Balochistan candidates, voters receiving threats from BLA
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