Balochis­tan can­di­dates, vot­ers re­ceiv­ing threats from BLA

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - IS­LAM­ABAD—

The banned Baloch Lib­er­a­tion Army is out to sab­o­tage the forth­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions and in this re­gard it has ac­cel­er­ated the prac­tice of send­ing threat­en­ing let­ters to the res­i­dences of polls can­di­dates and of­fices of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Be­sides that, re­ports emerg­ing from Balochis­tan re­vealed that the can­di­dates and vot­ers are also re­ceiv­ing threats of be­ing tar­getkilled.

De­spite as­sur­ances from the Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner (CEC) Jus­tice (R) Fakhrud­din G Ebrahim, the po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Balochis­tan have de­manded de­ploy­ment of se­cu­rity forces one month prior to the elec­tion day.

The eight Baloch ma­jor­ity dis­tricts in Balochis­tan have been de­clared ex­tremely sen­si­tive for the forth­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions. How­ever, ac­tiv­i­ties of the banned out­fits are also con­tin­u­ing in other parts of Balochis­tan.

Ar­eas from Mas­tung to Gawadar in­clud­ing Khuz­dar, Awaran, Kalat, Tur­bat, Cha­gai and Kharan are among the ar­eas which have been de­clared most sen­si­tive.

Na­tional Party leader Mir Hasil Khan Baz­injo has con­firmed that the BLA has not only sent threat­en­ing let­ters to the res­i­dences of the con­test­ing can­di­dates, but also sent threat­en­ing pam­phlets to mosques.

They have threat­ened to tar­get the can­di­dates and vot­ers tak­ing part in the elec­tions.

He has de­manded of the CEC to de­ploy se­cu­rity forces one month ear­lier to the elec­tion day in Balochis­tan.—INP

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