BNP-M slams CM for neglecting missing persons’ plight

Lashkari urges government to resolve issue through consensus

Our Correspondent November 17, 2018
It is the responsibility of the chief minister to meet the mothers and sisters of the victims in the protest camps, party's senior leader says. PHOTO: ONLINE

QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) senior leader Haji Lashkari Raisani has accused the chief minister of not paying any heed to the concerns of the missing persons’ families, saying the rude behaviour of the authorities over the issue is giving flare to public distrust in the federal government.
“The families of the Baloch missing persons are observing strikes for one decade, but unfortunately none of the government officials or institutions tried to visit the camp which raises questions over the government’s approach towards this vital issue,” said Raisani while addressing the protesters at a missing persons’ camp.

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Slamming the incumbent provincial government for neglecting the missing persons’ issue, BNP-M leader said, “The grieving families of missing persons are looking to the Balochistan chief minister to heal their wounds, but he is not even willing to listen to them.
“Differences between the people of Balochistan and the Centre have been increasing due to the rulers’ response towards the missing persons’ issue.”
Raisani further said, “It is the responsibility of the chief minister to meet the mothers and sisters sitting outside in the freezing temperature under the open sky.”

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Urging the provincial government to adopt Sri Lanka’s approach in resolving the issue, Raisani said, “The Government of Pakistan should follow the precedent of Sri Lanka where they solved the problem through national consensus.”
He also urged the religious scholars to visit the missing persons’ camps to fulfil their legal and religious responsibilities.
“The dream of a prosperous and developed Balochistan cannot be fulfilled unless authorities don’t resolves the missing persons’ issue,” he added.


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