ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said maintenance of law and order was the government’s top priority and would it at all costs.
“A concerted effort and united stand will enable us to achieve the desired results,” the Prime Minister said while talking to a parliamentary delegation comprising all political parties headed by Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, says a PM House press release issued here.
The delegation included Senator Mushahid Hussain, Senator Daud Khan, Senator Haji Adeel, Senator Abdul Rauf Lala, Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Maulana Abdul Wasey, and other members of the Balochistan Assembly and provincial leaders.
The Chief Minister Balochistan assured the Prime Minister of his support on government’s policy on terrorism and said that “we will follow the government’s policy on this issue.”
“We are together against the terrorists and want to give a strong message to them through our unity,” he said and added that peace and security were the foremost.
The Chief Minister Balochistan asked the Prime Minister for assistance for the recovery of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi, leader of ANP from Balochistan. He said, “We want that the menace of kidnapping for ransom be eliminated from our province and need support of federal government in this respect.”
The Prime Minister expressed his deep concern over the phenomenon of kidnapping for ransom and assured the delegation that he would take personal interest in recovery of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi. He also expressed concern over the abduction of the sons of former premier Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and late Governor Salman Taseer.
He said that he would direct all the heads of intelligence agencies to make concerted efforts to recover them soon. The delegation appreciated the stance of Prime Minister against terrorism and expressed their confidence in his leadership.