Head of PML-N Nawaz Sharif said that time has come to make reforms before we are faced with 1971 situation adding that we are with the Baloch people in their struggle for missing persons.

Addressing a joint press conference after having a high-level meeting with Head of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Sardar Akhtar Mengal here on Friday the PML-N chief referring to the fall of Dhaka, said it was a high time that we rectify ourselves, adding that the matters of Balochistan should be taken up seriously.

During the meeting, also attended by BNP’s Central Leader Sanaullah Baloch among other leaders of the province, discussions took place over the coming elections and the name of the caretaker prime minister.

The PML-N chief apprised the Baloch leaders of the PML-N’s recommendations on the Baloch issue.

The BNP chief presented Sharif with his six-points for the resolution of the Baloch issue. Earlier on Thursday Mengal had submitted the six points at the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Balochistan  law and order case

Nawaz Sharif  said the entire nation should sit together and deliberate on those circumstances which pushed the Baloch people so away from the rest of the country. Measures should be taken to redress their deprivations before it becomes too late, Sharif added.

He said if charter of democracy had been implemented than the situation in Balochistan would not have turned like this.

He said in 1971 East Pakistan was separated from us as the voices of the public were not heard and now history is repeating itself. If this continues to happen I myself is thinking of becoming a rebel.

Nawaz Sharif said that the murder of Akbar Bugti was one of the blackest days in the history of the country. “The Baloch leadership is passing through difficult times”, he added.

Head of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Sardar Akhtar Mengal said law and constitution had not been implemented in Balochistan and the control of Balochistan has been handed over to agencies.

He said that the genuine Baloch leadership should be given priority over the hand-made leadership.

Mengal said that his six-point charter should not be considered any different from the six-points presented by Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman.

 Defending his six-points earlier submitted in Supreme Court for the resolution of the Baloch issue, Akhtar Mengal said that it didn’t contain anything against the constitution or law of Pakistan, adding that the Baloch people will not held any talks if the charter was not implemented.

He said that sensitivity of the situation would have to be considered and that none of the six points presented are against the constitution or law.

He said law and constitution had not been implemented in Balochistan and the control of Balochistan has been handed over to agencies.

He said that if no steps were taken to implement the six points then the people of Balochistan would not be able to continue with Pakistan.