We will fight against Pakistan and China’s occupation, say Baloch Commanders

Updated:1 month, 3 weeks ago IST

Undisclosed location in Balochistan (Pakistan), Nov 27 (ANI): Days after the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility of carrying out attack on Chinese consulate in Pakistan's Karachi city, its commander said it will continue the fight against Pakistan and China in Balochistan. In an interview Aslam Baloch, commander of BLA claims the growing Chinese presence in the region is posing a threat to their fight for sovereignty against Pakistan. He said, “For the past 15-20 years, Pakistani occupation in Balochistan has turned volatile since China has become its crime partner.” He added, “China is looting resources in Balochistan in the name of mega projects by calling it CPEC.” Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has carried out several attacks against Chinese workers engaged in the multi-million dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan. On August 10 this year, three Chinese engineers working at a Saindak copper-gold project in Balochistan were injured in a suicide bombing where their bus was targeted by a BLA bomber. Aslam said, “China and Pakistan are strong nations and the Baloch might fail to stop them. However, the Baloch want to tell the world that we are against such developments despite facing the atrocities. We have fewer resources, but we stand against their occupation. We have intensified our resistance because of their growing atrocities and occupation on our resources”. The chief of Baloch Liberation Front, Dr. Allah Nazar also criticized China for exploiting their resources and growing militarization in the region. In an exclusive video interview Dr. Allah Nazar sought intervention by international human rights organizations to protect the rights of Baloch people, who have been struggling for seven decades. He said, “We want to appeal to the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights organisations that thousands of Baloch people have been killed, thousands of others are missing; Punjabis are carrying out genocides. So, it becomes the responsibility of the international community to back our struggle and stop the barbarity of Pakistan and if it fails to do so then history won't forgive it”. Thousands of Baloch intellectuals, political activists and student leaders are missing, allegedly abducted by the Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency. According to human rights groups based in Balochistan, many of them have been killed and their mutilated bodies were found in isolated places. Although Balochistan is Pakistan's largest and resource-rich province, the people here are living in poverty and they don't have proper drinking water and electricity.

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