Quetta, Balochistan: The remarks were made by Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi, chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Balochistan, local media reported.
Hashmi further said that not giving constitutional rights to the people of Balochistan, not providing employment, education, and health facilities, and letting the people face check posts and police stations have created “problems and worries”.
The leader said that due to the actions of the security agencies, even today, “Balochistan suffers from feelings of injury, reaction, and revenge.”
“Unfortunately, the government never listened to the people of Balochistan with honesty and sincerity nor did it show seriousness in giving them rights,’ Hashmi added.
He also highlighted that the youth of Balochistan are heading towards the mountains (taking up weapons) due to the power-hungry leaders, the failure of the rulers, negligence, incompetence, and abuse.
“This is incompetence, negligence, and failure of the federal government and the provincial government along with other forces,” he said.
He went on to call for the resources of the region to be spent on the local people than being exploited by outsiders.
“If the resources of Balochistan are spent on Balochistan, then the rights of the people will be delivered and the feeling of deprivation will decrease,” Hashmi said.
He added that if the rulers had brought the missing persons of Balochistan to light in time, provided employment and education to the youth, and solved burning national and collective problems, then the conditions of Balochistan would be much better today.
Balochistan is a resource-rich but least developed province of Pakistan where a movement for freedom has been ongoing for the past several decades. Many Balochs believe that the region was independent before 1947 and was forcibly occupied by Pakistan.
On Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle exploded near Confucius Institute – a Chinese language teaching center in Karachi University – in which four people including three Chinese nationals were killed.
The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for this incident. The BLA has been resisting the Chinese investments in Balochistan, especially under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)