QUETTA - Irritated over grim situation in Balochistan, President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Yaseen Azad has accused the political parties of not playing their due role.

He feared that the country was heading towards 1971-like situation and said that Army and other institutions were part of the executive and they should discharge their duties in accordance with the law, otherwise, it would yield serious consequences for the country. He expressed these views while addressing the lawyers here on Thursday.

Yaseen Azad said that in the view of situation in Balochistan we had decided to hold the SCBA’s Executive Committee meeting in Quetta and so that could thoroughly review the Balochistan situation. ‘There is no law and order. No writ of government in the province. People are being whisked away and this situation has perturbed the lawyers fraternity’, he stated. Azad said though some people had been released from the alleged custody of Frontier Corps and agencies after the suo moto notices taken by the court ,however, this was not the permanent solution to this issue.

Until and unless permanent solution of problems was found out the situation would not move towards right direction, he stated.

He said that democracy and Parliament were being discussed in the country while Balochistan was passing through a critical phase thus it was the responsibility of government and Parliament to find out a solution for Balochistan issue.  ‘The political parties are not paying attention towards solution of problems of Balochistan rather than they are busy in unworthy affairs’, SCBA President said. He said that the lawyer fraternity had decided that it would come forward and after having thorough consultation with the nationalist leaders and political parties in Balochistan they would organise a conference in Islamabad to discuss the solution of Balochistan issue.

Azad warned that if serious steps were not taken for the improvement of the situation and the recovery of bodies of Baloch missing persons were not stopped the situation would be more serious in coming days.