You are here: Home » News-ANI » International » World
Business Standard

BNC condemns Pakistan's foreign minister's 'hypocritical' remarks at UN

Topics
Politics

ANI 

Balochistan National Congress (BNC), a Washington D.C. based Baloch body, has strongly condemned Pakistan's Foreign Minister Makhdoom Mehmood Shah Qureshi over his "hypocritical" remarks at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Session.

The BNC said, Qureshi while speaking at the UNGA's 73rd Session in New York had called the Indian atrocities against the Kashmiri people unjust and unacceptable, but he fell short to mention Pakistan's illegal and unjust occupation of Balochistan and the Pakistan army's atrocities against the innocent and defenseless Baloch people in the occupied Balochistan.

"On one side Qureshi is shedding crocodile tears for the Kashmiri people, but at the same time, he has closed his eyes over Pakistan's illegal, immoral and unjust occupation of Balochistan and Pakistan army's atrocities against the innocent and defenseless Baloch citizens in the occupied Balochistan. What a hypocrite, two-faced and double standard person he is," said Dr. Baloch, the president of BNC.

"Under what international laws Pakistan continues to occupy Balochistan and exploits its natural resources against the will and mandate of Baloch people?" he asked.

The BNC president further said that "it is time for Pakistan to end the illegal, immoral and unjust occupation of Balochistan and leave Balochistan peacefully without any further bloodshed and violence."

"Pakistan is in violation of international laws for illegally occupying Balochistan against the will and mandate of Baloch people and Pakistan has no right to stay in Balochistan but needs to peacefully withdraw its forces from the occupied Balochistan and Balochistan's sovereign status as an independent and free country must be restored according to the international laws," said Dr. Baloch.

He also asked the community and leaders to support the struggle of Baloch people in their fight for freedom and justice in the occupied Balochistan against the "illegal occupation of their motherland and exploitation of their natural resources by Pakistan, Iran and China".

He asked the Baloch militants to shun the path of militancy and violence and use only peaceful means of struggle to secure Balochistan for the Baloch people.

The BNC president said, "BNC only believe in peaceful means of struggle and is against the violence, terrorism and extremism in its all forms and shapes".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, October 03 2018. 07:00 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU