JWP leader Talal Bugti threatens to boycott general election
01 October, 2012
LAHORE: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Talal Bugti on Sunday threatened to boycott the next general election if the role of intelligence agencies continued in Balochistan.
He termed the incumbent government in the province a dummy set-up that had failed miserably in protecting the rights of the people. Bugti said that role of non-representative leadership and intelligence agencies should be ended in the volatile province for a genuine solution to address the grievances of the Baloch people.
While talking to reporters at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on his arrival from Balochistan, he said, "I reached Punjab on the invitation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif after getting parole and I will meet him on Monday (today) to devise a joint strategy for Balochistan."
Provincial minister Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor along with PML-N workers received him on his arrival in the provincial capital. Talking about the six points of Akhtar Mengal, he said he had long been advocating the same points and that Mengal had endorsed his programme.
Bugti said that turmoil in the disturbed province would increase if the role of intelligence agencies did not end and military force was not withdrawn. The JWP leader said, "I wonder why the killers of the Hazara, Punjabis and Baloch are not apprehended. It is vital to expose the culprits behind the killings in Balochistan." He said he would also meet the leadership of other political parties, except Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), after his meeting with the PML-N leadership.