President of the Balochistan chapter of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), Shahzain Bugti, called on PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Friday at his Raiwind estate where he unveiled an eight-point formula for stabilising the restive province.
According to an official statement, Bugti’s formula includes an immediate trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, end to the ongoing military operations in Balochistan and withdrawal of Army troops from the province, recovery of over 13,000 missing persons, and ‘abolition of the no-go area status’ of Dera Bugti.
He also called for unmasking the intelligence officials who were behind the murder of his grandfather Nawab Akbar Bugti, end to dumping of mutilated bodies and abolition of three garrisons in Kohlu, Gwadar and Dera Bugti which were built during the Musharraf era.
Nawaz Sharif reiterated that unless the government arrested the killers of Akbar Bugti and recovered the missing persons, the PML-N would not participate in any all-party conference on Balochistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2012.
Correction: Earlier, Shahzain Bugti was incorrectly termed as BNP leader in the picture caption. The error has been rectified.
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