JWP seeks government help for IDPs’ return

Published: September 4, 2018
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We have been assured by the PTI and the BAP that the provincial crisis will be resolved, JWP leadership says. PHOTO: FILE

We have been assured by the PTI and the BAP that the provincial crisis will be resolved, JWP leadership says. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Newly-elected MNA Shahzain Bugti and MPA Gohram Bugti of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) have demanded immediate cooperation of the federal and provincial governments for the safe return of Bugti internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in various districts of Punjab and Sindh due to the 2006 military operation in Dera Bugti.

“The JWP has formed a political alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Balochistan Awami Party at the federal and provincial levels, respectively and we have been assured by both governing parties that they will resolve the provincial crisis,” Shahzain and Gohram said while inaugurating the Dera Bugti- Kashmoor Highway on Monday.

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The JWP leaders said, “After completion of the highway, journey from Thepal to Kashmoor will be shortened to one hour.”

They said, “Unfortunately Dera Bugti has myriad issues, including water, education, health and infrastructure; therefore, our top priority is to end the woes of the people of Dera Bugti.

“We don’t yearn for any ministries, but will discuss the issues of Dera Bugti in meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.”

On the internally displaced Bugtis, Shahzain and Gohram said, “There are thousands of Bugti IDPs living in Punjab and Sindh after they left Dera Bugti during the military operation back in 2006.
“We need assistance from the federal and provincial governments in bringing back the Bugti IDPs living in dire conditions.”

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