Govt must give Baloch control over natural resources: Bugti
The conflict in Balochistan will end if the government accepts that the Baloch people should have control over the natural resources in the provinces, Bugti tribe chief Nawab Akbar Bugti said. The government has "imposed" conflict on the Baloch to maintain its "occupation" of Baloch resources, he said in an interview with news agency Online. He refused to be "lured into the useless bait of dialogue".

Bugti, who is also chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party, expressed sorrow at the death of 32 people whose vehicle hit a landmine in the Barkhan area of Kharcha on their way to a wedding. He blamed the incident on the Frontier Corps, saying the vehicle was traveling in an area controlled by the FC and the paramilitary troops had mined the area.
Posted by: Fred 2006-03-13