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Balochistan Liberation Charter

Prologue
The ancestral homeland of the Baloch people is called Balochistan, yet today
the Baloch are not the masters of their own country. A series of calamitous
events - not least the imperialist wars of conquest in the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries - have distorted Balochistan’s natural development and
have prevented the Baloch people from determining their own future.
A defining point in the history of Balochistan, however, was in 1666 when
different Baloch confederacies were unified and brought under a single
Baloch national state. Following from this moment of national unity, the
Baloch nation established reciprocal diplomatic relations with their
neighbours and beyond. 

The historical and geopolitical borders of Balochistan were drawn up in the
eighteenth century by the Baloch political leader and ruler Mir Naseer Khan
Baloch also known as Noori Naseer Khan (1749-1794).
The British Empire invaded the sovereign state of Balochistan on 13
November 1839. As the result of the British colonial policy of ‘divide and
rule’ Balochistan was subsequently divided into three parts. By drawing an
arbitrary line in 1871 called the Goldsmid Line, western part of Balochistan
was given to the Qajar Dynasty. A second line, the Durand Line, was drawn
in the year 1893. With this line, the northern part of Balochistan was given to
Afghanistan. These artificial borders were drawn against the consent, interest
and well-being of the Baloch nation.
The occupation of Western Balochistan by the Qajar Dynasty was relatively
short-lived. The Dynasty lost its dominance over Balochistan during the first
decade of the twentieth century. The British in 1916 openly recognised and
acknowledged Baloch political leaders as the effective rulers of Western
Balochistan. In 1928 the Persian army headed by Reza Khan once again
invaded and took control of western Balochistan.
Yet the Baloch nation has never relented in its struggle for independence. The
systematic national political struggle to regain full independence from the
British began in the early 1920s. Due to the ceaseless struggle of the Baloch
people, Balochistan became independent on 11 August 1947 after the
departure of the British from Eastern Balochistan. The news of Balochistan’s
independence was announced in New Delhi and reported in The New York
Times on 12 August 1947. The Balochistan First Chamber in their session,
held from 12th-15th December 1947, approved the declaration of
Balochistan’s independence unanimously; the Balochistan Upper House also
endorsed the First Chamber’s ruling in their session that was held from 2nd-
4th January 1948.
The artificial Islamic State of Pakistan was created on 14 August 1947. This
new state of Pakistan has remained a real threat to the sovereignty of
Balochistan from the very day of its creation. Within eight months of its
formation Pakistan forcefully occupied the sovereign state of Balochistan on
27 March 1948.
This occupation runs counter to universally accepted notions of the right of
freedom of peoples and to the right to self-government. And the recognition
of these rights, and the injustice of occupation, is now drawing the Baloch
masses into a united campaign against the oppressing powers. Their
democratic struggle is gaining momentum and approaching a critical
historical crossroad. With each passing day the masses of Balochistan are
becoming more conscious of their birth-right.
Collectively they are beginning to understand that the occupation and
oppression now threaten their very existence and are the reasons of systematic
extinction of their beloved nation. They know if the current occupation
remains unchallenged they will be marginalised and turned into a minority in
their own ancestral homeland.
Under the domination of foreign occupying states, Balochistan’s economy,
society and its political, educational and legal institutions have remained
disastrously underdeveloped. The neo-colonial rulers have been imposing
their worldview on Balochistan discarding the accumulated insight and
knowledge of past Baloch generations. These actions have undermined the
culture, language, literature, media, music, art and moral and social values of
Balochistan.
The occupation and oppression allows the rulers to manipulate the people, and
