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Bugti's death internal matter: Pakistan

The spokesperson's comments came after India described the killing of Bugti as 'unfortunate'.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 20:45 IST

Pakistan on Monday cautioned foreign countries against commenting on the death of Balochi leader Akbar Khan Bugti as this was an 'internal matter of Pakistan', Online news agency reported.

At a press briefing, foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said Bugti's death was an internal matter of Pakistan and denied that Bugti's death was political.

It was not a political vendetta and no foreign country has a right to comment on it, she said.

"We have not gone through the Indian and Afghanistan statements over Akbar Bugti's death," Aslam said.

The spokesperson's comments came after India described the killing of the prominent Baloch nationalist leader as 'unfortunate' and 'a tragic loss to the people of Balochistan and Pakistan'.

India's external affairs ministry urged Pakistan to go for a dialogue with Baloch nationalist leaders and 'address the grievances and aspirations of people of Balochistan'.

Bugti, a veteran Baloch leader, was killed on Saturday in a massive military operation in which around 40 guerrillas were also gunned down.