Baloch Cultural Day celebrated in Dubai

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The ‘Baloch Cultural Day’ was celebrated at Dubai Stadium to promote rich Baloch heritage across the world.Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai Ahmed Amjad Ali Khan was chief guest at the event, which was attended by the Baloch community living all over the UAE. The ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by national anthems of both Pakistan and the UAE.

During the event, Pakistan’s national flag and banners highlighting contribution of Pakistan Army in establishment of peace and development of Balochistan were also displayed.During their speeches, the participants reiterated commitment to defend their motherland till last drop of blood. They also reiterated their commitment to stand by Pakistan government and the Pakistan Army through thick and thin.

The participants also emphasized upon the need to forge unity and urged the disgruntled Baloch elements to join the national mainstream.Council General Ahmed Amjad Ali Khan extended invitation to the Baloch community for maximum participation in the national day event on Mar 23.On the occasion, a video message of Baloch leader Juma Khan Marri was also broadcasted in which he focused on the notorious designs of the hostile intelligence agencies to weaken Pakistan by misleading the Baloch community.

He also talked about the negative role played by Harbiyar Marri, Mehran Baloch and Brahumdagh Bugti. He requested all the Baloch people who were being exploited by the enemies of Pakistan for vested interests to come back and join the national mainstream and play their role in strengthening the country.

Separately, ‘Pakistan Unity Day’ was celebrated in Moscow to express solidarity with Pakistan in the wake of latest escalation with India.

On the occasion, prominent Baloch leader and Overseas Pakistani Baloch Unity (OPBU) chief Dr Juma Khan Marri announced complete support of the Marri tribe for Pakistan and promised to fight till last drop of blood in case of any aggression or misadventure by India. “Whole youth of Marri tribe is ready to defend our sacred motherland against India,” Marri declared at the event organized on the occasion of the first anniversary of the OPBU in Moscow, under the slogan of ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’.

He said by using innocent Baloch youth in last year’s attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, India-BLA have portrayed the Baloch community as terrorists. “Balochs are peaceful people. Only a few Indian-paid so-called Baloch leaders working on foreign agenda are using the innocent youth to sabotage national projects like Gwadar port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” he said.

Ambassador of Pakistan in Russia Qazi Khalilullah appreciated the services of Dr Jumma Khan Marri and the OPBU. He also highlighted the wisdom of the current political and military leadership in Pakistan in handling the current conflict with India.

All the coordinators of the OPBU including Malik Shahbaz, Chaudhry Zahid and Ishtiaque Hamdani also addressed the gathering.On the occasion, the participants chanted slogans like ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, ‘Pakistan Army Zindabad’.

Video messages of Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar and OPBU Pakistan chapter Vice Chairman Khuda Baksh Marri were also broadcasted.