has restricted ‘civil society’ in Balochistan from its own independent course
of development. Moreover, the occupying powers have succeeded in
transforming the whole of Balochistan into a vast military garrison and a land
of countless state prisons. In the process Balochistan has been transformed
into a playground of imported Jihadists, religious fanatics and unscrupulous
state backed looters. The invading states’ organs operate with full impunity
and persecute anyone at will. Their illegitimate power is absolute. They arrest,
shoot, imprison, torture and kill.
The victims include the most educated, conscientious and dynamic members
of the Baloch society. The victims include Baloch students, poets, workers,
farmers, shopkeepers, writers, musicians, doctors, religious scholars, teachers,
university professors and political leaders. Even Balochistan’s senior citizens
and children are not spared from the vindictive brutality of states’ organs.
Baloch political and human rights activists are subjected to medieval torture.
Many Baloch victims have vanished never to be seen again. Families and
friends of these victims are left with no other option but to live in a state of
perpetual sorrow, fear and anguish.
Yet, amidst this terrorising occupation the traditions of the Baloch people
remain un-dimmed and embedded in today’s Baloch culture. The principal
ingredients of secularity, moderation, openness, liberalism, and tolerant and
peaceful disposition, are typical characteristics of Baloch social and moral
values. The Baloch nation is a secular nation, which allows and respects
diverse views and beliefs. The sanctity of the right to life and liberty are the
paramount traits of Baloch traditions − and state sanctioned capital
punishment is alien to the Baloch moral and political codes. In sum, the
Baloch people possess all the characteristics and values needed to develop
into a vibrant civil, democratic and open society.
Also, the Baloch homeland is rich in natural resources and Balochistan is
located in one of the most strategic locations in the world. It is a corridor that
links the Far East and South Asia to the Middle East and Central Asia.
Balochistan can act as the depot for the exchange of goods between the
aforementioned vast rich regions. International trade between these regions
and beyond could be based on the countless ports that exist on the coast of
Balochistan. Furthermore this coast could be utilized for the fishing and
farming of seafood. Balochistan’s extensive land can be used for farming,
agriculture and manufacturing. Its climate is also suitable for harvesting solar,
wind and sea energy. Most economic resource indicators favour Balochistan’s
speedy development. The relatively small population compared to its
economic potential assign and place Balochistan in the potential rank of very
wealthy regions. Under a free and democratic government, Balochistan could
be transformed, within a moderately short period of time, into one of the most
modern, affluent and democratic nations in the region.
Due to the unique location of Balochistan and its rich natural resources and
secular culture, there is no reason for the economy of Balochistan to remain
static. The illegal occupation of Balochistan has acted as the main obstacle to
Balochistan’s economic development; and had its peoples been free of
occupation its economic growth - as well as its social, political and legal
development - would have easily outstripped that of neighbouring countries.
It is the right of the people of Balochistan to determine their own destiny and
their present and future well-being and prosperity, free from any illegal
occupation and external subjugation. An informed and fair-minded Baloch
democrat would never willingly remain confined under the bondage of
enslavement under a colonial power. Every Baloch has experienced the
indignity of being regarded as second-class citizens in their own homeland.
We are now united in our determination to break free and to establish full
independence for our people. We seek nothing less than to join the
community of free nations. Only by regaining full independence, and the
restoration of a democratic Balochistan, we will be able to guarantee full
rights to every citizen in Balochistan. This charter is the road map that will
enable us to achieve this noble objective for our nation and our homeland.

