Balochistan chief minister likely to write to UN head over 'India meddling'

People in Balochistan recently took to streets against the recent provocative statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Photograph:( Getty )

WION Quetta, Pakistan Sep 05, 2016, 06.52 AM (IST)
The Balochistan government will send a delegation of parliamentarians to international forums, including the United Nations, to draw the attention of the world on the situation in the province, local media reported today. 

The govenment has decided to send the lawmakers to friendly to raise the issue of India’s involvement in fomenting violence in the province, a report by Pakistan daily The Express Tribune said. 

Balochistan chief minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri reportedly spoke to the media in Lahore on Sunday and said he is planning to write to  the UN Secretary-General in this regard. 

“These international institutions talk of democracy all the time. The parliamentarians are the true representatives of the Balochistan people and when they talk at these forums their voce carry weight,” he was quoted as saying by another Pakistan daily, The Nation, while referring to the negative propaganda of enemies of Pakistan at international level. 

During the Indian Independence Day address last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "thanked" the people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit and the people of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir for "the goodwill they have showed towards him". 
 
During the Indian Independence Day address last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "thanked" the people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit and the people of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir for "the goodwill they have showed towards him". 


"Time has come that Pakistan shall have to answer to the world for the atrocities committed by it against people in Balochistan and PoK," he had earlier said at an all-party meeting on Kashmir Valley. 

However, his remarks were clearly rejected by Pakistan following which Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed a team of 22 members of parliament as special envoys to "travel to various countries and highlight the situation on the Kashmir issue" and "cement Pakistan's stand in the long-standing Kashmir dispute".

People in Balochistan recently took to streets against Modi's remark, Zehri pointed out. 

“Why did even ten persons had not gathered anywhere in Balochistan to support Mr Modi’s assertions? The reason is simple. The so-called separatist elements do not enjoy any public support." 

The chief minister also accused the separatist leader of provoking the youth. 

(WION)

 
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