Baloch group asks institutions not to recite national anthem
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 15:36
  
Islamabad: A Baloch nationalist group has threatened educational institutions in the restive Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan not to recite national anthem and hoist the national flag.

The Balochistan Liberation Front, in a pamphlet issued in Kharan area, asked teachers and staff of educational institutions not to recite the national anthem and not to hoist the Pakistani flag within school premises.

The BLF, which is one of several groups waging a violent campaign for greater autonomy, further warned the teachers and staff of dire consequences if they violated its directions.

Due to the threat, several educational institutions did not recite the national anthem and or hoist the Pakistani flag yesterday, media reports said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 15:36


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