberated load shedding has fully disturbed official works and education, mainly, the agriculture in Kalat. Millions of the Orchards and crops dry due to no accessibility of water which is contingent to the availability of electric power. It is my request to the authorities to take tangible measure to solve this burning issue and alleviate difficulties of the common people.
Idress Shahwani Kalat
Parent’s attention needed
This is concerning to Gibran Mumtaz letter attention of parents needed, published in January 2013 in Bolan Voice Magazine. Really, parent’s attention is needed for their children how they live. Parents are as busy in their personal and professional work that they do not care about their children’s education, let alone other problems. When the children grow-up and enter in their teenage, parents think that now they are mature enough to handle their problems in own ways. Some children may be able to do so but not all. Parents do not care what they read in school and in which level their children are standing, they even do not tutelage to their children at homes and make them prepare for the exams. When the result comes of their failure, then for complaining they are ready to go, but before they do not make themselves alert about children’s education. To them parents attention is needed and parents are humbly requested to take care of their children, in accounts of health, education in their manner and the way they behave. Since these children are the one who make its future.
The problem of news channels
It is disheartening to know that there are several news channels, such as VSH news, Geo news, ARY news, Sama news, DAWN news, Express news and so on, but they were blocked in Balochistan by BNF on 12th February just as they are not highlighting Baloch issue. It is worrying piece of news. The decomposed and mutilated dead bodies of Baloch missing persons have usually appeared in every corner of Balochistan. The “Kill and dump” policy of the state has never been highlighted by media”, Baloch are suffering from deprivation of their own natural resources in Pakistan. Even now it can be watched that VSH news, which is known as Baloch channel has stepped- motherly attitude. The question arises here why aren’t the news channels highlighting Baloch issues?” I humbly request the owners of the news channels to mirror soceity.
Sara Noor Turbat
It does not surprise me to mention that some political leaders are going to take part in election, but I believe Baloch Nation will not support political leaders. Unfortunately, the free state of Balochistan since 1948 is slave of Pakistan and from that day abduction of innocent Baloch is continued by Pakistani forces. Another sad factor is that the dead bodies are being found. Baloch are being dealt with unjust on their motherland. Therefore we Baloch should not accept the election of state.
Soorat P. Bakhsh Turbat, Absor
In every summer season load shedding starts in Balochistan, which creates number of problems for people from all the walks of life. Mainly, the students during the hours of load shedding cannot concentrate on lectures during class in school due to power cut, even they become unable to study and accomplish their assignments. The load shedding affects studies and performance of students badly. I request to Government, please solve this burring issue.
Tariq Hussain Zamurani Turbat
Lack of library in Turbat
According to the need of time, library is like a replete with world’s information. Furthermore, Turbat is one of the renowned cities of province where it is lack of libraries as compared to the other cities of Balochistan.
It is no one seems to pay attention to this matter. For education development it is utmost need of the time to establish libraries in Turbat and in other backward cities of Balochistan.
Mujeeb Murad Turbat, Kech
The historical palace of Kech Meeri-e-Kalat
Meeri-e-Kalatis is an old historical palace situated in Kech. That is on the verge of collapse. It is an open secret that before several decades Meer-e-Kalat was widely known the palace of Kech king “Hali Hoth” the father of Puno who was famous in every corner of Balochistan owing to his heart breaking love story as Sassi-o-Puno. The palace was illustrious as Punno-e-Kalat either. Moreover, it pleases that, over the palace shows amazing picture of whole Kech which enhances its beauty to a great extent. It is unfortunate that, Meer-e-Kalat (Punno-eKalat) being one of the most rare historical palaces in Kech, does not seem in satisfactory condition or it totally ruined. Sadly, the ignorance of federal and provincial government worsens its status quo. However, the concerned authorities are requested to take timely action to preserve the heritage that notwithstanding needs to be restored.
Gulafroz G.M Kech
“TURBAT COLLEGE LACKS EXAMINATIONHALL”
Turbat Degree College was established on December, 20TH 1969, and promoted as inter college in 1974. This college is named Government Atta Shad Degree College Turbat in 1998. The strengths of college is approximately 3000 and the staff of college strength is at least 44. More over college staff is regular and punctual.
The students are being taught well even it was reported in 2011, in Balochistan University Economics Department that only students from this college had got first division.
Despite its significant performance the college is deprived of an examination hall, where thousands of students come and take admission in the college. Due to absence of examination hall hundreds of students face numerous.
Moreover the fact is this that in Intermediate exams period all classes are filled of exam candidates. Every year the mentioned problems the studies of graduation students are disturbed and for two months the issue remains. This affects the courses as well.
In a nut shell this is a humble request to government to take a prompt action to resolve our hurdle.
SAMI PARVEZ TURBAT
Regarding the women’s education a huge debate was pointed in Geo program “Chal Pada”. As a result a mandible was exposed by the member of Muslim League Kaaf Anyatullah on 14th of March at 6:15 in Supreme Court. It was excluded and made up his mind that there should be set on explode in contradiction of the one who Sojoum women education. Lastly, it is my humble appeal to the government of the entire world never ever Sojoum women education because our charming Prophet said “The factual of men and women are same and attainment education is their rudimentary factual.
It is known that Bolan Voice is one of the famous and circulated magazines of Balochistan with the balanced editorials and impressive articles, letters etc. I got engrossed in its amazing articles, letters such as Gwadar port a golden sparrow by Faiz Saleem, celebrating Balochi culture by Mereer Nizar. The work of Bolan Voice team is appreciable for its great works.
By Shakeel Ahmed, Awaran
“A dangerous profession; Journalism”
Journalists are the one who are always fighting for human rights, who don’t think for their lives. Journalists want to bring peace in the country and never think of their own safety. They are playing their role for the brightness of country, but it is heartening to say that journalists are being the point of target killing and there is no one to support them. Since in 1857 to 2012 they are sacrificing their lives for the peace in the Indian Punjab, sine 1981, nearly 50 journalists and press workers have been killed, including two editors. Journalism today is a dangerous profession, in an increasingly perilous world; those who understand the pen, a superior key to avid the nation for from crisis, dying by a gun. So, government should ensure their safety and provide them cover against all threats of their life.
