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Baloch youth urged to follow in footsteps of Bizenjo

Saleem ShahidOctober 23, 2017

QUETTA: National Par­ty President Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri have urged the Baloch youth to become part of mainstream politics and take part in dialogue to protect rights of the people of Balochistan as this was the only way to resolve all problems being faced by the province.

Speaking at a public meeting organised in connection with the birth centenary of veteran nationalist/leftist leader Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo at Shahwani Stadium in Sariab area here on Sunday, they said that Mir Bizenjo was the name of a philosophy who always believed in peaceful political struggle to achieve rights for the people of the province.

Hasil Bizenjo said that issues the province was facing could be resolved only by adopting the philosophy of late Mir Bizenjo.

He said that National Party believed in democracy and supremacy of parliament and constitution and would always support democratic process in the country.


Hasil Bizenjo said that once again conspiracies were being hatched to derail democracy and democratic government. The National Party would play its due role to foil such attempts and would be at forefront in this struggle along with other political forces.

Conspiracies being hatched to derail democracy, says NP leader

He said that today’s huge public meeting showed that people of Balochistan were with the National Party as it was the only party that could solve problems being faced by the province and its people. He urged party workers and supporters to adopt the path of Mir Bizenjo and struggle for the rights of Balochistan.

Hasil Bizenjo said that for his party ministries had no importance but the struggle for the rights of Baloch people and Balochistan had great importance and therefore it was waging a struggle to protect resources and the coast of the province.

He asked the people to vote for the party in the coming general elections like the previous polls.

Chief Minister Zehri said that Mr Bizenjo believed in politics of reconciliation and accommodation and he opposed all forms of adventurism and taking up guns and going to hills to wage an armed struggle. He criticised those people who were waging a war against Pakistan under the garb of Baloch rights, but themselves enjoying lavish lives in Europe.

The chief minister said that the late Baloch leader never supported the concept of militant struggle and always preferred talks to win rights for the people of Balochistan.

Nawab Zehri paid tribute to Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo and said that he was a follower of the late leader.

“I reject the use of force to impose one’s ideas on people at gunpoint,” he said. “We the indigenous people are the owners of resources and coast of Balochistan.”

He said that had the militants followed the politics of Mir Bizenjo and held talks with the government, there would have been lasting and durable peace in Balochistan.

He said that by rejecting the strategy of Mir Bizenjo, the militants were playing in the hands of foreigners and using the Baloch youth as tools to foment violence against the state.

The chief minister said that the militant struggle had pushed Balochistan 50 years back and made numerous families suffer in the conflict.

Without naming Gazain Marri, the son of Nawab Khair Bukhsh Marri, Nawab Zehri said that he had returned to Quetta after 20 years with a claim to serve the people or improve the situation prevailing in Balochistan.

He (Gazain Marri) had virtually rejected the ideology of his elders but he would have to explain the crimes he or they (his elders) had committed against the people,

then he would find a place in politics, he said. “First he will be made accountable.”

The chief minister said that he would soon announce a development package for Sariab area, an underdeveloped area having a population of more than a million people.

Former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Senior Vice President of National Party Mir Tahir Bizenjo, Sardar Aslam Bizenjo, Sardar Kamal Khan Bangulzai, Mir Kabir Ahmed Muhammadshahi, Jan Muhammad Buledi, Dr Ashok Kumar, Dr Shama Ishaq and others also spoke on the occasion.

Published in Dawn, October 23rd, 2017


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