As govt shies away, PML-N backs Baloch chieftain
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As the government and military authorities scrambled to dismiss allegations leveled by a former chief minister of Balochistan, major opposition parties have started endorsing the six-point agenda of the estranged Baloch leader, Sardar Akhtar Mengal.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday put its weight behind Mengal’s proposal, and called for immediate steps to remove the sense of deprivation amongst the people of Balochistan.
Parallels with East Pakistan
Mengal, the chief of Balochistan National Party, held a meeting with the PML-N chief, Nawaz Sharif, who endorsed the former’s charter saying, “it was because of inefficient policies that our own people were offended.”
Nawaz was referring to the East Pakistan situation, with which Mengal drew a parallel, and said his charter was not different from that of Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman.
“Why shouldn’t we part our ways peacefully,” Mengal said, adding that the Baloch people
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