Balochistan Strategic Institute

Baluch National Congress
Introduction Baluch people as a nation, are spread in many countries. They live in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and many European and American countries. Their number is estimated to be between 30 to 40 millions. They have their own culture, history, distinct identity, language, values and traditions. Since they live in many countries, there is a need for an international organization to bring them closer to each other. Mission statement We, the Baluch people, are striving to generate adequate awareness about our nation and promote our struggle for independence and identity nationally, regionally and internationally to establish our sovereign state through our solidarity. Our vision We, the Baluch people, are determined to support and help all Baluch people all over the world to do whatever they can to contribute to the realization of Baloch cause. We will work relentlessly to defend our people whatever they are and where ever they are. We will be the voice of every Baluch who wants to be heard. Our main goal Our main goal is to form a huge, strong and effective lobbying group to promote the INDEPENDECE OF BALOCHISTAN.

The objectives of the lobbying group Since Baluchistan National Congress is an international organization we are determined to activate all Baluch people in different countries to participate actively in implementing the objectives of this group by: 1. Forming one branch in every country that has a sizeable Baluch people who can commit themselves to take up the job of implementing the objectives of this group 2. Contacting the media, international organizations, NGOs, and political parties, politicians, governments, and intellectuals in every country 3. Sending regularly e-mails to anybody who can support our cause. 4. Contacting American senators and representatives to support our cause at this important time and stage in our efforts. 5. Establishing a fundraising committee in every country to raise funds for organising our activities. 6. Participating actively in the political parties of the host countries to raise awareness of Baluchistan. 7. Motivating Baluch people to join the struggle. 8. Forming an organization under the name of the Friends of Baluchistan in every country. 9. Contacting anybody who has shown any kind of interest in the cause of Baluchistan

Other objectives 1. We will design and build a great web site to reflect the aspirations of the Baluch people. 2. We invite every Baluch to join Baluch National Congress through our web site, e-mail and other available means. 3. We will organise regular conferences, meetings and lectures to generate awareness about our identity and culture. 4. We will encourage Baluch people to organise themselves in different locations in the world. 5. We will organise business, management and selfdevelopment seminars for the Baluch people 6. We will encourage Baluch people to set up businesses and go for high skilled professions. 7. We will organise cultural and social conferences and meetings to promote Baluch literature, culture and arts. 8. We will endeavour to help the Baluch people to bring their best in themselves in their personal and professional lives. Our strategy We will endeavour to realise all these objectives through selfhelp activities and fundraising. The management of Baluchistan National Congress The organization will be managed and led by Board of directors, a group of professional people who will elected directly by the members of the organization.

Membership Everybody who has Baluchi roots and Baluchi blood can be a member of this organization. Membership of Friends of Baluchistan Every non-Baluch who is interested in the affairs of Baluchistan and wants to have a share in promoting the interests of the Baluch people can be a member of Friends of Baluchistan. Board of directors The board of directors will be responsible for managing and leading the Baluch National Congress according to the policies and proposals that are suggested an approved by the annual conference of the National Congress. The Constitution of Baluch National Congress The details of the constitution of Baluch National Congress will be published later after consultation with different people. Consultation period This document is a short guideline for discussion and consultation among the Baluch people and their friends. We seek your active participation in the process of consultation and discussion. Please send your views and proposals to the people that will be appointed later. Urgent invitation for designing and building the site of the Congress Those professional Baluch people who are expert in designing and building web sites are invited to volunteer for designing the site.

The web site will have the following objectives: 1. It will be in Baluchi, English, Farsi, Urdu and Arabic. 2. It will be Baluchistan's information Centre. 3. All the books on Baluchistan would be uploaded in the site. 4. There will be a form in the web site that the members will apply for membership. 5. The site will have some pages on the news, history, language, culture, politics, sociology, and literature. 6. There will be also a discussion forum that the Baluch people and their friends will interact. 7. There will be a page for announcing different programmes of the Congress. New proposals and suggestions All Baluch people and their friends are invited to put forward their proposals and suggestions to prepare the ground for a great and effective site which can respond to the needs of the Baluch people. Conclusion If we can find experts for designing the site, we expect the site would be ready after three months. Discussions and consultations will continue in different organs and forums. The Baluch people need a new platform to assert themselves in international political scene. The Baluch National Congress will play a vital role in reviving and shaping our culture, our identity and our future. Let's work together, enhance our solidarity,

create awareness, and promote our identity and build our desired future. Let's build a site and a congress that can reflect the aspirations of Baluch people.

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