ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik, while briefing the Senate on Thursday said that the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) were responsible for the deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan.
“The Taliban and the proscribed organisations have joined hands with each other. We have evidences about the involvement of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and BLA in sabotage activities,” Malik said adding that international forces have prepared a complete road map to disintegrate Pakistan and the plan is being implemented through the mentioned groups.
He said that powers destabilising Pakistan have made a road map, adding that Taliban presence in Balochistan could not be denied. Quoting some terrorist activities in the province, Malik said that the BLA has claimed responsibility for all the incidents. “Only in 2012, they killed 138 FC personnel, 89 police personnel and 872 civilians, and injured 1,177 people.”
“The Baloch people love Pakistan and they believe in the federation. But, they have fallen victim to the terror of the BLA and I can prove with record and figures that the BLA has killed people,” Malik said. “The BLA has become a killing machine and whole of its supply comes from Afghanistan.”
‘Summon ISI, FO’
Malik requested the Senate chairman to decide a date for summoning the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Foreign Office, Interior Ministry and himself before the Senate.
Malik said he would not play the “blame game” but would bring facts and would do so with full responsibility and transparency.
“There are many things I will tell you on record and there are many that I will not be able to divulge in open house,” said Malik while briefing the chairman.
“The political situation of this region, the security situation of the region, the game of this world power” were some of the things Malik hinted at talking about in his briefing, adding that “we cannot separate Balochistan.”
“So when I give that briefing on camera, you will understand what is happening with us and to what extent it can be compared with East Pakistan,” he said.
“I will give you some details,” said Malik, adding that if it was not enough for the chairman, he would come tomorrow again to brief them.
“I want to give briefing on camera so we can answer questions, tell you what is happening with us in Balochistan.”
Malik told the Senate that he had raised the issue of cross-border attacks and killing and kidnapping of Pakistani security personnel and civilians with Afghan President Hamid Karzai but he refused to do anything about it.
“The president first told me to first facilitate dialogue with the Haqqani group and then he would request the US to look into Pakistani’s problems,” Malik said, adding that Karzai also said that the Pakistani areas which come under attack were under the control of Nato and US forces.
Malik alleged that Afghanistan had strengthened Maulvi Faqeer Muhammad and Qazi Fazlullah and provided shelter to Brahamdagh Bugti who was involved in the kidnapping of UN worker John Soleki.
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Still waiting for Malik to live up to his "If there's any evidence of US private (military) contractors in Pakistan, i will resign" boast.... He's just a glorified barber.
Ps. This is not meant as an affront to the nation's barber community.
I love Rehman Malik, the way he speaks of stupidity, is by no means ordinary, he is a genius, a true gift to us from heavens... :-)
So, it wasn't India and Israel trying to breakup Pakistan. That's good to hear. Thanks.
@Aryabhat: I agree with you 100%. The genocide must stop now. Since when BLA has become Wahabi/Salafii extremist? Regards, Mirza
@Nand: its in the same file which you people are having with title "mumbai attacks and jammat dawwa" ! take it easy it will take you time to swallow son , your politics and ill mind foreign policy towards pakistan is what we are facing in Baluchistan. anyways you wont take kashmir :P jeay lashkaer e taiyyaba and jammat e dawa :)
why dont you do something about it. Just making statement and taking notice is of no use,
@Ali Wali: Finally a sane voice among all this fanatic din. So what is Pak going to do about that ? Why not send your navy and SSSG commandos to teach these emirs a lesson ??
ET really needs to look in to their recent conduct in regards to mods, removal of recommend tab and refusing to accept comments with lame excuses !!!
Whoever is doing this is not the issue. The question here is what is the Interior Minister doing to solve the problem? We do not want to hear about the who but want to know about the what. If you can't fix it then step aside and let someone else handle the job.
If there was an Competition for the "TOP CLOWN" of the Year, trust me, this guy will WIN it with Hands Down !
The lies of Mr. Malik continue.... He is last person one can trust in this country.
This claim by Rehman malik is baseless like rest of his claims and there is no apparent link between LeJ and BLA. In fact, LeJ's political wing ASWJ is allowed to operate in country by the ministry of Rehman Malik so obviously he is lying...
As far as BLA is concerned, one can disagree with its Modus operandi but can't deny that its a product of 65 years of Tyranny against people of balochistan by the deep state.
It is old news, most serious observers know that both BLA and LeJ are financed by Gulf monarchies, who oppose Gawader port project. Now what Pakistan is going to do about that!
someone said BLA is funded by RAW and trained by CIA. wao.. who carries out these activites for LeJ?
The IM is quite right about his observations but nobody believes him because of his previous reputation.
