Sep 24, 2010

Balochistan: Zardari-Led Govt. Worse Than Musharraf's Regime, Says Exiled Leader


Despite differences, Baloch activists continue to be targeted by the government for expressing their political views


Below is an article published by Sify News:


Exiled Balochistan leader Brahamdagh Bugti has said that although the tactics of the incumbent government led by President Asif Ali Zardari are different from those adopted by former president Pervez Musharraf, the aim of both governments were the same.

Comparing Zardari's presidency to Musharraf's regime, Bugti said that the current government was worse for Balochistan than the previous one, the Daily Times reports.

"During the previous government, the government conducted operation against Balochs at a specific area, but now it has spread out to all of Balochistan. Now our political leaders, intellectuals and activists are targeted too," he said.

"Let's not talk about Zardari too much because he has no authority. The politicians don't have any control," Bugti added.

Recently, during a meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, Rehman Malik had told the Afghan officials that Brahamdagh Bugti was the key figure behind the ongoing unrest in Balochistan, and had asked them to take strict action against him for being involved in insurgency and unlawful activities in the province of Balochistan.