ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Chief Minister Balochistan , Dr Abdul Malik have agreed to disarm the armed groups created by the previous governments in Balochistan . They also agreed to discourage the policy to arm any party or group on the name of security.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said this while talking to Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch who met him here on Friday and discussed the overall situation in the province.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the federal government would provide all necessary strength and resources to the Balochistan government to further improve law and order situation, speed up the process of development and to bring about an environment of peace and reconciliation in the province.
Both the leaders expressed satisfaction over the peaceful holding of local bodies’ elections in Balochistan and regarded it a good omen for the political future of the province.
They agreed that the process of political dialogue, reconciliation and building consensus would be continued in which Chief Minister Balochistan would play a leading role.
While expressing satisfaction over the overall security situation in Balochistan they commended the role of security agencies and police.
The leaders agreed to fast-track the process of negotiations with various political and non-political groups. Unlike the previous regimes this government would discourage the policy of arming any particular party or faction in the name of security and armed groups created by the previous governments would be disarmed.
The meeting contended that due to joint efforts of federal and provincial governments there has been improvement in the political, administrative and security situation in Balochistan in the past few months and joint efforts would be made to take this cooperation forward.
National Party Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo was also present during the meeting.
Chaudhry Nisar said that the law and order situation in Quetta has improved and joint efforts of the federal and provincial government on this count will continue to create complete peace in Balochistan
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is committed to restore peace in the country’s tribal areas through talks and negotiations.
Speaking to elected members of FATA here on Friday, the interior minister said that all stakeholders needed to be involved in peace process in line with the tribal customs, culture, tradition and progress.
He said that the government would defeat the designs of extremists with the help of tribal elders and elected members.
He said that recent attacks on security forces by terrorists forced the government to launch a military operation.
The interior minister, while condemning a militant attack on security forces on December 19, said that elements involved in such acts could not be given a free hand.
The FATA lawmakers requested the government to eliminate extremism from tribal areas.
They assured the interior minister that all peace efforts being made by the government would be fully supported.