Geneva, Switzerland: In a speech delivered at the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) conference in Geneva, the Chairman of the Baloch National Movement (BNM), Dr. Naseem Baloch, called for unity and a collective struggle against the oppressive occupation in their homelands.
The conference was convened on the occasion of the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. During the conference, the Chairman of the Baloch National Movements (BNM) representing the Baloch nation reiterated the solidarity and brotherly relations with the Pashtun nation.
The Chairman emphasized the need to shed light on the suffering, pain, and destruction experienced by the Baloch and Pashtun people. He pointed out the irony of gathering in Geneva to plead before international organizations instead of celebrating joyous occasions or festivals.
The Chairman spoke about the oppressive occupation by a state lacking identity and legitimacy, controlling resources that belong to the Baloch, Pashtun, Sindhi, and Kashmiri people. He criticized the ruling system, which is heavily dominated by the military and rewards outsiders while suppressing freedom movements.
Highlighting their people’s enforced disappearance and incarceration, the Chairman clarified that the term “missing person” does not apply, as their people are abducted in front of their eyes. He called on the world to recognize the truth and oppose the brutal repression the Baloch, Pashtuns, and Sindhis faced.
Furthermore, the Chairman emphasized the historical, geographical, and cultural connection between the Baloch and Pashtun nations. He urged them to unite against attempts to sow division and confusion, highlighting the importance of preserving their cultural heritage as a testament to their resilience and as a bridge that unites them in their pursuit for a brighter future.
In conclusion, the Chairman urged unity and support from all attendees, calling for a collective struggle against the common adversary. He also appealed to campaign against the recruitment of Pashtun into the Pakistan army because Pakistan is manipulating brotherly nations against each other. The Chairman expressed confidence that, through united efforts, independence from Pakistan could be achieved.