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Political parties to stage a sit-in outside Parliament against abductions in Balochistan

QUETTA: Addressing a press conference here Saturday, Provincial Information Minister Jaffar Mandokhel announced to stage a sit-in outside the parliament on January 12, 2014, adding that the opposition and other parties would participate in it.

The announcement was made by Provincial minister Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, President PML Shaikh Jaffar Mandokhel, Central leader BNP Dr Janhzeb Jamaldini, Provincial Secretary General ANP Rasheed Khan Nassar and others at a joint Press conference here Saturday.

 “Abduction for ransom is continued   in Balochistan for last several years but no success has been made to overcome it” said Provincial minister Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal

Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal said a meeting chaired by Opposition leader Maulana Abdul Wasay yesterday decided that they would call on Balochistan Governor and Chief Minister on January 1 and place before them their request. They would also hold a meeting with Prime Minister and Interior Minister on January 10 in this connection and express their reservations.

According to their decision  Heads of political parties would also meet with Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Asfand Yar Wali, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Sardar Akthar Mengal, Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani and others.

They said the problem would be taken up at the Balochistan Assembly for seeking its elimination. They said political parties would foil abduction for ransom incidents by force as these cannot be tolerated any more.

Published in The Balochistan Point on December 29, 2013

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