Durdana Dur Mohammad, Turbat
Education in Balochistan
There is no doubt that Balochistan is the richest place in the world and that is full of precious minerals, but it really staggers me to state that in Balochistan education does not have any value. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is not taking prompt action to boost education system in Balochistan. The students who are working figure to the bones to have cordial education environment; however, Balochistan lacks teachers, public libraries, clean drinking water, furniture and a lot more.
Moreover, schools are place of drug adductors. Youths are backbone and builder of a nation, but unfortunately they are being disturbed. Representatives are fail to play their due role and day by day education system is being aggravated in Balochistan.It is my humble plea to HEC to do a survey. And government should hold education conference to promote education and evict those teachers who are not frank enough to teach in a glamorous way.
Roshin Majeed Turbat, Kech
Letter to the Editor
This concerning to Khadija Baloch’s letter “Need Human Emancipation” published in January, 2013 in Bolan Voice Magazine. Which critically reviewed on “Burning Balochistan leads to bifurcations” published in December, 2012 written by incarcerated columnist Mir Shahnawaz Talpur. The assessor review that she had misapprehended the theme of the article. Mr. Talpur, being confined in prison since long but his approach clearly indicates that he has a vision and still hopes to look forward and see unified Pakistan. A steadfast writer and loyal leader associated with the mission of Shaheed Bhutto not only served the people but also during confinement period through his thought provoking writings. He is still will to witness the Baloch community getting their rights.
Ms. Khadija, it would be uncanny to state that said emancipation could not be achieved in this state structure. Besides, we have seen that change in world is the result of courage, nudge and boom backed by preserving, determined and stalwart citizens of the realm. We need to brood over the fact that browbeaten Baloch wrangle against massacre and injustice.
The federation formation is passable, disappointing roe is persuasively played by the masses that incapacitate the process of election and stood brazen.
It’s time to mull over the present situation of the changing world. We need to expose our enemy that is creating panic among Baloch and thrive in rivalry based on old phenomena of divide and rule. Up coming election and partaking of native could end the hellish voyage and catastrophic austerity can come to an end. Baloch are grappling and want to skirmish tyranny and this time not at the cost of sacrificial of their inhabitants and not by any support or grant in shape of money or aid but though casting their votes in election and choosing good leadership that can impart veritable emancipation.
Uzma Adil – Karachi
Failures of the PPP’s government
The reasons for the failure of governmental schools are that there is no proper education. A media report has mentioned that the course books which are being used or taught in governmental schools are very much old not standard of quality education. The students who are being taught in these governmental Schools are very much backward. The authorities who are responsible and running these sectors are not able to facilitate them and solve their problems. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that most of the teachers in Governmental schools are under qualified and appointed the interest of some palpitations. According to someone observation the teachers who are not able to write down a simple application for leave or any other official requirements, and how can they change the mindset of the students and let persuade them.
Furthermore, it is claimed by Asif Ali Zardair that Government already had concrete policies for bringing a positive change in the life of teachers since they are doing a great job by building up the new generation. What was claimed by Mr. Zardari not only was painful… but also shameful. In reality we cannot find any development works inside the province. In fact, the teachers who are appointed through Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan package are not permanent so for. How will this recommendation be implemented? No Government has taken the risk of belling the cat. Another, worrying fact is that when exams come nearer to be held it creats another burden for the poor students. In addition, most of them cannot offer their examination fees, due to lack sprits of resources. Often it has observed that most of the students get disappointed and left their studies. Moreover, it is promised that government will support the poor students so that they can continue their further education in fact, so for no serious action have been taken. It last I request to concerned authorities to take effective action towards the governmental sectors solve their problems as soon as possible.
Hakeem Baloch, Turbat
Governmental teachers in Balochistan worried about election-2013
All governmental teachers in Balochistan are worried about the up coming elections, because the separatist elements have announced a not to allow elections in ruler areas. This is something for the governmental teachers to be worried about, since the government has been putting it on the teachers to arrange such events from the entail days, whereas they have been already threatened by the rebellion elements who compile them to think not to take part in elections, by doing; so they can loose their salaries or even jobs.
The concerned authorities are requested to leave such actions in hands of armed forces so that teacher could get relief to concentrate for what they are appointed teaching.
Gibran Mumtaz, Buleda Keach
Target killing in Karachi is becoming increasingly rampant. Owing to target killing and violence, people find no place for protection. It has now become the fate of the residents of Karachi to bear terror and target killing. Police and forces fail to find the killers and bring them to justice. Furthermore, this has been happening since 1985. Now killers can be found more brutal. They have deeply destroyed the law and order not only in Karachi, but also across country. Concern authorities should look into the matter.
Sammi Bohir, Turbat Kech
Culture is the identification of any nation. Culture makes nation stronger and gives information’s about its background. We Baloch must celebrate our culture day in a specific day in a way it must not get perish. We must know about our culture. Celebrating the culture never lost anything of nation. Culture shows nations identification. And indicates how much union we are.
A. Mutalib Latif, Turbat
Need Human emancipation!
Salam Mir Shahnawaz Talpure Sahib,
It is reference to “Burning Balochistan leads to bifurcations”, Published in Bolan Voice in December edition. The writer mentioned unjust with Baloch, production and minerals of this land. Renege of promises and misdeeds of Pakistani leaders also inscribed in the write up.
This state was formed before 65 years and it is ample time to root in land as state or nation. But this state fostered fascism, religious fundamentalism, and corruption and homicide traditions. The contemporary nations and state developed and thrived humanism and are leading prosperous and human parity based lives. The international, local intellectual declared it no ameliorable and failed state, the discussed writer also professes this fact.
It is bizarre Talpure Sahib instead of giving way to oppressed toward human emancipation and parity based system implementation or adoption, just he is beseeching senseless rulers to provide a tinge of incentive and prolong slavery and homicide practices.
No, Talpure Sahib sorry! You are here blatantly wrong. Baloch Movement isn’t being fought for incentives or only separation. It is stipulated with to bring of justice providing system and movement is based on humanism and workers are not paying sacrifices of live for aid or money. Baloch need only human emancipation, which can’t be gained in this state structure, These will never be ready to give right to common people but only want to keep the masses as slave. Baloch struggle mean is human emancipation.
