Shame to the UN(HCR)
While I woke up this fine morning, I learnt I had begun to hate the UN(HCR). The UN(HCR) has, by its deeds, proved that it is racially discriminating the Baloch internally displaced persons (IDPs). It has been almost two years that we have been continuously appealing to the international community to approach the two hundred thousand Baloch Marri and Bugti tribesmen who were driven out of their homes following a devastating military operation unleashed by the Pakistan army.
Shamelessly, the UN(HCR) deliberately ignored this serious humanitarian disaster in the Baloch areas. Worst still, we have been aggressively campaigning that the UN(HCR) should stop assisting the Afghan refugees in Quetta but repatriate them back to their country because they are criminals who have imported drugs, weapons, extremism and suicide bombing to the Baloch province. Only for the sake of pursuing its own interests, the UN(HCR) extended the stay of the Afghan refugees in Balochistan under one pretext to the other. They did not move an inch forward to help the Baloch IDPs.
Now, we see the UN(HCR) actively operating in the NWFP to assist the IDPs of the fresh conflict. If this is not racial discrimination then what else can we describe it?
Last week, I approached a few Baloch IDP settlements (not camps, because the government of Pakistan and the UN(HCR) have not recognized them as IDPs yet) somewhere in Jaffarabad. I was startled to learn that three kids, below the age of ten, had sold their kidneys because of poverty. [See pictures].
To the world community, I must say they are once again making a huge blunder by blindly approaching the IDPs of NWFP and ignoring the Baloch IDPs. This mass exodus that is moving towards Islamabad and Rawalpindi will only assist the Islamic militants from the NWFP to reach the nuclear-armed country’s capital. Watch out!