BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal. -File Photo
BNP chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal. -File Photo

QUETTA: Chief of Balochistan National Party, Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that present rulers were helpless before the establishment.

He said that they were unable to stop the recovery of mutilated dead bodies in the province of missing Baloch political workers.

Addressing a press conference at his residence on Monday evening, he said under a pre-planned conspiracy, the province was being pushed towards turmoil.

"Present government is either helpless or involved in the killing of Baloch people," Sardar Mengal said.

He elaborated that if the present government was helpless then it should quit and publicly announce its weakness before what he called state institutions.

Regarding a bomb attack at his residence, the BNP chief said, such "cowardly acts" cannot stop his party from raising their voice for Baloch rights and resources.

He said despite threats and intimidation, the BNP would continue its struggle.

BNP has already called protest demonstrations across the province on September 5 to condemn attack at Sardar Akhtar Mengal's residence.

He said despite all odds, his party decided to participate in the May 11 general elections.

Sardar Mengal said the major reason behind participation in elections was to bring an end to the worsening law and order sitaution and stop gross human rights violations.

"We want to restore traditional peace in Balochistan," he added.

However, he repeated that his party's candidates victory was turned into defeat due to its struggle for Baloch rights and resources.

He rejected deals signed by the federal government with regard to Gwadar Deep Sea Port, Reko diq and other projects relating to Balochistan.

Sardar Mengal also announced re-organisation of BNP and cancelled all memberships across Balochistan.

He said a committee comprising senior leaders of BNP was formed to meet party workers and re-organize the party to struggle for acquisition of what he called usurped Baloch rights.

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Anwar Syed
Sep 03, 2013 12:46am

In my personal opinion, present goverment is helpless to solve the problems in Blochistan. Pakistan army has always final say in this matterrs. It is not new to those who keep a close eye in the Pakistani politics and what has been going on for the last atleast 50 years.

Pakistan army and its top brass should learn the lessons from East Pakistan, now called Bangladesh.

Sep 05, 2013 01:18am

@Anwar Syed: well i dnt see any kind of realization on the top brass level.they never learnt from their dark history so they have to perish sooner or later

Sep 05, 2013 01:21am

if they wont learn from their history soon they will perish