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‘Pakistan, China partners in crime against Baloch nation`

‘Pakistan, China partners in crime against Baloch nation` | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

London: Dubai-based Nawabzada Mehran Marri, who is a representative for Balochistan at the UNHRC, has described both Pakistan and China as partners in committing crimes against the Baloch nation. 

In an interview, Marri said: "You have to go on the ground to realize the strong resentment there. In the international community, we have been highlighting this. Last week, they (Pakistan) handed over Gwadar to the Chinese." 

"The Chinese and Pakistanis are the partners in the crimes against the Baloch nation. And, the Gwadar port project is not a commercial project aimed at bringing prosperity in the region, and especially for the Baloch people, absolutely not. It is a naval base created for the Chinese to have listening post in the region. This is danger to America, international and regional powers, and first and foremost, a danger to us," he added. 

"We believe that the Muhajirs, Punjabis and Chinese are all against the Baloch. Fine, we don't have the resources to combat that, but we do understand that we disperse this information to international community, we let them know. Fine, you can close your eyes on the issue today, but tomorrow, you have to deal with it," Marri said....

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Videos - Balochistan - A 'forgotten province'

Videos - Balochistan - A 'forgotten province' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Europe, Feb 18: Rich in minerals, oil and gas reserves, but in reality poor, backward and neglected. This is Balochistan, a 'forgotten province' of Pakistan. We traveled to Chagai district near the border of Afghanistan and Iran where people lead miserable lives. They lack basic facilities and amenities like education, healthcare, drinking water and electricity. A report by Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies says the region's economy and social development has fallen far behind other provinces in the country.

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Gwadar port is the property of Baloch nation and we aren't bound to respect foreign agreements with Pakistan:

Gwadar port is the property of Baloch nation and we aren't bound to respect foreign agreements with Pakistan: | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Occupied Balochistan:Baloch Republican Party (BRP) central spokesman Sher Mohammad Bugti said in a press release that Gwadar port is the property of Baloch nation but the occupying state is trying to make it operative to support its falling economy and to strengthen its illegal grip over the land and resources of Baloch people. According to the international laws, if any port is not in possession of any government and the government lacks effective performance to make the port effective then the area is not even considered as a port.Gwadar port is a similar example where Pakistan does not have ability and eligibility to run it.

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Let’s do justice to a deprived Balochistan

Let’s do justice to a deprived Balochistan | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Balochistan is rich in mineral wealth, but remains poor because of the federal government and local sardars’ relentless exploitation, neglect and excesses. The problems of Baloch people are certainly not going to end with the policy that the governments here have been adopting since 1947. The sense of alienation keeps on increasing and the youth keep joining the ranks of dissidents. The nemesis of the issue lies in the iron-clad rule of hierarchical tribal elders or sardars abetted by an equally callous, indifferent and heartless approach of the federal government. Continued atrocities by the law enforcement agencies are adding up to this long list of excesses which will be the straw on the camel's back.

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‘Balochistan’s rights to its resources should be acknowledged’ – The Express Tribune

‘Balochistan’s rights to its resources should be acknowledged’ – The Express Tribune | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

For restoration of peace in Balochistan, the rights of Baloch people on their natural resources should be acknowledged. This was said by veteran politician and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai. He expressed this during a meeting with an Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) delegation, who called on him in Islamabad on Sunday, said a press release issued by the ICCI. ...

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The land of Baloch and its resources - Mahdem Baloch

The land of Baloch and its resources - Mahdem Baloch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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78% of Balochistan lives without electricity and 62% lives without safe drinking water. Just 3.4% of the inhabitants are gas consumers compared to 64 % in Punjab, which happens to produce only 4.7% inferior quality of gas. The royalty for gas in Balochistan is based on wellhead value and not the market value whereas Punjab is paid at market value. Baloch are paid a royalty of a meager 47 rupees per cubic foot for their superior quality gas, while the royalty for Punjab’s gas is paid at 222 rupees per cubic foot for their inferior quality gas. Even this meager royalty, which accounts to 1.4 billion annually, is not being paid regularly to Balochistan. The federation owes Balochistan a sum of rupees 1 trillion on account of royalty since 1953. ...

 

[Pakistan is a huge exploiter and liar! ]

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The Baloch nation will not allow IPI gas pipeline to pass through Balochistan: Hyrbyair Marri - News - News - BALOCHWARNA

The Baloch nation will not allow IPI gas pipeline to pass through Balochistan: Hyrbyair Marri - News - News - BALOCHWARNA | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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“We are facing repressive policies of occupying states on both sides of border. The best cadres of our society including professors, intellectuals, doctors, students, elderly, children and women are being selected, picked and killed under-custody by both occupying state [ Iran and Pakistan.] Extensive reports by International Human Rights groups and independent media reports are an eye-opener about the unlawful killings of Baloch youth by Pakistani security agencies.” The Baloch leader further said that Baloch are continuing their defensive struggle with their own help and strength. The world powers should not help Pakistan in any way which might suggest that they are becoming a hurdle in way of Baloch freedom struggle.

Mr Marri said “we would like to make it clear to all international companies that we consider Pakistan as an occupying state that is why until regaining their independence the Baloch will not accept any agreement made with Pakistan about the fate of Balochistan. Neither can the Baloch give any guarantee for the protection of anyone’s wealth in the occupied land of Balochistan that helps make Pakistan and Iran’s strategy stronger but weakens the Baloch liberation struggle.” However, after freedom the Baloch state, for the Baloch interest, will be willing to allow and guarantee all International Companies in a competitive environment to spend their wealth in Balochistan, he added.

Hyrbyair Marri said that Pakistan cannot hoist it flag in Balochistan and the so called national anthem of Pakistan is not played in schools, in these circumstances how Pakistan can guarantee the protection of the wealth of other countries. He has also categorically rejected Pakistan’s claim that Pakistani top officials had contacted the Baloch pro-freedom leaders to join the so called mainstream Pakistani politics. Mr Marri said “Our stance is crystal clear to the world and to the Baloch Nation that we have no historical, linguistic and cultural ties with this state [Pakistan]. We have not accepted this state since its coming into being, similarly the state by its violent actions have proved that Balochistan is an occupied territory.”

He said until the Baloch do not raise their voice against slavery, the Baloch genocide will continue right before the eyes of international powers. Past 65 years of state atrocities have strengthen the resolve of Balochistan people for their freedom. “We are trying to present the genuine voices of Baloch nation to the International community exactly according their aspirations.” ...

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