No reconciliation of Baloch issue in near future because people feeling alienated

April 28th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, Apr 28 (ANI): A key Baloch leader has reportedly said that there was no possibility of reconciliation on the Balochistan issue in the near future because of the growing sense of alienation among the Baloch people.

He also warned the new government to halt the vindictive activities in Balochistan before a third country might take advantage of the situation.

Baloch Rabita Ittefaq Tehrik chief Prince Mohyuddin Baloch claimed that due to ill-advised policies of the military regime, the Balochistan issue had become an international issue and there were chances of more conflicts than reconciliation in the province.

If the armed conflict continued, outside forces would get a chance to interfere in the matter as part of, what he called, Great Game, the Dawn quoted him as saying.

The Baloch leader, a former federal communication minister, did not specify the country which he said was likely to interfere in the troubled province, saying that it could be any neighbouring country.

Accusing Islamabad of neglecting the Baloch people for the last 60 years, he said that instead of solving their problems peacefully, brute force was used against the Baloch people to subjugate them.

He said if the rulers had been sincere, they could resolve the issue by recognising the autonomous status of Balochistan.

The Prince also demanded that a United Nations investigating team should be tasked to inquire into the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti and Balaach Marri.

He said that the parliamentary forces representing the Balochistan assembly could not resolve the issue, and suggested that there were forces outside parliament, which were more influential and could help solve the provinces problems. (ANI)

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