Quelling unrest: ASWJ asks govt to free Baloch missing persons

Advises Nawaz Sharif to work out peace strategy.

Our Correspondent March 16, 2014
Advises Nawaz Sharif to work out peace strategy.


The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) made a direct appeal to the prime minister on Saturday to secure the release of all Baloch missing persons in order to ensure peace in the province.

The appeal was made by the group’s leader Maulana Mohammed Ahmed Ludhianvi. “The prime minister should personally seek apology from Baloch nationalists who have been deprived of their legitimate rights for decades,” the ASWJ leader told a news conference at the Quetta Press Club.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, according to Maulana Ludhianvi, should devise a strategy and try holding talks with the Baloch nationalists just like it is doing with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Ludhianvi stressed that the people of Balochistan have been denied their legitimate rights, which has forced them to turn to extremism.

He said that the Baloch people have not been paid their due attention and it was time the government played its role. “ASWJ is willing to play its role if the government wants us to do something for the restoration of peace,” Ludhianvi added.

The ASWJ president also condemned the Quetta and Peshawar blasts, while holding foreign countries responsible for the incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 16th, 2014.


MAD | 7 years ago | Reply

Read an article recently that the banned Baloch outfits are now working in tandem with ASWJ. This further lends credibility to that piece of news.

sabi | 7 years ago | Reply

Now you (Pakistanis) open your eyes and see who these missing persons are and why rightists and their touts in media making hue and cry not for the love for justice but for the heinous agenda they (missing persons) are carrying.North or south east or west all terrorist links lead to mullah.Catch the bull by the horn and don't get afraid of them they are coward people who know the language of force.If they shout you shout louder and they will run away.

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