April 7, 2007
Balochistan Action Committee
Letter to Tony Blair
A joint meeting of Baloch and Sindhi activists was
held on Monday in London. The representatives of Baloch and
Sindhi communities in UK deliberated on various issues facing
the Baloch and Sindhis in Pakistan.
The leaders of Balochistan Action Committee, World Sindhi
Congress, and Sindhi Baloch Forum expressed their concern
on the secret negotiations between the Pakistani Intelligence
agency and the British officials for the extradition of Baloch
human right activists from UK. It was decided in the meeting
that the representatives of Baloch and Sindhi communities
would contact the British government and the other relevant
institutions in UK to express their deep anguish on the reports
appeared in the Guardian newspaper for the extradition of
Baloch in exchange of a Pakistani terrorist Mr. Abdul Rauf.
It was decided to write protest letters to Prime Minister,
Foreign minister and leaders of various political parties
in UK to explain the Baloch point of view on this matter and
update them with the current situation prevailing in Balochistan
The participants condemned in strongest words the human right
violations committed by the state security agencies in Balochistan
and Sindh. The decided that the representatives of Baloch
and Sindhi communities would high light the issue of kidnapping
of Baloch and Sindhi political activists, torture and extrajudicial
killings in Balochistan and Sindh to relevant international
The meeting expressed concern over the continued detention
of Sardar Akhtar Mengal and other Baloch and Sindhi leaders.
The participant condemned the inhuman treatment of Sardar
Akhtar Mengal in a Karachi prison.
The meeting also condemned the summary execution of innocent
Baloch by the Iranian authorities in western Balochistan.
The meeting termed the construction of a border wall in Balochistan,
violation of international law and conventions. The meeting
demanded from international communities to exert pressure
on Iranian authorities to abandon the idea of dividing the
Baloch by the construction of barriers on the controversial
Balochistan Action Committee Dated: 13 Apr. 07