Mengal criticises Benazir

Published December 5, 2007

QUETTA, Dec 4: Sardar Ataullah Khan Mengal, patron-in-chief of the Balochistan National Party (Mengal) on Tuesday criticised PPP leader Benazir Bhutto for urging the government to announce a general amnesty for Baloch fighters.

The veteran Baloch leader said in a statement that Benazir Bhutto should seek the Baloch forgiveness for the crimes committed against them by her father Z. A. Bhutto in the 70s.

He said that the Baloch were fighting for their national survival and would continue their struggle till the achievement of political autonomy.

Sardar Mengal said that while the government was killing the Baloch and destroying their homes, Ms Bhutto was seeking pardon for them.

He said the Baloch did not need any sympathy from their enemies and would always remember their murderers.

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