GENEVA – The Foreign Ministry of Switzerland has officially conveyed to the Home Minister Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti that the Swiss authorities were complying with Islamabad regarding the activities of Baloch Republican Party headed by Brahumdagh Bugti.
On Saturday, the provincial minister had tweeted a video showing Baloch people demonstrating against the ‘self-proclaimed defenders of Balochistan rights’ in Geneva.
— Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) September 23, 2017
The minister also mentioned the ‘House of Switzerland’ in his tweet, calling for action against the Baloch Republican Party while registering his protest publically.
Days after the tweet, the ‘House of Switzerland’ managed by Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA replied that the matter was being taken up seriously.
We are taking this seriously and we inform you that the Swiss government is currently in touch with Pakistan's authorities regarding this.
— House of Switzerland (@HofSwitzerland) September 25, 2017
“We inform you that the Swiss government is currently in touch with Pakistan’s authorities regarding this,” the tweet added.
After the tweet, Sarfraz thanked Swiss authorities for taking action against ‘fugitive terrorists’ like Brahumdagh Bugti, Hyrbyair Marri and Mehran Marri.
— Sarfraz Bugti (@PakSarfrazbugti) September 25, 2017
It is relevant to mention that Switzerland’s city Geneva is of prime importance in the purview of Balochistan as scores of activists claiming to be fighting for Baloch people are based in the city.
Earlier, abanner calling for ‘Free Balochistan’ popped up in the same city following which Pakistan took up the issue with the Swiss authorities, however, they responded that this was not a violation of Swiss law.
Recently on Monday, ads voicing support for the liberation of Kashmir and Indian states Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland were also displayed.