Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Thursday declared Brahamdagh Bugti a traitor to the nation.
“By saluting Modi, Bugti has proved that he is a traitor,” Zehri told the media. The self-exiled Baloch Republican Army (BRA) leader had hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning Balochistan in his Independence Day speech on Monday.”Bugti saluted the man who is responsible for bloodshed in Balochistan,” the Balochistan CM said.
Speaking at an event held in connection with the nation’s Independence Day on Sunday, Zehri had earlier claimed that the “Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and other enemies of the country are involved in funding militants to disrupt peace and stability in Balochistan.” He further asserted that members of Kulbhushan Yadav’s network have been arrested in Pakistan. Yadav, an Indian Navy commander and RAW agent, was arrested in a raid near the Pak-Afghan border town of Chaman in March.
Reiterating his stance on Modi’s statement, Zehri said that there was a huge difference between the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir and Balochistan. “Not only me but everyone in Balochistan condemns Modi’s statement. The situation (in the two regions) is very different. The people of Indian-held Kashmir desire freedom from India and Indian armed forces have been brutally victimising them. But in Balochistan, the people love Pakistan and want to live within the legal framework of the country,” he added.