KARACHI: Commenting on the controversial Balochistan resolution presented in the US House of Representatives, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government had been empowering Balochistan since coming into power.
“This [US resolution on separation of Balochistan] is the propaganda of enemies who have been plotting the program,” he said, while adding that the people should analyse the situation of Balochistan at the time when the government came into power and compare it with what it is now.
“From initiating the Aghaz-e Huqooq Balochistan to giving them funds, we have empowered them in all fields,” Malik told the media.
Last week, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives calling upon Pakistan to recognise the Baloch right to self determination. The motion, which has been co-sponsored by House Representatives Louie Gohmert and Steve King, highlights Balochistan’s troubled past with the centre after the creation of Pakistan.
Pakistan has responded strongly to the resolution and said that the US has no right to interfere in Pakistan’s internal problems.
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