Prominent Baloch politician Sardar Attaullah Mengal has rejected PML-N proposal to become the interim prime minister.
Talking to the media on Friday, the Baloch nationalist leader said it was no less than a cruel joke to become an interim prime minister at a time when so much violence is going on in Balochistan.
He said he had no courage to face families of people who were killed daily in incidents of terrorism and military operations. He added that the operation launched in Balochistan in 2005 has left hundreds dead.
Other leaders from the Baloch Nationalist Party said that since Balochistan is a war zone and people are being killed on a daily basis it is unlikely that the interim prime minister will be able to reconcile with ground realities in the province.
It may also be mentioned that Sardar Attaullah Mengal had rejected the PML-N proposal to become the presidential candidate against President Asif Ali Zardari in 2008.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2012.
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