Lahore – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the issue of Balochistan was crucial and that those who had gone missing from the province were Pakistani citizens and it was vital to raise ones voice for them, DawnNews reported.
Speaking to media representatives in Lahore after condoling former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and human rights activist Asma Jahangir over her mothers demise, the PML-N chief said the recovery of the missing was the governments responsibility, adding that, the government should have taken significant steps to resolve the issue during the past four years.
Sharif said the government should remove the hurdles in the way of holding free and fair elections in the restive province, adding that, if the Frontier Corps (FC) were being considered an impediment, they should also be withdrawn from Balochistan.
He said it was a key demand of the Baloch leadership that the army and the FC be called back from the restive province.
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