 

Liberation - Democracy - Justice
This charter is open to suggestions and amendments. Apart from those
articles that relate to Balochistan’s independence and the restoration of
a democratic political system on the principle of one person one vote
after independence, all other articles in this charter are open for further
amendments and further improvement.


Part I
The Fundamental Rights
Article: 1- Since Balochistan has been illegally occupied; the liberation
struggle for a free and democratic Balochistan is legal and just.
Article: 2- The Baloch national struggle is for the pursuit of the most
fundamental principles of the right to life, protection, self-preservation and
to uphold the principle of equal rights for all members of society.
Article: 3- The Baloch national struggle is for the moral primacy of each
person as an end and not as a means to serve an end. On this basis it upholds
all individuals as equal.
Article: 4- The Baloch national struggle is a secular movement. It is for
the separation of religion from state and politics. It is for the power of
reason and in opposition to any religious and ideological dogma.
Article: 5- Freedom of religion, belief and expression are among the most
fundamental rights of the citizens of Balochistan. Every individual is free
to follow any religion or unorthodox belief provided that in so doing they
do not impose their religion and belief and hence infringe the liberty of
other people to believe the contrary.
Article: 6- The Baloch democratic movement is for liberty and freedom in
the true sense of the term. It recognizes and appreciates the fact that human
imagination has no limitation. It regards this valued human quality as one
of the most cardinal attributes of humanity. This quality of human nature
is the essence and the reason for free thinking and expression. We cherish
this human attribute and endeavour to encourage it to flourish it in an open
and free society. The attribute of imagination is indivisible from ones
existence. Blind fundamentalism, in all its forms, which restrict human
imagination and contemplation, by any oppressive means, is contrary to
human nature and against their birth rights. Hence, the Baloch democratic
struggle places the right of free imagination, thinking and expression
among its first rate priorities.
Article: 7- It follows from the very nature of the infinite horizon of human
imagination that there will be diversity in perception, understanding,
opinion and beliefs. On this account alone, violation of freedom of thought
and expression of the citizens of Balochistan would be contrary to their
natural rights and justice.
Article: 8- Equality between men and women is one of the core principles
of the Balochistan democratic movement. In the free and democratic
Balochistan men and women will be treated equally and entitled to all
rights, protections and freedoms under the law. This equality would be in
all sphere of society, in civil, economic, educational, social, cultural and
political rights.

Part II
Inclusive Methods of Struggle
Article: 9- The Baloch national struggle for a free and democratic
Balochistan is inclusive. It is for all people from all walks of life in
Balochistan and outside Balochistan. These include all freedom loving
men, women and children regardless of their political persuasion, ethnic
background or ideological and religious belief.
Article: 10- The Baloch struggle for freedom is a portfolio of methods of
struggle – it values any support, by Baloch and the international
community, to achieve a free and independent Balochistan. The forms of
struggle will include independent party politics, organized unions and
associations such as trade unions and student unions, women’s
associations, writers associations, lawyers associations, journalist
associations, farmers association and so on. It will also include pressure
groups; human rights activists, the environmentalists, families of the state
victim’s campaigners, anti-nuclear campaigners, anti-war campaigners
and civil disobedience, including forms of struggle that are employed in
self-defence.
Article: 11- Participating in occupying states’ pseudo parliament is
contrary to the very spirit of this charter. Taking part in these colonial
instruments of control will hinder our struggle to achieve freedom. Thus,
any individual or political organization that approves this charter, cannot
participate in Pakistani and Iranian bogus parliamentary systems.
Article: 12- All forms of struggle for freedom will be within the
boundaries of international law and human rights conventions.

Part III
The Legitimacy of Political System
Article: 13- The ultimate aim of the Baloch liberation struggle is to put the
destiny of the Baloch nation in the hands of Baloch people.
Article: 14- The legal and moral legitimacy of the political system that
governs Balochistan stems from decisions of the liberated people of
Balochistan in free and democratic general elections, monitored by UN
and other independent bodies and observed by national and international
media.
Article: 15- No political system has moral validity and legitimacy in
Balochistan while it is not free from illegal occupation. Representative
democracy and peoples’ sovereignty in Balochistan will only have legal
legitimacy if the exercise of political power is by the people and not in the
name of Baloch people.
Article: 16- The political power structure that is dictated by occupying
powers is a negation and not the reflection of the sovereign will of the
citizens of Balochistan. Such an oppressive political system is
incompatible to freedom and democracy.
Article: 17- The apparent dichotomy of democracy under subjugation can
only be resolved through the liberation of the subjugated nation from the
yoke of illegal occupation. Democracy, justice and respect for human
rights in Balochistan will remain empty slogans as long as Balochistan is
confined to the present colonial geopolitical boundaries and rules.
Article: 18- Civil and political rights are only meaningful in a nation that
is not illegally occupied and where its citizens aspire to be democratic and
freely subject themselves to their own political authority, which has not
been imposed from outside.
Article: 19- Historical injustices and exploitation cannot be restored
completely. No system of government can overcome all injustices that a
nation has experienced in the past. But a democratic political system that
operates on the principles of freedom, human rights, social justice, equal
opportunity and economic efficiency is the one system that is both feasible
and operable in Balochistan.

