Thinking of resolving issues with Baloch insurgents by talking to them: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD(GWADAR), 06 July: Speaking to the Gwadar business community in his official visit, Prime Minister(PM) Imran Khan said if it wasn’t for his sincere intentions for Balochistan he would instead be spending summers in London and shopping from Harrods since he did not win elections.

PM Khan said he was, in fact, thinking of resolving issues with Baloch insurgents by talking to them since there are possibilities of past injustices they were the victims of.

He further said no rulers, federal or local, in the past have dealt with Baloch people fairly and thus deprivation of basic rights prompted despair and resistance amongst citizens there who may have been played into Indian and enemy hands.

Speaking about Nawaz Sharif & Zardari

Nawaz Sharif in his entire premiership tenure went on international trips 24 times and shopped from Harrods, but he hardly ever visited Balochistan simply because there was no interest politically, he said.

Asif Ali Zardari, similarly, embarked on over 50 such trips but did he visit Gwadar for people here, he asked.

Times have now changed, he said, adding that we are now allaying the grievances of people there and giving them the highest by far PSDP share from the budget so people can benefit from the development.

Read this: Balochistan opposition MPAs call-off sit-in outside police station

The Balochistan opposition MPAs on Sunday have called off their sit-in outside the police station located at Bijli Road, Quetta, after successful talks with the government.

Zia Langoo, Balochistan home minister led the government delegation for the talks with the opposition members and handed over the notification of withdrawal of the FIR registered against the opposition lawmakers.Langoo handed over the notification to Balochistan Assembly Opposition Leader Malik Sikandar. Seeing the notification, the MPAs called off their sit-in.The Balochistan government had registered FIR against 17 MPAs.

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