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These 3 tribal sardars were members of Soviet influenced NAP (ANP) & allies of Indian sponsored Awami League in 1970 elections.

Following India’s invasion of East Pakistan they met with Bengali diplomats to plan Balochistan’s secession from Pakistan.

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In 1973 Nawab Akbar Bugti publicly disavowed the plan & exposed the ‘London Plan’ as a conspiracy to break Balochistan away from Pakistan on behest of KGB & RAW.

Akbar Bugti was made Governor Balochistan & he oversaw an army operation against Marri & Mengal dominated #BLA.

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Parallel with creation of #BLA another terror group BLF was formed in 1964 by leftist baloch students in Syria.

Balochistan Liberation Front-BLF was formed by student leader Jumma Khan Marri in Syria, son of Sardar of Ramkani clan Hazar Khan Marri & senior BLA commander.

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1. Next 21 tweets on #Sikh tradition's relationship with different languages & scripts in Indic core & extended MidEast/Mongol/Tibet/E.Asian family.

What were the cultural undercurrents of the first Sikh movement towards Indicization?

What derailed this?

What about the future?
2. #Sikh Guru Angad ji pioneered the re-introduction of Indic script in Punjab. Rolled back imposition of modified-Arabic script.

#Gurmukhi is derived from Sharada script of #Kashmiri Hindus. Related to far flung Tocharian script. Is only surviving member of that script-family.
3. #Sindhis, Hindus from #NWFP & Hinglaaj (present-day #Balochistan), + today's #Kashmiri Hindus' Indic scripts have lost currency. Most now use modified-Arabic script.

These groups should consider adopting #Gurmukhi as script for their languages as they reclaim their identity.
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Thread: Terrorism in Balochistan

#terrorism in #Balochistan is a family enterprise:

1. Javed Mengal heads terror group Lashkar e Balochistan #LeB.
2. Javed’s son runs media and public campaign like “Free Balochistan” banners on buses in Europe. Both are supported by #RAW.
3. Javed’s brothers in law: Mehran and Harbihar Marri head #UBA and #BLA terror groups respectively. BLA is declared Terrorist group by #US
4. Mehran/ Harbiyar Marri brother in law, Brahmdagh Bugti, runs terror group of #BRA
5. Common thread that runs through all these terror groups is their leadership; all are led by #sardars #Nawabs
6. These terror groups and their leaders, though #Baloch, want to keep common people as salves and underdeveloped like in Stone Age using terror as key enabler.
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[Thread] #Balochistan Budget Analysis - 2

GOB has allocated Rs4.5 billion for #Covid_19 response, which can be sufficient if spent wisely and honestly. The spending on building quarantine centers in the last few months had a lot of irregularities. 1/7
The health budget has been increased to Rs31 bn, which includes procuring an air ambulance for 2.5 bn. This is again a questionable move because it hints that GOB prefers airlifting serious patients to Karachi and not develop quality hospitals in #Quetta. 2/7
There is no significant plan for Post-COVID economic recovery apart from the announcement of 6,840 job vacancies. Given the track record of previous years, it would be nearly impossible to hire on all these announced vacancies. 3/7
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1. The face of #Pakistan’s Anti-#Kashmir agenda globally, Shireen Mazari- the Federal Minsiter for Human Rights in Pakistan- is the perfect candidate for covering up Pakistan’s occupation of foreign territories as well as ongoing corruption in the govt.
2. Ironically, Shireen Mazari had assumed office in 2018 with a bang, campaigning to end corruption through accountability & transparency, the very foundations her career lacks. bit.ly/2UsrpOi
3. A book released in 1996 titled ‘State and Civil Society in #Pakistan: Politics of Authority, Ideology and Ethnicity’ by I. Malik, reveals that the Mazari family are defaulters of 49,742 Million Rupees to the national exchequer, including Shireen Mazari.
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This thread contains content regarding the #PakistanArmy death squads in #Balochistan; Will try to expose as many faces as possible. Share support and add more information below. Join the movement!

