BNM, whose chairman Ghulam Mohammad Baloch was killed last year allegedly by the Frontier Corps (FC) after being whisked away from Turbat, is a staunch supporter of the ongoing armed struggle in Balochistan.
Chinese engineers working at Gwadar Port had been killed by Baloch armed groups in 2004 owing to the former’s resistance of Chinese presence in the resource-rich southwestern province, which currently accounts for Pakistan’s 43% of landmass.
In a statement issued to the media, Dr. Manan Baloch, BNM’s information secretary, said that Chinese Prime Minister’s recent visit to Pakistan came in such a precarious time when everyone wants to capture the land and resources of Balochistan but their designs were foiled by what he termed as “Baloch freedom forces”.
“China is trying to improvise their economic gain through occupying other gold and mineral resources, regarding this Baloch land has a geographical importance because of its highly gold reserves in Rekodik and Saindik project. But Baloch nation has proved that there is no imperial force in the world, including China, which can occupy the Baloch land. We will not accept any deals done with the neo-colonial forces,” he said. (Courtesy: The Baloch Hal News)