Just a month ago, a campaign that called for the “liberation” of Balochistan was being carried out across London and Geneva.
Anti-Pakistani slogans that called for the Independence of Balochistan were seen printed on double-decker buses and cabs traveling across London. In Geneva, Switzerland similar incidents reportedly took place.
The ads were subsequently removed after the Foreign Office complained to the British government.
Pakistani government appreciated the cooperation by the authorities in the United Kingdom. The campaign was being led by World Baloch Organization that carries an anti-Pakistan stance.
It now appears that the campaign has made its way to New York City
“The New York campaign has kicked-off with more than 100 taxis carrying adverts with the slogan, ‘#Free Balochistan from human rights abuses by Pakistan’,” India’s ANI news agency quoted a Baloch separatist group.
A lot of Pakistanis were offended by this and believed it to be a part of Indian agenda against Pakistan
Keep crying your agenda will never be succeeded and your will thrown out of US as well like from Switzerland and UK ?
— Sehar Shinwari (@SeharShinwari) December 20, 2017
Let them spend Indian money
— raheel malhi (@raheelmalhi) December 21, 2017
These taxi. Cabs will drive around with a picture of my penis if I pay them, so it matters not. Balochistan is and will remain Pakistan
— shaheen (@shaheenmissile) December 21, 2017
There were even some who actually agreed with the ads
— Hafsa Baloch (@HafsaBaloch6) December 21, 2017
Hey Pakistan, your integrity being attacked again in New York by highlighting “#FreeBalochistan from Human Rights Abuses by Pakistan”
Don’t you ask @realDonaldTrump to stop it…..? pic.twitter.com/rvdDbEsTXI
— Lateef Johar Baloch (@LateefJohar) December 20, 2017
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Cover image via: @HafsaBaloch / Twitter