Return from exile: Ghazain Marri denies deal with govt

Published: October 12, 2017


QUETTA: Former provincial minister Nawabzada Ghazain Marri on Wednesday denied having returned to the country under a deal with the Balochistan government.

“The plight of the Marri tribe is not hidden from anyone. Being a tribal man, I will first work for my own people and then decide about any political activity,” he said while talking to the media for the first time since he was detained on his arrival here after ending his self-imposed exile.

He said that instead of clandestine moves, he preferred to enter into agreements publicly. Marri was presented before a judicial magistrate in connection with a case lodged against him by the Industrial Area police.

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Replying to a question, he said he had secured bail in the cases in which he had allegedly been framed, “but I assume that the provincial government is getting personal with me”.

“I can’t blame anyone for creating hurdles in my release but the home minister is handling all law and order affairs.”

About his relations with Nawab Jangaiz who is chief of the Marri tribe, Ghazain said, “I don’t have any personal issues with my brother. He has his own opinion, ideology and politics, but I am following mine.”

In reply to a question, he said it would be premature to decide about his future politics. “First I am facing the cases, after which I will decide to join any political party or form my own.”

The Balochistan High Court had ordered the release of Ghazain on Tuesday but he was re-arrested in the evening by the Industrial Area police after a brawl took place at Central Jail between policemen and MPA Tariq Magsi, who is his relative.

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