Friday, August 12, 2011

Does Islamabad Fear Baloch-US Friendship?

By Malik Siraj Akbar
For the first time, Baloch and Sindhi nationalists are formally and publicly requesting the United States of America to take notice of the grim situation in Balochistan. In the last two weeks, we have come across two similar but rare demands.
Firstly, Baloch Human Council (UK), Baloch Liberation Organization and World Sindhi Congress demanded in a joint statement the “immediate obstruction οf еνеrу kind οf aid tο Pakistan frοm thе US аnԁ іtѕ allies аѕ іt іѕ being used tο crush thе Baloch аnԁ Sindhi national resistance against subjugation аnԁ exploitation.”
This formal request was made after the three organizations staged a protest rally in front of the US Embassy in London on July 31st to raise voice against Islamabad’s violation of human rights in Balochistan and Washington’s silence over its front-line ally in the war on terror over the Balochistan situation. Among others, Nawabzada Hairbayar Marri, a son of veteran Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Khair Baksh Marri who clearly stands for Balochistan’s independence, also attended the protest rally.
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