Govt incapable of resolving Balochistan woes: Imran

PTI Chairman Imran Khan

QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday blamed PML-N President Nawaz Sharif for the deteriorating situation in Balochistan, saying he persuaded the APDM to boycott the 2008 election.

Addressing a massive public rally on Friday, Imran said the boycott of elections by the APDM at the behest of Nawaz led to the deterioration in law and order.He said Nawaz had to gather people for his meetings by distributing laptops.The PTI chief said there was no law and order in Balochistan and people were tired of killings and kidnappings.He said military operation was not the solution of any issue and the resources of Balochistan should be utilized for the betterment of the province.

Imran said the PTI had come to Balochistan to break the shackles of fear across the province. He said had the rulers been able to provide justice to the people, they would not have to hide behind walls today.Imran mentioned the Rs 110 billion announced for Balochistan in the NFC Award, asking “where has this money had gone”? He said until corrupt rulers were present, the money would continue to disappear.The PTI chairman vowed to unite all segments of Balochistan and bring peace to the area. He said there was no military solution to the problem and they would talk with Baloch leaders and politicians. He said if educated people left the province, it would not make progress.

He asked Baloch leaders outside the country to talk to the PTI leadership, which would not be a slave of any one. He said they would bring peace to Balochistan not through FC, but police by making the department free from political interference.He said the rulers had no capability to deal with the situation in Balochistan.Imran said the incumbent rulers used military force when they were not capable to handle the deteriorating law and order, however, military operation was no solution to a problem.

“The US used military force in Afghanistan but failed, similarly India failed in Kashmir,” Imran added.He said all issues would be resolved politically.He also sympathised with the family members of missing persons and assured that justice would prevail once PTI came to power.He said the PTI would spend all resources of Balochistan on the people of the province. – PT