Balochistan can't be separated in Army presence, says former President General Pervez Musharraf
Former President General Pervez Musharraf
on April 15 said that as long as Pakistan
Army was there, Balochistan could not be separated
from Pakistan, reports Daily Times.
Addressing retired army officers organisation
‘Pakistan First’ over the video link on situation
in Balochistan, the leader of All Pakistan
Muslim League and former Army Chief said Balochistan
Liberation Army is an organisation of militants
supported by foreign elements and targeting
non locals in the province. He regretted that
some politicians were supporting the separatists
for political gains. Musharraf said out of
160 tribes in the province, only Sardars of
three namely Bugti, Marri and Mengal wanted
separation of Balochistan for their vested
interests and they had the backing of forces
involved in destabilising Pakistan. He said
Talal Bugti, Shahzeb Bugti and others were
in contact with the foreigners for this purpose.
He said only four percent of Pakistan’s population
lives in Balochistan and 60 percent among
it had rejected the separatists.