Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Protecting rights of Balochistan people is my duty: Dr Malik

 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 From Print Edition   

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Monday said it was his duty to protect the rights of the people of Balochistan as an unanimously elected representative of the province.

Talking to APP here at the Parliament House, where he had come to attend the joint sitting of parliament, Dr Malik said he would work for bringing a change in the life of masses by resolving the issues confronted by the province, such as corruption, militancy etc.

Replying to a question, he said the writ of the government would be established in the province with the support of people.

Dr Malik said that the province was facing issues of missing persons, extremism and kidnappings for ransom and his government would take action against the criminals in accordance with the law. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif knew about the issues of Balochistan and was committed to help resolve the same.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Monday said that his government would ensure transparent accountability to remove corruption in the province.

The performance of levies and police would be improved to check law and order situation in Balochistan, he added.

Talking to a private TV channel, Abdul Malik urged the government to bring all stakeholders on the same page to resolve the Balochistan issues. With the cooperation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his provincial government would tackle the multi dimension issues including target killing, religious fundamentalism and mutilated bodies with diligently to maintain peace and tranquility, he said.

He said a number of people belong to different sects of society had lost their lives in terrorist activities. He said that new provincial government would take steps to reduce poverty from the province, adding that health, drinking water, education and employment would be ensured for the people. The CM admitted that some indigenous elements were involved in creating unrest in Balochistan. He stressed the need to control law and order situation to attract investment in the province. His government would stop the use of secret funds, he said.

He was of the view that former president Pervez Musharaf should be tackled according to the law of land as no one was above the law.He assured that government would ensure the security of people, adding that steps would also be taken to protect provincial resources.He said that a policy would be introduced to analyze the government performance quarterly to ensure transparency in the system.


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