PM visit and Balochis­tan is­sue

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PRIME MIN­IS­TER Raja Parvez Ashraf has vowed to ad­dress Balochis­tan’s is­sue through col­lec­tive wis­dom and the di­a­logue process while in­au­gu­rat­ing sev­eral de­vel­op­ment projects in­clud­ing Civic Cen­ter and East Bay Ex­preess­way in Gawadar‚ adding that the present demo­cratic gov­ern­ment has taken sev­eral steps to re­move the sense of de­pri­va­tion of Balochi peo­ple but a lot more needs to be done in this re­gard. He said the apol­ogy ten­dered by Pres­i­dent Asif Zar­dari to the Baloch peo­ple is a clear man­i­fes­ta­tion that the gov­ern­ment is alive to the sit­u­a­tion in Balochis­tan.

The com­ments of Prime Min­is­ter sig­nal that the gov­ern­ment is se­ri­ous in solv­ing the is­sues of Balochis­tan as it is fac­ing in­sur­gency. The is­sue is ag­gra­vat­ing day by day amid the in­com­pe­tency of Pro­vin­cial Chief Min­is­ter As­lam Raisani, who still claims that sit­u­a­tion in Balochis­tan is un­der con­trol. Killing of Hazaras in on the rise and set­tlers have been ei­ther killed or com­pelled to leave the prov­ince. Quetta’s Saryab road sees reg­u­lar in­ci­dent of ter­ror. More­over on Fri­day Mem­ber Na­tional Assem­bly Mir Ah­madan Bugti along with sev­eral other peo­ple were injured in an ex­plo­sion in Dera Bugti dis­trict. The sit­u­a­tion seems very grave and now it is time both the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments should are strive for restora­tion of peace as well as de­vel­op­ment of Balochis­tan. More­over the ju­di­ciary and Pak­istan Army should play their vi­tal role for the se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. No­tably the chief jus­tice has done a re­mark­able job in miss­ing per­son case in which the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment’s in­com­pe­tency was flayed for not restor­ing the writ of the gov­ern­ment. Pak Army in gen­eral and FC in par­tic­u­lar should play its due re­spon­si­bil­ity by prov­ing in­no­cence in miss­ing per­sons row. Army should stop the in­fil­tra­tion and es­cape of ter­ror­ist to Afghanistan as ter­ror­ist of­ten es­cape to Qand­har af­ter per­pe­trat­ing ter­ror ac­tiv­i­ties.

More­over, be­sides gov­ern­ment, all po­lit­i­cal par­ties es­pe­cially PML-N lead­er­ship should use all out ef­forts to bring the an­gry Baloch lead­ers to ta­ble. PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif has the po­ten­tial to turn the ta­ble in favour of the coun­try which will be good omen for the pros­per­ity of the coun­try.

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