Balochistan IG admits meeting banned outfit leaders 'for a purpose'
25 February, 2013
RAWALPINDI: Inspector General Police Balochistan Mushtaq Sukhera has admitted that he held meetings with the leaders of banned outfits, but the purpose of those meetings was to bring peace in the country.
In an interview with Geo News correspondent Ahmed Faraz, the IG said the meetings with the leaders of banned outfits were held with a special purpose i.e. to reach the wanted people of their groups and arrest them.
He said he was not required to arrange meetings of anyone with the banned outfit leaders. Mushtaq Sukhera said the police and intelligence personnel maintain contacts with all kinds of people throughout the world. He said these contacts are established for a purpose. He said the aim of these contacts is to assure the jehadi militants that Pakistan belongs to all citizens.
He urged the federal and Balochistan governments to utilise all resources to ensure safety of the Hazara community people. He said the people involved in the killing of innocent Hazaras will be arrested and brought to justice.
To a question about reservations expressed by some Hazaras over his appointment as IG Balochistan, Sukhera said there is some misunderstanding about him among some Hazaras. He said this misunderstanding is caused by disinformation. He said he will meet the Hazara community people to remove their reservations.