QUETTA: Former Chief Minister Balochistan and elected MPA from PB-35 Nawab Aslam Raisani has said, hidden powers attempted to rig by- elections by blackmailing people and buying votes but people of Balochistan refuted third party’s intervention in provincial affairs.
“There were election in two constituencies of Kalat Division, but Commissioner Kalat was transferred which indicates some powers attempted to make win the ruling party’s candidate.” Nawab Aslam Raisani said while addressing a news conference in Mastung after clinching by-elections’ seat.
“The ruling party’s candidate was not belonged to Mastung while Sardar Kamal Khan has tribal influence in Mastung, but BAP’s candidate was fielded in PB 35 from eastern Balochistan and he secured more votes than Sardar Kamal which rises question in by-polls’ impartiality.”
BNP’s senior leader Nawabzada Haji Lashkari Raisani, former Information Minister Younus Mullazai, Manzoor Baloch, tribal elders and Raisani’s supporters were gathered in the news conference held on Monday.
Talking on the incumbent provincial government’s financial woes former Chief Minister said, presence of security forces in large number in Balochistan was the major cause of financial crisis because provincial government has been bearing expenditures of security forces.
“The Provincial Government is under 100 billion debts I would to like to ask who will pay the dues BAP Government or Imran Khan?”
Slamming Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) led provincial government in Balochistan former Chief Minister said that unfortunately our province is deprived of any functional government because the BAP led government can’t able to run provincial affairs,
“Balochistan National Party Mengal has supported me in by-polls, whether I would be in government or opposition, I will continue my support for BNP Mengal” Aslam Raisani said adding I am disappointed on how the followers of Ghos Buksh Bizenjo laid down his ideology in the hands of armed people.
Replying to a query regarding provincial grievances over CPEC Nawab Raisani said, Gwadar is an integral part of Baloch nation adding we will never allow anyone to bypass Balochistan over taking decision regarding future of Gawadar.
“Outsiders being brought in Gawadar and NICs being issued to them, if CPEC doesn’t promise development for Baloch nation, we don’t need it.”
Calling Federal Finance Minister as Uncle Asad Umar elected MPA Nawab Raisani said, the sitting federal finance minister has been famous for destroying Engro Pakistan and now he has been selected to damage Pakistan’s economy.
Expressing his dissatisfaction over inquiry on Mastung Blast former Chief Minister said, the Punjab Forensic Team visited Mastung but we assumed they came here for picnic instead of collecting evidences,
“Siraj Raisani was a candidate of ruling party, but after forming government they completely neglected the worst tragedy occurred on innocent Baloch people.” Raisani said adding whoever responsible for Mastung Suicide Attack must be brought to justice.