Khadija Baloch, Bolan
“Focus on Balochistan”
No unbiased person whither a political elite or a lay man denies the fact that the largest province in term of area, wealthiest in natural resources and the most important due to it’s location. Balochistan, is kept backward since it’s amalgamation with Pakistan . Moreover, the inhabitant of the sad province have been kidnapped, murdered and put behind the bar whenever they raise voices for their legal rights. To this day on, the genocide of the suppressed Baloch is continued but rather reached on its peak point. None the successive government proved impact full and sincere in the sorting out the issue of Balochistan but they trued to lead them by the nose that brought appalling effects on the peace and integrity of the country. This is true that the hatred against the establishment and law enforcement agencies is reached on its boiling points pacifying the aggressive Baloch would be difficult task but impossible.
Hence, I as a citizen of Balochistan appeal to the concern authorities to stop the genocide of innocent and ignored Baloch.
S.A Baloch, Turbat
Early child marriage early death
It is a fact that the process of early child marriage which is progress all along in Baloch community. But by the passage of time, who came to know the loss of early child marriage as result most of the tribes or areas refuse to do. But there are some places where parents marry their children in early age before 18 years whether that is male or female.
Furthermore, a few days before in a small village near Turbat known as Herronk, 15 year old child has committed suicide after his marriage. Moreover, the small child didn’t willingly marry, but the boy was extremely forced by his family.
Hence the child lost his precious life. Therefore, I request to those all parents to avoid to marry your children in early ages.
Akhtar Ashraf, Turbat
Poverty: a massive hurdle
The fact can not be denied that presently the world is passing from a number of issues among which comes poverty at the peak of all, which is a world wide major and serious problem. Poverty, which is a condition of having insufficient resources, is rising day by day. The main causes of poverty include over population, unemployment and inflation. The population of Pakistan is now increasing which is causing the problem of space, adequate food, nutritious food, housing, shelter and pacifically education.
The evil act of bribery is increasing and social inequality or injustice are taking place due to which most of the job opportunities are being given to the rich people that is resulting unemployment among the common masses. This is why people of Pakistan are suffering from poverty and mostly suicides are being committed because of unavailability of sufficient income.
According to a latest report (0.5% of the people are suffering from poverty and this has created a sense of frustration among destitute people. It is worth mentioning that the hawks and leaders are not showing sincerity to alleviate poverty. A number of people are suffering from natural climate happened in the year of 2007 and passing their lives with the hurdle of living in torn tents. Neither is they getting proper food nor other aids from the government or NGOs side. The privileged are jut passing their lives by begging. Inflation has risen up and the prices are escalating in daily basis. I appeal the government and concerned authorities that immediate measures should be taken to eradicate poverty.
Bakhtawar Badal Baloch, Turbat Kech
“Women rights in our society”
Rights are some fundamental things which are given by laws. As Islam says neither a male gender has superiority over a female or a female gender has superiority over a male. Every creature has its value and status on the basis of his or her deeds. If our prestigious religion has created the ratio of equality among both genders, why we women are considered less and treated badly. Whether that is the regard of education, map of technology or the art of domestic responsibilities in all areas we are neglected.Expressing deep concerns, we all have equal rights to dream for our upcoming days. Likely, we girls also dream to do something innovative, but when we put our ideas in front of a society, the only outcome is given to us that’s you are a girl you won’t, you are a girl you don’t.
Furthermore, when we can make good figures of our society when we can take care of our family with love and affection why can’t we serve our nation? If these are the rights, which are being given to us, that I am a girl, this is my blunder that I am a figure of female gender. In ancient India women weren’t deprived of property rights or individual professional women didn’t get the important assignments and promotions, given to their male colleagues. During the whole of 19th century, women had no political rights though there had been some movements. Likewise, Pakistan is suffering from same fate.
I want to appeal to government that facilitates us in such a way that we should be provided all property rights. Moreover, we must feel that we aren’t less than men.
Nabila Meher Mehrab, Kech, Balochistan
Political workers are not terrorists
I would like to highlight about the freedom fighters and terrorists. The one who fights for his rights is known a freedom fighter. And the one who spreads terror is known a terrorist. As we know much better that we Bloch are fighting for our mother land and we are being called terrorists. In fact we are freedom fighters. However we are struggling for a better future which would be peaceful and wonderful for us. Also we reached too near to achieve our destiny.
Bilal Yasin Bolani,Turbat
Operations in Balochistan
Recently there an operation was held in Mashkey, on 25th December, 2012, in which many houses were burnt, and more than 15 innocent Balochs were murderd and more than 20 were injured.
It is discredit for state which claims for being pacifist, but goes through such cruel actions. It is shocking to see RANGER, and FC which were set-up to guard people, and these security organizations are killing to the people pitilessly.
I remember, once I was watching news on tv, in scene I saw personnel of RANGER brutally were killing an 18 years youth in Benazir Bhutto Park Karachi, whose name was Sarfraz.
In Balochistan, more than thousands of people are missing and many of them are killed and their bullet-riddled bodies were thrown in different parts of Balochistan.
In addition, I would request to the government and United Nation to look into this matter and stop operations in Balochistan.
Nagma Noor Baksh, Turbat
What I learn from Bolan Voice…
Bolan voice is a monthly magazine full with information about Balochistan. The Baloch local writers are highlighting local and international level the various issues via this forum.
In my views this magazine is qualitative in field of journalism in Balochistan. It provides information about Balochistan, science, technology etc. The writings of Bolan Voice have brought a reformative trend among Baloch students, additionally. It is a bright way to go ahead and uphold reading of this magazine. In November 2012 edition of Bolan voice, Billal Yaseen Sarazahi Bolani wrote good words about the Bolan voice. He said…..
Give me light, make me bright . . . . .
