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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Peace in Balochistan, thing of distant past: Bugti

[b]Peace in Balochistan, thing of distant past: Bugti[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 02 January, ([/b] Accusing President Gen Pervez Musharraf of insincerity in resolving the Balochistan issue, Chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti has said that Balochis are struggling to keep control of their own natural resources and achieve their legitimate right.

In an interview with "The Asian Tribune," Mr. Bugti said Balochis were putting up a strong resistance against the security forces and the areas of Marri and Bugti were under intense gun battle going on between security forces and Bugti tribesmen. He said peace in the province had become a thing of distinct past.

"Attacks were unleashed and even the population was bombarded and intimidation of the people of the province was continuing by the security forces," he added.

He has also chided federal and provincial officials as "parrots" bent stubbornly on their constant false vouching of, no-operations-just-a-routine-hunt-for miscreants in the region.

He denounced government’s bid to sustain its "illegal control of natural resources" of the province.

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