‘Banned mil­i­tant or­gan­i­sa­tions in­volved in ab­duct­ing peo­ple’

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

QUETTA—The Home Min­is­ter Balochis­tan, Mir Sar­faraz Bugti told the leg­is­la­tors dur­ing the req­ui­si­tioned ses­sion of the Pro­vin­cial As­sem­bly that state in­sti­tu­tions were not in­volved in kid­nap­ping peo­ple and said that banned mil­i­tant or­ga­ni­za­tions were ab­duct­ing peo­ple to mint money to strengthen them­selves. He said that the tal­iban were try­ing to mak­ing their roots in Quetta. He was ad­dress­ing a req­ui­si­tioned ses­sion of the Balochis­tan As­sem­bly which started with Speaker, Ms. Ra­heela Hameed Khan Dur­rani in chair.

The req­ui­si­tioned as­sem­bly ses­sion was called in to make de­bate on ab­duc­tion of Asad Ta­reen, the son of Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Govern­ment and a se­nior leader of Pash­toonkhawa Milli Awami Party, Sar­dar Mustafa Ta­reen who was kid­napped by uniden­ti­fied armed men few days back when he left Cadet Col­lege Pishin to pro­ceed to his home.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the de­bate and dis­cus­sion on the is­sue, the Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter Balochis­tan, Mir Sar­faraz Bugti said that banned mil­i­tant or­ga­ni­za­tions were in­volved in kid­nap­ping peo­ple to strengthen them­selves. Four types of groups in­clud­ing Tehreek-e-Tal­iban Pak­istan, Baloch Lib­er­a­tion Army, Lashkar-eJhangvi and crim­i­nal gangs are in­volved in ab­duc­tion of peo­ple, he said. He re­jected the im­pres­sion that any state in­sti­tu­tion might be in­volved in kid­nap­ping peo­ple.

He said that Tal­iban mil­i­tants were try­ing to make their roots in Quetta and added our se­cu­rity forces would foil their de­signs in this re­gard. Govern­ment and se­cu­rity forces are able to deal with kid­nap­pers and mil­i­tants with iron hand. Sev­eral gangs in­volved in kid­nap­ping for ran­som had been busted, he said.

He said there were some is­sues per­tain­ing to gov­er­nance and law and or­der, adding that but the govern­ment and se­cu­rity forces were on high alert and they would not al­low anti-peace el­e­ments to im­ple­ment their ne­far­i­ous de­signs. He said that some par­lia­men­tar­i­ans of PkMAP de­liv­ered emo­tional speeches over the is­sue and added, no state in­sti­tu­tion is in­volved in crime.

The Home Min­is­ter said that al­though po­lice had been made free of po­lit­i­cal pres­sure, but still deputy com­mis­sion­ers were posted in dis­tricts on po­lit­i­cal ba­sis. Op­po­si­tion leader, Maulana Abdul Wasey said that the Op­po­si­tion would not boy­cott the req­ui­si­tioned ses­sion of the leg­is­la­tor. He said that the Op­po­si­tion ex­pressed its sol­i­dar­ity and sym­pa­thy with Sar­dar Mustafa Khan Ta­reen over the ab­duc­tion of his son.

Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion and se­nior leader of PkMAP, Abdul Ra­heem Ziarat­wal said that the in­tel­li­gence agen­cies should pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to the govern­ment on the kid­nap­ping of Asad Ta­reen and other peo­ple. In the light of in­for­ma­tion to be pro­vided by the in­tel­li­gence agen­cies, it is re­spon­si­bil­ity of the govern­ment to take fur­ther action to en­sure re­cov­ery of the ab­ducted peo­ple, he said. Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment and se­nior leader of PkMAP, Dr. Hamid Achakzai said, PkMAP never re­mained against mil­i­tary. He urged the in­tel­li­gence agen­cies to trace where­abouts of Asad Ta­reen.

ll par­lia­men­tary lead­ers in the house reached con­sen­sus to form a com­mit­tee which would mon­i­tor the ef­forts of govern­ment and se­cu­rity forces to be put for re­cov­ery of Asad Ta­reen and other ab­ducted peo­ple. The Speaker said that all par­lia­men­tary lead­ers would be part of the Par­lia­men­tary Com­mit­tee of the Balochis­tan As­sem­bly formed in this re­gard. Later, the house was pro­rogued for in­def­i­nite pe­riod. —APP

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