Zardari blames PTI for terror in Balochistan


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for unrest in the restive Balochistan province, saying instead of ensuring security to people, the government was busy in doing “politics of revenge”.

According to a report in a local media outlet, the former president said the current government was pursuing an agenda of political revenge as he condemned multiple terror incidents in Balochistan over the last week.

He expressed solidarity with the families of the victims who were martyred in two recent terrorist attacks in the province. “Terrorism in Balochistan is disturbing. The killing of innocent people is a barbaric act,” the former president stressed.

Terror has reared its ugly head in Balochistan once again. There have been at least five attacks, including the attack on Pearl Continental, in May this year.

On Monday, at least four policemen were martyred when a blast ripped through a market in Quetta’s Satellite Town. At least five people, including a navy man, were killed when Baloch militants attacked the five-star hotel in Gwadar.