A central leader of the ruling party in Balochistan has publicly voiced his concern over the continuing kill and dump policy in the bloodied province and accused the party president of lying to the public.
Mir Aslam Buledi, a former provincial minister and senator, who is the deputy secretary general of the National Party (NP), has posted a picture of Balochistan chief minister Dr. Malik Baloch and two of his cabinet colleagues laughing heartily next to the dead bodies of freedom activists.
Buledi also pointedly asked NP president, Senator Hasil Bizenjo to answer for lying to the people of Balochistan that Pakistan has stopped its kill and dump policy. He posted a news item from Pakistan daily Express Tribune about recovery of dead bodies of Baloch freedom activists from the fertile date growing Panjgur valley to prove his point.
National Party sources accused Buledi of reacting after being denied a senate seat.
“I did not apply for a senate seat. No one has yet applied for a seat in the senate election that is going to be held in March,” Buledi said to a question from The Examiner Thursday afternoon.
He also said he had a secure political base in Buleda and a provincial seat that he has passed on to the younger generation in the family.
“I am not constituency less like Hasil Bizenjo and Tahir Bizenjo,” Buledi added. Tahir Bizenjo is the general secretary of the National Party, even though his cousin Hasil Bizenjo is the president.
Buledi is a notable from the Buleda area. His close relative, son of slain Balochistan minister Ayub Buledi named Mir Fateh Muhammad Buledi is presently the youngest member of the Balochistan assembly from Buleda.
The younger Buledi staged a walkout from the Balochistan assembly Tuesday against what he described as corruption, nepotism and anti-Baloch policies of the chief minister Dr Malik Baloch.
This is not the first time protest voices have been heard from within the National Party hierarchy.
In fall last year, another senior leader Engineer Hameed Baloch had accused the Pakistan military of carrying out anti-Baloch repression in the garb of relief work after a massive earthquake left at least two districts devastated and hundreds of thousands of Baloch people homeless.
Party sources say senior leaders of the National Party have been totally sidelined by Hasil Bizenjo and Dr. Abdul Malik.
One of them is Dr. Abdul Hayee Baloch, who has nearly half century of political experience behind him. The other figure to have been sidelined within the party is Bizen Bizenjo, Hasil Bizenjo’s elder brother who as the eldest son of late politician Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo should naturally have been in the driving seat of the National Party.
However, party insiders say the National Party was effectively hijacked by the chief of the Bizenjo tribe Sardar Aslam Bizenjo, whose late father Sardar Faqir Mohammed Bizenjo was extremely jealous of Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo, a former Balochistan governor and one of the founders of modern Baloch nationalism.
Sardar Aslam Bizenjo teamed up with Hasil Bizenjo to force Bizen Bizenjo aka Anwar Bizenjo to quit politics after Bizen Bizenjo in a drunken stupor accused Sardar Aslam Bizenjo and another tribal chief Sardar Sanaullah Zehri of hijacking his father’s party.
Sardar Aslam Bizenjo is said to have built a Rs 100 million mansion in Karachi and had corruption charges pending against him with the National Accountability Bureau. However, his file was closed recently.
Balochistan is the world capital of enforced disappearances. According to pro-independence sources, the National Party has become the eyes and ears of the Pakistan intelligence services in Balochistan.