Baloch republican party chief Brahumdagh Bugti said military establishment is not ready for dialogue over Balochistan problem

Baloch republican party chief Brahumdagh Bugti said military establishment is not ready for dialogue over Balochistan problem. Pakistani army is not ready for talks.

Military operation is called off and forces called back to barracks. Everybody seeks help to defend himself and we may even seek help from the United States and the United Nations.

He would not refuse, if New Delhi offered him help. Baloch separatist leader has warmed up to the dialogue option to resolve the Balochistan conundrum.

He is willing to withdraw his demand for an independent Balochistan state, if the Baloch people desire so.

Brahumdagh Bugti, the chief of the Baloch Republican Party and grandson of slain Jamhoori Watan Party leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Repeatedly rejected dialogue offers and insisted on armed struggle for an independent Balochistan.

Baloch republican party chief Brahumdagh Bugti said military establishment is not ready for dialogue over Balochistan problem.

Balochistan problem establishment is not ready for dialogue.

Brahumdagh, who  fled Pakistan following the killing of his grandfather, claimed that the security establishment to review its strategy.

On the Balochistan issue as “it has accepted that it could be resolved only through peace negotiations”.

Brahumdagh who is seeking political asylum in Switzerland – said 10-15 years of violence in Balochistan has not solved the problem.

He referring to a low-key insurgency in the province which had started in 2004.

And intensified in 2006 after the killing ofAkbar Bugti in a military operation in Kohlu.

Asked what would be his response if the establishment set the precondition of giving up his demand for an independent Balochistan.

Baloch republican party chief Brahumdagh Bugti said military establishment is not ready for dialogue over Balochistan problem.

Brahumdagh said, “If the majority of our friends, comrades, political allies and people of Balochistan desire this then we are ready to stay with Pakistan.”

Brahumdagh denied reports of his contacts with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Whoin London these days but said he wanted to resolve all issues peacefully through political means.

Balochistan problem establishment is not ready for dialogue.

If they [Pakistan govt] want to pursue talks, we are ready to engage. We are a political people and want a political solution.

It will be stupid to refuse dialogue if somebody invites us to come to the negotiating table,” he added

Brahumdagh said the government had contacted them a number of times in the past but no serious effort was made.

“During the Pakistan Peoples Party government, we had had talks with [then interior minister] Rehman Malik.

But when we contacted [then president] Asif Ali Zardari, he said the establishment was not ready for talks.”

He called for an environment conducive for talks. “Negotiations will be difficult amidst killings.

That why we demand the military operation  called off and forces called back to barracks.

Only then the environment can become suitable for negotiations,” he said.

Responding to a question about the agenda of possible talks, he said, “We will see what they [govt] have to offer.

Balochistan problem establishment is not ready for dialogue.

If they asked, we would give them the agenda, which would approved by the majority of our people.”

Baloch republican party chief Brahumdagh Bugti said military establishment is not ready for dialogue over Balochistan problem.

Asked if the Baloch separatists were facing public pressure to seek a political solution, Brahumdagh said they willing to pursue dialogue without an iota of doubt.

Ten to 15 years passed but no serious effort ever made to hold dialogue.

Such discussions remained confined to newspapers and official meetings,” he claimed.

To a question about his group receiving funds from India, Brahumdagh said that he would not refuse, if New Delhi offered him help.

“Everybody seeks help to defend himself and we may even seek help from the United States and the United Nations,” he added.

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