Islamabad, Top political leaders who attended a National Conference on Balochistan have called for an end to the ongoing military operation in insurgency-hit Balochistan, and the withdrawal of military and paramilitary troops from the province.
The conference, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), called for a dialogue with all stakeholders in order to solve Balochistan”s problems, reports The Dawn.
SCBA President Yaseen Azad said the unrest in Balochistan could only be addressed through parliament by political forces.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said the solution lies in the hands of the country”s politicians, and not with military personnel. Noting that there were lots of differences between the Army and the police, Khan presented his own 10-year development plan, along with an amnesty plan for those Baloch who were declared to be terrorists, reports The Express Tribune.
Chief of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and a member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani reiterated Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani”s suggestion on forming a “Grand National Alliance” which would conduct dialogue over rule of law and autonomy (DRA).
He also emphasised the alliance between judiciary and parliament for the accomplishment of peace in the province.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Haider Abbas Rizvi said Balochistan has become a very sensitive issue in the country, and if not taken seriously, external forces could gain benefits for their vested interests. He said that Balochistan issue should be resolved on the slogan of ”now or never”.
The leaders also passed a 15-point resolution to tackle the problems in Balochistan.