The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) President Javed Hashmi said that the people of Balochistan are compelled to escape from Pakistan if they continue to be targeted.
“Balochistan is being treated like East Pakistan as people are being whisked away from their residences,” the PTI leader told reporters while addressing a news conference at Quetta Press Club on Saturday.
In his speech, the PTI President asked Baloch nationalist leaders Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Brahamdagh Bugti and people of the Marri tribe to help him attain independence not only for Balochistan but also for Pakistan. “The whole country is enslaved; not only Balochistan and we are struggling to free Pakistan from usurpers.”
He said that self-exiled Baloch leaders should return and help establish Pakistan the way it was envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Nawab Akbar Bugti.
He insisted that military intervention will not be acceptable at any cost in Balochistan. “Even those politicians who were struggling for the rights of Balochistan under the Constitution were killed,” he said, referring to Nawab Akbar Bugti.
The people of Balochistan have lost confidence in rulers due to the atrocities committed against them.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2012.
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