@Qaim Ali Shah: My dear grandson, please show your proof that is acceptable to the world of India's involvement. Othwerwise, just zip it.
This is pure genius. After months of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi screaming that they are killing Shia Civilians in Baluchistan, our Interior Minister/Adviser/Whatever seems to have woken up to this fact. LeJ is an Offshoot of SSP. All their leaders and followers are known Pakistani people, who roam around freely giving sermons and collecting funds. Why not start with just arresting them all and throwing away the key.
This is nothing but shift the blame game. Minister is not willing to accept that Buck stops at his desk. I think all he is saying Don't blame me I just work here. History of 1971 is repeating here. If and when Balochistan separates Mr Minister will be in UK enjoying his Engish Earl Grey tea.
"I can prove with record and figures that the BLA has killed people,” Malik said"
Very good then Sir. Yuo are the interior minister, why do you not arrest and prosecute the people against whom you have proof? This way we in India will at least become aware as to what standard of proof is acceptable in Pakistani courts to convict a terrorist. So far this has never happened, so unfortunately, we Indians are ignorant about this point.
If banned organisation Lashkar-e-Jhangvi still exists, Interior Minister should resign of failure.
@Indian: but india is involved , you can't deny it son !
What a clever man -it took you so long to figure this out -more deed and less words are needed to stop the murders of innocent shias
In Pakistan everyone has secret connections with everyone else. Its so confusing for me.
Stop the Shia genocide in Pakistan. Wipe out this Lashkar e Jhangvi menace. These monsters don't fear God and are killing innocent Pakistanis
So, it wasn't RAW, afterall?
Briefing means they are not still Going to stop it! We want result not allegations.
No Mr.Malik, it is the incompetent and corrupt government of today in Pakistan which is responsible for law and order and development of that province, this government announced with lot of noise to do some development there but then the corrupt lot got into action and siphoned off most of the money promised for Baluchistan. It is you who is responsible for the law and order and you should been fired long time ago for such dismal performance but you people have no shame, you think just because the people voted for you because of BB's murder, you deserve every perk and high flying life, please take mercy on this nation and leave and go to your abode in London where you will be going anyway when most the damage is done to the country and it's people.
the thing is people in balochistan are dying. from all walks of life. shia sunni baloch punjabi pashtun all are dying. the dirty players are playing their game. but the solution is simple , make a strong police force and give its freedom to act within law. they will bring everything in control. after 18th amendments and nfc there are no political reasons to struggle.
raw,mossad and cia have 1 objective and that is destabilising pakistan.they are behind alll the trouble in balochistan.
He had been stating that RAW and other foreign agencies are involved, now LeJ. Either he was fooling the nation at that time or now. I request the nation to start signature campaign for his Masters to take him away from us and let us live in a peace.
Malik is a planted agent of CIA and is part of bigger design against Baluchistan. His job, amongst other things is to deviate the attention from real causes and that's what he is doing
The responsibility of Balochistan's presesent deteriorated situation falls on every government, previous and present. RAW, Mossad, KGB, CIA, LeJ, BLA... All these are indirectly responsible. Every party and junta is directly responsible.
So what about your "Deep, Deep State " as they too like to play in this domain ??
@Wajib: Someone please wake up this guy. Everyone knows BLA is funded by RAW and trained by CIA. May i remind you that you forgot MOSSAD!!!!! And obviously all these entities are out to defame and destroy Pakistan!!! Like Pakistanis have been very incapable of doing this....
Oh what a disappointment. He said in the past that US was involved. He claimed irrefutable evidence about India's involvement. The FC chief or some other military officer claimed he had evidence for India's hand in Baloch problems. Now LeJ is involved. Good on u malik, whom are u going to blame next. This way the baloch problem will be blamed on everyone including charlie's aunt at a time and place of Pak govt's choosing. Ofcourse they dont intend to solve it.
This man must be living on moon. Both LEJ and BLA are committing terrorist acts, but they are two separate terrorist syndicates; driven and funded by different vested interests.
Another go to tarnish image of BLA! LeJ and BLA has little in common.
Better if rather Mr Malik genuienly try to stop persecution of Shia and aborigin people in Balochistan rather then this blame game!
Rehman Malik is proven for telling lies in near past. how can trust Rehman Malik?
And interior minister what steps have you taken so far? Your job description dictates you bring peace and harmony in all parts of country? What about sectarian violence ? What's the role of foreigners ? Specially India ?
“LeJ and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) have connections with each other,” said Malik.
Someone please wake up this guy. Everyone knows BLA is funded by RAW and trained by CIA.
Don't brief, stop the genocide or step a side.