Balochistan renews peace dialogue offer
22 October, 2013
QUETTA: Balochistan government has once again asked the disgruntled Baloch to refrain from attacking innocent people and asked them to hold dialogue with the government for an amicable solution to the issue of Balochistan.
"Targeting women and children is against the norms and traditions of the Baloch, and those involved in such acts are not serving any cause," said Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti while addressing a press conference at the Civil Secretariat on Monday.
Expressing his concern over the increasing number of attacks on trains and government installations, he said that an inquiry committee has been formed to probe into the train attack and those responsible for the loopholes in the security apparatus would be taken to task.
"A concerted security plan has been devised to halt the organised crimes, such as target killings, kidnapping for ransom and highway robberies," he said. Bugti noted that the incumbent government was pursuing a very clear policy of reconciliation and believes in dialogue to halt insurgency more effectively. "We are democratic people and seeking a way out of the issues only through talks," he added.
To a question, the home minister alleged that lack of seriousness in previous regimes led to the grim and poor law and order in the province.
"Prevailing government is firm to end insurgency and is capable of steering the province out of the current crises to ensure security to the people of Balochistan. He dispelled the impression that his father was running private jails in Dera Bugti. "Dera Bugti is neither a no-go area nor is there any private jail in the district.
It is an allegation levelled by my rivals to gain political mileage," Bugti declared.