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AIR to start programs in Balochi language

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 14:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): All India Radio (AIR) will soon start programs in Balochi language for the people living in Balochistan province of Pakistan and other areas.

According to AIR sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has given the approval for the same.

Responding to this latest development, Congress leader Meem Afzal said, "I think it is part of the government's policy. Let's see what kind of bulletins they run. I believe there is nothing to objection to it as there are other languages also that are being run in AIR."

Prime Minister Modi in his independence speech raked up the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK, inviting a sharp reaction from Islamabad.

"The people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pak-occupied Kashmir have thanked me in such a manner, from places that I have never been and never had a chance to meet, they have sent wishes to the people of India and thanked us," Modi said. "I am grateful to them." (ANI)