Presentation at UNPO conference

Munir Mengal ACA
Chapter 1, Article 1, part 2 states that purpose of the UN Charter is: “To develop friendly
relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and selfdetermination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen
universal peace.”
Article 1 in both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and
the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Both read:
“All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely
determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 15 states that
everyone has the right to a nationality and that no one should be arbitrarily deprived of
a nationality or denied the right to change nationality.
However, the charter and other resolutions did not insist on full independence as the
best way of obtaining self-government, nor did they include an enforcement mechanism
My take is this that we shall first of all analyse that whether Baloch freedom struggle
falls under the scope of self-determination or not?
Because until and unless our own opinion and knowledge is not clear about the Baloch
Freedom struggle then how any one can expect that these anticipations and forecasts
will project the realities about the Baloch future?
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Whereas the right to self-determination is enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the
International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples, its implementation should be based on its broadest and most
comprehensive understanding; including autonomy, devolution, and power-sharing, and
federalism in all its forms, rejecting thereby a narrow focus and charges of
And we shall consider this fact that Free Balochistan Flag has been already accepted by
UNPO on the basis of analysing the free will of Baloch people.
So, with respect to Baloch issue their free will is obvious that is only and only freedom.
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The Balochistan Issue, involving the life and future of the Baloch people and of the
Balochistan land, has been the root cause of tensions since 1948. Its settlement is an
indispensable condition for peace and stability. More than Fifteen million people of the
Balochistan will not be denied their right to freedom. They seek nothing more than the
sovereignty, integrity and independence of their land from the Pakistani Fascist army
and of the Punjabi colonization. Their right of freedom from the Punjabi colony cannot
lapse. Passage of sixty-two years has only compounded the tragedy of the Balochi
people and prolonged their travail.
According to the reliable reports thousands of Balochis have sacrificed their lives since
1948 against the aggression of the occupied forces. Thousands more have been
tortured and maimed or disappeared. The massive human right violation in Balochistan,
and the repression and brutalities perpetrated on the Balohi people by occupation forces
are a grave crime of state terrorism.
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Political Struggle:
Baloch Mass is asking for complete independence and nothing less then that. And
freedom is the main political slogan of all Baloch Nationalist Parties. The turnover of
2008 Election in Balochistan was 28% as per the Govt. statics but it was claimed to be
nearly 12-14% by Baloch political and media sources. All Baloch Nationalist parties were
boycotted from election. As most of them claim that parliamentary politics worth's no
means for Baloch Issue. BNF a coalition of six Baloch parties has clearly expressed that
our struggle is for our Independence. And nothing less than Independence is acceptable
to Baloch Nation. Our all these sacrifices are for our core objective of getting
Economical Struggle:
Baloch are striving economically since 1948. The development plans of Balochistan are
so designed that Baloch from every sphere of life think that these plans are just for the
looting of the Baloch resources. Instead of benefiting the Baloch nation, Baloch people
and Balochistan. Therefore Two Nation economic theory with its distinctive
characteristics is visible. Leaving the main factors of local employment, financial rooting
of transactions, taxes, industry and market development, etc. even the basic factor of ‘’
“Multiplier impact’’ has been paralysed in all the development projects of Balochistan. So
until now not a single economist , business man has said that projects like, Sui Gas,
Sandak project, Hub Power Plant and coal and marble mining etc projects have been
developed for the benefit of Baloch people.
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Pakistani Fascist Think Tanks:
The Strategic Think Tank of Pakistan in its meeting on September 2008 under the
chairman ship of shireen Mazari showed the following data about the sentiments of the
Baloch people.
Current %
rates per annum
Autonomy seek
Because of the above stated scenario they advised the govt. to apply alternative political
and tactics to combat the Baloch freedom struggle.
Baloch Sarmachars are proceeding towards victory in every sphere of struggle because
of their deeply rooted win-win strategy.
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Following is the data of the research conducted at Quetta, Kalat, Kharan and Turbat
districts by Baloch Voice focusing on educated Baloch people showing their free will.
One to one meeting, and telephonic conversation were used as communication sources
for the research.
Federal system
Do not know
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I want to clarify this fact and as per my point of view “It doesn’t matter what you know and
think, it doesn’t really matter what you say – results in tough times and in National Struggles
come down to one thing and one thing alone – what the people want. What the Baloch people
and their representative organisations actually do – each and every day. Everything else is just
In a disparate attempt to undermine and suppress Balochistan Freedom Movement, to name it
as a movement for provincial autonomy, or self-determination etc . Such propaganda did not
carry credibility in the past. It cannot do so now. It is familiar to all those who have won
freedom after protracted struggle against colonialism and foreign occupation.
Here is a basic guide line for analysing the Baloch independence struggle by following
the RAW assessment and implementation procedure:
R: Relevant techniques for assessing the realities, in their true context, and the on-
going independence struggle and the post independence situation
A: Actionable and achievable step-by-step plans for confidence and relationship
building with the Baloch leadership and with the Mass for human rights protection and
for future prospects.
W: Winning emotional intelligence strategies for freedom of expression.
Long live Baloch Freedom Movement
Munir Mengal ACA

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