Baloch group asks institutions not to recite national anthem

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.

Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 15:36 PM IST

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