Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reps. Rohrabacher and Gohmert to speak on Baluchistan on 27 March (Balochistan's forcible annexation day by Pakistan)

 Reps. Rohrabacher and Gohmert to Speak on Baluchistan U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, March 27, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC.
 Reps. Rohrabacher, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, in February introduced a House Concurrent Resolution that the Baluchi nation has a historic right to self-determination. Reps. Gohmert and Steve King (R-IA) also signed on as original co-sponsors of the bill. Reps. Rohrabacher and Gohmert will address the recommendation in the bill stating that the Baluchi people “have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country; and they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status.”  Baluchistan, rich in natural resources, is currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan with no sovereign rights of its own. An attempt to regain independence in 1947 was crushed by an invasion by Pakistan.

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