Baluchistan Liberation Front is
a militant organization carrying out violent activities in Baluchistan
province against the security forces, with the intention to gain
independence from Pakistan. According to available information, it is headed
by Dr. Allah Nazar Baluch, while its spokesmen are Basham Baluch and Gohram
Baluch. The group is averse to joining mainstream politics and also demands
that political parties should also boycott Pakistani politics. The outfit is
involved in various attacks on security forces, including the assault on
coastguard check post in Gwadar during July, 2013
. As per available
information, the group has linkages with
Students Organization (BSO) as their leader had been affiliated
to it, while it also has links with other nationalist militant
The outfit propagates violent
means for liberation of Baluchistan and denounces any inclusion within the
democratic framework within the Pakistani state.
The organization focuses its
efforts on recruiting Baluch youth into their cause. They also have presence
in colleges and universities in the form of student organizations.
the information acquired it is evident that the outfit utilizes both online
and offline tools to propagate their message. The following tools are
utilized by the outfit:
There are no examples of pamphlets available, which are being distributed by
the outfit to propagate their cause; but the use of material has been
mentioned by the members of the organization. The materials encourage the
people of Baluchistan, especially the youth to join the armed struggle.
They give statements to the media in order to promote their viewpoint and
also to highlight the various activities carried out by them. These include
call for boycotts, protests and hostile engagements with the security
forces. These statements mostly appear in newspapers and websites aligned to
their ideology and are replicated on their Facebook page.
As mentioned earlier the organization utilizes the social media to promote
its activities and glorify the militancy carried out in the province. The
press releases by the outfit are replicated over the social media, while
their statements are also posted.