Baloch separatists backed by foreign nations, claims Musharraf

   Apr 16, 6:35 pm

Karachi, Apr 16(ANI): Former Pakistan president and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf has claimed Baloch separatists have foreign backing to destabilize Pakistan.

He was speaking via video at a conference titled "Problems of Balochistan", arranged by Pakistan First, a forum of retired servicemen at a local club.

Musharraf alleged that certain politicians were supporting separatists for gaining political benefits.

"The chiefs of Bugti, Marri and Mengal (tribes) are involved in the prevailing condition of Balochistan. The Balochistan Liberation Army is a terrorist organisation which is targeting non-locals in the province. The present government has failed to tackle the province's issues," The Express Tribune quoted Musharraf, as saying.

Shahzain Bugti, Talal Bugti and others have contacts with foreign elements. Not a single inch of the country would disintegrate in the presence of Pakistan Army," he added.

He claimed that 60 percent of Balochistan's population had rejected the separatists.

"The people do not know the real situation of Balochistan. Only four per cent of population of the country lives in Balochistan and 60 per cent of that population is in favour of Pakistan. Just three to four thousand people are involved in terrorism and those are supported by foreign elements," he added. (ANI)

Bangladesh SC scraps 16th amendment to Constitution May 5, 7:01 pm
Dhaka, May 5 (ANI): The Bangladesh High Court has scrapped the 16th amendment to Constitution, which empowered the Parliament to impeach the Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct.
Full Story
Turkish PM resigns amid complaints from opponents May 5, 6:54 pm
Istanbul, May 5 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down on Thursday, paving way for President Recep Tayyip Erodgan to consolidate power amid complaints from opponents over his increasingly hard-line policies.
Full Story
Ready to quit if majority in Parliament lost: Nepal PM Oli May 5, 5:11 pm
Kathmandu, May 5 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli today said he is ready to quit if he lost majority in the Parliament.
Full Story
Teen girl set on fire for helping a couple escape in Pakistan's Makool village May 5, 4:45 pm
Abbottabad, May 5 (ANI): Police in Pakistan's Abbottabad city have said that the chilling murder of a 16-year-old girl who was set on fire in Makool village is linked to orders given by a local jirga last week.
Full Story
Comments