Multan gathering: Qureshi lashes out at govt over Balochistan

PTI leaders call for boycotting by-elections.


Owais Jafri February 20, 2012

MULTAN: Long-time rivals turned colleagues in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Javed Hashmi, addressed PTI workers for the first time together in the absence of party chief Imran Khan.

Speaking at his residence, Shah Mahmood Qureshi lashed out against the government, saying it was unconcerned over missing people and the violation of human rights in Pakistan.  He warned that the US conspiracy of “dismembering” Balochistan would be a greater threat to India than to Pakistan.

Referring to Nawaz Sharif’s recent vocal support for Balochistan, he said Sharif’s politics was for his own vested interests rather than for the welfare of the troubled province.

Qureshi added that the army should stay out of civilian affairs. Qureshi called for boycotting by-elections, saying that the election commission ‘deceived’ the Supreme Court by organising elections on old voters’ lists.

Referring to the recent trilateral summit in Pakistan, he said negotiations between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan had failed. No country has given a guarantee of peace in Afghanistan, he said, and warned that Pakistan would be in the worst position if Iran was attacked.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2012.

COMMENTS (17)

Amber | 9 years ago | Reply

I think as a nation we are heading towards total destruction. Other countries do not have to do it for us, we are very efficient in doing this to ourselves.

Amber | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ad Baloch: You need to wake up Mr. UK is the United Kingdom, where different groups are present too like scottish, welsh and English. Plus Pakistanis are living there too where they are known as just Pakistanis not as Punbis or Bulochis, where my identity is just a Pakistani and a muslim and nothing else. And for you information, common people in Pakistan are suffering in this country everywhere, whether it is Balochistan or Punjab. The reason Muslims are suffereing everywhere in this world is because of this, where everyone is fighting with each other because of the difference in culture and the language where as other nations and countries they tend to work as one such as Europe. They have differences too and speak different languages but they do not kill each other.

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