Pakistan-born Canadian author Tarek Fatah has called on the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and said that indigenous communities in Balochistan will lose their identities if their slaughter and ethnic cleansing is not stopped.
“The indigenous communities will lose their identities if these inhuman acts are not stopped immediately. All these acts are carried out by the Pakistani military, which is an industrial mafia that controls everything,” Fatah said.
However, he said, this would require the over a dozen Baloch political parties and guerilla groups to join hands to issue a “Balochistan Declaration about their future where the enemy is no longer the Pakistan Army, but China.”
Describing the condition in Balochistan and the Chinese influence on the region, Fatah said: “Almost a decade later, the killing fields of Balochistan are as bloody in 2020 as they were during the previous wars of independence fought by the Baloch in 1948, 1956, 1963, 1972 and 2005. Except this time the Baloch face a more powerful enemy – ‘Communist’ China.”
“Under the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, not only are the traditional tools of occupation being employed, but also the organized plunder of Balochistan’s natural resources,” he said.
“Predictably, the battle involving Baloch guerilla groups fighting what they consider Pakistan’s ‘occupation’ army now involves China and its economic interests. Among the myriad of Baloch political parties and armed groups involved, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has taken their fight to attack Chinese interests in Pakistan’s urban cities,” he added.