Brahmdagh Bugti rejects talks with Government

The Baloch people want nothing less than freedom and I have no need to contact the Government

Brahamdagh Bugti

Brahamdagh Bugti

QUETTA: Chief Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Brahmdagh Bugti has rejected offer of talks made by Government, saying he has no need to contact the Government.

“The Baloch people want nothing less than freedom and I have no need to contact the Government”, he said this while talking to media men from undisclosed location on Thursday. In current circumstances, there is no question to hold talks with Government or contact with”.

Bugti said he was not any need to contact the government, as the Baloch people have only one demand that of freedom from Pakistan’s suppression. He also rejected the package announced by Federal Government for Balochistan. The Government wanted to give bribe to Baloch people through this package, he said.

Torture, murder and kidnapping of Balochi cannot suppress us, he said, adding that, we need nothing from Pakistan but we want them to end their occupation on our land and release our people from their torture cell.

When asked that whether he supported the calls by several Baloch politicians and activists to try Pervez Musharraf for his Grandfather Akbar Khan Bugti’s killing, Brahmdagh Bugti said Baloch people are not against Musharraf and any other individual but we are against the system.

The masses of Balochistan are being killed under the pretext of reconciliation process, he said. According to some media report, Interior Minister Rehman Malik is likely to visit Kabul soon to meet Baloch leader Brahmdagh Bugti to win him over.

The sources confirmed that Brahmdagh Bugti, the grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, was in Kabul and in constant touch with the government.

The government has realized that without bringing disgruntled Baloch leaders home permanent peace could not be restored in Balochistan. Rehman is likely to go Kabul to attend the oath-taking of the Afghan president, sources said.

The government has already requested the US to expel Brahmdagh from Kabul because it believes he is involved in terrorist attacks in Pakistan apparently to avenge the death of his grandfather, who was killed in Aug 2006.

Political analysts believed there was a possibility that the Baloch leader might be expelled from Afghanistan in a few days and after that a meeting between Malik and Brahmdagh might take place outside Pakistan.

The government has decided to withdraw cases against Baloch leaders and grant general amnesty to political prisoners and those who are in exile or allegedly involved in anti-state activities. The decision was apparently taken to seek Baloch leaders’ help in restoring peace in the province.


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