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Naveed from Balochistan: relative

Published Dec 21, 2016 06:54am


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GWADAR: Naveed Baloch, the Pakistani who was detained briefly by German police over suspicion that he was involved in the killings in Berlin on Monday, belongs to Kech district of Balochistan, according to one of his cousins.

“Naveed Baloch came to Germany to seek asylum due to the ongoing insurgency in different areas of Balochistan,” Abdul Waheed Baloch told Dawn by telephone from Berlin late on Tuesday.

Waheed said he, Naveed and another friend were crossing a road in the area where the deadly incident took place when police stopped them and said that they would be fined for a traffic violation. Later on, they took Naveed into custody.

In the meantime, television news channels began saying that Naveed had been arrested and was a suspect in the case. “Naveed was associated with the Baloch National Movement before leaving for Germany,” he said, adding that his father was living in a village close to the Pak-Iran border. One of Naveed’s brothers was living in Dubai.

Published in Dawn December 21st, 2016

Comments (23) Closed

Zak Dec 21, 2016 09:36am

Germany should compensate monetarily for the insult and humiliation caused by falsely naming Pakistani for the attack, Pakistan should also be compensated heavily.

concerned Dec 21, 2016 10:15am

How did he escape from Pakistan.? Interior Ministry must respond. [ If allowed to leave Pakistan, with prior permissions, who gave the permission]

Above should be informed to the Pakistanis, are continuously coming /projected in bad spot light........ reason may be Pakistan's lax governance .

DAWN readers should also plead on this for the sake of our reputation.Otherwise, God forbid may happen again and again. Journalists should ask this question in the next press conference,

Rehman Dec 21, 2016 10:33am

Once again, a fellow Pakistani in the international news for wrong reasons! Not good.

syed zafar kazmI U.S Dec 21, 2016 10:34am

Despite in tremendous grief at the hands of terrorists, the West persists in providing fair treatment & justice. Thank you Germany but do get the culprit/s.

mhw Dec 21, 2016 10:43am

bad news spread very fast and when he is clear no one spread is quickly.

Faisal Dec 21, 2016 10:51am

It show's our Neighbor is filled with poison and not trust worthy. Check how they reported the issue in India. They never feel ashamed off their deeds.

Aslam Shaikh Dec 21, 2016 11:55am

But this do talk about so much progress of Balochistan and prospects for local residents, any comments ?

naji Dec 21, 2016 12:44pm

Mr. Naveed, contact Let. Gen.(R) Qadir Baloch for any help in Balochistan, Pakistan. He is a great spokesman of PM Nawaz Sharif

Merchant Dec 21, 2016 12:45pm

@Rehman it is by default. This chap was innocent and was picked up on frenzy by the police. It has become a fashion to implicate Pakistan in everything that goes wrong in any part of the world and some regional "powers" feel good about it!!

Sameer Dec 21, 2016 12:50pm

Sue the state police...immediately. The lawsuit should make headlines...HUGE ONES.

PSP(India) Dec 21, 2016 01:03pm

@Rehman This is due to some unknown reasons, they are always there at wrong place and in wrong time.

Akram Dec 21, 2016 01:01pm

I belong to a village in district Jhelum. Almost 50% of the young men in my village have now moved to Greece Norway Germany Canada or Australia. They have all sought asylum there. I can see no ongoing insurgency in district Jhelum from which they are running away. These are all economic migrants .

Braveheart Dec 21, 2016 01:06pm

It has become so easy now a days to call someone suspicious"Pakistani" or "Afghani" or "Iraqi" rather than first ascertaining what the facts are (Any other nationality I'm sure they would have said 'A suspicious man arrested now released due to lack of evidence ').Western media, though known to be quite mature, seems very biased and irresponsible when it comes to pointing fingers in such instances.

SYED HASSAN HASEEB Dec 21, 2016 01:16pm

he was lucky that it was germany they let him go .

SAIF Zulfiqar. Dec 21, 2016 01:53pm

@concerned, Same way Dawood Ibrahim escaped from India.

Skeptic Dec 21, 2016 01:59pm

For all its woes, PIA flights do land with some regularity in many European capitals, from Barcelona, Milan, Paris, to Frankfurt etc. Many Pakistanis come to Europe on Tourist, Business or Student visas. Most do return to Pakistan voluntarily after their visit. This guy makes it sound as if all of Pakistan is a war zone, like Syria or Afghanistan.

Do we even hear of any Yemenis seeking asylum in Europe, like the Afghans and some opportunist Pakistanis are doing? No, even though Yemen has no functional government, and people are close to starvation. Yet the Yemenis are proud and dignified people and don't want to be seen begging for scraps or aid from Europeans. Pakistanis like this guy are the reasons the country has such a negative image abroad. He is definitely on his way back from Germany, because his relative's statements don't support his claims of distress and danger. Pakistan is still large country with 180 million able to survive.

Babar-i-Azam Dec 21, 2016 02:52pm

@PSP(India) - by that logic, the far right in the West are correct; that all Indians have taken their jobs, as you'll always find one in every corner....

SAIF Zulfiqar. Dec 21, 2016 02:54pm

Good they are now far away from Pakistan.

Dr.Arshad Dec 21, 2016 03:11pm

@Zak ....... When a country doesn't care about its own citizens, how will these developed nations pay any attention to your proposition?

Dr.Sadaf Dec 21, 2016 03:36pm

They should apologize at the state level, first complete your interrogation and then release the identity, very irresponsible way of tackling the situation, had it been us the whole world would be screaming at us.

Mahmood Dec 21, 2016 03:58pm

@Dr.Sadaf - Apologize to whom? Our FM+PM didn't care, he's on a personal trip to Bosnia. Did he or his ministry try to even intervene with the Germans or contact this Pakistani in Germany? NO, of course not!

When we have such a corrupt government, do you think it cares about the negative publicity about the country - when their entire purposes is personal gains??

Dr Jaffar Dec 21, 2016 04:31pm

@Mahmood Fully Agree Mehmood Sb

Tariq, Lahore Dec 21, 2016 04:29pm

If our own leaders' weren't so inept perhaps we would not have 'asylum' seekers knocking on the foreign countries doors' and would definitely 'reduce chances' of maligning our country's name!