Zehri blames ‘external forces’ for Balochistan unrest

Published: August 16, 2016
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Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI

KARACHI: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri on Monday once again blamed ‘external forces’ for fomenting unrest in the province to achieve their ‘ulterior motives’, saying the suicide blast on a hospital in Quetta last week was also the handiwork of such elements.

“Terrorists cannot divide us with such cowardly acts. The nation stood united behind law-enforcement agencies who have been sacrificing their lives to protect citizens,” Zehri said while talking to the media after visiting victims of the Quetta blast at Aga Khan University Hospital.

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He said the successful completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was at the heart of his government and vowed to provide “foolproof security” to those working on the project.

The CM said the morale of the security forces is high and they are alert to countering every act of terrorism in any part of the province.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • sk
    Aug 16, 2016 - 8:59AM

    Why don’t we settle India & Pakistan’s repeated allegations of “EXTERNAL HAND” in their internal affairs by reuniting both the countries again? Then it would be left only to “Internal Hand, left or right” to clean the mess.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Aug 16, 2016 - 9:05AM

    Zehri blames ‘external forces’ for Balochistan unrest

    If this is true then why aren’t ‘internal forces. held accountable for failure? This is obviously untrue as issues are of internal doingRecommend

  • Nadeem
    Aug 16, 2016 - 10:42AM

    @Hameed:

    Pakistanis know whats going on in here. Indian propaganda is useless and doesnt work here. The results of last 15 years speak for themselves. Do whatever left or right….India can not bow us down. Recommend

  • Rehmat Ali
    Aug 17, 2016 - 10:31AM

    No one can enter your home till you are awakened, armed or some inside the home give passage and open the door. This is on of conventional hand wash statement of feudal politicians. Recommend

  • Disgusting
    Aug 17, 2016 - 9:49PM

    @sk:
    We can’t. You drink gao mutre we don’t.Recommend

  • Pakistan
    Aug 18, 2016 - 5:31PM

    Mr Zehri is the only man in entire PML N coalition. Well done young man.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 18, 2016 - 10:32PM

    Second Try!
    And just WHERE is that evidence of RAW involvement in the recent Quetta bombing that Zehri claimed to have even before an investigation started???
    Blaming the “foreign hand” (without proof!)to deflect responsibility is deplorable!Recommend

  • Khan Ahmed
    Aug 20, 2016 - 8:23PM

    Zehri is a joker – he never speak truth. People stopped believing in him.Recommend

  • Kamaal
    Aug 28, 2016 - 3:49PM

    Isnt it the same zehri whose brother, son, family were all blown up a couple of years ago by freedom fighters in his own province zehri? and he barely escaped and still moves in armoured cavalcades and speaks from behind bulletproof glasses?Recommend

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