By Tahir Malangzai Baloch, Panjgur
Currently a man who was interviewed by Bolan Voice, name is Prince Musa Jan, who talked about self-determination in his interview and was ignoring the freedom. He might think that he was correct what he said, but I am totally against of his way of thingking. What I think today Baloch people are not ready for the self-determination, they solely need freedom. No one can deny the fact that today Baloch masses are sacrificing their lives just for the freedom.
However, there are some insincere Baloch persons who are working for Pakistan, and they are demanding for self-determination right which is not want of entire Baloch Nation. If we have a glance on Baloch History, so we can be aware that Baloch masses were opposed the self-determination from the very first day of being subjugated. In 1948 and till today they are skirmishing with Pakistan solely for freedom. There is no doubt that more then 14000 Baloch masses were abducted and after some days many of among them were dumped and bodies were thrown on roads-side and yet we Baloch masses talk about self-determination.
In addition, I only request my Baloch Leaders who are sitting in parliament not to talk for self- determination if they can not talk about independency.
Abdullah Homan Bolani, Turbat
Use of Face book
Face book is easiest way to communicate with other people and share the things which can bring great revolution in Balochistan. As face book using, a significant message can be conveyed to the people, but it is sad that people are using it in negative sense which is emitting disadvantageous aspects. Importantly, I want to suggest my Baloch youth who are using the face book that they should use it as tool for informative revolution, where they can inscribe or manifest something about the Baloch rights, spitefully which is happening on Baloch land. Nevertheless, they can share the picture, and video regarding this woe. I think this is the right time to do something by using the face book and show to the world the real face of this state.
Anayat Kb, Turbat
The Hijrat movement
When Hijrat Movement was started by Indian Muslim Ulemas similarly Baloch tribes also revolted and migrated to Afghanistan and centeral Asian States in orger to pressurized British to change its anti-ottoman policy during and afterward the World War – 1. The movement had the Baloch tribesmen, who didn’t understand “peaceful” agitation against British imperialism, and there was little impact on the politics of Balochistan. Only the religious minded people and a few Baloch from Derajal, Jacobabad, Nushki, and Quetta migrated to Afghanistan.
Sahiba Dr Razaq Turbat, Kech
“Defective educational system”
The gateway of a nation or a country’s success and prosperity undoubtedly depends upon its education. And a proper educational system is the unique cause by which any kind of nation can move towards the development. Moreover, an inspired educational system definitely leads each individual to the way of progress, and this fact precisely can be seen in the most developed countries of the world. Including, U.S.A., Japan, Canada, and some others which have mostly kept their eyes on the education sector. And without any suspect, one can say that today these above mentioned countries are ruling all over the world by economically. However, if we compare our education and its system with others, then we can find a vast difference between our educational system and others. It is disgusting to mention that our education system compels the students to adopt the unfair method of gaining good marks. Because we possess such an examination system that is approximately not practiced in any civilized society of the world. As it is covered with faults, mistakes and which may just help a person to get a low grade job not anything else. Moreover, it is the highly time, we have stopped looking at others to solve our educational problems, but it is much better for every individual of our nation to comprehend the issues and later, go for the solution of them.
Sagheer Rasool Bux Turbat, Kech
Cheating in Turbat
The fact is this the cheating has a host of badness, such as, it spoils the students thinking power, makes them dependent and it makes one’s future gloomy. It is, however, as common in educational institutions in Turbat and as a result mostly, students prefer cheating rather than keeping a distance from it. The rampant of cheating made the students very lackluster. Above all, they shy away from hard working and most importantly, it stops creativity, which worries me the most is that despite abolishing cheating the teachers promote cheating that is hazardous for the students. However, the concern authorities should work vengeance to put an end to cheating in Turbat, so that students should have bright future and should create a name for them, otherwise if it goes on, it will lead the students of Turbat nowhere.
Shayhaq Nazeer Turbat, Kech
Importance of liberal education
Education is one of the most essential factors behind the higher achievements of prosperous nations. An advanced and contemporary educational system is a source of opening new routes to development for the nations. This is generally termed as “liberal education”. According to the research of American colleges and universities the liberal education means empowering an individual and preparing one to deal with diversity, complexity and change. No one can deny this fact that, after giving above definition every one can grasp the value of liberal education.
Furthermore, liberal education encourages creativity; enhance competitiveness and proficiency among students. They can get their desire jobs easily. Therefore, the liberal education should be implemented in every institution in order to achieve satisfactory result in term of employments creativity, proper awareness among people etc, No one can deny the importance of liberal education, because now it is the need of students.
Mahrang Baloch Turbat, Balochistan
Freedom of Expression
How great it is to say that the word freedom, but how awful it is to live freed. No doubt, Pakistan is a democratic country just for a name. As her no body has right to say the truth whether they are common Baloch or Journalists. All are afraid of giving any kind of statement, which is against the government. Even though, because of the terror of forces people are afraid of getting out of their houses for protest. As the forces, do not care whether they are small kids or women. If today they protest, so tomorrow their names appear in the list of missing persons, even the Baloch students who are reading in other parts of the Pakistan are banned to say a single word against Palestine; such heart breaking circumstances look openly unfair.
Moreover, if we talk about the right of “freedom to say”, so it is an international right given by United Nations organization (UNO). In addition, whenever a county violates this law, so she has to face a great opposition, on behalf this organization. We can estimate the seriousness of world for this law by the recent inclement occurred with America. When she tried to use her all tricks to ban the social website “Wiki leaks” and arrest his founder Juleen Assange, who was trying to bring the secrets of US politics on surface. Thereafter, the world started reproaching America for breaking the laws. Besides these, in the beginning, we have been listening, the illustrious statement of Palestine that Meclia is free, but when Balochistan issue comes, then they all became silent, but really shows this that we are deprived of this right, “Freedom of expression”. Therefore, I must to say, ought to be a very strict law in Palestine, which will be protecting this right of people. Neither a news anchor to be blackened nor a common person has to lose his or her life.
Sahra Baloch, Turbat,kech
Why it is being ignored?
I want to draw the attention of Government toward this issue Government High School Nasirabad Kech, which is being ignored by the government. It is the largest school in district Kech. In this area, the school doesn’t have any science teacher. JV Teachers are teaching science subjects; even they aren’t capable to teach this subject. Most of the teachers don’t have knowledge in science subjects of physics and others but due to lack of teachers they teaching these subjects, hence students are confused without grasping anything from their course. I request the authorities to pay attention toward this school mess and students’ future.
