QUETTA: The Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaf (PTI) has raised concerns over the recovery of bullet-riddled bodies, increasing incidents of targeted killings and kidnapping for ransom in the province.
The vice president of PTI, retired Admiral Javed iqbal, who is currently visiting Quetta, while addressing press conference on Wednesday, said that the surge in criminal activities illustrated the inability of government to maintain durable peace in Balochistan.
He said the law and order situation was going from bad to worse with each passing day. “Despite a large budget allocated for the ongoing year, people of this province are yet to be provided with basic facilities. I did not see any development or progress in Balochistan during my stay,” he told the reporters at the Quetta Press Club.
“The mutilated bodies of Baloch youth are still being dumped in desolate places of the province and the kidnapping for ransom has become lucrative business,” he pointed out.
Iqbal was flanked by the PTI provincial president Qasim Sori and other party leaders. Iqbal is currently visiting Quetta as part of PTI’s nationwide membership campaign.
The PTI vice president said that his party had always raised its voice for the rights of Baloch and has taken a stand on the issues plaguing Pakistan’s largest province by size.
He also announced a public gathering of PTI in the province. “PTI chief (Imran Khan) will address a public gathering in Balochistan on April 20.”He said that a committee had been formed to look after the arrangements of the up- coming public gathering in Quetta.
Iqbal informed that in a meeting of the executive committee chaired by PTI chairman Imran Khan in Islamabad on March 25, it had been decided that the party’s manifesto would also be renewed.
He informed that countrywide membership campaign of PTI had been lunched and people could register themselves even via the internet.
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