Love and Negotiation brought Peace to Balochistan, Not Force - CM
QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that estranged people in Balochistan could be brought to the national stream through love and negotiations and not with the use of force. He said there has been significant decrease in the number of cases of target killings and suicide attacks.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a function here on Sunday held in connection with National Party elections in Punjab. The function was also attended by National Party President Mir Hasil Bizenjo and a large number of workers and provincial ministers.
He said they formed the government in Balochistan in difficult time when there were daily incidents of target killings, murders and kidnapping. He said he cleansed the police from political influence and gave full powers to Inspector General Police Balochistan by telling him to post officers according to his discretion but the government wants peace and stability. He said no DPO is now posted on the recommendation of Ministers or members of Assembly any more and there is no interference of the government in the working of police. He said everything is being done on merit.
The Chief Minister said they have eliminated terrorist groups and pointed out that peace would not have been restored if they had indulged in the sale of police stations.
Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said the main problems in Balochistan are poverty and lawlessness and the government is paying special attention towards them. He said a lot needs to be done to address these issues.
The chief Minister said that efforts of the government has infused confidence in doctors and teachers who are now performing their duties, three lakh children of far flung villages are going to school while 3.5 million children have been vaccinated for measles.
He said that intensity of the issue of missing people has dropped and that peace is linked withcordial relations with neighbouring countries.
Dr. Abdul Malik said that PML-N has given us assurances on Pak-China corridor but we still havereservations.
Speaking on the occasion, President NP Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said that Pakistan envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam can provide peace and prosperity as religious terrorism will lead us nowhere.
SVP NP Tahir Bizenjo, Central Secretary General Yasin Baloch, Senator Ashok Kumar, Senator Mir Kabir, newly elected President of Punjab Ayub Malik and others also spoke on the occasion.
They said budget is disappointing because it has been cooked by the elite for the elite.
At the occasion, elections of NP Punjab were held in which Ayub Malik was elected President NP Punjab. Almas Kazmi was elected Senior Vice President, Mian Aftab and Abdul Ghafoor Baloch were elected as Vice Presidents, Talib Hussain was elected as General Secretary while Rehana Hashmi was elected Secretary Human Rights.
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