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Long March for Gawadar

6 June 2008 261 views No Comment
Prominent Baloch leader, Akhter Mengal was recently released by the Government in an attempt to foster national harmony and to start a peace process in Baluchistan. Today, he spoke at his first public gathering at Khuzdar to a huge crowd. Video of the speech will be available later.
For now, here is a plan for yet another long march up and coming from Baluchistan. Fasten your seat belts !

Here is what the news-item says:

Akhtar Mengal vows to restart Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march

QUETTA, June 4 (APP) : Balochistan National Party-Mengal supremo, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal has vowed to reorganize Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march for protection of Gwadar port and said his party will not accept handing over the port city to the center.

Addressing the first public meeting in Hub industrial city, in Balochistan after his arrest one and a half years back when he was going to lead Lashkar-i-Balochistan long march, he said that the government at the center was unable to understand the pains of the people and resolve their problems in Balochistan.

He set three conditions for holding negotiations with the federal government on Balochistan and said nationalists will not hold talks until these conditions are met. These included immediate halt of military operation, recovery of missing people and release of all political workers in the province.

He said that problems of Balochistan will not be resolved till the government accepts the right of Baloch people to control over their resources.

Earlier, when the BNP-M chief reached at Rais Goth village bordering Sindh and Balochistan, his party workers received him warmly.

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