Let's expose and eliminate each member of these death squads! #JusticeForBramsh.
Let's start with ex home minister #Balochistan @PakSarfrazbugti. Sarfraz Bugti is running a death squad under the supervision of #PakistanArmy; involved in abductions, torture of political activists in Balochistan. They are fully backed and free handed by Pakistan army.
Eidu (left) Ghafoor Meerwani (Right) members of a #PakArmy death squad led by Barkat Shahwani & Kaiser Mirwaani. Eidu recently raped a 13 years old boy Mazhar Ali in Mashkay, #Balochistan. They are involved in abducting & killing Baloch youth, Burning houses & harassment of women
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June 4

The @UN marks June 4 as ‘International Day of Innocent Children victims of Aggression’ in armed conflict & war. On this day, we talk about the acts of Aggression that #Pakistan commits against innocent little children of #Balochistan. #SaveBalochChildren 1/n
For those who are not aware, #Balochistan was a cluster region of Confederal feudal tribes, that was deceitfully & unlawfully occupied by Pakistan in 1948 after which the region erupted in conflict over its autonomous status. 2/n
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#Pakistan responded through inhumanely to the new-found voice of #Balochistan & over the past 72 years has carried out grave Human Rights Violations against Baloch people, including women & Children. #SaveBalochChildren 3/n
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People of #Pakistan & some politicians from #Turkey boast a lot about their friendship

Being a true #Hypocrite @ImranKhanPTI head of 1st islamic state has shaken hands with #China

Here is a thread on how Turkic Muslims #Uighur are treated in China

#UighurLivesMatter
#Shame 👇
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First of all. Lets us get to know #Uighur Muslims

Who are they ? ? ? ? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

#Uighur Turkic muslim follow Sunni #Islam the same religion that is followed by 75% - 95% of #Pakistan

👇 Their Introduction

#UighurLivesMatter
#RIPHumanity
#Kashmir
#BlueLivesMatter
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What is happening with the #Uighur the Turkic muslims in #China ?

👇👇

Systematically Oppressed

Horrific stories of separating mothers from children

Traditional muslim names not allowed for new borns

Spy apps on muslims phones to keep a check

#RIPHumanity
#Islamophobia
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Story of #Pakistan becoming Nuclear state on 28th may 1998 in newspaper clippings from 1998: #Nuclear #YomeTakbir #Kashmir #یوم_تکبیر
In the 1998 Indian general election the BJP emerged as the single-largest party and Atal Bihari Vajpayee became PM of #india on 11 may 1996 ... 2/n #یوم_تکبیر
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was member of the same #BJP who organised a rally at the site of Babri Masjid involving 150,000 volunteers, known as kar sevaks. The rally turned violent, and the crowd overwhelmed security forces and tore down the masjid 3/n #یوم_تکبیر
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1/n Ashok Swain the Muslim hating ISI’s Concubine.
On 23rd April 2020, Mr. Sajid Hussain, the Exiled Journalist who fought or the Baloch issue was murdered in Sweden, his body was found in the river in the city of Uppsala. #balochistan #BalochFreedom
2/n Guess who else is in Uppsala? @ashoswai or Ashok Swain. In previous articles/thread I showed how he hates Hindus, Muslims and everyone who moves. I also showed how his research made no sense.
3/n But, the gullible Pakistanis donot know this yet. They think he is a hero because he criticizes Modi. However, I sympathize with the naivety of Pakistanis, they simply cant think clearly because they are under a massive illusion.
#balochistan #BalochFreedom
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TREAD! Pakistan-Iran fencing?

Why fencing #Iran border w/ Pakistan is a big challenge for Islamabad, not due to money but for the following reason—I am delineating below:

There are 4 issues related but distinct....

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1. Narco route
2. 🇮🇷’s grey economy
3. Human trafficking
4. Border economy

I ll address narco issue first:
Illicit drug trade originates from #Afghanistan; is worth up 2 $70B yearly in #UK streets; up to $3 bill is invested back in region rest end up in western banks. 2/
Porous border is used 4 narco logistics/route.

Drugs cartel funds terrorism, & warlordism & mafias in border regions of 🇦🇫, 🇵🇰 & 🇮🇷; they have influence in weak state like 🇦🇫 & desperate elements in structures in Iran 🇮🇷 who do not want stringent border between 🇮🇷 & 🇵🇰.

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India need to take tough stand when Pakistan is already isolated and China is facing outcry of world in this #ChineseCoronaVirus India should also strengthen Chahbahar port to counter #CPEC and defeat unholy alliance btw Pakistan and China.
@narendramodi @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia
1. Historically, Balochistan was a sovereign.In1947, when the British left the sub-continent. Kalat-Balochistan remained a free and independent country. The Khan of Kalat approached India for protection but no positive response by the Jawahar Lal Nehru led government.
2. Balochistan, the most volatile province in the southwestern borders of Pakistan has been struggling since 1948 against Pakistani illegal occupation. Balochistan got independence from the British on August 11, 1947 but was illegaly occupied by pakistan since march 1948.
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To prevent the innocent youth of #Pakistan from being radicalized into terrorism by liberals, leftist academics & ethnic nationalists on media or university campuses, it’s important to bust such falsifications of history, as being done here by Sardar Akhtar Mengal.

