Final decision on 30th whether to quit or stay in assemblies: Mengal


Balochistan National Party-Mengal President Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Monday said his party would take a final decision on June 30 whether to quit or stay in the assemblies.
Addressing a press conference after heading his party’s central working committee meeting, Mengal said his party candidates were defeated through massive in general elections. He said the party’s central committee had decided to form district committees to consult the people whether the party should quit the assemblies or remain part of parliamentary system to raise voice against the injustices done to the Baloch people.
The BNP leader said that the committees would visit every district, especially Baloch dominated area, and after consulting the voters they would submit their report on June 28. He said that the final decision would be announced in a public gathering on June 30, the BNP-M would announce its final decision to continue parliamentary politics or quit it.
To a question, he said Dr Abdul Malik’s government would have to face several challenges, including recovery of missing persons and rehabilitation of internally displaced people. He said that he had well wishes for the upcoming government of Dr Abdul Malik.
He said that the political forces had been given the titles of traitors and enemies of the country who had been raising voice for restoration and protection of rights of their people. He said that his party would issue a white paper carrying evidence of “mega rigging” in elections. He alleged that personnel of police and Balochistan Constabulary had been made presiding and assistant presiding officers at polling stations, adding that these officials rigged elections. He also claimed that results were changed by FC in favour of their blue-eyed candidates.
He said, “We had been claiming, and after May 11 fraudulent elections it has been proved that powerful circles in Islamabad treat Balochistan as a colony and Baloch people as third grade citizens.”
He said his party did not take part in the elections to enter power corridors, but to steer Balochistan out of bloody quagmire, restore honour and pride of the people and to stop human rights abuses and military operation. He said, “We had already invited the wrath of powers by knocking the doors of Supreme Court to present the case of Balochistan.”