Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mengal vows to take killers of Baloch people to International Court of justice

QUETTA: Former Balochistan chief minister and Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Tuesday vowed to bring the killers of Baloch people to justice on priority basis. Talking to reporters on telephone, he said participating in the general elections was not the priority of his party and he would prefer to bring the killers of Baloch youth to book by knocking the doors of the International Court of Justice in the Hague regardless of whether the killers were in uniform or in civil dress. “The rulers believed that they will cow down the Baloch people by unleashing terror against them,” he said. “We will never surrender to barbarism,” he said, adding that the rulers did not consider Balochs as human beings. Without an end to killing of Baloch youth in official custody and recovery of all the missing persons, there will be no chance of any talks with the people in the hills. Even the people on the political front will not hold talks with the government leave aside the people in the hills fighting the security forces, Mengal said. The meeting between Sardar Ataullah Mengal and Nawaz Sharif was not a big political event, he said. Sardar Mengal had welcomed his honourable guest according to the Baloch traditions, he said. The Balochistan issues could not be resolved by expressing solidarity with the Baloch people by Nawaz Sharif and other politicians, he said. He said that the people of Punjab take to streets in protest against gas load shedding and not against the killing of innocent Baloch people in custody. “They had not raised their voice against brutal actions in Balochistan.

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