Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) spokesman Maj. Gwahram Baloch said in a media statement that the move to send more Pakistani troops to nine districts of Balochistan in response to the global outbreak of Corona virus is a shameful act.
Major Gwahram Baloch said that he wants his beloved and brave Baloch people the whole world to know that the deployment of more Pakistani troops in different areas of occupied Balochistan was not to stop the spread of the Coronavirus but to suppress the Baloch movement under the cover of combating this global epidemic. This is a disgusting plan to intensify military operations against Baloch masses.
He said that on the eve of the global outbreak, the Pakistani military general and its civilian puppets are trying to repeat their same inhumane tactics with renewed intensity against the Baloch nation as they did after the devastating earthquake of 2013 in the areas of Mashkay, Jhao, Awaran, Raaghe, and Makran. Never forget that in 2013, the Pakistani army escalated its military operation against civilian population in the earthquake-hit areas in the name of aid and rehabilitation of the earthquake victims. At that time, on one hand Pakistan army hindered the international aid for relief and rehabilitation of the earthquake victims and seized the relief goods and supplies sent by various NGOs and on the other hand, they mobilized disguised Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s groups of volunteers along with its local death squads and proxies. Due to which the thousands of earthquake affected families are still suffering and living in distress and migration.
BLF spokesman said that in the early days of the global outbreak, Covid-19 was deliberately allowed to spread across Balochistan and now they are increasing the number of troops under the garb of containing the virus. Although most areas of Balochistan, including Quetta, already have numerous military camps and checkpoints at short distances that raid civilian populations on a daily basis and loot homes, detain youth, elders, even women, and children. After the disappearance, they endure mental and physical torture. Therefore, we urge the United Nations, aid agencies and other humanitarian organizations to not give any aid to Pakistan to control the coronavirus. Rather do the relief work under their own supervision in the occupied Balochistan.
Major Gwahram Baloch said that the people of Balochistan need doctors, trained medical staff, test kits, ventilators, masks, sanitizers and other medical equipment and medicines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.