QUETTA - Sixteen Baloch nationalist parties and organisations have written a joint letter to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown requesting him for withdrawal of cases registered against Nawabzada Harbiyar Marri and Faiz Baloch,14 months back in UK. This letter has been written by Anjuman-i-Ittihad Marri, Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Balochistan National Party (BNP), National Party (NP), Baloch National Front (BNF), Baloch National Movement (BNM), Baloch Watan Movement (BWM), Baloch National Congress (BNC) Baloch Women Panel (BWP), Baloch Bar Association (BBA), Baloch Rights Council (BRC) and different groups of Baloch Students Organisation (BSO). Revealing contents of the letter in a Press conference here on Saturday, President Baloch National Congress, Doctor Hakeem Lehri said that rulers had always responded to Baloch demands for national rights through peaceful resistance by resorting to military drive. 'There have been four major military drives carried out by military in Balochistan since 1948 to crush the struggle of Baloch people', he said, adding, 'during these military drives there has been massive violations of basic human rights of Baloch people'. He said that during the on-going military drive in Balochistan which began in 2001, besides the crackdown on various Baloch nationalists parties and organisations, the families of Baloch national leaders were main targets of establishment. Doctor Hakeem Lehri said that Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri was arrested in 2001, renowned Baloch nationalist leaders Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti and Nawabzada Balach Marri were killed in military drives while Sardar Akthar Mengal was arrested and kept in solitary confinement for two years. He said that Harbiyar Marri and Faiz Baloch were active in highlighting the plight of Baloch people in UK and other European countries but on the behest of Pak rulers they were arrested by UK authorities. He said that Baloch people were justified in demand from the govt and the people of UK to exercise their influence to restrain Pak govt from brutal use of force in Balochistan besides demanding for withdrawal of cases against Nawabzada Harbiyar Marri and Faiz Baloch. Responding to a question, leaders of all important Baloch nationalist parties rejected the reconciliation process announced by the govt and said that govt was not sincere to give rights to Baloch people. Later on, activists of these parties and organisations staged a demo outside Quetta Press Club against arrest of both Baloch leaders in UK. The participants of demo were carrying placards demanding halt to the alleged military drive and release of all Baloch political activists.