Part IV
Meaningful Democracy and Peace
Article: 20- A necessary requirement, to guarantee a meaningful
democracy, is the provision of a democratic environment. This implies
among other factors a free media and press, independent judiciary, free
assemblies and associations, equality in economic opportunity, adequate
education and multi-party politics. A meaningful democracy cannot be
implemented when the society, culture, politics, law, morality, language,
economy and environments of a nation are captive to a colonial hostile
power. In the absence of these essential constituents democracy remains
nominal and it is used as a tool to hide the hegemony of military
occupation.
Article: 21- All Baloch political prisoners under the custody of occupying
states should be released immediately and unconditionally.
Article: 22- A committee should be formed, under the supervision of the
UNO and national and international human rights organizations, to
investigate the fate of all disappeared persons in Balochistan and to bring
all perpetrators of such crimes to the International Court of Justice.
Article: 23 - Conflict Resolution
A) Since Balochistan has been illegally occupied all the occupying
forces should unconditionally withdraw from Baloch homeland.
Otherwise it is the legal and moral responsibility of International
community to intervene in Balochistan to end the illegal occupation.
B) After the withdrawal of occupying forces, international community
should assist the state of Balochistan in securing the borders and to
establish political and legal institutions.
C) The provisional government of Balochistan will hold general
elections in 24 months and transfer political power to elected members.
Article: 24- All international and national media, human rights
organisations and aid agencies must be given unrestricted access to all
parts of occupied Balochistan.
Article: 25- There should be full implementation of the rules set out in the
Fourth Geneva Convention relating to the occupying states in reference to
liberation resistance movements and armed conflict.

Part V
Constitutional Law and Justice
Article: 26- A democratic republic of Balochistan will prepare and adopt
a modern secular and democratic constitution.
Article: 27- In a free Balochistan all forms of dictatorial political systems,
under whatever name, will be rejected resolutely and categorically.
Article: 28- The Balochistan political system will be laid exclusively on
principles of personal liberty, freedom of thought and speech, a
representative government and an independent judiciary. True
implementation of these principles will ensure the independent state of
Balochistan is saved from any form of dictatorship and unrepresentative
political systems.
Article: 29- A pivotal statute of a Balochistan constitution shall be the
edict of equality before law. According to this statute no one is allowed to
interfere with or invade a person’s liberty, privacy and property without
permission of law.
Article: 30- There can be no liberty, fairness, maintenance of peace and
order, freedom, security, free speech and justice without judicial freedom
and independence. For the proper administration of justice, the judicial
system in Balochistan will remain independent. The independence of a
judiciary can act as a check and balance mechanism. It shall avert
despotism, tyranny, misgovernment and injustices and ensure liberty
within the law.
Article: 31- To secure justice and fairness the courts of law in Balochistan
will operate openly and fairly.
Article: 32- In a Democratic Republic of Balochistan it is of paramount
importance to uphold and safeguard the unconditional principle of a fair
trial. Everyone accused of unlawful activity will be given a fair hearing by
an independent and impartial tribunal. The principle of the presumption of
innocence applies to all accused. The minimum guarantees for the defence
will be provided to all the accused. Every accused is entitled to the right of
review of his or her case by a higher tribunal.
Article: 33- Natural justice will comprise the foundation of a justice
system in Balochistan. According to its first rule no person should be a
judge in his or her own cause. A true and just judicial decision can only be
reached when the judge is impartial. The second rule of natural justice
states that everyone must have the right to be heard in his or her own
defence. It would be contrary to natural justice if the accused is being
denied the opportunity of being heard in his and her own defence.
Article: 34- Every person in Balochistan will be protected with the same
legal rights. The law will provide equal protection to all individuals whose
freedom of action within the law is violated. These areas of protection will
include the right of
a) Self-defence,
b) Prosecution or civil action for assault,
c) The right of action for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment,
d) The right of bail, if arrested, and the right of habeas corpus.
Article: 35- The right to life is the most fundamental right of every person
and this cannot be taken from any person. The arbitrary deprivation of life
by hanging, execution, torture or by any other forms of humane or
inhumane practice are contrary to the very spirit of humanity and the
Baloch moral codes and values. These actions will be prohibited absolutely
and categorically under the Democratic Republic of Balochistan.

