A political party in Balochistan has deplored the abductions of its councilors in Kech district as a despicable act.
In a statement, the provincial spokesperson of the National Party which is part of the ruling collation in Balochistan deplored the abduction of its councilors Lal Bakhsh, Mohammed Jan, Javed Ahmed, Qadir Bakhsh, and Saleem Ahmed of sub-division Hangor and Abdur Rauf, Zaffar Ahmed and Muneer Ahmed of Dasht Kuddaan. He described these abductions as “undemocratic, non-political, and a violation of Baloch traditions and basic human and democratic rights and freedoms.”
The councilors were abducted by the militant Baloch Liberation Front of Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch earlier in the week.
The party said attempts by any group or organization to impose its whims and wishes and its ideology and objectives by force and coercion was reprehensible.
The party said such actions would lead to further fragmentation and chaos in Baloch political society and called upon all political forces to respect the popular mandate.
The party said its councilors were also being harassed in Buleda, Nasirabad and Awaran.
Another militant group, Baloch Liberation Army of London-based Hyrbyair Marri tried to distance itself from the B.L.F. action. The B.L.A.’s online mouthpiece Baloch Warna, published from London, at first displayed the abduction as a lead story but then removed it.