May 26, 2009
Washington DC: A number of distinguished scholars and
activists will talk about the nuclear tests in Baluchistan
and their impacts on the politics and environment of
southwest Asia and the world at large.
The DC-based education and advocacy organization, American
Friends of Baluchistan, has organized the meeting in
Washington DC to commemorate the 11th anniversary of
Pakistan's nuclear tests in Baluchistan.
comes in the wake of recent reports that Pakistan army
is feverishly multiplying its nuclear warheads.
Professor Jawaid Bhutto will talk on the "Political
Fallout of Pakistan's Nuclear Tests" and Pakistan's
emergence as the lone Muslim nation in the world with
Fauzia Deeba, a development professional and human rights
activist from Baluchistan, will challenge the propaganda
of the Pakistani establishment that the Baluch do not
want development in her presentation, "A Myth
Broken in Balochistan."
Internationally known executive drector of Ahwaz Human
Rights Organization, Dr. Karim Abdian will talk on "Nuclear
Madness: What is Happening in Iran."
Nuclear Tests in Baluchistan: Political and
May 29, 2009 at 12 noon sharp
276 Carroll Street
DC NW 20012
The venue is just two minutes walk or less than half
block from the Takoma Park metro station on the Red Line.
Light lunch provided.
The event will be presided over by A.F.B. presiding
council members Laurie Deamer, Bob Selle and Waja Karim
Bakhsh of Qatar.
A number of experts will talk on the environmental and
political impacts of Pakistan's nuclear tests and its
emergence as the lone Muslim majority country with nuclear
Please note, to make the American public aware of this
ongoing conflict in a strategic area at the hub of South
Asia and Middle East, Baloch activists joined hands with
concerned Americans about three years ago to form the
American Friends of Balochistan.
The A.F.B. calls for
winding up of Pakistan's nuclear program. As the mission
statement of the American Friends of Balochistan says, "Nuclear
testing on the soil of Balochistan as practiced by
Pakistan is against the wishes of its people and must
The second point calls for making Pakistan's nuclear
facilities compliant with International Atomic Energy
Agency safeguards. "At the least, the Chagai nuclear
test range should be opened for international inspections," the
American Friends of Balochistan urges in its mission
Please sign the A.F.B. petition on-line at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-nuclear-tests-in-baluchistan
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