Part VI
Against Discrimination and for Equal Opportunity
Article: 36- A free and democratic Balochistan will take a strong and
uncompromising stance against corruption and make every effort to
eradicate it at all levels.
Article: 37- For a responsible state apparatus to function effectively and
dutifully it requires the formation of an efficient, transparent and
accountable body of institutions. In achieving this objective the civil
servants of a national or a local government will be appointed on their
merit by open competition. Moreover, the civil servants must remain nonpolitical
and neutral. This is in order to be able to serve different elected
governments impartially and fair-mindedly.
Article: 38- A free Balochistan will endorse the fight against any
discrimination on the ground of gender, background, belief, age and
ethnicity. All ethnic and religious minorities in Balochistan will have equal
rights in the same measure as with the rest of population to practice their
faiths and to preserve and protect their languages and customs.
Article: 39- A free Balochistan will act and operate according to the
principles of equal opportunity; in the right of access to education, health
and legal protection. Implementation of equal opportunities will be done
in an open, transparent and accountable manner. This should operate on
the principle of individual merit rather than family ties, nepotism and
favour.
Article: 40- The state of Balochistan will make education one of its top
priorities. Education will be compulsory and free up to the age of 16.
Balochistan government will take concrete steps to ensure that a
meaningful educational system is available, accessible, suitable and
adaptable to all children. Priority will be given to promotion of respect to
physical and mental dignity of pupils and full development of their talents,
abilities and potentials.

Part VII
Post-liberation
Article: 41- Independent Balochistan will be a civil, open, tolerant and
democratic society, where all individuals are treated as equal under the rule
of law.
Article: 42- The state of Balochistan will be based on human rights,
freedom, democracy and the rule of law. It will protect democratic and
personal freedoms including free, multi-party elections, the right to protest
and freedom of speech and the press, as enshrined in the UN's Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights.
Article: 43- No government in Balochistan will be considered legitimate
and democratic without being elected in an open and transparent election.
The supreme power of any political system ultimately will rest in the hands
of the people of Balochistan. Only the electorate in a secret ballot will
decide the legitimacy of political sovereignty.
Article: 44- A free and independent Balochistan aims to have a
constitutional parliamentarian political system. A political system that will
operate under an independent legal system with free political parties, free
and fair elections undertaken on the principle of one person one vote.
Article: 45- The Balochistan National Assembly (Balochistane Mazanen
Diwaan) will be the highest democratic expression of the Baloch nation.
The members of the National Assembly will be elected in free, open and
transparent elections. The National Assembly will be the representative
body of men and women of Balochistan.
Article: 46- The Balochistan National Assembly will be the pinnacle of
truth, justice, honour and trust. This is the uppermost institution in
Balochistan that will ensure and protect the democratic rights of the people
of Balochistan. It will act as a fortress against any kind of totalitarian
political system.
Article: 47- The executive, the prime minister and the cabinet of ministers,
together with the civil service, will operate on behalf of the state of
Balochistan. All these state functionaries will be accountable for their
actions to the Balochistan National Assembly (Balochistane Mazanin
Diwaan) and ultimately to the people of Balochistan.
Article: 48- A successful democratic political system needs an effective
and stable channel of transition from one government to a newly formed
elected government. The continuing element that will enable a stable
transition of one government to another in Balochistan will be one
Where:
a) The political party that is commanding a majority in the National
Assembly forms the government
b) The elected national assembly shall complete its constitutional term;
the dissolution of the elected national assembly by any reason before
completing its constitutional term would be illegal under the provisional
constitution except when a 2/3 majority of its elected members wants the
dissolution of the national assembly.
c) The Elected national assembly shall be dissolved for re-election by the
head of state after completing its constitutional term. All parts of this
article will be explained completely in the provisional constitution of
Balochistan.
Article: 49- Balochistan National Army will be formed out of various
groups of Sarmacharan (Armed Baloch Liberation Organisations). The
Balochistan national army will be a subordinate state organ to the elected
civilian political authority. The scope and mandate of the Balochistan
national army will be defined by the National Assembly, Balochistan’s
constitution and international law. The army will be subject and
accountable to close scrutiny by Balochistan state, judiciary, civil society
and media. The principal duty of the army will be the territorial defence of
Balochistan. Members of the Balochistan armed forces will be barred from
any involvement in politics, commercial and other employment activities
while they remain in the service.
Article: 50 - Holding unlicensed arms and any private army will be illegal.
Article: 51 - The illegal occupation of Balochistan by foreign powers has
resulted in a divided society, with corruption and the misuse of illicit drugs,
religious fundamentalism and intolerance, famine, disease, epidemics, and
pestilence. In order to restore this gravely broken society and remove age
old grievances, conflicts, economic and social disparities government of
Balochistan will set up an appropriate independent committees. These
committees will act as arbiters between different social groups to improve
their economic well-being and social cohesion in general. Every attempt
will be made by empowering all social groups in the process of decision
making, in order that they work for the common good of society as a whole.

