'Willing to talk to my disgruntled Baloch brothers,': Zardari

Published: February 24, 2012

I will not abandon my brothers during these difficult times, adds Zardari. PHOTO: PID/FILE

KARACHI: I am willing to talk to my disgruntled Baloch brothers myself, declared President Asif Ali Zardari as he called on the Governor of Balochistan Zulfiqar Magsi in Karachi, Express News reported.

During his meeting on Friday, Zardari said that he will make sure that the people of Balochistan become part of the Pakistani society.

Saying that he was aware of the injustices faced by the Baloch people, Zardari stated that he will not abandon his brothers during these difficult times.

Zardari also mentioned that he did not believe that posts and official designations would be an obstacle in meeting his Baloch brothers, hence the reason he had made the effort to meet the Balochistan Governor.

He offered fateha and expressed his condolences over the sad demise of Magsi’s mother. The President while expressing his heartfelt condolences prayed to Allah Almighty for granting eternal peace to the deceased soul.

Reader Comments (18)

  • wh
    Feb 24, 2012 - 9:48PM

    challo good
    it is a nice step
    hope the government takes up the balochistan issue seriously
    and resolve it once and for all

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 24, 2012 - 9:54PM

    The main problem with the Government functionaries and politicians are that they keep themselves busy in other matter and no one has the time to think about the Baluch people or Baluchistan.

    This has resulted in sense of deprivation among the Baluchs.

    After a long pause, when the Government functionaries and politicians feel that Baluchs should also be taken into consideration, then they wake up and start about talking Baluchs and Baluchistan.

    And once they meet with the Sardars and few Baluchs in Baluchistan, there the Government functionaries and politicians think that they have done the job and problems of Baluchs are over.

    This is not the way to deal with the problems of Baluchistan.

    Baluchs should be taken once on board and should not be left alone while dealing with any matter whether it belongs to Baluchistan or any other province.

    After all they are our brothers, and should remain with us in all matters of Pakistan.

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  • Ahmad
    Feb 24, 2012 - 10:14PM

    Sorry my brothers, I couldn’t speak to you for last 4 years, I was busy in other businessess.

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  • Feb 24, 2012 - 10:18PM

    For election campaign??? if u were willing to do something u would have done that before

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  • Khan Jr
    Feb 24, 2012 - 10:25PM

    About four years too late Mr Z.

    The Baloch will never trust you, especially more so because you are on record not so long go for saying that promises and commitments don’t count for all that much in politics.

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  • Basit Khan
    Feb 24, 2012 - 10:35PM

    lol, the question isn’t whether you are willing or not to talk, the question is whether the Baloch are willing ?
    For four years your government has taken the state’s atrocious criminal role against the Baloch to new heights, yet you have the audacity to say such a thing ? The dictator killed a Baloch Sardar, armed and willing to fight, while you on the other hand, have been killing hapless unarmed Baloch that too in custody.
    Statements like these are like rubbing salt over the wounds of the BalochRecommend

  • Ahmad
    Feb 24, 2012 - 10:42PM

    The present PPP leadership has long last its credibility and integrity.
    Who will trust them??

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  • john
    Feb 24, 2012 - 11:51PM

    People who were called criminals and terrorists have suddenly become brothers… One resolution has toppled pakistan upside down… i didn’t know pakistan is this fragile…

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  • WoW
    Feb 24, 2012 - 11:57PM

    WHY are the commenters’s here missing the main point. This is all about the missing people and the killings of Baloch. If this is stopped, then they will loosen. Govt. than comes in with a wholesale of measures to make sure that they have jobs. Stop accusing A B C D and Santa Clause for which your Agency has created. Start accepting for once.

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  • Ali Dad
    Feb 25, 2012 - 12:27AM

    Rich and powerful offering fathea for each other’s wives and mothers. What about hundreds of killed and dumped Balochs?

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  • Mr. Righty rightist
    Feb 25, 2012 - 12:34AM

    In Michael Scott’s (regional manager, Scranton Branch, Dunder Mifflin Inc) own words – “Everybody here is very gruntled!!!!!”

    Isn’t that correct Mr. Zardari?Recommend

  • dv sikka
    Feb 25, 2012 - 12:39AM

    He shoud apologise to the people of Balochistan, for him to be trusted, for what has been done to them over the years.

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  • PakPunjabi
    Feb 25, 2012 - 2:49AM

    Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s PPP – Independent Bangladesh
    .
    .
    Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s PPP – Secessionist movement in Balochistan

    Say NO to PPP! Say NO to PML!

    Save Pakistan! Vote for change! Vote for PTI!

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  • Amjad
    Feb 25, 2012 - 5:23AM

    @Khan Jr: The Zardari are a Baluch tribe. What greater irony that a President who has Baluch ancestry – albeit from Sind now- should be speaking to his Baluch brothers now. We all know that the only disgruntled Baluch are the few leaders of the payroll of foreign agencies. The majority of Pakistani supporting Baluch need to have better access to jobs and education like every other Pakistani.

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  • door e nazar
    Feb 25, 2012 - 5:25AM

    Move the capital to sindh or balochistan….that will fix the problem.

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  • khan
    Feb 25, 2012 - 6:06AM

    we have done lot of injustice to the Baloch’s… good that the world is taking a note of this. Lets be clear, the only reason we are shouting loud is that we have seen the lucrative natural resources that this province have, and want to make money out of it. Its that simple. To that point, I completely believe that these people should be in charge of this province, either high provincial autonomy or freedom. Atleast these people will lead a much better life separated from this mess.

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  • PakPunjabi
    Feb 25, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Zardari is a Baloch tribe settled in Sindh.

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  • CJ
    Feb 26, 2012 - 1:09PM

    Good initiative. Good step forward.

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