A few days ago, Midstone Centre associate Vineet reached out to the spokesperson of Jaish al-ʿAdl,
Hossein Baloch, via an encrypted messaging app, and requested an interview. Our request was
granted by the group’s spokesperson and a short interview was conducted in Persian. The views
and opinions expressed by the individual interviewed are solely his own and are based on his own
perspective and opinions. The views expressed in the publication do not necessarily reflect the
views of the author or Midstone Centre. In light of the ongoing protests in Iran and the subsequent
crackdown by the regime, Jaish al-’Adl announced support for the protesters. The intention behind
this interview is to explore and understand the views and stances of Jaish al-’Adl.
When Pakistan gained independence in 1947, Iran was the first country in the world to recognize Pakistan as a sovereign nation and...