Part VIII
The Sovereign State of Balochistan
Article: 52- The division of Balochistan into several parts is a legacy of
the British Empire. The ultimate aim of the Baloch Liberation Struggle is
to reunify the divided territories of Balochistan into one country and to
grant full sovereignty to a single national Baloch state.
Article: 53- The primary duties and functions of the state of Balochistan
are; the protection of Balochistan from external aggression, the
maintenance of internal law and order, the administration of justice, the
provision of welfare services and conducting and maintaining foreign
relations.
Article: 54- Currently in Balochistan there is not a viable and workable
social and economic infrastructure. The poor infrastructure in Balochistan
is caused by decades of illegal occupation, lack of investment and
exploitation. A pressing responsibility of the government of Balochistan
will be to plan, develop, manage, support and promote an environmentally
efficient infrastructure. The government of Balochistan will provide,
foster, maintain and regulate a workable infrastructure. The most vital
components of this infrastructure are communications, transport and
storage, energy generation and supply, electrification and electrical grid,
clean water and sanitation services. Other activities that should also be
included on this list are regular investment in science and technology,
social, cultural and legal institutions. These groundwork improvements
will create fitting an environment for sustainable levels of economic
development. It will also ensure and promote effective mobilization of
resources in all sectors of the economy. A successful and sustainable
economy and civil society in Balochistan will ultimately depend on the
reliability of its interconnected economic and social infrastructure.
Article: 55- All citizens in Balochistan are free to travel, to set up an
enterprise or work in any part of Balochistan. Nobody shall be treated less
favourably with regards to their right to travel, the choice of profession,
place of work and in their entitlement of labour and employment rights.
Article: 56- All natural resources in Balochistan belong to the people of
Balochistan. These resources will be managed and controlled by the state
of Balochistan. Their use will be for the welfare of people who live in
Balochistan. No other country or nation should have the right to exploit
these resources for their own benefit and interest.
Article: 57-Trade between Balochistan and other nations in all natural
resources extracted from Balochistan will be guided by international and
regional market prices
Article: 58- The government of Balochistan is responsible for introducing
a comprehensive system of social security and a welfare state system.
These services will include the national health services, the welfare
services, and sickness and unemployment benefits.
Article: 59- The free and democratic state of Balochistan is responsible
for the protection of all vulnerable and unrepresented social groups in
Balochistan. These groups include children, senior citizens and all disabled
individuals. The state of Balochistan will be responsible for providing
economic and political safety nets for these social groups to improve their
social, political and economic standing so that they can enjoy the same
equal rights and opportunities as the rest of population.
Article: 60- The efficient and adequate provision of public goods will be
one of the main responsibilities of the government of Balochistan. The
provision of these goods must be in an open and transparent manner. The
government will be held accountable for mishandling and the misuse of
public funds in the provision of such goods and services.
Article: 61- The independent state of Balochistan will be responsible for
establishing an open and independent court of justice to investigate crimes
committed by all sides against the people of Balochistan in the past
decades. Those who were involved in taking part in crimes will be brought
to justice and compensation will be given to the victims of these crimes.
Article: 62- The independent state of Balochistan will demand
compensation from the former occupying states that have looted and
plundered Balochistan of its natural resources.
Article: 63- A free and democratic Balochistan will work dutifully for
national, regional and world peace and economic prosperity. It will work
actively with the international human rights organizations and institutions
that are working for world peace. It strongly believes in upholding
international laws and codes and will proactively encourage living in peace
with all its neighbours, respecting their rights and cooperating in the
pursuit of mutual interest and economic prosperity.
Article: 64- The state of Balochistan will set up a fund to support the
immediate family members of those who paid the ultimate price for the
liberation of our motherland.