Shay Murad Nasirabadi, Turbat
Why to complain?
We Baloch consider that we are not part of this country, and then surely there is no need of complaining against the state or any of its components.
However, if we see the reality, then we know that since 1948, till today nothing we have got from this country. So, why should we complain for the facilities such as roads, hospitals, schools and many more? It must be in our mind that the government will never make effort in our interest.
Furthermore, the Baloch insurgents have taken actions to not allow any Pakistani or any foreign company for construction work in Balochistan to work for the betterment of state, because they solely want the independence of Balochistan, nothing else. Then we Baloch people should not disrespect their actions and we must support them regarding this. I don’t request to the state authority, but I request my Baloch brothers not to complain against this unsystematic country.
Abdullah Homan Bolani Nasirabadi Turbat Kech
Balochistan is the richest province of Pakistan in field of natural resources, and it is lurching with crises after crises. Beside this, every successive government kept the Balochistan to face the music. The situation of Balochistan turned from bad to worse, on 27th March 1948, when Balochistan was merged in Pakistan. Then a massive issue got flourished, such as sense of deprivation and plundering of natural resources. Onward unemployment also gripped Balochistan in fist and pushed toward backwardness.
Anyhow, from that period until today no sympathies were shown for Baloch. No change has been created in Balochistan, the situation of this province are being made worsen day by day, the cases of missing persons are increased, students, doctors and political leaders are openly being killed. Such circumstances made dejected to take part in state functions, likewise they do not want to be the members of the parliament. As well, Baloch are denied to having a discussion with Pakistani Politician because of trust deficit. The main issue of Balochistan is regarding natural resources, which benefits to others’ province and the Baloch are being deprived of their rightful resources. The state has taken every thing of this region in its control and keeping the Baloch population away from these. Baloch wrath is valid and they are struggling for gain of rights.
Aisha Murad, Turbat, kech
Doctors Vs business
Treating the patients is the basic task of the doctors which has made them one of the most respective citizens of the civilized society. Everyone knows that the Young Doctors Association (YDA) has been fulfilled their demands, consequently they should be thankful to government. But, they deserve what they wanted to have, as I see the condition of the hospitals and the doctors, resultantly I don’t think they deserve, because the most pious profession has become a business. These days, as I have got experienced before my chest treatment. The doctors are obliged to be at hospital during their duties hours, ironically they were not found there but they were busy examining patients at their private clinics.
Furthermore, I could see too much lack of interest in the governmental doctors in the treatment and care to the poor patients; one of them is that whom I went for my chest check-up was in other faculty of hospital. Doctors have converted their humane profession into business, which saves the lives. However, I request the authorities and the health minister to have crystal eyes on the issue to wind this deadly work up.
Meraj Khaild Bolani, Turbat
As everyone knows that language is the basic pillar which creates a nation to be known globally, as well as it is the main communication source of a nation. We can declare it an element of instinct. When we take a glimpse over the world developed states, and then we can see those countries which have developed because of promoting their mother tongue, suppose China that is the most developed country in Asia providing world market products in large quantity. Even her subjects have used in her mother tongue, which is the reason that today her mother tongue is the world’s top level in language list. If we view a glance on our condition, then we realize that we have adopted others’ languages. I do not mean we should not learn other languages, but our fundamental duty is, first we have to know ourselves, then we will be eligible to understand others.
Paulo Coelho said “the more you understand yourself, the more you will understand the world”. When we do not value ourselves then no one is here to value us, and we have to value, respect and use our mother tongue, so our language must not vanish in current situation.
In conclusion, language expresses the existence of a nation, its identification and it can develop by its usage.
Farah Asghar, Turbat,Kech
Anarchy in Balochistan
Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan by area. Geographically Balochistan is situated on a significant location, which has strategically a great importance because of 750km its coast line. Mekran is the gateway of central Asia; Balochistan borders touch with Iran in west, in south Arabian-Sea and Afghanistan are situated. Balochistan is rich with minerals. It is providing very large quantity of gas and fuel to whole Pakistan. But it is really irony of fate that today Balochistan is deprived of all fundamental rights and basic facilities of life. Education is the basic need of a nation, but Balochistan is deprive of it, and health insufficient facilities are in the province. Clean drinking water is not available. Ministers have failed to play their due role. They are busy in making money by hook and crook. Youths are being ignored by ministers. Authorities are appointing their own relatives or selling posts for a handsome amounts. Unemployment and inflation ratio is increasing day by day. Paupers are living hand to mouth. Merit is not applicable in Balochistan.
If today crime ratio has increased and many people have indulged in evil deeds because prevailing regime’s failure which is defficient to provide rights to people. Recently, government announced some packages but those were distributed among recommended people. It is painful to say that government is turned as like deaf and dumb toward destitutes. If government wants to bring prosperity in Balochistan, then she must give vacancy to pauper people on merit.
Nawaz Ellahi, Atta Shad Turbat Kecc
Media has a vital and positive role in state business. Current problems that we are facing now, like corruption, inflation, load shedding, target killing, etc, can be underlined it and through consultation of experts also can be resolved.
In other departments, media is performing its duties well except Balochistan’s Issue. The largest province, Balochistan, is ignored by media, including state machinery and Pakistan, where all illegal crimes have been happening in province for a long time. It is really hard to mention that the ministers are just sitting and watching a spectator and media has closed its eyes and is not performing its duties well. Therefore, I meekly request to the media and ministers to take serious action regarding Balochistan.
Zohaib Qazi Bolani Turbat
No well-trained English teachers in Balochistan
Sir, I want to draw government authorities’ attention toward an essential issue, which needs to be dealt earlier. The English Teachers from Balochistan are not able enough to teach the students of this age, who are more advanced than their teachers in English.
And unfortunately, the teachers are not sent in trainings in order to improve their English, and these teachers are not willing to read personally as well.
As the result, Majority of the students get failed in English due to their untrained English teachers. Hence, students get compelled to cheat in exams.
