Indian Perennial Support to Baloch Sub Nationalists
Indian covert and overt activities against the federation of Pakistan had led to the separation of the former East Pakistan in 1971. Now, India has been promoting sub-nationalism in Khyber Paktunkhwa, Sindh and even among the Karachiates (Mohajirs).
Undoubtedly, various antagonistic forces are relentlessly conspiring against the unity and territorial integrity of Pakistan, while their sinister designs and Indian perennial support to Baloch Sub Nationalists Baloch (BSNs) needs continuous attention.
Purposely, these opposed elements are shifting the spotlight on Pakistan’s province of Balochistan, thus, making it a hub of their terrorist activities, evil schemes and roguish designs. These elements are making efforts to destabilize the province by promoting acrimonious sense of dissent, political volatility, sectarian violence, deteriorating law and order situation and arousing sentiments of separatism. It is an undeniable reality that India is leading terrorist activities in the Balochistan province by using the soil of Afghanistan, harbouring and financing terrorists and projecting them as freedom fighters.
In this respect, Dr Allah Nazar is a terrorist hailing from Awaran, Balochistan. He is being directly supported by Indian RAW to commit heinous crimes against humanity, requiring state reaction to safeguard the life and property of its citizens. Killing men, women and children, attacks on women university students, armed forces, members of the law-enforcing agencies and blowing up of electric pylons as well as gas pipelines are part of the anti-Pakistan scheme. In a sane society, how such acts could be counted as deeds of a liberation movement.
Recently, adhering to its practice, an Indian propaganda website managed by RAW namely “OneIndia” uploaded a concocted venomous interview of the notorious terrorist Dr Allah Nazar. The central contents of the interview revolve around customary and unsubstantiated allegations against Pakistan’s law-enforcing and intelligence agencies and Pak-China relations. To attract sympathies of civil society and to create sensation, website introduces him as so-called freedom movement leader fighting against Jehadi elements and ISIS.
It may be recalled that Allah Nazar and his group Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) continued to harass local population in Awaran, Punjgur and Kech districts for some time; however, he fled from the area on arrival of the armed forces during earthquake relief activities in September 2013. People of the area felt immensely relieved after the arrival of the armed forces/their large scale relief efforts. Since then, Allah Nazar and his likeminded militants have fled to other areas only known to RAW, and are carrying out terrorist activities.
In fact, Indians are desperate to hyphenate Pakistan with ISIS/Jihadists and a portion of so-called interview of Allah Nazar was full of these false accusations.
While, New Delhi is using terrorist elements in Balochistan to threat Chinese interest in the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Taking cognizance of the enemy’s intensions, during his trip to Beijing, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed eight agreements on July 5, 2013 in various fields. The most important one envisages the establishment of CPEC between deep Gwadar seaport of Balochistan and the historic Silk Road city in western regions-Xinjiang of China—connecting to Gilgit-Baltistan through Khunjerab Pass. Beijing has also offered to build an international airport, while the roads infrastructure in Gwadar would be connected with the communication network of rest of the country to facilitate transportation of goods. By rejecting US growing pressure, Pakistan has handed over the control of Gwader seaport to China.
While, in May, 2013, a day before Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Islamabad; Chinese engineers being driven through Clifton Block-1 in Karachi escaped a major bomb attack. As regards anti-China diplomacy, Afghanistan has become a hub from where external secret agencies like RAW and Israeli Mossad have been assisting subversive activities in other parts of Pakistan—especially in Balochistan through their affiliated militant groups at the cost of Pakistan, China and Iran. In the past few years, they abducted and killed many Chinese and Iranian nationals in Pakistan.
It mentionable that during China’s visit of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif, on January 25, this year, China’s Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission Gen. Fan has assured that China will assist Pakistan in every challenge.
When during the Musharraf regime, Pakistan government initiated the construction of Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province in March 2002 with Chinese assistance, sirens went off in the capitals of foreign countries, particularly the US, India and Israel. The US took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt that it threatened its integrity. Israel took it as a greater threat from an Islamic country.
It is notable that besides the ideal strategic location of Balochistan’s Gwadar seaport among South Asia, the oil-rich Middle East, and oil and gas-resourced Central Asia, Balochistan’s abundant mineral resources like gas, coal and gold, entailing Pakistan’s close ties with China pinches the eyes of the US, India, Israel and some western countries which intend to weaken Pakistan for their collective aims.
In this context, the interview of a disreputable terrorist on RAW-managed Indian site confirms that particularly India has been training, financing, arming and projecting terrorists to destabilize Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Nevertheless, it should be made known to the terrorists, operating in Balochistan that they will never succeed in their designs to damage Pakistan. It is in their own interests to lay down their arms and stop making trouble in the province. Their foreign masters are Pakistan’s enemies, and are using them as tools of their anti-Pakistan policy. Their survival lies only in united Pakistan and nowhere else.
For the purpose, our own newspapers and media houses must play their role to foster unity and tranquility in Pakistani society. They must also project that Baloch people are highly patriotic, and the terrorists involved in anti-state activities have no linkage with them.
These media entities must indicate that terrorists, operating in Balochistan are against Pakistan and pursuing the agenda of the vested interests of their foreign masters, especially pointing out, Indian support to Baloch Sub Nationalists.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations