Hawks in Pak Army scuttled Balochistan peace moves, says PML-Q leader

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Islamabad, June 7 : Senior PML-Q leader and Senator, Mushahid Hussain Syed has said that a section of hawkish elements in the country's military had sabotaged the implementation of the recommendations on Balochistan by a parliamentary committee headed by him.

The parliamentary committee had proposed adopting a path of dialogue that would result in an agreement between the two sides, viz Baloch tribals and the Pakistan government.

The parliamentary committee was formed in 2004 to resolve the Balochistan issue. It was headed by the then prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, but later it was divided into two sub-committees, one headed by Mushahid Hussain and the other by Wasim Sajjad.

The Mushahid committee had submitted a detailed report containing some 30 recommendations.

"A section of the military establishment's hawkish elements who wanted to seek solution of a political issue through military means had sabotaged the recommendations prepared by the sub-committee headed by him," the Dawn quoted him as saying.

He further said that Late Nawab Akbar Bugti had agreed with the PML leadership and the committee's proposals for adopting the path of dialogue which resulted in an agreement between the two sides.

"We will be with the government whatever good steps it will take for the betterment of the people," he quoted Nawab Bugti as having said.

ANI

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