Balochistan crisis has reached the point of no return: Liaquat Baloch

Published: February 26, 2012

Balochistan has been neglected for the past 64 years, says Jamaat-i-Islami Secretary General. PHOTO: SHAHID ALI

QUETTA: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch blamed the political leadership and Army for the Balochistan crisis, which he said has reached the point of no return.

Baloch was addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Sunday.

The JI leader is in Quetta to attend the All Parties Conference convened by Difa-e-Pakistan Council on February 27. “Practical steps are to be taken to address the Balochistan issue and we believe the incumbent government has no solution for this problem,” he said.

“Enforced disappearances and discovery of mutilated bodies in the province have fuelled the already deteriorating situation. This discriminatory attitude should end immediately otherwise the consequences will be dangerous.”

The JI leader highlighted that now women were also being subjected to enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

“Balochistan has been neglected for the past 64 years and this has led to a trust deficit between the Baloch people and the rulers. This discriminatory attitude provided an opportunity for foreign elements to exploit this situation,” Baloch added.

JI leader further added that the region has a strategic importance and foreign forces will definitely try to ensure their presence here. “Political leaders and Pakistan Army should realise their responsibility and take practical steps to address the grievances of our Baloch brothers,” he said.

The JI leader also criticised the government’s non-serious approach towards Balochistan and stated that why would people of Balochistan trust the authorities who had handed over Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the US, killed women belonging to the Bugti family and were responsible for the Kharotabad massacre.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • SalSal
    Feb 26, 2012 - 9:39PM

    What about those Baloch Sardars who don’t let any development in their province ? I agree that the army is also at fault but even these Sardars are to be blamed

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  • SIR
    Feb 26, 2012 - 9:42PM

    DEAR Liaquat Baloch,

    EVERYBODY HAS SOME MISERY IN LIFE

    NOT BALOCHISTAN EVERY CORNER OF WORLD , BUT MOST PAKISTANIS FROM BOTTOM OF HEART SUPPORTS YOU ,WANT BALOCH BROTHERS GRIENVCES SOLVED.

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  • Khan Jr
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:32PM

    It appears that the Jamaat-i-Islami has finally woken to a problem they appeared to be almost deliberately ignoring as they pursued the ‘noble’ concerns such as return of Dr Aafia, the end of drone attacks and hatred for un-Islamic foreign nations, etc.

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  • Shah Pak
    Feb 26, 2012 - 10:45PM

    @SalSal:
    so true..but no one cares…

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:01PM

    Mohtaram Liaquat Baloch Sahib:

    This time is the turn is of Baluchistan and there is no question about point of no return.

    Baluchs and Baluchistan are going to turn towards Pakistan.

    We will have hand in hand for the betterment and progress of Baluchistan with the local Baluchs.

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  • mohammad
    Feb 26, 2012 - 11:44PM

    For once Liaqat Baloch is right.

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  • Owais
    Feb 27, 2012 - 12:41AM

    Ok . Wht u did for balochs and for pakistan ? And right now , wht are u doing or want to do there sir ? Just like other politicions u r commenting on others . If only u were serious, many of us shuld witness even on ur single move towards betterment of our balochi brothers and sisters and respected elders. No offence , bt realy i m feeling abt u just other politicians those do not try to imrove over all situation in pakistan , but they just wait for the time, when they can throw mud on past govt and or on their revals…Recommend

  • Californian
    Feb 27, 2012 - 1:27AM

    How do you say genocide in Pakistani?

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  • mengal baloch
    Feb 27, 2012 - 4:34AM

    let us pray peace resurs to balochistan upon withdrawal of the army fro the land of balochs.Recommend

  • Cynical
    Feb 27, 2012 - 5:23AM

    Thank you, Liaquat Baloch saab.
    Better late than never.

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  • Nilofar
    Feb 27, 2012 - 7:10AM

    This “Sardar-dominance” bogey is raised every time the Balochistan issue is mentioned. This was a tactic used by the Punjab government but it doesn’t hold water. That is an internal Baloch matter and they can organize their hierarchy in any way they want. The next elections will be a pointer to where this issue is going.

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  • Munda Baloch
    Feb 27, 2012 - 9:47AM

    Fully Supports Liaquat sa’ab views. Pakistanis has to vacate our land illegally captured by them.

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