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Being a #baloch, I find it abhorrent that nationalists use myths & manufactured history to turn the youth away from serving our own state.

Firstly, there was no #Balochistan state then & there was no princely state or parliament representing present day Balochistan in 1947.

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#Balochistan’s area at the time of partition in 1947 consisted of

#Gwadar ruled by Oman &
5units of Balochistan Agency:

1-British Chief Commissioner’s Balochistan
2-Princely State of Kharan.
3-Princely State of Lasbela.
4-Princely State of Makran.
5-Princely State of Kalat

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Today liberal academics & leftist student activists are glorifying acts of terrorism by two student activists turned confessed #BLA terrorists as political activism.

It’s important to expose this heinous nexus between liberal academia, student activism & terrorism:

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We must remember that #BLA is an internationally recognized terrorist organization:

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Govt of #Pakistan has been trying to bring #BLA terrorists to justice, and appealing to all international organizations & government action against #BLA:

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#Pakistan called Indian Air strike in Balakote as "violation of its sovereignty" & war mongering

But it has also been at recieving end from #Iran because of terrorist bases in #Balochistan

And #Pakistan has helplessly kept quiet .
In August 2012, #Iranian ground forces entered few kilometres into #Pakistani territory & fired mortars in Kulahu. 

In Nov 2012, Iranian forces fired around a dozen rockets in chagai.

On 25 Nov 13, Iran fired three missiles on a terrorist facility in Kech
In Oct 14, Iran fired mortar shells near border town of Mashkail killing at least one #Pakistani soldier

In Oct 15,#Iranian guards fired long range shells in Panjgur

In May 17, #Iranian border forces fired mortar shells on a border village in Chagai district.

#Balochistan
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Body of #SajidHussain, our varsity friend, and a fellow journalist, has been found today in Sweden. I am sharing some of his explosive journalistic work (among many others) published in The News about #Balochistan that has landed him into trouble. 1
In this scoop , #SajidHussain discussed Iran’s missile attacks into Pakistan’s Balochistan to target militants of Jaish-ul-Adl and Sipah-e-Rasoolallah, linking the Baloch insurgency in Iran to Pakistan. 2
thenews.com.pk/archive/print/…
#SajidHussain’s explosive report about Imam Bheel, a global narcotics “kingpin” from Balochistan, who was ranked by Obama with drug lords from Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico. He also helped Reuters in a similar investigation.3. thenews.com.pk/archive/print/…
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#COVIDー19 crisis response is another area where the performance of Prime Minister #ImranKhan's cabinet is inadequate & late resulting in a rapid surge in #coronavirus cases+infections. His TV address was unimpressive. @ImranKhanPTI can learn from @realDonaldTrump & @NYGovCuomo.
Unlike #USA+#Europe, #Pakistan is right next door to two epicenters of #COVIDー19 spread: #China & #Iran. China was initially late but later took impressive steps to contain the spread, incl quarantining #Pakistani citizens. Unlike Iran where Pk citizens visited in large numbrs.
What steps did PM #ImranKhan take for a #CoronaFreePakistan when it was obvious #Pakistan faced #COVIDー19 spread threat from #Iran; & when it became obvious that almost every neighbor incl #Iraq+#Turkey+#Gulf traced 1st cases to Iran & when #Tehran failed to warn neighbors?
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On how a partisan PPP provincial govt hijacked our national effort to fight #coronavirusinpakistan by conducting a slick media campaign based on lies,
projecting #Sindh CM as active while throwing #Balochistan govt & #Pakistan’s fed govt under the bus as incapable.

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CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah is patently lying here!

Listen to what he’s saying here & then go through this thread to see how false this statement is:

“Zaireen from Iran at Taftan were to be tested for #Corona at border”

He knew it’s a lie & telling it to make himself the hero!

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In order to understand how PPP Jiyalas cleverly spun this issue of return of Zaireen from Iran possibly bringing #Coronavirus with them to Pakistan, let’s look at the facts:

After 18th amendment Health is a provincial subject & strictly a responsibility of provincial govts.

