Balochistan unrest: Jam Yousuf behind missing youth, army operation, says Talal Bugti

Published: July 7, 2012
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Talal Bugti to
discuss electoral alliance with Nawaz Sharif soon.

Talal Bugti to discuss electoral alliance with Nawaz Sharif soon.

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Chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Talal Akbar Bugti claimed that former Balochistan chief minister Jam Yousuf was not only nominated in Nawab Akbar Bugti’s murder case but was also responsible for enforced disappearances of thousands of Baloch youth as well as the alleged military operation in Balochistan.

“The Baloch nation will never forgive Jam Yousuf,” he said, while addressing a press conference at the Bugti House here on Friday.

Talal further said that Yousuf and former Balochistan home minister Shoaib Nosharwani were strong supporters of the policies of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Balochistan; therefore, he added, the Baloch people will not forgive them until and unless they are punished.

He claimed that Yousuf had hired lawyers from Karachi in his case because lawyers in Balochistan refused to appear before the court as his counsel. “I appreciate the lawyers’ community of Balochistan,” he added. Responding to a question, Talal said that he would visit Lahore soon on the invitation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief to discuss an electoral alliance with him.

The JWP leader said he would soon approach the Supreme Court over the lack of progress in Nawab Bugti’s murder case.

He expressed his solidarity with the Supreme Court, saying that tabling any new bill about protecting dual national MPs was tantamount to making the judiciary a toy.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2012.

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  • Hafeez Sheikh
    Jul 7, 2012 - 10:02AM

    There is no army operation in Balochistan. The FC is there, which is a paramilitary force under the Interior Ministry, which cannot undertake any operation without the orders of the Balochistan provincial government.

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  • sheraz baloch
    Jul 7, 2012 - 11:37AM

    Mr. Talal Bugti go and fight but not in the name of balochs. Your fight has already cost us a lot.

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  • Ag babar
    Jul 7, 2012 - 3:59PM

    what army operation ???? its only FC deployed there like rangers els where in Pakistan , just forget about jam yousuf tell us what have YOU done fir the baloch & Balochistan ???

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  • Asghar Ramzan
    Jul 7, 2012 - 4:01PM

    @Hafeez Sheikh:
    really???

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  • Khan jr
    Jul 7, 2012 - 4:12PM

    @Hafeez Sheikh
    If the IG of the FC in Balochistan, a serving Major General, reports to his ‘superiors’ in the Interior Ministry then surely the COAS General Kayani must report to his ‘superiors’ in the Defence Ministry.

    While your view may be constitutionally correct, it is extremely naive considering our 60 years of military-dominated history.

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  • Naz
    Jul 7, 2012 - 10:55PM

    @Hafeez Sheikh:
    Yes I agree with you, a handful of armed badmashes don’t require army operation. These separatists have never won even a single N.A or P.A seat, as they completly lack public support.

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  • stone age
    Jul 8, 2012 - 12:30AM

    Bughti sb, you are equally responsible.

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  • Zaikam
    Jul 8, 2012 - 9:30AM

    These people have become leaders just because they originate from strong, feudal and wealthy tribes and they have started to talk about the whole of Balochistan. There vision goes as far as their personal agenda is concerned.

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  • asad
    Jul 8, 2012 - 1:20PM

    The most important problem in balochistan is traditional social stracture that most change to modern social stracture.

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