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Christian leader condemns genocide in Kalat, calls for Balochistan freedom

A prominent leader of Pakistani Christians in the United States has strongly condemned massacre of Baloch civilians at the hands of Pakistan army and called upon the United Nations to ensure the Baloch people should exercise their right to self determination.

Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti speaking at a Press conference at the National Press Club. Also seen in picture is the founder of the American Friends of Balochistan.
Pakistan Christian Post

In a statement Monday, Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) said massacre of 40 innocent Baloch civilians in Kalat division of Balochistan must be roundly condemned.

Dr. Bhatti said that the government of Nawaz Sharif is begging for mercy from Taliban terrorists, who killed more than 50,000 innocent Pakistani citizens but on the other hand is massacring the Baloch who are demanding their right to self-determination.

Dr. Bhatti said “Nawaz Sharif who is prime minister of Pakistan because Talban bombed others to stay away from the elections of 2013, and now he is playing the role of a leader of the political wing of Talban like Imran Khan. But at the same time, like his predecessors he is killing the Baloch, which is a dark part of the history of Pakistan.”

The PCC urged pro-Talban government of Pakistan to immediately stop genocide of the Baloch people and to hold a referendum in Balochistan on the right to self-determination.

Dr. Bhatti also demanded of the United Nations to hold self-determination vote in Balochistan under his supervision.

Meanwhile, the American Friends of Balochistan in Washington DC paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Kalat and Khuzdar. "Each Baloch home must become a fortress and each village and neighborhood a garrison against the brutal Pakistani occupation of the Baloch homeland," the A.F.B. chief said. "Part of Pakistan's diabolical history was drowned in the Bay of Bengal in 1971 and what remains of it now will soon drown in the Baloch Gulf," the A.F.B. said.

The A.F.B. condemned the role of Senator Hasil Bizenjo and Dr. Malik Baloch for acting as the point-men of the I.S.I. in Balochistan and warned them they will not escape the wrath of justice at the hands of the sarmachars or freedom fighters.

Balochistan, which patriotic Baloch leaders say was occupied at gunpoint on March 27 1948 against the resolutions passed by a UK-styled bicameral Baloch parliament Diwan-i-Aam (House of Commons) and Diwan-i-Khaas (House of Lords) has been in the grips of a low level but well organized insurgency. This is the fifth armed uprising against Pakistani military occupation of Balochistan.

Pakistan military is accused of using Hitlerite tactics, including enforced disappearances and kill-and-dump, by international human rights organizations to crush the Baloch desire for a free homeland.