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Pakistan should stop persecuting and killing Baloch people: Bob Lancia

Bob Lancia, an American politician affiliated with the Republican Party from his Twitter handle account issued a statement on 1 June regarding his view on the persecution of Baloch by the government of Pakistan.

He said “Similar to the killings and persecution of Christian, Hindu, and Sikh religious minorities taking place in Pakistan even today, and similar to genocide in Bangladesh in 1971 and genocide in Kashmir in 1990,

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US lawmakers to debate whether Pakistan is a ‘friend or foe’

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PTI | Washington July 9, 2016: Tired of the alleged “double game” being played by Islamabad, American lawmakers have announced to hold a Congressional hearing next week to discuss whether Pakistan is a “friend or foe” of the US in the war on terror.

“This hearing will give members the opportunity to learn more about Pakistan’s longstanding ties to terrorist groups and allow for a more informed reassessment of US foreign policy priorities vis-à-vis Islamabad,” said Congressman Ted Poe Chairman of Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Rep. Rohrabacher Introduces Bill Recognizing Baluchistan’s Right to Self-Determination on US Congress

Washington, D.C. – Feb 17: Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced a House Concurrent Resolution that the Baluchi nation has a historic right to self-determination. Baluchistan is currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan with no sovereign rights of its own.

In Pakistan especially, the Baluchi people are subjected to violence and extrajudicial killing. The bill states that the Baluchi people “have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country; and they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status.”
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