Oper­a­tion alone won’t re­solve Balochis­tan is­sue: Ka­mal In­au­gu­rates PSP of­fice in Quetta

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OUR COR­RE­SPON­DENT QUETTA—Pak Sarza­meen Party chair­man Syed Mustafa Ka­mal has said that oper­a­tion alone won’t re­solve the is­sue of Balochis­tan, adding that the re­cov­ery of mu­ti­lated bodies should come to an end. The PSP leader made these re­marks on his maiden visit to Quetta, where he opened the party’s of­fice.

“Nei­ther mu­ti­lated bodies should be found nor should peo­ple go miss­ing,” he said.

The for­mer Karachi mayor stressed that mil­i­tary oper­a­tion alone won’t re­solve the prob­lems be­ing faced by the prov­ince. “I have not come here to be­come Prime Min­is­ter. I am here to con­vey my mes­sage and lis­ten to oth­ers,” he said. Ka­mal em­pha­sized the need to de­volve power to the grass-roots in­sti­tu­tions. “Peo­ple ex­pect ev­ery­thing from Prime Min­is­ter or Chief Min­is­ter. It is not their job to in­stall sew­er­age sys­tems,” he pointed out. “We will have to change the 70 years of out­dated sys­tem to empower peo­ple and re­solve their is­sues,” he said.

Ear­lier, Mustafa Ka­mal on Satur­day reached the city along with party lead­ers and in­au­gu­rated a lo­cal PSP of­fice here.

The PSP chief was ac­com­pa­nied by party lead­ers Anees Qaimkhani and Ash­faq Mangi and re­ceived a warm wel­come by party work­ers. Af­ter in­au­gu­ra­tion of his party of­fice in Quetta, he said that he was happy to visit Quetta.

He said that a party’s flag be­comes rea­son for dis­pute, there­fore, PSP has adopted the Pak­istani flag to pro­mote unity among peo­ple. The PSP chief said that po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences shouldn’t be turned into an­i­mosi­ties. About the Panama Leaks, he said that peo­ple, who were dy­ing of hunger, weren’t both­ered by such is­sues.

“We have dif­fer­ences over race, colour and re­li­gion, which we need to re­solve,” Ka­mal said.

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