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Balochis form council to approach ICJ against Pak

india Updated: Oct 04, 2006 19:03 IST

Pakistan's restive Balochistan province has formed a council to approach the International Court of Justice at the Hague to protest violation of 1947 accession agreement by Islamabad.

Prominent tribal chiefs of Balochistan have formed a "sovereign" Supreme Council to approach the ICJ and raise their voice against violation of 1947 accession agreement.

It would also highlight Pakistan's action of depriving the Baloch people of their rights.

A council was formed under the chairmanship of the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood, the erstwhile ruler of princely state of Kalat, a part of Balochistan, whose family had signed the accession agreement with Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The decision to approach ICJ was taken at a recent jirga of prominent Baloch tribal leaders presided by Dawood.

Chief of Sarawan, Jhalawan and Bairak, Mengal and Magsi tribes Chiefs were the other members of the council, The News reported.

The jirga was called to protest against the killing of Baloch nationalist leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti on August 26 in a military operation by the Pakistan Army.