The founder of Baloch Students Organisation - Azad (BSO-Azad) and a prominent Baloch political guerrilla commander Dr. Allah Nazar (DAN) has rejected claims that Beijing was in contact with militants in Balochistan, where China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were located.
Nazar, who calls himself a freedom fighter of Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) demanded an independent Balochistan.
Excerpts below of his exclusive interaction with ANI.
Q1. There are reports of talks between China and Baloch fighters. How true are these media reports? Will Baloch fighters agree to hold talks with China?
DAN: I would like to tell you that Baloch fighters and Baloch nation categorically reject the claims reported in Financial Times and other media outlets that Baloch are in contact with China with reference to the CPEC. China is providing oxygen to the occupier and the Baloch are fighting against Pakistan for their survival. Pakistan has illegally occupied the Baloch land and China is not a party to it in the first place. It is impossible for the Baloch to hold talks with China because China is supporting Pakistan to commit Baloch genocide. If Pakistani state withdraws its forces along with its political and security establishment, and the UN impartial peacekeeping forces are deployed here then Baloch will negotiate with Pakistan in their presence as mediators. Otherwise, it is impossible.
Q2. China is aggressive with its multi-billion dollar CPEC project, which passes through Balochistan. What efforts are the Baloch separatists making to oppose this illegal project?
DAN: Yes, the Gwadar port is not only for Chinese economic interests but for the strategic purposes as well as it is not only a threat to India but also to the USA and rest of the world. China has deployed its nuclear submarines at Gwadar Naval Base. Therefore, they will create many problems for India, the US and the world because of their presence too close to the Strait of Hormuz. CPEC will only serve the economic and strategic interests of Pakistan and China. There is nothing for Baloch and Balochistan in it. At present China rigorously intends to eliminate Baloch nation throuall-outll out genocide as Pakistan has been doing it for the last seventy years. So the Baloch are doing their best resisting these schemes and hoping that India in particular and the Western powers in general will help the Baloch in their endeavor for an independent Balochistan. Because, Baloch is oppressed and fighting for its survival, fighting for human norms and Baloch is the safeguard of human values.
Q3. Your family members were recently arrested and later released by Pakistan army. Is there any pressure on you and BLF members to surrender?
Yes, my family (wife and children) members were arrested and the government tried to put mental pressure on me and my family. But it is crystal clear that I will never succumb to such shameless intimidation. More than 45 members of my family have been martyred by Pakistani army and more than 60 houses were bombarded but neither I nor my family members ever surrendered to Pakistan. All of us are resisting Pakistani occupation stand firm against them.
Q4. What is the future of Baloch freedom struggle?
DAN: The future of Baloch freedom struggle is bright. Our people believe in us. They love and support our struggle for freedom. And with the blessing of almighty Allah and the sacrifices of our comrades, we will get our freedom back and reach our destination soon.