Balochistan crisis has reached the point of no return: Liaquat Baloch

Says the province has been neglected for the past 64 years, govt should take practical steps to address grievances.


Our Correspondent February 26, 2012

QUETTA: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch blamed the political leadership and Army for the Balochistan crisis, which he said has reached the point of no return.

Baloch was addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Sunday.

The JI leader is in Quetta to attend the All Parties Conference convened by Difa-e-Pakistan Council on February 27. “Practical steps are to be taken to address the Balochistan issue and we believe the incumbent government has no solution for this problem,” he said.

“Enforced disappearances and discovery of mutilated bodies in the province have fuelled the already deteriorating situation. This discriminatory attitude should end immediately otherwise the consequences will be dangerous.”

The JI leader highlighted that now women were also being subjected to enforced disappearances in Balochistan.

“Balochistan has been neglected for the past 64 years and this has led to a trust deficit between the Baloch people and the rulers. This discriminatory attitude provided an opportunity for foreign elements to exploit this situation,” Baloch added.

JI leader further added that the region has a strategic importance and foreign forces will definitely try to ensure their presence here. “Political leaders and Pakistan Army should realise their responsibility and take practical steps to address the grievances of our Baloch brothers,” he said.

The JI leader also criticised the government’s non-serious approach towards Balochistan and stated that why would people of Balochistan trust the authorities who had handed over Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the US, killed women belonging to the Bugti family and were responsible for the Kharotabad massacre.

COMMENTS (12)

Munda Baloch | 9 years ago | Reply

Fully Supports Liaquat sa'ab views. Pakistanis has to vacate our land illegally captured by them.

Nilofar | 9 years ago | Reply

This "Sardar-dominance" bogey is raised every time the Balochistan issue is mentioned. This was a tactic used by the Punjab government but it doesn't hold water. That is an internal Baloch matter and they can organize their hierarchy in any way they want. The next elections will be a pointer to where this issue is going.

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