In addition, I would request to the concerned authorities to look into this matter before it goes from bad to worse and organize such training centers where the teachers could improve their knowledge and get prepared for teaching the advanced students in any subject.
Faisal Rahim Baksh, Turbat, Kech
Our entire family reads Monthly Bolan Voice eagerly. We wait for each edition of magazine for appearing in market to buy and study. Few months backs a section “students’ affairs” was added in magazine. We student liked it much, because it was providing very antique knowledge, but for two months this section isn’t being published in magazine. We are feeling the need of this section. All topics of magazine are about politics which makes dismal to us due to similarity. Hence, through this letter, I with my friends request to magazine management team please restart publishing section “Students’ affairs” and let us acquire general knowledge through a local paper.
Sehrish Bangulzai, Sariab, Quetta.
Corroding situation of basic education in Balochistan
This is reference to the write-up of Ahmed Khan in monthly magazine (Bolan Voice)
I am fed-up with reading similar articles regarding educational system in Balochistan, which is worst, as well as going toward backward, in the wake of laziness of ministers, teachers, and public who are not paying attention on them, and day by day the educational system is getting deteriorated. Also Balochistan schools are not having such facilities which can make it better. Therefore, the concerned authorities are requested to take review of educational system.
Essa Qazi Bolani, Turbat
Notice for delivering Bolan Voice magazine
We for spending the summer season come to Quetta because of mild weather, and where we found magazine Bolan Voice. Said magazine is enriched with information, especially entails truth about Balochistan. Hence, I with my friends got accustomed of magazine’s reading.
We are basically from Dera Murad Jamali and except few months, we spend our all time in hometown. But here magazine Bolan Voice isn’t available. We feel deeply need to study it. Through this letter we want to notice magazine team, they send magazine Dera Murad Jamali too, because like our group other people also be aware of Balochistan and world situations through Bolan Voice.
Fareed Ahmed Baloch, Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan
Role of a teacher
I believe that teacher is someone who becomes through a process of years trainings and experiences in the field. In fact, no one in the world found a teacher who got proficient from first day of his/her profession. I believe it is mandatory for everyone, who is teaching or planning to a teacher so he/she must be ready to go through this process.
The teachers who experienced l know how to set up rules in the classrooms. Surely, such kind of teachers probably face fewer problems in the classrooms.
Through my life in school, I had some teachers, who had come with preparation and few without preparation. Those, who had come without preparation, weren’t able to maintain class in a good manner, and students were also discontented from their teaching. It is characteristic of good teacher that he/she get involved students in learning process through question and other techniques.
I remember, my classmates with me were lacking morale to participate in learning process in class. It was like this because of teachers. I suggest all teachers; they must extract concentration of student and make them involve in class activities, in this way they can make understand to students, which is a great achievement for a teacher.
Name: AZIZ HASIL BALOCH, Turbat, Kech
Mother tongue is a tent of every nation that freely and outstanding way spoken, both at home and outside with inhabitants community. It is also a fact that one’s mother tongue is his or her identification which they are known by it. Furthermore, it is the basic right of every individual to be taught in his or her own language at schools as well. But what a tragedy, in Balochistan, we are deprived of our own mother language Balochi. It is not being taught in governmental school. So, due to this a portion Baloch are unable to speak excellent Balochi and majority of them cannot write Balochi. If same sequence continues, I am afraid then that day is not far when we Baloch will not be allowed to speak our own language by government. However, if we see other provinces of the country, where native languages are being taught in schools proudly, and the languages are developing those areas admirably, because government is helping protectors of languages. I request the authorities to pay especial heed to this issue and I suggest my Baloch brothers, too please read and write Balochi because your own language and history must not dwindle, it is your identification.
Name: Balach Faiz Bolani, Nasir Abad
About Mubarak Qazi:
If we study the chapter of poets, then we meet some great poets, who spent their entire lives serving for Balochi. We can never forget Sayed Zahoor Hashumi, who compiled the Balochi dictionary, Saba Dashtiri, who was just working on Balochi language, Atta Shad, Kareem Dashti, Mulla Fazul, Qasum and many more.
Among them, another name is, whose poetry always inspired the Baloch people. This person is the revolutionary poet Waja Mubarak Qazi. Mubarak Qazi is one of the most well-known poets of Baloch Nation. He was born in Pasni on 24th of December, 1955. He did his matriculation in Pasni in 1972. After that he went to Karachi for higher education. He took admission in SM College and did his BA and MA from there. In 1981, after clearing his BA, he went to Quetta for getting Master Degree. He did BA in 1984 from Balochistan University. He got married in 1976, and he was father of two sons and one daughter. He worked in fisheries form 1974 to 1975 as a lab assistant but he resigned from this job. After doing his MA he again got a job in harbor director post. But being a poet he never gave-up or changed his way. From very beginning, he has been serving the Balochi language. He has written four books of poetry, which are Zarnosht, Shak Mah Sabze Sawad, Mani Ahde Game Qissa and Watan. Sooner his new book is going to be published with name of Chola Darya Yaldatag. He was patriotic. He has written poetry about Balochistan in large quantity. His poetry has the true words of nationalism, full of love with motherland.
He had undergone jail’s agonies for sake of love with nation. His poetry ever delivers message of love with nation and differentiated righteous and wrongful.
Jaleel Mustufa Bolani, Turbat
Provision of Boooks
The reason we have governmental schools, because they are meant to help students belonging to underprivileged families gain education. Unfortunately in Pakistan even low cost textbooks used in governmental schools are out of the reach of poor. So, they are not sending their children to schools. According to a report in Balochistan poor parents demanded cheaper textbooks from government, Pakistani government paid no heed to this issue, yet. I request the government of Pakistan to take step to provide cheaper textbooks to students and relieve their parents from this constant pressure.
Saira Sadiq bolani, Koshklat, Turbat.
