QUETTA: Chief of the eponymous faction of the Balochistan National Party Akhtar Mengal on Sunday voiced his opposition to the holding of a census in Balochistan on the grounds that thousands of people had been forced to leave their homes and a population count could only be credible if the displaced persons were rehabilitated before the exercise.
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His remarks came at a public meeting on Saturday. The BNP-M leader criticised the Balochistan government for not approaching the Supreme Court with a request for cancelling the scheduled census in Balochistan.
Mengal claimed that since the census in Balochistan was a tool meant to convert the Baloch people into a minority in their home province it was unacceptable.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017.