GENEVA: Branding China and Pakistan as ‘plunderers’, Baloch dissident leader Mir Suleiman Ahmedzai, who holds the title of “Khan of Kalat” asserted that Balochistan strongly welcomes India’s assistance in stopping both nations with their nefarious plans in executing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Khan of Kalat is the title given to the ruler of the Khanate of Kalat, a princely state that was occupied by Pakistan following independence and merged into the country in October 1955.
Speaking to ANI in Geneva at the sidelines of the seminar on Systematic State Suppression on Basic Human Rights in Balochistan, Ahmedzai stated that CPEC has no developmental value whatsoever and is simply one ‘occupier’ taking the help of another ‘occupier’ in plundering the region which is rich in natural resources.
When asked to react on Islamabad’s promise that the CPEC would open doors of opportunity and would only benefit Balochistan, the Khan of Kalat dismissed the assertion saying that Pakistan had a history of lying through their teeth since the past 70 years, which is why their promises held no value.
Talking to THE PASHTUN TIMES in Geneva, Khan said that the aim of their struggle is to get rid of the Pakistani occupation.
Earlier this month, the Khan of Kalat had openly sought help from India and other western countries against Pakistan and called upon the international community to come forward to help the Baloch people in their freedom struggle. He even took his cause to the Britain’s House of Lords and told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “friend of Balochistan”. -ANI
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