There is none in Asia and entire world who is unaware about the earthshaking situation of Balochistan. The one who talks of rights, are being abducted, killed and and then thrown in abandoned areas. Innumerable people have been kidnapped by the intelligence agencies and many of them, who had been missing, were found killed and thrown in the different part of Balochistan. The federal and provincial governments are doing nothing to come-up with a solution which is only freedom, which can’t be gained except paying sacrifices. Target killing is at the peak. No state has committed human rights violations, like this. The legends like Saba Dashtiari and others were killed. The leaders have been tortured so much that they had to take shelter in mountains or seek asylum in different countries.
I request the international organizations to take notice of the problems.
Mehr Jan Baloch, Turbat, Kech
Balochi is a language…..!
It has been observed that languages are identity of nations which give identification to the nations and every nation has a perfect language which is basic ingredient of their culture. Also we have a language which is loved by everyone but it is not valued, not just in Pakistan, perhaps all over the world. Mostly Baloch consider it the most beautiful and easiest language, but reality is this, Balochi is not considered as a language because Baloch themselves don’t know reading and writing of Balochi throughout Pakistan I have only seen one weekly periodic which only publishes in Balochi on Friday of weekend. Furthermore, it is sad to describe that in Balochistan schools, Balochi is not being taught, and due to that new generation is deprived of essential necessity which might support Baloch for their improvement.
Therefore, I meekly request to the government that take serious actions regarding Balochi Language in Balochistan.
Zohaib Qazi Bolani, Turbat
Unfit guards, cause of robberies
It has been observed that majority of robberies have taken place just due to old unfit and untrained guards. The banks always hire old retired soldiers as guards.
The youth and fit guards have some demands and they don’t work for 5000 rupees, but the unfit guards can be hired by giving just 4000 rupees per month, so that’s why the banks mostly hire the unfit ones.
And it can cause many problems in shape of robberies in banks.
In addition, I would request to the concerned authorities to look into this matter and organize a training center for the unfit guards, where they could be trained well.
FAISAL RAHIM, TURBAT
Technology and Balochistan
It is said that media is mirror of a society or a country, especially in today’s world. Its role is undoubtedly important, like water is needed for life. Today all the developed countries are running and observing their affairs though radios, TVs, and internet. No doubt it has made the world a global village.
But when it comes to Balochistan, the role of technology as if vanishes magically, and there are just some animals living and being hunted by some hunters. I would like to request the media to give some coverage to Balochistan issue, where people are being killed mercilessly by the state. I suggest to magazine team; they ought to interview pro-independent parties, like the workers of BNM and BSO Azad and opposes of the movement to find out the truth.
Sadaf Baloch, Turbat
“A quiz section for Balochistan affairs”
This is with reference to the letter of Aziz Hasil in monthly magazine (Bolan Voice). I completely agree with the views of writer that he was demanding a quiz section that should be added in the magazine. Before reading this magazine we were not aware that what was going on across the country. Well, after reading this magazine we got known, as well as getting many more things through it. And I favor for a quiz section in the magazine which will be very fruitful for each reader.
However, it will build our general knowledge power and improve our knowledge which will be beneficial for everybody.
Yousuf Ibrahim, Turbat Kech.
Education field requires concentration
Education system should be calculated to promote justice and enable a man to perform his allotted duties. Education means bring of the soul into proper environment for its development due to its vital functions and character building nature. This can be possible when we have an ethical education system in Balochistan. However the present education in Balochistan remains critical and a dilemma, the literacy rate does not seem convincing at all. I am right from my mind to acknowledge the very fact that the federal government isn’t keen on reviving the meager and unsystematic education of the Balochistan. Hereby, it is to be well noted that the course books are outdated which, undoubtedly, can’t bring fruitful results, and the cast is not yet clear as everyday timorous strikes carried out by teachers for various reasons. That is why government should a lot to take some concrete steps for transforming the system of education within the province and amend the course books as soon as possible.
Huma Baloch Bolani, Patan-e-Kahoor, Turbat
No humanity in country
Undoubtedly, 2500 people have been killed in two years by terrorist attacks, including 1160 in suicide attacks and nearly 960 were killed in US Drone strikes. Beside these all 500 people were killed, and almost 120 from Balochistan.
In spite of these all happening, private TV channels don’t report, kept their eyes closed on barbarism in country. It is also pertinent to claim; our authorities have been exploiting its people as well as using the name of religion in terrorist related acts, like Osama Bin Ladin’s compound was found in Abottabad, killed by American forces without informing our authorities. It means the great cause of inhuman act is because of our own authorities’ terrorism, but on the other hand, we support them. As far as Baloch people are concerned, they are pushed to the wall many times by the same authorities. They are as usually treated badly, killed, kidnapped etcetera by the same authorities, these all show lack of humanity in country.
Jalal Ahsan Baloch, Turbat
Salutation to teachers
Teachers always shape human through transferring knowledge. They build inner personality and reform us from common man to scientists, engineers, business men, think tanks of the nation, leaders and so on. The teachers bear shouting and cries; even go for carrying them to make them calm. Their magic encouragement and inspiration make us bold enough to face the world which is full of challenges.
Despite doing so much, I wonder why the teacher is not given desired dignity. He makes millionaires, but belongs to a low income family; he is highly respected only at schools. I just request all the human beings to give the due rights to the teachers.
Bolani Ayesha Barket Kech, Turbat
The Disadvantages of Internet
No one can deny that Internet has completely changed our lifestyle and converted our world into an advanced world. It has been helping us in several fields such as Business, education, etc.
There are more than 100 million users of Internet who are connected with it.
But it is a fact that behind good things, there are also bad things. Internet has many advantages, but also has many disadvantages, too, which are very dangerous for our society.
Such as, chatting, which enables people as well as children to communicate, without revealing their true identity, is probably the most dangerous area on the Internet. By engaging in chat, you open yourself up to all sorts of exploitation, and personal harm. Chatting brings people closer, which may not always be a good thing. Offensive dialogue and adult conversation during chat also influences children to use inappropriate language at home as well as at school. Because of the interactive nature of chatting, it is most likely done activity on-line through which children may be harmed.
Too much time on-line limits a child’s well-rounded development by taking the place of friends, schoolworks, sports and other activities. While on the Internet, it is probable that one will get carried away and lose track of time. Since being on the Internet is so time consuming, It is possible for anyone to get addicted. Any parent that values his child’s mental and physical well-being should stop or her.
