Pakistan is the only country in the world that is arresting and persecuting doctors for demanding PPEs, says BNM.
Baloch National Movement (BNM) expressed concerns over the state violence against doctors in a press release saying “BNM condemns the arrest and use of force against the doctors in Quetta, Balochistan. As we have already expressed our reservations that on the perspective of the colonial behavior of Pakistan and enmity against Baloch nation we have mentioned from day one that Pakistan would use the coronavirus pandemic against Baloch people”.
The central spokesman for BNM said that the arrest of doctors, who were asking for their due demands, verifies our reservations and it confirms our claim that we campaigned against this strategy of Pakistan that it would use the coronavirus as a biological weapon against the Baloch nation.
“Pakistan is letting no stone unturned to harm the Baloch nation and add to their miseries. The experiences of earthquakes and floods are already known to us where the state used these natural calamities to further its exploitation. Those countries took the coronavirus epidemic lightly or delayed in providing facilities, or lapsed on a governmental level which caused problems for the citizens, then the heads of those states asked forgiveness from their people. But Pakistan is not only willfully spreading the coronavirus in Balochistan but also treating the medical staff with brutality and has crossed all limits of barbarities”, statement read.
The spokesperson said that Balochistan depicts the milieu of the medieval age, but in the time of coronavirus outbreak establishing of tent villages as quarantine center, lack of medical equipment, test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) expose the false claims of the parliamentarian parties who surrender their will before Pakistan. Though the enforced disappearance of the Baloch nation, killing in state custody, ground and aerial bombardment and military operations on a daily basis, already put the Baloch nation with a similar situation like that of the coronavirus. But this pandemic added a thousand times more in the hardship of Baloch nation.
It is pertinent to mention that doctors and medical staff were beaten and arrested by police in Balochistan’s capital city on Monday for protesting over non-provision of Personal Protective Equipment for treating coronavirus patients.
According to the president of ‘Young Doctors Association’ Dr. Yasir Khan, more than 150 doctors and paramedics have been arrested.
This act was condemned by many political and social circles and the news also gained the attention of international media.