A Conference on Balochistan Being Held in Washington D.C. on May 10th


UNPO_USA_Conference on Balochistan

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will be organizing a conference on Balochistan called ‘Land of Forsaken Voices: The Geo­politics of Justice, Impunity and Human Rights in Balochistan’ in Washington D.C. on May 10th to discuss the conflict in Balochistan and the state of human rights violations in the region. The Conference will be convened at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST.

According to an announcement about the event on the official website of the UNPO, the event aims to “draw attention to the deteriorating human rights and security situation in Balochistan, as well as to the geopolitical complexities which inform these developments.”

Former Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Waheed Baloch confirmed with theBaloch Hal that he had been invited to speak at the event and he had accepted the invitation. However, names of the other speakers and the presenters were not mentioned on the UNPO website.

Sources also said that the office of the Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert will hold a congressional briefing on Balochistan soon after the event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Louie Gohmert, who has repeatedly supported the idea of a free Balochistan, was among the members of Congress who held the 2012 hearing on Balochistan that tremendously irked the Pakistani government.

Courtesy: Baloch Hal

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