On The Murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti
CMKP Punjab
The murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti is a catastrophe on a national scale.  The 
Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party Punjab condemns this cold blooded assassination 
of the most senior nationalist figure in Balochistan.  All democratic parties 
across the spectrum are united in the condemnation of this assassination and 
murder by the Pakistan army.  By undertaking this action, the armed forces of 
Pakistan have further undermined the unity of Pakistan and have propelled the 
nationalist movement in Balochistan towards secession and independence from 
The attempt by the establishment to create the impression that US imperialism 
is behind a plan to divide the Middle East and Pakistan along ethnic lines by 
repeatedly quoting the article written by Ralph Peters in a US Armed Forces 
Journal is simply a red herring.  The fact of the matter is that if anyone is 
responsible for the further development of the nationalist movement in Pakistan 
and the further division of Pakistan, it is the armed forces of Pakistan.  By 
denying all the people of Pakistan the opportunity to engage in a truly free 
and fair democratic process, by building mega projects in a manner that do not 
benefit the people of Balochistan, by trampling on the national rights, culture 
and heritage of the Baloch people, by viciously exploiting the natural 
resources of Balochistan and by treating the Baloch as second class citizens, 
the Pakistan army is responsible for policies that are leading to the complete 
alienation of the Baloch people.  And now by assassinating Nawab Akbar Bugti 
along with his two grandsons, the Pakistan army has in fact murdered the 
elements within the Baloch nationalist movement that were reconciliatory and 
ready to negotiate.  The Pak Army has demonstrated that far from being ready to 
talk to voices of moderation, they will engage in the wanton murder of anyone 
who raises their voice for the legitimate national rights of the Baloch people. 
As predicted, there is a complete breakdown of law and order in Balochistan and 
we can expect that this will continue for the foreseeable future.  Not merely 
the entire province but the entire country has come under strict martial law as 
security has been tightened in every major city of Pakistan.   Various elements 
of the Baloch national movements are already beginning to and should continue 
to, unite against what is openly becoming a policy of wanton aggression by the 
establishment.  The national rights of the Baloch is not a question that should 
exclusively concern the Baloch.  It is a question which should concern all 
nations of Pakistan.  People of all four provinces need to unite to defend 
their national and democratic rights which are been usurped by the armed forces 
of Pakistan.
In this moment of grief, sorrow and anger, the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party 
Punjab expresses its heartfelt solidarity with the people of Balochistan and 
with the Baloch nationalist movement.  In this regard, as CMKP Punjab 
President, I instruct all comrades in the Punjab to immediately organise, in 
collaboration with progress and nationalist forces, rallies and protests 
against this foul murder and in defence of the democratic and national rights 
of the Baloch people.
Down with military dictatorship!
Taimur Rahman
President Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party Punjab


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