Even as the world celebrates advent of New Year 2021, it’s the same old story in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan (POB). The military operations by Pakistan Army have entered the fifth day on Friday and Pakistani forces have set fire to forests in the Bolan area of Balochistan. The military operation has now been extended to Machh and Buzgar areas after Shahrag and its vicinity.
Sources told News Intervention that the Pakistani infantry is being ably assisted by helicopters and spying jets. Pakistani forces have also set alight the vast forests of Gharbug and Sujawal. Pakistani authorities claim that Baloch sarmachaars (freedom fighters) hide in these forests after targeting the Pakistani military.
In fact, this is a weird justification given by Pakistani authorities, who are just trying to hide their incompetence and inability to withstand the attacks by Baloch sarmachaars. After the cold blooded murder of Baloch activist Karima Baloch by the ISI at Toronto in Canada the sarmachaars (freedom fighters) of BLA (Baloch Liberation Army) and BLF (Balochistan Liberation Front) had lodged massive attacks on the Pakistan Army and killed more than twenty five Pakistani soldiers. The Pakistani soldiers had to run away to save their lives. Embarrassed by these defeats the Pakistani soldiers have set the Bolan forests on fire to harass local shepherds and unarmed Baloch civilian population. Almost two months back, Pakistanis had set the Dasht forests on fire at the Kech district. The blaze had charred thousands of precious fruit trees and thousands of animals were killed.
Pakistani gunship helicopters have also been seen shelling at various locations. Due to siege in this area, information on casualties and financial losses are yet to be ascertained.
A house-to-house search operation has also been launched by the Pakistan Army in Paroom area of Balochistan’s Panjgur district. Homes of martyr Baloch sarmachaars Nasir Sanjarani and Hanif Lal were also raided by the Pakistan Army in Kaleeri area of Parom. During this raid women and children were subject to severe mental and physical torture. In another raid a person identified as Nako Wahid Baksh has been abducted by the Pakistan Army.