‘Govt wants to crush Hazara movement’


May 10, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science & Technology Azam Khan Swati has said the provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa has deliberately conducted operation in Kala Dhaka to crush the Hazara movement.

Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday along with JUI leader Maulana Ghafoor Haideri, he said there has not been any terrorist activity in Kala Dhaka but the provincial government has announced plans to launch an operation in the area to crush the strength of the Hazara movement. He pointed out that the federal government has not been on board as regards the operation in Kala Dhaka.

It was only the Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa provincial government that has called FC and police to eliminate the so-called miscreants from the area, he alleged. The federal minister said that he would consult Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani over the issue to address his concerns regarding the provincial government decision.

Maulana Ghafoor Haideri said that peace couldn’t be restored in the region till the US stayed on there, adding that the government has been carrying out military operation in Waziristan at the behest of the US.

He urged the Supreme Court to take suo moto notice on the issue of Kala Dhaka. Meanwhile, Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain urged the leaders of Hazara Action Committee to adopt a constitutional method for the creation of a new province. Addressing a public meeting at Jalozai on Charat Road in Nowsehra district, he said the provincial government believes in dialogue and reiterated the government’s stance that it was ready to hold talks with the elders of the Hazara action committee for peaceful resolution of the problem.

All genuine demands of the people of Hazara would be addressed and their share in the next Annual Development Programme (ADP) would be enhanced to remove the sense of deprivation among them, he promised. The minister said: “The people of Hazara are our brethren and we will take steps to address their concerns and their suggestions will be considered.” He said peaceful protest is the democratic right of the people. However, the government would not allow anyone to take the law into their hands and disrupt the peace of Hazara.

COMMENTS (11)

Chanzeb | 10 years ago | Reply One should not referred back to a particular event of the history which suits their cause and that too without property reading the history its criminal. In history people had been migrating and land scape or boundaries of the countries kept on changing. We all Pakistanis should strictly follow the guideline of our founding father and should avoid saying any thing which detrimental to national unity and integrity. We should not involve our self in petting affairs and thing of making this great country a well developed country where all the people belonging to any religion or cast can live peacefully for which we got this homeland. As far Hazara Province Movement is concerned it is genuine political movement without any issue of cast because after hidco the second most spoken language in Hazara is Pushto and Hazara is full of all the subcasts of Pathans and Hazarewals have accepted the largest number of Afghan Refugees. Like Pakhtoonkhwa this movement indigenous movement and exactly as per the aspiration of the people of the areas who do not want a separate country they want a separate province and when national leadership will understand that this movement has not dangerous to national unity neither it is going to affect any other national issue they will decide. So please do give reference of history neither mention any thing about migration of any particulate group of people because every one has come from some where the only difference is of time in the history and the record available.now who so ever has born here is Pakistani we should first think of Pakistan than the name of any province and number of provinces but more provinces will certainly ease the job.
ahmad | 10 years ago | Reply of cours hazaras are right beacouse they have given murtyrd mor then pashtun. pashtun's place are in afghanistan. and they should not say to hazara these thing. hazara was there befor pashtuns people, every one know this, and but those who are thinking about there self only, they will say some thing that is it or wrong they can't be more then hazara people if the govarnment of pakistan give right to hazara people i am sure that pakistan won't be in badness
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