'Childish' of Pakistan to try and have me arrested: Brahumdagh Bugti

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 10 (ANI): Expressing no fear whatsoever with Pakistan trying to seek a Red Corner Notice against him, Baloch Republican Party (BRP) chief Brahumdagh Bugti said that the step was simply 'childish' and an attempt by Islamabad to divert the attention from their rampant crimes and attrocities in Balochistan.

"Pakistan's aim is to go after anyone who stands up for the rights of Balochistan or speaks out against the atrocities that are rampant there. They are trying to divert the attention from their crimes by trying to issue a Red Corner Notice against me. However, I'm confident that the international community will not pay any heed to it," Bugti told ANI here.

Talking about his request for political asylum in India, Bugti clarified that he had made the decision not because he had any problem in Switzerland, but that his movements had been restricted.

"My problem is that I can't travel. If a political person's movement is restricted then his career is affected. And my goal is to spread my movement across the globe," he said.

Earlier this month, Pakistan approached the Interpol seeking Red Notices in the names of Bugti and his aide Sher Mohammad Bugti, who are in Geneva, and their arrest.

In the letter to Interpol, Director General of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency said that both Brahamdagh Bugti and Sher Mohammad Bugti were "involved in various terrorist attacks in Balochistan province of Pakistan".

Brahumdagh fled Balochistan after his grandfather and Bugti tribe head, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, was killed in a Pakistan Army offensive in 2006. He was first given asylum in Afghanistan from where he shifted to Switzerland in 2010 following threat to his life. (ANI)