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QUETTA, May 2: The Jamhoori Watan Party (Talal group), Balochistan National Party (Mengal group) and National Party on Wednesday condemned the police operation in Lyari, Karachi, which they described as being targeted against the Baloch people only. They asked the authorities to stop the operation as soon as possible.

Nawabzada Talal Bugti, the chief of his own faction of the JWP, addressed a press conference, the BNP-M staged a demonstration and the National Party held a workers’ function in Khuzdar to express their anger at the ongoing police action in Lyari and said that operations in Lyari and Balochistan against the Baloch people were aimed at pushing the Baloch to the wall.

They said that criminals were not confined to the Lyari area and were living in other parts of the city also, but the Sindh government and Karachi police had selected a particular area just to defame the Baloch people and to portray them as criminals.

Leaders of the JWP, BNP and NP asserted that Baloch nationalist and political parties were struggling against “usurpers who have been looting resources of Balochistan and denying the Baloch people of their rights”.

They announced that military operations in Lyari, Dera Bugti, Kohlu and others areas of Balochistan could not force political forces of the Baloch people to give up their struggle.

They said that Baloch nationalist groups would continue their struggle for the rights of the Baloch people.

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