Khar strikes a note of warning to government
MULTAN: Former Punjab governor Malik Mustafa Khar has warned the government that it could pay a heavy price if it avoided national reconciliation and continued to suppress problems by force.
Mr Khar said the Shah of Iran did not accept his public demand to confer powers on the prime minister and had to flee Iran, Gen Ayub Khan did not meet the demand of adult franchise and had to quit, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto did not address opposition’s demand to hold fresh elections on 30 to 35 seats and had to leave too.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday at the home of Malik Muhammad Ali Buccha, Mr Khar said Balochistan wanted provincial autonomy and have a say in the provincial policy, but the federal government had always imposed a governor and a chief minister and excluded Balochs from major and small development projects. staff report