To mark the illegal occupation day the 27th March 1948, a joint statement of the Balochistan National Party USA Chapter issued by the President Dr. Tara Chand Baloch, Gen. Secretary Razzak Baloch organizing committee Akram Baloch, Obaid Baloch, Aziz Baloch has said that the Pakistan army invaded Balochistan on 27th March 1948, the army attacked the Palace of Khan of Kalat used artillary and partially destroying the mosque, the attack on palace is proven fact that the occupation was forcefull by the army. From August 1947 till March 27th 1948 Khan was ruling Balochistan.
“It is a long list of betrayal loot and plunder by Pakistan,” the BNP said.
The statement said Pakistan army has built garrisons all over Balochistan to control Baloch population. They call these garrisons as security check posts have turned Balochistan into a prison F.C. camps are the abductions, torture, kill & dump facilities of the army, I.S.I, F.C. and other agencies. Thousands of Baloch are languishing in these torture cells. Air-force jets (F-16) & gunship Helicopters are being used against the civilian population.
The statement said Balochistan has a strategic location and the wealth, that is the vast coast-line, gold, copper, uranium, marble,gas, oil and other mineral resources and land mass of Balochistan they want to control. They have adopted the tactics of terrorising and silencing the Baloch dissent. Pakistan has signed the U.N. charter to be a civilised country, but they have proved otherwise in 1971 Bangladesh massacre and rape, for that the army generals of Pakistan were not tried in international court of law, the same out-law army is unleashed in Balochistan again.
The BNP said the army is not under the control of the civilian government pertaining to problems of Balochistan. The Supreme Court of Pakistan is as helpless as the Punjab government in terms of controlling the Punjabi army.
The statement quoted Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal, the head of the BNP, saying that the situation in Balochistan has reached a “point of no return” whereas the party’s president Sardar Akhtar Mengal has repeatedly stated that we don’t want to live in a country where we receive bullet riddle bodies of our youth, intellectuals, doctors, political workers, elders, women & children.
“The Baloch have no choice but to ask for U.N. and international intervention to end the occupation from the barbarian army. The U.N. must impose no fly-zone to stop ariel bombardment of civilian population of Balochistan. We urge the U.N. to send U.N. peace-keepers to supervise the right to self-determination, and right to have a sovereign State,” said the statement, adding that Pakistani forces must be withdrawn prior to peace-keepers
The BNP USA has appealed to all nationalists forces to unite and be ready to guarantee the international community that the Balochistan would be a secular and democratic State.
The BNP also thanked congressmen Mr. Dana Rohrabacher, Mr. Louie Gohmert, Mr. Steve King, Mr. Brad Sherman and all the other congressmen for their support to the just cause of the oppressed Nation of Balochistan.
“The U.S. should not reward a country with gross Human Rights violations. The U.S. must stop sending military hardware being used against Baloch population,” said the statement.