Baloch National Movement foreign spokesperson Hammal Haider Baloch in his statement said that due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, diplomatic works, important meetings, seminars, party programs, demonstrations and protests have been postponed for an undefined period.
He said that in this duration their party also called off several important meetings, including two scheduled meetings with members of the British parliament.
He said that on 15 May an important meeting was scheduled which had been postponed for an undefined period. Though the London zone members of BNM had reached out the secretary of the member of parliament and discussed an expected meeting in the future. They were assured of a probable meeting as the situations come to normalization.
Hammal Haider said that Baloch National Movement had planned to organize an international conference in 2020. “The planning and preparations were under process, but due to the gravity of the situation, we are forced to postpone it. As soon as the situation turns better we will make sure this vital program will take place in the possible expected time,” he stated.
Hammal Haider Baloch further stated that in July the members of the Baloch National Movement had to attend a conference in Wales and deliver a presentation. Though this program was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak; hence, the organizer of the program assured them to invite the members of BNM, in the next possible program.
Mr. Baloch added the state atrocities are even continued in this hard time of coronavirus outbreak in Balochistan. The cases of enforced disappearance are still in practice and cases of throwing of mutilated bodies are still going on relentlessly. Army has also intensified military operations. There is no doubt about this that we immensely feel the importance of this delicate situation and of our activities, that is why BNM was planning to organize its programs by the time of the ‘United Nations’ session of September. If the pandemic of coronavirus comes under control, all these activities are the part of our future agenda.
While urging the Baloch diaspora he said, “I appeal to all members and sympathizers of the party to make most out of the social media use to expose the state (Pakistan) atrocities.”