Geneva, other than being a beautiful city, is the mecca of human rights activists . The UN holds three sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) namely in March-April, June-July and September-October of every year. Council listens to and investigates human rights issues from around the world.
The Baloch people have been presenting their case in the UN against Pakistan, who, they say has colonised them, by establishing a well-oiled exploitative system, targeting the region’s vast resources. After many phone calls and coordination, I reached Geneva where Mr Hatim Baloch, who is the coordinator for the Baloch National Movement (BNM) Switzerland and France Chapter, greeted me and escorted me to meet Dr Naseem Baloch, Chairman of BNM. While we shared greetings in front of the UN building, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) was protesting against Pakistani atrocities against Pashtuns.
Dr Naseem took the Chairmanship of BNM in April this year and is himself a torture victim at the hands of the Pakistan Army. Over lunch he spoke about his submission to the UN, Baloch “genocide” by Pakistan and measures taken by Baloch groups to ally together.
Click on the following link to read the full interview of Chairman Dr. Naseem Baloch