Pakistan will use international aid meant to fight the COVID 19 pandemic for military purposes. Dr. Murad Baloch
Dr. Murad Baloch, Secretary-General of the Baloch National Movement, while commenting on the military operations in Balochistan and the situation of Coronavirus expressed his concerns that Pakistan like in the past will misuse international aid to build up its military as well as to suppress the oppressed nations. Pakistan’s history is a witness that this state had always used international aid for military purposes. In the same way, the outbreak of coronavirus is a gift from nature for the Pakistani army. This is evident from a TV interview of federal minister Sheikh Rashid where he is openly saying, if this epidemic had not come, Pakistan would have gone bankrupt, and God is supporting Imran Khan.
BNM Secretary-General said that for several decades Pakistan had been getting international aids from world organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), in order to eradicate polio but Pakistan did not take any action. The reasons are obvious because Pakistan has been cheating international organizations and using such aid to support its military economy and increase the wealth of its bureaucrats. The result of acquiring help in the name of the war on terror from the USA and other countries is an open secret to the world. Instead of eradicating terrorism, Pakistan used these aids to support terrorism and provided safe havens to terrorists which is still continued till today.
Dr. Murad Baloch said the 1.4 billion dollars aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the fight against the coronavirus would be used in the same way. Upon receiving the new coronavirus aids Pakistan army has intensified military operations in Balochistan. Gunship helicopters’ shelling and the brutality of ground troops have continued for several days in different areas of Kech, Kolwah, and Jhaoo areas of Awaran district. In these operations, many people, including women and children, have been forcibly disappeared and transferred to unknown locations. Everyone, including the media, is aware of these places, which are the secret torture cells of the Pakistani army and intelligence agencies. The media refrains from shedding light on Balochistan because the media is heavily controlled and journalists are either bribed or threatened. This is one of the reasons the humanitarian conditions in Balochistan are not brought before the world.
He said that all the institutions including the IMF should assist Pakistan in the form of medicines and medical equipment so that transparency can be ensured and it helps to cope with the outbreak. Otherwise, Pakistan’s past record is obvious that the fight against the coronavirus, like polio and other epidemics, will remain incomplete and the money will be used for military purposes, and the Baloch, Sindhi, and Pashtun nations will be the victims of these military operations