In addition, I would request to the concerned authorities to look into this matter before it goes from bad to worse.
Faisal Raheem, Turbat,
Indebted to Bolan Voice
Undoubtedly, Bolan Voice team is playing a pivotal role in our society in order to make the Baloch people aware of their history, culture, situation etcetera. But one thing I felt which is lacking in it i.e. not focusing on education. The situations of our education is deplorable, especially in rural areas of Balochistan, so, therefore, I am making an entreaty to the editor of Bolan to report about education, also interview the students’ leaders.
Basheer Ahmed Ijabari, Kharan
Role of Women in a Movement
In a society, of course, women can lead a great life with a successful quality. Women are also playing an important role in the construction of the charming society.
Besides the example of women in the guerilla war between Sri Lanka and Tamils, who had sent their teenagers to fight for freedom and these teenagers, unexpectedly, did more than their ages. Layla Patel is another example of this topic whose efforts are more than the best even. Baloch women are also not behind in this field. In past, the role of Bibi Khalida and Bibi Banadi, were great supporters of their brothers.
In current age, Baloch women are working with their brothers in the war against a cruel nation. In every walk of life, they are with their brothers, also supporting and encouraging them to stand against barbarity and attain emancipation. They are also working as propaganda agents and of the Baloch movement. The remarkable role of Banuk Karima and Bibi Shakar can never be forgot .However, Baloch movement needs many more Banuk Karima and Bibi Shakar to assist movement.
Jameela Baloch, Turbat
Drawbacks of Globalization
It is reference to the Fida Mengal’s write-up, published in Bolan Voice, on April, 2012, where writer, in favor of globalization has written. No doubt, interaction with entire glob is very significant, but all must be dealt in favor of human and humanity to be first priority, otherwise each system and manner gets failed.
Presently globalization isn’t working as essence of human serve, but it is being used for minting money, which is primary objective of this system. Human is being used only as market or consumer, nothing else than this.
The multinational companies sell their products, including third-world countries in entire world, but the poor or third-world countries are not allowed to sell their production in developed countries with this label of ‘low standard’, which is great unjust. And the local industry of production totally gets demised and people become jobless. But raw material is being extracted against low price from these third world countries.
Suppose Coca-Cola Company sells it product every nook of glob, but poor countries beverages never are allowed to be developed or bought by multinationals, like big fish eats smalls.
In India, multinational companies established their factories branches with purpose of cheap labor and occupying market but they never give a tinge of share from profit there’s people, but shifted all surplus values to their countries or deposited in Banks.
All such things happening due to globalization, hence each such effort damages the value of human is denounced. In capitalist system, avidity never lets human to evolve justice and parity in society. Hence, globalization is a tool which is being used to make heap of money, throw others in ugly valley of poverty.
Khadija Baloch, Sariab, Quetta.
What our sin was?
This is reference to the article of Ms. Veengas in monthly magazine (Bolan voice). I do agree with the writer’s point of view as it is much clear that in Pakistan all political parties are deceiving the Baloch in every walk of life. Firstly, they do many conclaves for us and show their sympathy that we are with you people. But at the time of need, the Baloch they themselves fight against helpless Baloch who have been fighting for 64 years and that day is too near that Baloch will reach the pinnacle.
Zohaib Qazi, Turbat.
Thanks Bolan Voice….
I am a regular reader of Bolan Voice; I wait every month to get a copy of this magazine, which contains knowledgeable articles and many more. Indeed, I gained numerous readable things which I didn’t know those before. Anyhow, I request to all Baloch students that, they must read this magazine and share the wonderful thoughts through this magazine; they must make themselves aware of the situations of Balochistan. In addition, I would suggest staff of Bolan Voice that, they ought to continue it likewise…….
Maryam Homan, Bolani Meerabadi, Tump, kech.
Poets deserve reverence
Singers play an important role in our society as well as poets do, but it is an irony of the fate that we don’t respect them. They are the ones who write poetries, and singers sing them and spread them in all over the world. Furthermore, they sing their own languages and write poetries in their national languages. It is a well known fact that they build their nation with their voice and beautiful thoughts and we are not fulfilling our duty by not respecting them. They do a lot for us, but we do not. They make us happy when we are sad. Please, respect them and make them the part of your life.
Jalil Altaf, Bolani
28th May: Nuclear tests in Chaghi…
This is reference to the article of Muhammad Akbar Notezai in monthly magazine (Bolan Voice). I totaly agree with the view of writer who has wonderfully written it. I myself wonder that Pakistan herself is a big country, there are numerous places, they could easily test the nuclear capabilities there, what hurts me the most is that, they had left all other places and they tested it in Chaghi, which is deprived of basic needs. It is clear that they are averse to the Baloch people. Everyone is aware that after testing the nuclear tests, numerous animals died, at some places water isn’t drinkable, but they are not caring these things. In Panjab, people celebrate the 28th May, which is destructive day for us, they celebrate on our death. We observe this day as black day.
Abdullah Homan, Bolani pule Meerabadi, Tump, Kech.
“A poem section for kids”
I am an old and a regular reader of Bolan Voice. I like each and everything in it. Well, we the readers have gotten a lot through this. To tell you the truth it is the source to learn English language, get knowledge, be aware of the worldwide that what is going on in the world.
However, through this magazine the readers are being encouraged, due to letters and the articles of the readers which are getting published in the magazine.
Anyhow, also our kids need encouragement and for this a poem section should be added. By which the kids will be encouraged and they will be glad to see their poem published in a magazine like Bolan Voice.
So, we readers want to have a poem section for kids, which will be awesome and fruitful.
Name: AZIZ HASIL, TURBAT
A page for Balochistan’s story
Reading of Bola Voice is the easiest way to learn more about Baloch. As we can find numerous things in Bolan Voice, which are related to Balochistan, it also gives a great pleasure to read the news, articles letters, and a lot about Bolan Voice. The beloved team of Bolan Voice is requested to bring a change in magazine in shape of including the stories of Balochistan, so that we should be more interested in reading it and it would be easier to read it as well.
Akhtar Sarwar Bolani