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As Mengal lands, pressure builds to boycott elections

Dr -  Allah Nazar Baloch“THESE elections are nothing but a tool deployed by the central government in Islamabad to suppress the voices and demands of the Baloch people,” says Dr Allah Nazar, a commander in the separatist Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), in an exclusive interview with Dawn.

Akhtar Mengal, the leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), will be landing in Pakistan on Monday amid pressures from Baloch separatists and radical nationalists calling on him to boycott the 2013 elections.

“If Akhtar Mengal takes part in this sham of an election, he will have compromised with the very same security establishment that has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Baloch,” says Nazar.

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