Jamil Bugti wants referendum to decide Balochistan’s future


Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, has suggested that a referendum should be held in Balochistan so that the Baloch could decide whether they want to live with Pakistan. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he demanded that Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab should be included in Balochistan and Pashtoon dominated areas should also be separated from the province after holding a referendum. He said that Pakistan was the only country in the world where everything continued as usual after the conviction of its prime minister. Bugti said that courts’ orders were not being implemented. He said that people who had been abducted should be released as part of efforts to improve the situation in Balochistan. To a question, he said that India would interfere in Balochistan for its interest not for the people of Balochistan.