KARACH – Former President Pervez Musharraf and Chief of APML has said on that Nawaz Sharif should give election tickets to those Baloch Sardars (tribal chiefs) whom he met and then he (Nawaz) would know their worth with poll results.
“Baloch Sardars are only 0.5 percent of total population of province and it is matter of very much interest that they don’t have mandate of Baloch people. There is a conspiracy hatched against Pakistan’s sovereignty and the Baloch sardars are becoming toll of it” he said. He said that anti-Pakistan elements are engaged in Balochistan which should be treated with iron hands, and the Army in every country of world use to fight against elements like these. So that, criticism over the Pak army should be stopped, he stressed. Pervez Musharraf said that Pakistan is only country in the world which faced criticism on its Army which is a dangerous conspiracy against it. Opposing the dialogue with elements engaged in conspiracy of separation, former President said that they should not be negotiated but treated with iron hands. There were operation launched in Balochistan against these elements in the periods of Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, Zia-ul-Haq and mine. He said that Baloch people are not supporting the sardars, but these sardars are misguiding people against the governments for their minor interests.
Pervez Musharraf termed the sardars equally responsible for less-development in Balochistan saying that almost all sardars were remained on big slots in various governments but they did not took active part in Balochistan’s development.
He said that situation in Balochistan had no resemblance with that of East Pakistan and asserted the province would remain an integral part of Pakistan. Baloch people are also fed-up with so-called sardars and they want to be free from sardars.
“Free and fair election is only way to make free Baloch people from the clutches of sardars and Baloch people can elect their real political representatives,” Pervez said. He said that the situation of Balochistan is not that grim as shown by some Baloch leaders. They are misleading the people by showing a wrong picture of the province; they are terrorists and have no support among the people of Balochistan. Rejecting the perception that Pak Army and LEAs are involved in missing persons issue, APML chief said that local terrorist organizations are involved in these criminal activities adding that Army can’t kill any of citizen of Pakistan. He further said that sardars should tell the Baloch people how they are maintaining luxury vehicles and affording high expenditures.
Pervez Musharraf said that when he had held rains of country, there were 65 camps in Balochistan where from terrorism activities were operated but he had finished all these camps.
He said that India, Russia and Afghanistan are engaged against the Pakistan since 1950.Soviet Union tried to divided Pakistan into pieces through Afghanistan but it was divided in pieces instead of weakening the Pakistan. He said that Akbar Bugti committed suicide or murdered due to explosion of his own weapons so that but they are alleging that he was killed in an Army operation. Now, they are doing politics on his death which is totally wrong. He said that his tenure was golden time of Balochistan, record development was happened, and no example available like this in the history of last 50 years. He went on to say that Balochistan had witnessed tremendous progress during his era when people were given jobs, a women university was opened, nine cadet colleges were announced out of which five were established, dams were constructed, scholarships were given to postgraduates and huge sum of money was poured into it for development, Pervez Musharraf maintained.