The opposition leader, addressing a press conference in Islamabad, said his party was making efforts to bring back the estranged province into the Federation. He made it clear that he was not recommending this step for point-scoring but to rectify past mistakes. Commenting on the formation of the commission, Ch Nisar proposed that many important non-parliamentary parties, besides parties in the parliament, should also be made part of this committee.
“Parties from Balochistan, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party should also have representation in the committee,” he said. Nisar was of the opinion that this body would function in a parliamentary, political and democratic manner, adding, it would also supplement the Supreme Court’s proceedings in cases pertaining to law and order situation in Balochistan.
The opposition leader explained, “The commission would open lines of communication with Baloch nationalists, who did not have any trust in the government, highlighting the government’s indifferent reaction to Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s recently proposed six points to resolve the Balochistan issue.”
To a question, he said Baloch leader, Sardar Mengal’s six-points could not be likened to late Bangladeshi leader, Shaikh Mujeeb’s as the former’s viewpoint, in its essence, favoured Federation and not treason.
He further asked that where does the six-point agenda speak of separation from the Federation but instead it speaks of bringing to justice those responsible for the atrocities in the province. The opposition leader continued that every government was responsible for the crisis in Balochistan, particularly the Musharraf regime. “The issue will not be resolved until the nation seriously deals with the problems in Pakistan’s largest province and mistakes are rectified,” he was of the view.
Last week Sardar Mengal had submitted a six-point agenda in the Supreme Court, saying it is the last effort to save the province.
Flanked by other PML-N leaders, Nisar said his party would also move the National Assembly to revert the weekly revision of petroleum prices back to monthly basis.
“The government’s contention for revising POL prices every week was nothing but deception. We will controvert it in the House with facts and figures,” he said.
Replying to another question, he termed the Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance a conspiracy to divide the province.
Nisar said his party had completed preparation to wipe out Pakistan People’s Party from all the four provinces.
He said the PML-N was about to form a grand alliance which would create problems for the PPP.