Part IX
Society, Economy and Environment
Article: 65- The Baloch Languages of Balochi and Brahui will be the
national languages of Balochistan. English will be the second official
language and the medium of communication in the international arena.
Article: 66- Balochistan will act as a mixed economy where the private,
the public and voluntary sectors of economy will operate within and
according to the law of the land to serve the common good of the citizens
of Balochistan.
Article: 67- “Ma Choken Balochani” is the anthem of Baloch Liberation
Struggle. The National anthem of sovereign Balochistan will be chosen
and approved by the provisional government or the first elected National
Assembly.
Article: 68- The Baloch liberation struggle’s flag that has increasingly
been adopted consists of three parts. Against the hoist is a blue chevron
with a white star as an emblem (or charge). From the chevron to the fly,
extend two equal fesses. The upper fess is red and the lower fess green.
The national flag of sovereign Balochistan will be decided and approved
by the first Balochistan national Assembly.
Article: 69- An independent Balochistan shall be returned to its legitimate
historical and geopolitical borders which were drawn at the time of Baloch
sovereign state of Mir Naseer Khan.
Article: 70- The date selected for national remembrance of the heroes of
our liberation struggle and their ultimate sacrifice for regaining our
independence will be on 13 of November. On this day in 1839 Mir Mehrab
Khan and many of his soldiers lost their lives while defending Balochistan
against the invading army of British Empire.
Article: 71- No society can function in a humane and civilized manner
without paying due attention and respect to the rights and welfare of other
living species. In a free and democratic Balochistan the government of
Balochistan will ensure that all animals are treated and protected in
accordance to international animal rights conventions and treaties.
Article: 72- Without mother Earth there would not be a human species or
civilization. The state and citizens of Balochistan will do their utmost to
protect, respect and take care of their natural environment.
Article: 73- Soon after regaining independence immediate action will be
taken for the complete removal and eradication of all nuclear activities in
Balochistan. Nuclear tests were conducted, against the wishes and without
the consent of Baloch people, in Balochistan. They were carried out by
Pakistan in the Raaskoh range and Chaagi district of Balochistan on 28th
May 1998. An independent investigation, by the United Nations, on the
impact of these tests on the people and environment in these regions in
Balochistan will be requested. The areas that have been contaminated by
radio toxicity will be cleaned and there will be independent scientific
research carried out to establish the damage caused on the environment
and the effects of radiation on the people living in these regions. The State
responsible for this crime against the Baloch people will be held
accountable and justice will be sought through the international system of
justice. Any state held to account should also be made to pay compensation
to those people affected from the disaster.
Article: 74- Pressure groups will be integral to and part and parcel of an
independent Balochistan. They will be recognised as lawful and essential
watchdogs and dynamic forces for change. A democratic Balochistan
recognizes diversity and upholds its tenets.
Article: 75- No society or nation can survive and flourish without its
industrious and responsible working population. Under an independent
Balochistan state, work ethics will be embraced as the principal canon of
Baloch culture and social order. This principle will act as a guiding
principle in all sectors of the economy.

Part X
Provisional Constitution
Article: 76- With this charter coming into effect a committee of experts
will be organised to draft the provisional constitution of Balochistan. This
constitution shall incorporate the fundamental rights and responsibilities
of the Baloch people that are envisaged in this charter. The provisional
constitution will integrate the progressive elements for a modern
democratic state and Balochistan’s unique history, culture, circumstance
and requirements.
Article: 77- The provisional constitution will be presented to the
Balochistan National Assembly (Balochistane Mazanen Diwaan) for
ratification.
Enlightened modesty and humility is one of our guiding lights.
Consequently, this document does not claim the final wisdom. This is not
a universal instruction and prescription for all times and all places. It is
merely a plan and guide for the Baloch people to regain their inalienable
democratic rights of freedom and independence.

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