India has been exploiting sub-nationalists in Pakistan as well as abroad through proxies that are involved in the killing of innocent women, children and men. These terrorist groups abduct, kidnap and then kill innocent Balochs/Sindhis to strengthen their case of missing persons and extra-judicial killings. At the behest of India and other hostile countries, these sub-nationalist organizations spew venom against Pakistan by accusing it of HR abuses, killing of sub-nationalist elements in Balochistan/Sindh etc. In collaboration with Indian think tanks, majority of Sindhi and Balochi sub-nationalists groups are carrying out anti-Pakistan campaign abroad. RAW is exploiting leadership of handful Baloch dissidents to cause harm to Pakistan. Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) supported by Balochistan House in Switzerland was involved in running advertisement campaign in favor of Free Balochistan.
Recently, such campaign was launched in UK as well, and there is likelihood of increase in such activities in USA and other EU countries. Similarly Afghan intelligence agency NDS and other agencies present in Afghanistan, are also in league with these dissidents. BLA and Khan of Kalat had planned to take so-called issue of Balochistan to International Court of Justice (ICJ) and expected that India would pay $2.4 million lawyers’ fee to contest their case in ICJ. As Indian support did not materialize, BLA and Khan of Kalat approached US leaders to press forward their case. Three Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (California), Congressmen Louie Gohmert (Texas) and Steve King (Lowa) had tabled a bill before US Congress stating: “Balochistan is currently divided between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan with no sovereign rights of its own”.
The role of those US senators in encouraging dissidents of other sovereign states with a view to advance their own national interest and to usurp natural resources of other states is reflective of their imperialistic designs. Balochistan is rich in natural resources and US Congressmen are trying to make Balochistan as part of the great game to control resources of Balochistan.
However, they will not succeed in the nefarious designs, as dissident elements are very few in numbers and are not supported by the masses in Sindh and Balochistan. Pakistan had strongly protested with Swiss government over posters and billboards with slogans ‘Free Balochistan’ by an organization named Balochistan House, which is said to be linked with Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).
In a letter to Swiss government, Pakistan’s permanent representative in UN had raised the issue and called it disrespectful and a direct attack on sovereignty of Pakistan.
At the present, Brahamdagh Bugti is staying in Switzerland and has been shunting up and down during his self-exile. He has not so far been given political asylum, as Switzerland has strict laws for asylum seekers. As a rule asylum seeker whose application is rejected must return to his country of origin. If there is genuine reason, he is issued a provisional residence permit, called an F permit. The F permit entails a great number of restrictions for its holder, which means that the affected persons sometimes have to live for years in an arrangement, which is only temporary in nature.
Right to travel is restricted for holders of provisional residence permits. The chief of the outlawed Baloch Republican Party had applied for asylum in February 2011 following the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti. However, he is living without official authorisation. Last month, Mehran Marri and his family were stopped at Zurich airport; he was not allowed to enter Switzerland, and was deported to Germany. He is brother-in-law of Brahamdagh Bugti who had invited him for a meeting.
The Swiss chargesheet, according to papers seen by this reporter, said Marri was “a Pakistani national of Great Britain” associated with militant groups. It claimed that that the UBA “collaborated with the terrorist movement, Balochistan Republican Army (BRA) under Brahmadagh Bugti”. They are supported by Indian government, which is obvious from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on India’s National Day on August 15, 2016. He had said: “The time has come when Pakistan shall have to answer to the world for the atrocities committed by it against people in Balochistan.”
Unfortunately, European countries house dissidents like Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Khan Dawood in Birmingham, Harbyar Marri in London and others elsewhere to project Balochistan issue internationally. In February 2012, nearly a week after he chaired a Congressional hearing on Balochistan, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives calling upon Pakistan to recognise the Baloch right to self-determination. The motion, which had been co-sponsored by House Representatives Louie Gohmert and Steve King, highlighted Balochistan’s troubled past with the centre after the creation of Pakistan. It stated: “Balochistan is currently divided between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan with no sovereign rights of its own. In Pakistani Balochistan people are subjected to violence and extrajudicial killing.” Such resolutions moved by a tiny minority may not have any importance, but it helps bring Pakistan and its institutions into disrepute.
Meddling of some half-a-dozen US panjandrums berthed in the Congress in a matter which is strictly internal affair of Pakistan is indeed condemnable. However, interest of America’s deep-state in Balochistan and its deep infestation of this crucial province of Pakistan is too well known.