Balochistan: People want missing persons, not solar panels, says Mengal

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Staff Reporter

QUETTA

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Monday offered to play the role of messenger between Islamabad and the families of missing persons in Balochistan.

He said the voters in in Balochistan beg for the recovery of missing persons rather than installation of solar panels in the province. The relatives of missing persons had been raising voice against enforced disappearances but the federation didn’t pay any heed toward their hue and cry.

He further said that residents of other provinces were registering themselves as natives of Balochistan province. Mengal also made it clear to both federal and provincial governments that no one would be allowed to purchase property in Gwadar as local people are real owner of the land.

Mengal said Pakistan has been made an orphanage for Afghan refugees, adding that the local residents have refused to accept these Afghan refugees.

He further said the countrymen have rejected the so-called political leaders who considered themselves master of running the government. They were trying to fool the masses, he alleged.

Akhtar Mengal said that he was satisfied because he fulfilled all promises that he had made with the people of Balochistan regarding the issue of missing persons.

He said his own brother has been missing for the past 42 years. “They knew that he is no more with us and if he is alive we will never place his nephew’s name on his name.”

He said that he had raised the issue of the missing persons whose parents marched towards Islamabad on barefooted and begged for recovery of their loves ones.

He said Gwadar is property of Baloch people and will not be allow them turn them in minority.

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