Mengal likens his six-point charter to that of Sh Mujeeb
29 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Veteran Baloch politician Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Friday said his six points should be taken as that of the formula presented by Bengali politician Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.
He was talking to reporters at the Balochistan House after his meeting with Nawaz Sharif, president of his own faction of Pakistan Muslim League.
The Baloch National Party leader said none of the points were in violation of the constitution or law.
He recommended peaceful separation of the province if his six points were not going to be implemented.
Mengal told the reporters that the Baloch would never talk to Pakistan if his six points were not implemented.
"Why shouldn't we part our ways peacefully than to continue this bloodshed," he added. The disgruntled Baloch leader said that election was not priority of his party. "Whatever is happening in Balochistan is not part of our tradition, instead it is imported," Mengal added.
Mengal said that the actual and legitimate Baloch leadership should be given priority over the hand-made leadership adding that Balochistan issue has become a sensitive issue and the sensitivity of issue must be considered.
Former senator and renowned intellectual Sanaullah Baloch, Dr Jahanzeb Jamaldini and other central leader of the province attended the meeting.
Later, Nawaz Sharif told reporters that immediate measures should be taken to equalise grievances of the Baloch.
Nawaz expressed his willingness to join the Balochistan National Party-Mengal in struggle against the establishment. Nawaz said that the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti was one of the blackest days in the country's history. "The Baloch leadership is passing through difficult times," he added.
Separately, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party President Mehmood Khan Achakzai met Sardar Akhtar Mengal and expressed his grave concern over the Balochistan issue.
The BNP information secretary told our sources Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan would meet Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday said it was inappropriate to link the six points of Sardar Akhtar Mengal to the formula of Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman.
Talking to reporters outside the Parliament House, the minister said that on the advice of President Asif Zardari the government ended all cases against Akhtar Mengal and his colleagues and removed their names from the Exit Control List.
"We hope that Akhtar Mengal will not give statements against Pakistan," Malik said. The minister requested security forces not to take the Balochistan problem to the point of no return.
Malik said that of the 201 people arrested during demonstrations against the anti-Islam film, 120 were Afghan nationals.
The minister said the government would ensure security of the Diplomatic Enclave and diplomats and it would not allow anyone to disrupt peace.