The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday staged a protest against the murder and kidnapping of labourers in Balochistan on Sunday. The protest was organised in the Akhagram area of Lower Dir to condemn the act.
Three labourers were killed and another eight were kidnapped, all hailing from Dir. PML-N’s provincial vice president Malik Jahanzeb led the protest. The protesters demanded strong action against the perpetrators and early recovery of those abducted.
Speaking on the occasion, Jahanzeb accused the Balochistan government of supporting the Balochistan Liberation Army.
He also criticised the federal government for failing to protect the lives and property of its citizens. “The labourers went to Balochistan to earn a livelihood, but they were murdered in cold blood,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012.
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