Sunday, February 1, 2015

BCNA strongly condemn the appointment of a Pashtun as the mayor of Quetta

WASHINGTON, D.C: The Baloch Council of North America (BCNA) strongly condemn the appointment of a Pashtun as the mayor of Quetta by the establishment and consider it as an internal meddling into the Balochistan's political affairs. 



A Pashtun Mayor for the Baloch city, the capitol of Balochistan, is totally unacceptable to Baloch people, said the BCNA statement. 

These kind of "selective appointments" will not help to solve the Balochisatn's problems but will aggravate the situation and increase the sense of alienation and marginalization among Baloch people, said Dr. Wahid Baloch, the President of BCNA.

Instead, Islamabad should put in place the confidence and trust building measures in Balochistan to win the hearts and mind of angry Baloch by accommodating Balochs into their own homeland and not bringing and empowering Pashtun and Afghan refugees.

He demanded that all Afghan refugees should be return immediately back to their country Afghanistan and their Pakistan National ID card be cancelled and their names should be removed from the Balochistan's voter registration list. 

He also demanded that all Pashtun areas of Balochistan be joined with KPK province so that Pashtun can not exploit the Baloch resources. We have no objection if our Pashtun brothers wants to re-join their brothers in KPK or create their own province, but they need to stop exploiting Baloch resources, said Dr. Baloch.

He said, Quetta used to be a safe and beautiful city but due the the influx of millions of Afghan refugees, its demography has been changed and due to these Afghan refugees the crime rate have increased many fold. 

"It is time that these refugees has to go back to their homes in Afghanistan and the Quetta's demography be restored", he said.  


He asked the Baloch Diaspora members to join BCNA and unite under the BCNA platform to defend their land, coast and resources from being exploited by the Pashtuns and other outsiders. 

He said, BCNA is committed to defend the Baloch genuine rights, Baloch land, coast and resources at all cost and will work with all the democratic forces in Pakistan to secure the Baloch rights within the federation. 

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5 comments:


  1. Pakhtuns are in majority in only 8 out of 32 districts which share just 18% of the total provincial territory of Balochistan. Their population is 25% excluding 2.5 million Afghan refugees. It is irony that the 25% population with around 20% of territory demands 50% of the provincial share! Except agriculture, even groundwater level is sinking, there is nothing in Pashtun belt. It should also not be forgotten that all the major natural resources of the Balochistan are situated in Baloch areas. Sui gas fields, Rekodiq goldmines, Saindak copper-gold mines and coastal belt, all of these are situated in Baloch areas. It is due to the natural resources of Baloch belt that share of Balochistan in National Finance commission (NFC) has increased and Pakthun belt is also benefitting from it.

    Today no Baloch nationalist opposes the demand of a separate province for Pakthuns of Balochistan.

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  2. Due to the influx of millions of Afghan refugees into Quetta, the demography of Quetta has been changed.Historically, it was and still is a Baloch city. All the Afghan refugees must go back to their own country and Quetta's demography must be restored as the Baloch city and capitol of Balochistan.

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  3. With due respect, Quetta is a Pashtun majority city, so it would be problematic to appoint a Baloch mayor there.

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  4. No sir, I disagree. Due to the influx of millions of Afghan refugees into Quetta, the demography of Quetta has been changed.Historically, it was and still is a Baloch city. All the Afghan refugees must go back to their own country and Quetta's demography must be restored as the Baloch city and capitol of Balochistan.

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  5. Please check the historical facts. In 1883 the Baloch Ruler Khan of Kalat Mir Khudidad Khan leased the Quetta, Sibi and the surroundings to British ruler for Rs. 30,000 per year. If it was a Pashtun city as you claim, then British would leased it from a Pashtun and not from a Baloch ruler.


    http://balochistannewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/01/quetta-was-given-to-british-on-lease-by.html

    For last 60 years Quetta never had a Pashtun mayor, but with the influx of millions of Afghan refugees, all of sudden Quetta is getting a Pashtun mayor?? How that can be justified??

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