The participants through a resolution demanded an immediate end to the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and the recovery of all the missing persons.
PESHAWAR: Vice-President of National Party Senator Hasil Khan Bizenjo has asked the secret agencies to stop their activities in Balochistan or else the situation would reach the point of no return.
Speaking at a dialogue organised by the Sangi Development Foundation at the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, he said the real problem of Balochistan was political, adding the issues couldn’t be resolved through use of force.
Hasil Bizenjo said that the writ of the government existed only in Quetta while there was no writ of the state in the remaining 29 districts in Balochistan.The senator said the politicians had given the 1973 Constitution to the country and only they were capable of bailing out the country of the prevailing morass. He said gas was discovered in Sui area of Balochistan in 1952 but 80 percent people in his province were still deprived of the facility.
Bizenjo said the schools in Balochistan were closed, youths were being killed and people put behind bars, but still some people were talking about hoisting Pakistan’s flag there. He said millions of people were leading life below the poverty line so how could they love the state. He said the Pakhtuns and Balochis have been living like brothers in Balochistan since long and would continue to do so in future as well. He also asked the generals and bigwigs of the secret agencies to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
Arbab Mujeeb of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Rahmat Salam Khattak of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Syed Ayub Shah of the Pakistan People’s Party, Abdul Jalil Jan of the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl, Israrullah advocate of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Syed Mukhtiar Bacha of the Sangi Foundation, Asad Rehman, Idrees Kamal, Zar Ali Khan Afridi and Waqas Ali spoke on the occasion.
The participants through a resolution demanded an immediate end to the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and the recovery of all the missing persons. They also asked the government to call back the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, and Frontier Corps from Balochistan.