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COMMENT: Significance of Raisani-Mengal meeting —Malik Siraj Akbar

Even if held in a tribal capacity, the meeting between Nawab Raisani and Sardar Mengal is a welcome development. They should keep on meeting each other to discuss all issues, including political, because political issues need political solutions

Malik Siraj Akbar

An unexpected but a very significant meeting took place between Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani and veteran Baloch nationalist leader Sardar Attaullah Mengal last Saturday (January 2) at the latter’s residence in Wadh, Khuzdar district. Limited details of the meeting were very cautiously issued to the media by both sides, as they insisted that it should be treated as a meeting between two prominent tribal elders, not politicians. They also insisted that Raisani had not called on Mengal, who became the first chief minister of Balochistan in 1972, as a head of the Balochistan government. Likewise, Mengal spoke to Raisani not as the patron-in-chief of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) but as a seasoned politician whom Raisani admires for his political sagacity.
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