South Asia Minority Alliance Foundation held a conference at Dc Washington , Sahngay from gilgit balistatn, pir zubair shah from pashtonistan, Nadeem nusrat from free karachi ,Nabi Bakhsh Baloch from balochistan attand the seminar.
Nabi Bakhsh Baloch at is speech said
I am grateful to Nadeem Nusrat and the South Asia Minority Alliance Foundation for honoring
me with this opportunity to express my views on current affairs in parts of South Asia, especially
Pakistan in relation to my homeland, Balochistan.
As a representative of the Baloch nation and Balochistan let me be crystal clear that Baloch are
not a minority but a nation under brutal, forced occupation by Pakistan since 1948. Sovereign
state of Balochistan won its freedom on August 11, 1947 based on the treaties between the
British crown and the rulers of Kalat. And on March 27, 1948, Pakistan Army invaded Kalat, the
seat of Baloch rule on Balochistan. We, as a people, were forced to accept Pakistan without our
Balochistan is 44 percent of the Pakistani land mass and is strategically located at the sea and
land routes linked to the critical oil flow to the world, Iran and the AfPak war/terrorism theatre.
Pakistan’s interference in the region has a history of cross-border militarism, export of terrorism
and destabilization with catastrophic nuclear threats.
CPEC, the China-Pakistan strategic alliance and the Chinese control over the port of Gwadar in
the Makran division of Balochistan is not only an economic plan of plunder in the name of
development but in reality it is a military strategic expansion using Balochistan territory to
challenge the western nations and the neighboring India.
Religious minorities in Pakistan are suffering dearly because of Islamabad’s policies of using
Islamist militancy as a tool of foreign policy against neighbors, namely, India and Afghanistan. In
Balochistan, the Hazara Shiites and Zikri Baloch are facing the main brunt of religious
extremism unleashed upon them by the state-sponsored groups used by Pakistan’s Inter-
Services Intelligence (ISI) to counter the Baloch secular nationalist movement. Thousands of
Baloch youth have been abducted by the ISI and their militant gangs, held at secret locations
where they face brutal torture and execution.
Nothing has changed for Balochistan after the general elections 2018 in Pakistan, dubbed in the
local and international media as the “military coup through ballet” because of the large-scale
rigging and explicit army interference and support for Imran Khan and his PTI. U.S. Secretary of
State, Michael Pompeo’s call to PM Khan was a clear message to Islamabad that they better
quit playing games and begin delivering results in countering terror outfits and their heads that
are enjoying V.I.P status and protocol in Pakistan. Peace in Afghanistan will be a major step in
this direction as part of the U.S. and international strategy to combat terrorism globally.