Antonio Guterres' tweet contradicts his position, aims and objectives of the United Nations. Khalil Baloch

February 16, 2020

 

The Chairman of Baloch National Movement (BNM), Khalil Baloch criticized one of the tweets of United Nations General Secretary, Antonio Guterres and said that the tweet not only contradicts his position but also negates the fundamental aims and objectives of the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General in his tweet has completely ignored the viewpoint, conflict in Balochistan and the ongoing massacres of Baloch, Pashtoons, and Sindhis at the hands of the Pakistan Army. This is negligence and tantamount to whitewash the crimes of Pakistan; as well as an act of providing impunity to Pakistan. During the 70s decade, Pakistan also received similar impunity in carrying out genocide in Bangladesh. The Bengali genocide was the largest and most systematic genocide of any group of people in modern history after the Nazi genocides. The UN and the West turned a blind eye to the war crimes in Bangladesh providing Pakistan army impunity to carry out war crimes in Balochistan.

 

He expressed his concern, “It is unfortunate that in this modern age the world allows rogue states like Pakistan to enslave and colonize other nations. The president of France, Emmanuel Macron set an example for the civilized world during his visit to African countries by helping them shun the name of their currency from the colonial Franc to their own name. Thus deleting the last symbol of French colonialism. On the other hand, the impunity to colonial states like Pakistan bestowed by the United Nations is the reason for increased genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes against Baloch, Pushtun, and Sindhi. We are convinced and believe that this statement of United Nations Secretary-General is a wilful attempt to whitewash the war crimes of Pakistan which is contrary to the guidelines and laws of the United Nations, which was primarily formed to stop genocides”.

Chairman Khalil Baloch further said, “We were not expecting such a statement from the head of the largest organization of the world and union of the nations without assessing the situation in Pakistan. All oppressed nations along with Baloch were expecting that the United Nations Secretary-General would do justice with his prestigious position and alleviate their grievances by taking notice of the war crimes committed by Pakistan army and will take initiatives which may facilitate dragging Pakistan into the International Court of Justice on the basis of cemented evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But his statement shows his negligence, ignorance, and animosity towards oppressed nations which only made his visit more controversial.”

 

He made a strong appeal to oppressed nations, “I appeal to all oppressed nations to raise voice against this behaviour of the United Nations Secretary-General and record their protests. Though we are not de jure state but we are counted as an alive nation seeking for the national freedom.”

 

Khalil Baloch questioned, “If this visit of the UN Secretary-General was about Afghan refugees then he should had limited there, but he issued his statement collectively and expressed his partiality towards Pakistan in general. If we talk on the issue of Afghan refugees, the reason for the killing of millions of Afghan and turning them into refugees is rooted in the terror-supporting policy of Pakistan. In fact, it is not Pakistan that supports the Afghan refugees, but it is the Baloch and Pashtoons who are hosting them in their respective lands.”

 

The Baloch National Movement Chairman asserted that the Secretary-General should have gone through the history of the last two decades before issuing his statement. He questioned whether the Secretary-General is ignorant of the fact where the most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden and Molvi Mansoor Akhtar had been killed? Where the top figures of Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations had been either arrested or killed? None of these terrorists were killed or arrested by Pakistan, rather they were intercepted and killed by the third state. Whether the United Nations Secretary-General is oblivious to the fact that for what reason Pakistan had failed to satisfy Financial Action Task Force (FATF)? What are those reasons that Pakistan is still kept in the ‘gray list’ and Pakistan is inching toward the ‘blacklist’. If these events and incidents have no importance then it would be considered the worst joke with the oppressed and suppressed nations in the history of mankind.

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