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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MWM for grand Jirga to curb Balochistan unrest

Observer Report

Quetta—In order to maintain unity and harmony among the people and unveil terrorists fuelling hatred on sectarian grounds, the Balochistanchapter of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) suggested on Tuesday that a grand Jirga comprising of Baloch, Pashtun and Hazara tribal elders with religious scholars from Sunni and Shia sects be formed.Speaking to the media at the Quetta Press Club, President MWM Balochistan chapter Maqsood Ali Domki made several suggestions.

In an open letter to the people of Balochistan, provincial assembly members, tribal elders and religious leaders, Domki stated that it was high time for those responsible to play their role for the restoration of peace and order in the province.“The Hazara community has been subjected to targeted killings since 1998 and the attacks escalated rather being controlled, claiming the lives of over 500 people so far,” he said.Domki claimed that thegovernment and its functionaries were completely aware of the hideouts of terrorists therefore they should launch a crackdown to break up their chain.

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