LAHORE - PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has demanded of the government to play its role in bringing the killers of Nawab Akbar Bugti to justice forthwith. He was talking to grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti and Jamhoori Watan Party chief Shah Zain Bugti who called on him at his residence at Raiwind on Wednesday. Nawaz Sharif said the Baloch people had equal rights over natural resources like provinces. He said it was responsibility of the present government and all political parties to bring the Baloch into national arena for progress and prosperity of the county. Terming the assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti a brutal act, he said it would not be compromised. He said the nation was deeply concerned over the prevailing situation in Balochistan. Nawaz said, The grievances and concerns of the Baloch cannot ignored, and without provincial cohesion and confidence the federation cannot survive. He said PML-N would plead the case of Baloch in the same way as it did in restoration of the judiciary. Nawaz said the country could not afford to face the East Pakistan-like situation in Balochistan when the majority party was not allowed to form government and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was detained in West Pakistan. Such situations surface due to dictatorship and martial laws. He said after the February 18 mandate given by the people, the time had come that the Baloch should be given their due rights and be compensated for the rulers past mistakes. We want to assure the people of Balochistan that we would fight their case till they get their rights, he said. Nawaz said PML-N would not spare those who killed Nawab Akbar Bugti. His killers must be brought to justice, he asserted. I absolutely have no doubt that all the problems that we face today, including extremism and militancy, would not have been created had there been no military coups. Nawaz Sharif said Musharraf was responsible for all ills we were facing in Balochistan. He stressed the need to take important decisions through the parliament and the provincial assemblies to restore the peoples trust in national institutions. He also urged the government to initiate dialogue with all representatives of the province, besides giving maximum provincial autonomy to the province. Talking on this occasion, Zain Bugti thanked Nawaz Sharif for favouring the Balochs rights. He said sacrifices of the Baloch for security of their country were open to all. He said the purpose of the Baloch was to achieve provincial autonomy and honourship of the natural resources. On the occasion Zain Bugti invited Nawaz Sharif to visit Balochistan. He said whether it was Noroz or Akbar Bugti their leaders had always been bluffed by the military rulers notwithstanding the fact they expressed their solidarity with the federation and remained loyal to the country. He said no Baloch was getting any assistant from India, adding they are true Pakistanis who voted to merge with Pakistan during the partition. He criticised Pervez Musharraf for victimising the Baloch only for his personal gains. Shah Zain strongly dispelled that the Punjabis were being targeted in Balochistan and accused the FC in this respect. He said the Punjabis were entitled to equal rights and protection like all others.