Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): Top leaders of major political parties, who attended the National Conference on Balochistan, unanimously passed a 15-point resolution calling for an end to the ongoing military operation in insurgency-hit Balochistan, and the withdrawal of military and paramilitary troops from the province.
According to The Express Tribune, the 15-point declaration emphasised that the crisis could only be resolved through political dialogue' negotiations and through building confidence between the people of Balochistan and the Federal Government.
It maintained that a politics of garrison should be replaced by the civilian authorities who genuinely represent the will of the people.
It said an effective mechanism should be adopted to ensure that all natural resources in Balochistan are under the control of locals. It added that all those citizens settled in Balochistan, irrespective of their language, caste or belief, be equally respected and their social and economic rights protected.
The conference commended the Supreme Court for taking up the case of missing persons in Balochistan, but urged that those accused of heinous crimes of target killings and disappearances should be brought to justice.
The declaration said an inter-parliamentary committee should prepare a White paper on the human rights violations carried out in Balochistan from the time of Musharraf's regime to the present day. The report should be presented and discussed in the parliament. (ANI)