BNP-M demands UN investigation

The Balochistan National Party - Mengal (BNP) is calling for a UN probe into Habib Jalib's assassination.


Express July 19, 2010

The Balochistan National Party - Mengal (BNP) is calling for a United Nations probe into the assassination of its secretary-general Habib Jalib Baloch.  It also appealed to the International Court of Justice to lodge a case against Jalib’s murder.

“The United Nations should launch an investigation into the murder in order to reveal the real causes of Jalib’s assassination and unearth those involved in the crime against humanity,” the party’s acting president Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini told a press conference on Monday. Jamaldini was accompanied by other party leaders.

“The party demands a case be lodged in the International Court of Justice because the Baloch nation has no faith in the Pakistani rulers,” he added.

The acting chairman said Jalib’s assassination is linked with Nawab Akbar Bugti and other Baloch leaders’ killings. He said that the civil-military bureaucracy is responsible for these incidents.

Referring to the announcement on the formation of a judicial commission on Jalib’s assassination, Jamaldini said the announcement was equivalent to making a mockery out of justice. “Such announcements are made only to hoodwink the people or dilute the severity of the crime against humanity,” he commented.

He also claimed that a military operation is still being undertaken in parts of Balochistan which is aimed at an “ethnic cleansing of the Baloch” and unabated and extrajudicial arrests of innocent people. Jamaldini alleged that security forces are violating the sanctity of Baloch homes while intelligence agencies are using “dirty tactics” to weaken the Baloch national movement.

He said his party has decided to start a campaign across Balochistan against Jalib’s assassination as well as  for the recovery of missing persons. A protest schedule will be announced soon, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2010.

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