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UK high commissioner summoned over emergence of ‘Free Balochistan’ posters in London

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Friday summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew over the display of “anti-Pakistan slogans” on London cabs “that directly attack its territorial integrity and sovereignty”.

The posters reading “Free Balochistan” slogans reportedly appeared on vehicles in London earlier on Friday.

A foreign office statement read “the high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity.” It said that the “issue was also being raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by our High Commissioner in London”.

“Pakistan is aware of the intentions of such sinister and malicious campaigns, which should not be allowed on the soil of a friendly country,” the statement further read.

Earlier this year during the United Nation General Assembly meeting, similar posters had appeared in the Swiss city of Geneva, irking Pakistani people and government to a large extent.

Pakistan also launched a complaint to the Swiss authorities, saying “Any notion of ‘Free Baluchistan’ is a flagrant attack on [the] sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan.”

The Foreign Office spokesperson had blamed India for the emergence of the anti-Pakistan posters in Geneva, Switzerland. Moreover, Pakistan had linked the posters to the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which, he said, is a “listed terrorist organisation under the laws of Pakistan and other countries, including the United Kingdom.”



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  1. Sami Baloch said:

    UK will never support Pakistan on the issue of Balochistan because UK has commercial interests. The are so many Baloch terrorists roaming around freely in U.K. Altaf Hussain is an example & Pakistan shouldn’t expect much. Pakistan should kill all these terrorists in U.K. & teach them a lesson

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  5. rama said:

    UK foreign secretary met Israel PM privately , this is the out come. Now Israel is moving a move, Pakistan should stop antagonizing Israel , otherwise it will end up like Syria !!!

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