Veteran politician Mustikhan suggests setting up truth, reconciliation body for conflict resolution in Balochistan, KP

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KARACHI (ENN) The Awami Workers Party (AWP) expresses concern at the alarming situation evolving after May 26 Kharqamar checkpost incident in North Waziristan.
The party expresses grief at the loss of 13 lives and injuries to over 30 others.
“The tribal districts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are literally under unannounced curfew and refusal of parliamentary delegation and media to the troubled region is making the situation murkier.

Unleashing unprovoked violence against political activists and elected members of parliament shows the situation is worsening,” AWP President Yousuf Mustikhan said.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday the AWP president demanded immediate restraint to avoid further violence.
The situation warrants formation of a truth and reconciliation commission in addition to parliamentary body to probe the North Waziristan incident and to look into the grievances and miseries of the tribal people.
He said that KP and Balochistan are literally under the unannounced martial law and civilian population are facing immense problems due to military operations in the two provinces.
“The establishment is pushing the two provinces towards civil war as part of the imperialist proxy agenda which will be very dangerous for the country,” Mustikhan warned.
He also expressed concern over the ongoing military operation in Balochistan and enforced disappearances in the province.
Conflict should be resolved through political means and not through use of force, he said and urged democratic forces inside and outside parliament to play a role in this regard.
He warned against any moves to divide Sindh on ethnic lines to weaken democratic forces and institutions.
The AWP leader expressed dismay at the reported torture of MNA Ali Wazir and eight of his comrades and demanded withdrawal of false cases against them.
Mustikhan urged all progressive, secular, democratic and anti-imperialist forces to get united on one-point agenda and resist the neoliberal and imperialist design to turn KP, Balochistan and Sindh into battlefield of proxy wars.
He also demanded release of AWP leader Baba Jan and other political activists in Gilgit.

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