QUETTA: The president of National Party (NP) and former Senator Dr Malik Baloch on Wednesday called upon all the groups of Balochistan to unite under the umbrella of a single disciplined and organised party to resolve the issues of the restive province.
He said this while addressing a press conference here at the Quetta Press Club where a tribal leader from Langov tribe Sardar Yaseen Khan announced his allegiance along with his colleagues with the National Party.
Dr Malik added that Balochistan was facing some of the worst times in the history of the province where trade, agriculture, business and education system have all come to a standstill. He expressed his dismay over the increasing trend of mutilated dead bodies surfacing in Balochistan and an oppressive state policy.
Commenting on the kidnapping of the Hindu traders in the province, he said that such acts did not find any precedent in either Baloch culture nor history.
“We condemn the acts of kidnapping for ransom and call upon all the nationalities and minorities to join the National Party to bring an efficient and organised government to the fore,” he said.
The NP president also lashed out at the failure of the incumbent government to cope up with the turbulent situation in the province by pointing out that nobody felt secure in the province and uncertainty prevailed all around.
He stressed upon all the communities and nationalities, including Baloch, Pakhtun and the ethnic Hazara to unite under his party's banner and wage a joint struggle for their rights.