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Balochistan Assembly condemns harassment of Pashtuns in Punjab and Sindh

Quetta: The Balochistan Assembly on Saturday passed an undisputed resolution condemning the alleged harassment of Pashtuns living in Punjab and Sindh.

A member of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Nasarullah Zarai, moved the resolution during the session of the assembly.

PkMAP parliamentary leader Rahim Ziaratwal, MPA Syed Liaquat Agha and others endorsed the resolution.

The house was of the view that the government should take a strong notice of the racial profiling of the Pashtuns by police living in Punjab Sindh.

Zarai, while speaking on the resolution claimed that police had detained a large number of indigenous Pashtuns as part of its crackdown against terrorists.

The Balochistan Assembly insisted that the federal government must release all local Pashtuns in Punjab and Sindh and avoid keeping them behind bars on false pretexts.

Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, a Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal legislator, strongly condemned the harassment of Pashtuns and demanded that the federal government ensure the safety of every Pakistani.

 Staff Reporter

Published in The Balochistan Point on March 5, 2017

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