Mengal sees no improvement in Balochistan situation

Published January 18, 2015
QUETTA: BNP-M chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal speaks during a party conference on Saturday.—Online
QUETTA: BNP-M chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal speaks during a party conference on Saturday.—Online

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal said on Saturday that the government and its law-enforcement agencies had failed to stop either dumping of mutilated bodies or target killings in the province.

Addressing a party’s conference here, he paid tribute to Habib Jalib Baloch, Nuruddin Mengal and other party leaders and workers for sacrificing their lives for the protection of resou­rces and rights of Baloch people.

The BNP chief said the government was making tall claims of improvement in the security situation of Balochistan but the ground reality was that target killing and dumping of mutilated bodies was continued.

Mr Mengal said his party believed in political and democratic struggle to achieve national rights for the Baloch people but the powerful establishment of the country was reluctant to redress injustices with the oppressed masses.

He said participation of party workers, particularly women, in a large in the conference was very encouraging and showed that party activists were not ready to give up their struggle.

He said the Baloch people were facing difficulties in the struggle for their rights.

He assured the participants that the BNP-M would never compromise on the rights of Baloch people.

He said a conspiracy was being hatched to turn the Baloch majority in Balochis­tan into a minority by settling Afghan refugees in the province.

He demanded early repatriation of Afghan refugees to their home country.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2015

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