Baloch rebel leader Brahumdagh Bugti, who is leading insurgency in Balochsitan from London has shown his interest to hold talks with the government of Pakistan.
Brahumdagh who is son of Baloch leader Nawabzada Akbar Bugti, in a interview Urdu British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) “If the Baloch people are willing then I will call the ‘movement for a separate country’ off. We want to resolve the issues politically, peacefully, and amicably,”
This is a rare development as Bugti, the founding chief of Baloch Republican Party (BRP), had sworn not to sit down with the government on any condition.
The government of Balochistan has welcomed Bugti’s fence-mending icebreaker.
After the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) split, Bugti became the leader of his own faction, which he later renamed as BRP.
On the other hand Talal Akbar Bugti is the leader of the second faction of Jamhoori Watan Party.
To a question by the BBC interviewer, Bugti claimed that Establishment has been defeated on the Balochsitan issue.
“Balochistan has been frozen in time for the last 15 years. It has not seen any development at all,” the rebel leader told BBC.
Bugti went into exile after the death of his grandfather Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in “Tratani”, an adjacent area of Kohlu, Balochistan on 26 August 2006.
Brahumdagh Bugti faces allegations that he is on an anti-Pakistan agenda and wants a separate Balochistan with the help of Indian spy agency Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).
After leaving Pakistan, Bugti stopped over in Afghanistan for a while but later, in October 2010, he along with his family reached Switzerland, where they sought political asylum. (PhotoNews/Samaa News)