Controversy About The Government of Balochistan in Exile
Prior to launching GOB (Exile), we observed that various Baloch political parties were fragmented. Therefore, instead of aligning our organization with any one of the existing political groups and loose sight of our objective by getting embroiled in local political issues, we decided to publicly declare the formation of the Government of Balochistan in Exile, nominate a King, select a flag, and move forward to internationalize the “Baloch War of Independence” through this blog without wasting any time bickering about non-issues which had plagued other worthwhile efforts in the past .
Furthermore, GOB (Exile) is ideally positioned as a central exchange for known and authentic Baloch nationalist leaders to discuss issues with established sovereign nations. We can provide ambassadorial services, especially to our Baloch commanders who are in the field battling the Pakistani armed forces. With clear understanding and agreement of our leadership in Balochistan, we can negotiate with foreign countries about receiving various forms of support, and any reciprocal support. Respected expatriate Baloch intellectuals like Dr. Wahid Baloch, Dr. Malek Towghi, Ahmar Mustikhan and many more can be assigned tasks to approach their host country’s government on behalf of the GOB (Exile) to discuss various issues concerning Balochistan.
KING OF BALOCHISTAN
GOB (Exile) has simply “nominated” His Highness, Mir Suleman Dawood Khan as the King of Balochistan (or Khan of Kalat, Khan-e-Azam, Khan-e-Baloch or any other title commonly used by royalty). It is important to understand that His Highness has “not” accepted our offer yet, and he may turn our nomination down and claim no part in our mission by issuing a public disclaimer.
However, we strongly believe that it is now the responsibility of His Highness to prove his loyalty to the Baloch nation. If he accepts our nomination, then we have an important assignment for him, which will serve the Baloch nation and also clear the Ahmadzai family name from being considered collaborators who surrendered Balochistan to Pakistan. This is a challenge from GOB (Exile) to His Highness to step up to the plate and show his courage by honoring the Baloch cause.
His Highness is the only person in the world who can go to the International Court of Justice (judicial organ of the United Nations) and declare the annexation of Balochistan by Pakistan “Null and Void”. He is the heir apparent of Khan of Kalat, Mir Ahmad Yar Khan Baloch, who under duress signed documents to allow Pakistan to colonize Balochistan. To prove his contention, His Highness can, as evidence, present to the Court of Justice the book: “Inside Baluchistan: A political autobiography of His Highness Baiglar Baigi, Khan-e-Azam-XIII Mir Ahmad Yar Khan Baluch, Khan-e-Baluch, ex-ruler of Kalat State”.
SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
Dr. Malek Towghi, an eminent scholar from the US, has made a few wise suggestions, which we have decided to implement at the GOB (Exile). We hope that these changes will clear the confusion about our organization among the Baloch community and unite us to fight our enemies, the governments of Iran and Pakistan.
In agreement with Dr. Towghi that when Balochistan is declared independent, we will support - during the interim period - a caretaker government to establish a constituent assembly that is elected freely and democratically to decide about the constitution, system of government, economic system, foreign policy, laws, etc. We leave it up to the Baloch nation to decide if they want a government that is a combination of monarchy and democratic systems, similar to the one in the United Kingdom. GOB (Exile) is currently not in a position to decide all these complicated issues without a consensus of the Baloch people, nor are we interested in getting bogged down in dealing with micro-political matters at this juncture. Let us try to win the war first and then worry about how to rule Balochistan; let us not put the cart in front of the horse. But, we will continue to strive and promote our ideals of a “democratic, liberal and secular” system of government for Balochistan.
The GOB (Exile) does not receive any financial, moral, or any other type of support from the Government of Israel nor from any Jewish groups. We are composed of indigenous Baloch people belonging to various beliefs and faiths who chose to participate in our mission for the Baloch cause. To avoid incarceration, we nominated Israel to be a temporary site from where to launch this blog. It is the closest country to Balochistan that does not have any diplomatic relations nor extradition treaties with both Iran and Pakistan. We learned our lesson when the UAE authorities arrested Nawabzada Gazzain Marri to be soon deported to Pakistan to face terrorism charges.
Bosnia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and numerous other Muslim countries around the globe have established diplomatic relations with the State of Israel. If GOB (Exile) is conducive to entertaining the idea of forming cordial relations with Afghanistan, India, Israel, and the United States to fight the Iranian and Pakistani armed forces, it should not alarm any Baloch who fears the wrath of other Islamic countries. The fact is that there is not a single intolerant Muslim country that has annihilated another Muslim country from establishing diplomatic relations with Israel. So, why should anything change if Balochistan develops friendly ties with Israel?
However, since the Baloch are a Semitic tribe, it will be beneficial to research our roots and determine which tribe of Israel did we originate from. Perhaps by conducting these studies, we might be able to establish relationships with various apolitical Jewish groups to promote future research into Baloch heritage. To pursue this goal, we at GOB (Exile) are in the process of organizing a World Baloch Jewish Alliance (WBJA) as a platform from where we will seek Baloch and Jewish groups that are interested in learning about each other’s culture, people and heritage.
Since the Government of Balochistan in Exile was launched, there has been speculation that because our leadership is unknown, we must be in cahoots with the Iranian and/or Pakistani intelligence agencies. But, the reality is that we have joined our Baloch people to fight in the “Baloch War of Independence” using 21st century weapons like the Internet. Over time, we will prove to the skeptics through our actions that we are sincere in our quest to liberate Balochistan.
To avoid getting ourselves entangled in local politics, we formed the GOB (Exile) and nominated a King so we can quickly move forward and present to the world a true picture of what was happening in Balochistan. Our work on this blog has produced positive results internationally, but it raised major doubts about our credibility among some concerned Baloch intellectuals. Little did we realize that by nominating His Highness, Mir Suleman Dawood Khan, as the King of Balochistan, would be like opening a Pandora’s box. So, we have clarified our position that we support “democracy, liberalism and secularism”, and once we liberate Balochistan, then it is up to the Baloch nation to vote for the type of government they desire.
Many Baloch feared that because GOB (Exile) is associating with Israel, it would release the wrath of the Muslim fundamentalist on the Baloch. We clarified that neither the Government of Israel nor any Jewish groups were supporting the Baloch cause. It is simply a defensive strategy to nominate Israel as a temporary place to start our blog since Israel does not have any diplomatic relations with neither Iran nor Pakistan, and thus, there are no extradition treaties to worry about.
Finally, we suggested that we would like to promote future research into Baloch historical studies in determining our people’s Semitic roots. By forming the World Baloch Jewish Alliance, we will seek those Baloch and Jewish groups that might be interested in knowing more about each other’s culture, people and heritage.
Mir Azaad Khan Baloch
Desk of The Government of Balochistan in Exile
The World Baloch Jewish Alliance Building
PO Box 5631