Overwhelming majority of democracy loving Baloch in the U.S., who want to see peace in their home province of Balochistan in Pakistan, have condemned the statement of a man who had shaken hands with Pakistani dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf for calling names to the pro-people chief executive of France-sized Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan..
Akram Baloch, a cabby from Philadelphia, had called Balochistan chief minister Dr. Malik Baloch a puppet of the Pakistan military during an interview with the BBC in front of the White House Wednesday.
A grandson of the "Ameerul Qaum" (Leader of the Nation) of the Baloch in Karachi, the late Haji Osman Mustikhan, who lives in the Washington DC area, said Friday evening, ”Akram Baloch of Washuk, near Kharan, publicly admits he shook hands with Pakistani dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf during his visit to Philadelphia. What right has he to call Dr. Malik Baloch a puppet of the military when Dr. Malik Baloch and his comrades in the National Party have a history of struggle against military rule in Pakistan since the days of the late former governor of Balochistan, Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo?”
The Baloch in the U.S. warned Akram Baloch he has absolutely no political standing to issue wild allegations against Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, who has more than four decades of public service behind him.
Dr. Malik Baloch, who is also called the Pride of Mekran, is the first commoner in four centuries of history to become the chief executive of the pre-dominantly tribal Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan where feudal lords think it is their birth right to rule over the masses.
There are more than 150 Baloch families in the U.S. but barely eight Baloch attended the Wednesday rally in front of the White House, which was led by Dr. M. Hossein Bor, who hails from the Iranian province of Seistan-o-Balochistan. Dr. Bor publicly defends the wahabi Jondollah terror outfit of Iran and its executed founder Abdolmalek Regi, who was shown on video slaughtering his own brother-in-law in Al Qaeda style.
Baloch notables who were conspicuous by their absence at the Wednesday protest were the founder of the American Friends of Balochistan, an organization of American liberals and democrats who want a peaceful resolution to the Balochistan conflict; Mohammad Ali Baloch of Philadelphia and Azum Dost of Seattle, longtime friends of Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, vice president of the National Party;
The Baloch in the U.S. also requested the BBC to check the antecedents of the people who are determined to bring a bad name to the forces of democracy in Balochistan before broadcasting their views.
They also warned the extremists the days of their walkover in the field of Baloch international activism is now past and Dr. Baloch administration will be fully defended at all international forums with the help and support of democracy and peace-loving forces in Pakistan and elsewhere.
These activists are also resolved to expose Baloch based in the West and Arabian Gulf countries who are involved in violent terrorist activities in Balochistan, telling them they were welcome to do the politics of ballots, but not politics of bullets.
"Enough is enough of this bloody mess," the Ameerul Qaum's grandson said as he appealed to Premier Sharif to take a personal interest to boost the Baloch peace efforts in the West.
The BBC video was posted on Facebook by Imtiaz Baloch of Lyari, who now lives in Toronto and is a bosom buddy of an old time operative of the Research and Analysis Wing of India in Toronto, Mumtaz Khan. The mastermind behind the rally was Zaffar Jawaid, aka Zaffar Baloch, a former card holding member of the Communist Party of Pakistan from Old Golimar, who now lives in Toronto.