QUETTA - Balochistan National Party-Mengal President Sardar Akhtar Mengal has urged the European Union (EU) to send its observers not only to monitor the elections but to review the situation in Balochistan.

Talking to the media on Thursday, the BNP-Mengal leader said that establishment would not want EU observers visit Balochistan. “EU observers even have visited such countries where they inspected the situation in armoured vehicles but not visiting Balochistan is a matter of great concerned,” he remarked and urged the EU to send its observers to Balochistan.

Sardar Akthar Mengal said that the situation of Balochistan had not reached at this point, if democratic forces of Pakistan would have played a positive role. “But none of them gave importance to Balochistan. The main political parties could raise voice on injustices and atrocities in Balochistan but they did not,” he said.

The Baloch leader said that he had told the Supreme Court that the interference of secret agencies was underway in Balochistan and the real representatives of people were being kept away from the politics. “If the democratic forces want democracy could flourish, all political parties should express unity and play their due role to appease the anguish.” To a question, he said that talks were underway for seat-to-seat adjustment with different parties, including National Party and Pashtoon Khowa Milli Awami Party, adding that party leader Dr Jahanzaib Jamali was heading a committee formed to look after seat adjustments.

Earlier, former Kharan nazim Ismail Perakzai and Mir Juma Kubdani announced joining the BNP-Mengal.