Suleman Dawood –the so-called “Khan-e-Kalat” is politically dead and is merely the last symbol of a stereotypical tribalism in Balochistan.
Pro-independence and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch said that the Baloch national movement has undergone a systematic evolutionary process where it cannot rely on any person or personality, and it is the collective heritage of the Baloch nation. Entire Balochistan is the backbone of this movement and the Baloch nation has delegated the responsibility of representing the freedom movement to political parties and to the armed organizations and not to any individual.
Dr Allah Nazar added that for the last few days, an American journalist, Armstrong Williams, has been showcasing the so-called Khan-e-Kalat on his TV show and has begun to confer Suleman Dawood with such titles as “King of Baloch”. This only shows that the system from which the West has liberated itself and succeeded in forming welfare states and modern societies, but for the “Enslaved Third World”, they still yearn for the same system.This contradictory approach is against the spirit of Balochistan liberation movement and is a futile attempt towards the preservation of the system already rejected by the Baloch nation. “Balochistan has made it clear that the decision of their national destiny and national representation is the collective authority of the Baloch nation and no external force or group can be allowed to assign anyone on their whims.”
Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch reiterated that the main reason for the cause of slavery in Balochistan was the negative, reactionary and compromising thinking amongst tribals. Because of this a great country and civilization is under the occupation of a force that neither has history nor a civilization. He further explained that Khan-e-Kalat is the last symbol of a rotten system. “They will certainly be interested to invigorate those who want to negotiate the future issues with a few individuals rather than the Baloch nation or its collective leadership. They know that nationalist parties and organizations uphold national interest, while a few individuals prefer perks and privileges for themselves.”
“We want to make it clear that the stereotypical tribalism and tribal system in Balochistan have died their natural death. Therefore, placing a royal crown on the head of a so-called Khan-e-Kalat cannot alter ground realities, nor can a politically dead person be imposed on Baloch nation,” he said.
Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch said that the Baloch people have made immense sacrifices for their freedom and this journey of great sacrifices continues. But we make it clear that the Baloch people have not made these sacrifices to appease an individual or to celebrate a king, but for their collective national survival. The projection of a rejected person in such a manner is an insult to the entire nation. Because Suleman Dawood has no political affiliation in Balochistan and he is not an active part of the struggle for independence. By using him as a pawn, in the present scenario, will only harm the Baloch freedom movement on the global stage. “Such deals may possibly benefit an individual which we completely reject.”