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Dear @antonioguterres, Pakistan has never cared about #Afghan #refugees but has earned international support from their sufferings and the aid that gained was used to boost terrorism, these two pictures are clear messages.

#UNInterveneBalochistan
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Pakistan had a lot to weaponize Afghan Taliban but the Afghan refugees in #Balochistan seek food and education from trash, benefiting 0% from the aid provided by the @UN and international community to #Pakistan.

#UNInterveneBalochistan
The presence of terrorist heads in Pakistan such as #OsamaBinLaden & Mulla Mansoor are enough to define Pakistan's role for peace in the region. The roots of terrorism in Afghanistan can be traced back to 1979, after Pakistan supported the Afghan Mujahiden #UNInterveneBalochistan
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Hinglaj Mata//Nani Mandir is Hindu temple in Hinglaj, Lasbela, Makran coast #Balochistan Pakistan
It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of the Hindu goddess Sati
It is a form of Durga or Devi in a mountain cavern on the banks of the Hingol River
#heritage
Hinglaj Yatra is the largest Hindu pilgrimage in Pakistan. More than 250,000 people take part in the Hinglaj Yathra during the spring.
Maharaj Gopal Giri Hinglaj is the Pundit of the temple for last 14 years, he is a very kind and humble person and welcomes people from all religions to visit and gives his blessings and shares the story of Mata Hinglaj in detail. He was really kind to let us photograph.
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A soldier lost life and 3 other suspiciously went missing after the Patrolling vehicle was attacked by unknown gunmen in Madaini area of Tehsil Shewa, #MiranShah #NorthWaziristan .

#Kashmir #Waziristan #PakistanArmy
Lance Naik Amjid who was shot lost his life on the spot while other three soldiers namely Naik Murtaza, Naik Ismail and Khassadar Sabir went missing after the firing incident.

The search operation is continuing in #Miranshah #Miramshah.

#Kashmir #neelumvalley #neelamvalley
Road side bomb blast in #Qutabkhel targeting Patrolling vehicle which was travelling on #Bannu - #Miranshah road.

No casualties happened in the blast as the Patrolling vehicle was far from the blast.

#Waziristan #Kashmir #LoC
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[THREAD] on the weapons of a group you probably haven’t heard of- BRAS, otherwise known as Baloch Raaji Ajoi e Sangar, a coalition of 4 Baloch separatist armed groups fighting for against the Pakistani government in #Balochistan.

I'll use both brand new and older images.

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BRAS/Subgroups operate in a heavily mountainous region, with a very rugged landscape & limited vegetation- their operations appear to typically be IED attacks & ambushes at range. Arms sourcing appears to largely be from the Afghanistan conflict, as well as captured weapons.
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As benefits a group operating in the terrain of Balochistan, BRAS is armed with a much larger percentage of 7.62x54r PSL & SVD DMRs than most armed groups. These, in conjunction with large quantities of PK/M type MGs, can reach out further than the typical 7.62x39 AKM.
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A #Tehran insider says the strategy is to revive #Iran nuclear program until the West returns to #JCPOA or creates a new deal. Until that happens, the Islamic Republic is simultaneously using a few other ingredients to its strategy. /1
Threat of retaliation against immediate neighbors | #Gulf states like #KSA #UAE #Kuwait #Bahrain have received ample warnings they will be hit through missiles or sabotage if #Iran is attacked directly or if sanctions are prolonged.
#Iran is appeasing #Turkey through concessions in #Syria #Iraq & on #Kurds. #Pakistan has received signals #Balochistan/#Karachi are targets if #Islamabad sides with #USA or with #Gulf states. (Apr attack, 14 soldiers hit, deep attack; sea-borne hit on #Gwadar)
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Russians are reportedly on the ground supporting renegade General Khalifa Haftar known as ‘CIA’s Man in Libya’ against the #UnitedNations backed Govt of National Accord – in what is now being called as the Russo American Alliance against the #DeepState.
greatgameindia.com/russo-american…
More than 100 mercenaries from #WagnerGroup headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin also known as "Putin’s Chef” for his Kremlin catering contracts arrived at a forward base in #Libya in the first week of September to support eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar’s assault on the capital #Tripoli
Russian mercenary commander confirmed that #WagnerGroup contractors were fighting in #Libya & said that some had been killed in action there in what is described as a bolstering of LNA forces amid an escalation of LNA airstrikes on the capital. #DeepState bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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