Pakistan prime minister condemns US resolution on Balochistan
By Rizwan Khatik - Sun Feb 19, 4:49 am
Karachi: The Pakistani premier on Saturday blasted an American Congressional resolution over its energy-rich province Balochistan. He reprimanded the country’s ally in the war on terror saying it was an attempt to negate the “sovereignty” of the nation.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was talking to the media on the sidelines after inaugurating port berths at Karachi Port.
“The American resolution is against Pakistan’s sovereignty,” Gilani briefly said.
The resolution that was tabled in Congress last week urged the right of self-determination for the people of Balochistan province, which has been dealing with civil insurgency led by Baloch nationalists and separatists.
It said: “… Balochis have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country and they should be afforded the opportunity to choose their own status among the comity of nations, living in peace and harmony, without external coercion.”