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From: Huffingtonpost article by Malik Siraj Akbar: "...Dr. Manan,48, was killed a day after a meeting between Sanaullah Zehri, the pro-Islamabad chief minister of Balochistan and Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, the highest official of the Pakistan army designated in Balochistan. Both of them vowed to "chase the terrorists". The chief minister urged the security forces to work as a team and said, "I'll be your captain." The next day, the vocal Baloch leader was murdered in what the officials describe as an 'operation against the terrorists'. In 2009, Dr. Manan's party chairman, Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, was also killed after being whisked away by Pakistani security personnel, as alleged by the eyewitnesses. When his mutilated dead body was found, the New York Times reported that the Baloch leader had "played a role in helping to secure the release of John Solecki, the kidnapped United Nations official."

Dr. Manan was widely respected in Balochistan for his work with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had been forced to flee their homes in different parts of Balochistan where the Pakistani military was carrying out strikes during 2004 and 2006. I met him for the first time in 2009 as an independent researcher while working on a report on the Baloch IDPs for a project of ActionAid Pakistan. He was extremely helpful in providing invaluable information about the IDPs and their challenges, especially the medical needs of women and children of the conflict..."

(Balochistan Times report: http://balochistantimes.com/baloch-separatist-leader-dr-manan-killed-in-military-raid/

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