Hyrbyair Marri says women and children were injured and killed in Kalat operation
In an interview with BBC Urdu, exiled Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri, said that a war is going on in Balochistan and collateral damage cannot be ruled out.
Asked about the attack on Jaffar Express in Sibi on last Tuesday, he said he was against attacks on common general public.
Answering a question about Kalat operation, Mr Marri said twenty innocent people were targeted and their houses were set on fire near Kalat two days ago.
He said that that women and children were beaten up and injured by forces in that operation.
He said the security forces were wrong to say that only freedom fighters were killed [in kalat operation].
To a question about talks with Balochistan provincial government, he said he was not ready to speak to them because they had no such power.
He said: “Even Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was powerless before the army.” adding that the entire government was shaking because of only one statement of army chief.
He said Balochistan government sent him messages through different people but he refused to meet the representatives of the government.
He said that those who are part of the provincial government had joined the political mainstream for the attainment of personal benefits.
Answering a question about provincial government’s mandate, he said only 3-4% voted them and they do not represent the rest of the Baloch people.
About the mandate of pro-freedom forces, Hyrbyair Marri said: “If Pakistan army and security forces, jet and tanks withdraw from Balochistan, international community intervenes and the Baloch people have the power then the world will know that Baloch want only independence.”
Asked about the impression that the ongoing freedom movement in Balochistan was limited to some Sardars and Nawabs, Herbiyar Marri said: “If that is the case then why Pakistani army is abducting, torturing and killing common people of Balochistan. It illustrates that common Baloch are part of freedom movement and people of Balochistan are demanding for independence.” (Courtesy to Balochwarna)