An organisation named ‘Pakistan Baloch Unity’ was launched here on Thursday to counter anti-Pakistan propaganda unleashed by the ‘Baloch Sub-Nationalists’ as well as to bring the disgruntled elements back to the national mainstream. The ceremony held in Kohlu district of Balochistan province, a place generally known as stronghold of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), started with a rally from Bank Chowk with the participants carrying banners inscribed with pro-Pakistan slogans as well as welcoming remarks for Overseas Pakistani Baloch Unity Chairman Dr Jumma Khan Marri and Vice Chairman Mir Khuda Bux Marri. Among others, several tribal elders also attended the gathering. Several prominent speakers, including Wadeera Rab Nawaz, Wadeera Ghazi Khan, Wadeera Syed Nazim Shah, Wadeera Bevragh Marri, Umar Farooq and Mir Zarak Khan, addressed the highly charged and enthusiastic gathering. Dr Jumma Khan Marri addressed the gathering from Moscow and thanked the people of Pakistan especially his supporters and Vice Chairman Mir Khuda Bux Marri for arranging such a ceremony. He said that the projects like Gwadar port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will change the fate of Balochistan province. “All those who are opposing these projects are not only enemies of Pakistan but are also enemies of the people of Balochistan,” he said, and requested all the misguided Baloch to lay down arms and start contributing towards these ongoing projects for development of Pakistan as well as Balochistan. Dr Jumma said enemies are opposing development projects in Balochistan for their own geopolitical interests and are using Baloch youth to achieve their nefarious designs. “India is paying huge amounts of money to these so-called Baloch leaders who are enjoying luxurious lives in Europe while the common Baloch people are suffering the brunt of extremism and terrorism here,” he lamented. “Both the attackers as well as the victims are the common Baloch people most of the times,” he added. Dr Jumma said he has launched Pakistan chapter of the Overseas Pakistani Baloch Unity (OPBU) named as Pakistan Baloch Unity (PBU) which will be working to expose and confront all such so-called Baloch leaders on all the forums and fronts. He requested the people of Balochistan to help him in his mission of peace, prosperity, unity and brotherhood. On the occasion, particpnats of the rally also burnt pictures of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shouted slogans against India, Modi and RAW. They also chanted solgans like ‘Long Live Pakistan’ and ‘Long Live Baloch Unity’. Published in Daily Times, February 8th 2019.