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March, 30 2015
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Imran Khan endorses Sardar Mengal's six points

PTI chief Imran khan addresses a press conference. – File Photo by INP

PESHAWAR: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan on Friday endorsed the six points raised by Sardar Akhtar Mengal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Khan said that the situation in Balochistan deteriorated tremendously after 2008 because of a non- representative government installed despite the boycott by the real political stake holders and the resulting assembly is full of corrupt politicians who are only interested in pocketing millions of rupees each year.

Military operations against our own people whether covert or overt, were not a solution but a destructive process in itself.

The PTI chairman said hat his party has always been against those operations. The damage done historically is huge but if efforts are made they can still be repaired.

He added that the issue of ‘missing’ persons and ‘death squads’ where people are picked up was alarming for a population that already has the lowest socio-economic indicators as compared to all other provinces.

Those involved in the forced disappearances should be brought to book including those who were involved in the murder of Sardar Akbar Bugti.

Khan said that we strongly believe that all political parties should be allowed to function freely to prepare the stage for a representative assembly.

It can then concentrate on emergency measures to redress the grievances of the people of Balochistan.


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