Christian leader becomes Intellectual Patron of Baloch group

Christian leader becomes Intellectual Patron of Baloch group

Philadelphia : PA : USA | Feb 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM PST
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Dr. M. Hassan Bor, London

A reknowned human rights activist and an international voice for the minorities in Pakistan, Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, has consented to become an Intellectual Patron of a premier Baloch freedom group in Washington DC.

The American Friends of Balochistan announced Sunday with "joy and pride" that Dr. Bhatti will be guiding the Baloch group that believes in secular democracy in Balochistan.

Dr. Bhatti continuously receives hate mails and death threats from Pakistanis but has steadfastly supported the Balochistan struggle for self-determination.

The A.F.B. plans to induct more Intellectual Patrons, from left, right and center, in the coming days.

The A.F.B. was launched after the assassination of Baloch statesman, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. 79. Bugti was killed on the orders of Pakistan cou leader, Gen. (Ret) Pervez Musharraf, son of a famous female dancer from Lucknow, India.

The A.F.B. has long pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to take up the issue of Balochistan's right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, a staunch advocate of a federal Iran Dr. M. Hossein Bor convened a meeting of Baloch activists from different parties, including the ruling Pakistan People's Party, at his house in Virginia Sunday evening.

Dr. Bor was said to have been selected by Cardiff-based Baloch tribal leader Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmadzai, to make a presentation at the Oversight and Investigations sub-committee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee February 8.

However, Dr. Bor in his written submission before the House of Representatives said the Baloch in Pakistan want federalism, while the majority of the Baloch say they have gone past that bloody station longtime back.

Dr. Bor's paper also mentioned the Sunni and Shia differences much to the chagrin of Baloch leaders who have worked hard to prove their movement is totally secular and there is no room for sectarianism in Balochistan politics.

Both Dr. M. Hossein Bor and his London-based brother M. Hassan Bor were said to be diehard supporters of dead Jondullah leader Abdolmalek Regi, who was seen on youtube cutting the throat of his brother-in-law like a sheep. In an interview, Dr. Bor described Regi as martyr.

In the past Dr. Bor had avoided speaking at any major meetings related to Pakistani-occupied Balochistan as he said the law firm he works for has a client base in Pakistan. However, in a recent talk with this correspondent he said the situation has changed now.

Those who attended the meeting at Dr. Bor's house included P.P.P. leader from Panjgur "Chaudhry" Mohammad Ali Baloch, who now lives in Philadelphia and USAID sub-contractor in Pakistan, Hakim Baloch.

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