Nawaz serious to restore peace in Balochistan: Malik

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif was deeply concerned on the issues of province and has assured to extend his full support for their resolution.

Malik who was addressing a press conference here on Friday said that federal government and the military leadership would have to play their extended role to restore peace here.

He said that his government also needed the Islamabad’s cooperation in recovery of missing persons, stoppage to dumping of bullet-riddled bodies, kidnapping for ransom, targeted killings, sectarian violence and highway robberies.

Malik said he was hopefull that with the help of Federal government and other state institutions the requisite targets would be achieved.

Chief Minister also expressed concern over the condition of educational and health institution and vowed to bring necessery reforms.

He dispelled the impression that government teachers were office-bearers of National Party.

He said law and order situation had badly affected agriculture, trade, education and health sectors.

He also highlighted drawbacks in the policing system which also needed to be addressed.

Speaking on the occasion, Pashtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party parliamentary leader in Balochistan Assembly, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal said that coalition government of the province was serious to provide safety and protection to masses.

National Party leader and spokesman to the provincial government Jan Buledi and others were also present.