AFB to mark Martyrdom Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti on August 26
Washington, D.C: August 24, 2017. (PCP) Americans and American people of different ethnic origins will meet at a seminar to pay tributes to former Balochistan governor and chief minister Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in Washington DC Friday afternoon.
The, presentation organized by the American Friends of Balochistan is entitled "Real Story Behind Assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti," features a conversation on phone with exiled Baloch leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, and political successor of the slain Nawab Bugti and Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan envoy to the United States, Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute.
Nawab Mehran Marri, chief of the Marri tribe and president of the Baluchistan House; Hammal Haider, international spokesperson for the Baloch National Movement (BNM) and Banuk Kareema Baluch, the first women president of the Baloch Students Organization (Azad) will also share their thoughts on the occasion.
Eleven years ago on August 26, 2006 Nawab Bugti along with 37 comrades was assassinated by Pakistan army commandoes on the orders Pakistan dictator and coup leader, Gen Pervez Musharraf. The killing of the popular Baloch leader led to the mass uprising of the Baloch people against Islamabad’s colonial rule of France-sized Balochishtan.
Since then, Pakistan army and intelligence services are carrying out a scorched earth policy in France-sized Balochistan that has seen 7,000 killed in Nawab Bugti’s ancestral Dera Bugti and Sui areas alone. Thousands of more Baloch have been killed elsewhere in Balochistan. At least 8,000 remain victims of enforced disappearances while over 1,500 Baloch activists were killed and dumped by the Pakistani security forces in recent years. Hundreds of thousands of Baloch tribesmen fled their homes to become internally displaced persons within Pakistan. As many as 12,000 Bugti tribesmen are still living in Afghanistan without any status.
While the Pakistan army and Chinese are busy trying to wrest control of the key Gwadar port under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and exploring for fossil fuel and natural resources deep inside the virgin lands of Balochistan, the Deep State of Pakistan is promoting the ISIS in Balochistan for its long term strategic interests.
Strict checking will be in force to keep folks sent by Pakistan embassy to disrupt Baloch events. Less than two weeks ago, a twitter account close to Pakistan’s Deep State threatened Afghanistan with dire consequences as the Afghan Students Association had sponsored an AFB event “Untold Story: What’s happening in Balochistan” at the marvin center, George Washington University
The event will start at the Murrow Room of the National Press Club in Washington DC at 2.30 pm.