In his latest exclusive interview with BBC’s Ahmed Raza, Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani indicated that he had reached at a dangerous level of denial of facts on the ground in Balochistan province. He ridiculed two internationally reputed organizations, Amnesty International and Transparency International, accusing them of “exaggerating” facts about Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular. The Chief Minister raised the following points in his interview.
First, Raisani brushed aside the impression that a large number of political workers had ever gone missing. He refused to admit that dozens of political activists’ dead bodies had been recovered in the recent times. He said the situation of the missing persons had been addressed by the government. This was in total contrast to what had been appearing on the front pages of all newspapers published from Quetta that at least fourteen political activists’ dead bodies had been recovered from various districts of Balochistan in a single week.