Let everyone know
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The politics of Mr. Akhtar Mengal has taken a dramatized position in Balochistan .The case becomes more complicated if anyone glances at the present politics of Mr. Mengal and his party BNP-M that how they are not consented to one point. The all-rounder chief of BNP-M and his party-men, both of them are playing from two angles. If discussants discuss the non-parliamentarian Balochs, then BNP (M) comes forth to have a confabulation, or if they want to proceed towards parliamentarian Balochs, again, find the same fellows. So, certainly, their double sided stratagem is beyond understanding, even for their own oblivious activists.
Mr. Mengal, on the first day of his arrival in Islamabad, said to media persons, “We participated in elections after 70s military operation in Balochistan”. It indicates that he and his party-men are going to participate in upcoming elections. If they really wanted to take U-turn, then what made them think to resign from their seats?
In past, Mr. Mengal had been vociferating that he would never have political, constitutional and social relations with Pakistan after the assassination of Nawab Akbar
Khan Bugti. He further said that he wouldn’t have iota of thought to live with that country which doesn’t have any kudos for the elders of Balochistan. Subsequently, he quit sloganeering for provincial autonomy, and went for right of self-determination to the Baloch people. After that, the all leaders of BNP (M) resigned from their seats, which seemed that they wouldn’t be back at any cost. Then Mr. Mengal was put behind the bars as he firmly announced for a long march with his party-men. It signifies that he was not even permitted to protest democratically.
His recent visit to Islamabad for Balochistan’s problems, and going to Supreme Court confuses everyone that how could he forget the oppressions on his own self and the people of Balochistan, continued up till today?
The 64 years practices suggest that rulers have never been interested in resolving the issues of Balochistan. Now, how can they be?
Mr. Mengal, before he would ask the U.N.O. to intervene in Balochistan, now he staggeringly knocks the door of deaf and dumb Islamabad. He is pretty sure too that he would not be given justice from Islamabad and apex court-so it was better that his inclination should already have been towards U.N.O.
Surely, Mr. Mengal is not going to forget the “Kill and dump policy”, systematic genocide of Balochs and their appalling abductions so soon. That is why he presented the six points which are as:
1. All covert and overt military operations against the Baloch should immediately be suspended.
2. All missing persons should be procured before a court of law.
3. All proxy death squads operating under the supervision of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) should be disbanded.
4. Baloch political parties should be allowed to function and resume their political activities without any interference from intelligence agencies.
5. Persons responsible for inhuman torture, killing and dumping of dead bodies of the Baloch political leaders and activists should be brought to justice.
6. Measures should be taken for the rehabilitation of thousands of displaced Baloch living in appalling condition.
Undoubtedly, all the people of Balochistan want these points to be implemented like Mr. Mengal, but government officials have already negated these 6 points.
There are volley of queries being posed: If BNP-M stalwarts were sure that they wouldn’t get the problems of Balochistan’s resolved, so why did they come back? If BNP-Mengal’s watchword “Establishment doesn’t seem flexible towards the issue of Balochistan”. So, how would establishment be attentive towards you this time? Even what was the compulsion that Mr. Mengal forgave the PML-N chief who toppled down his government?
It is also reputed that Mr. Mengal’s visit to Islamabad distanced many Balochs from him and his party. And many of Baloch leaders, Khan of Kalat, Kachkol Ali Advocate and Dr. Hakeem Lehri scathingly denounced his visit. They called it a “deal with establishment”.
It is high time for the Sardar Akhtar Mengal to assure the people of Balochistan because fingers are already being raised at him, especially from the non-parliamentary Baloch parties. Also, let everyone know that which way are you following?
(Courtesy to: The Balochistan Point)