Sunday, April 5, 2015

Balochistan unrest: ‘Sincere efforts to win over Baloch leaders underway’

April 5, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Saturday said his government was making sincere and steady efforts to hold dialogue with angry Baloch leaders to bring them into the national mainstream.

“We are working to convince the angry Baloch leaders to resolve their economic, political and cultural issues in a democratic manner through dialogue,” he said in a TV interview. The CM added that talks with Baloch dissidents are a serious and complicated issue, and that it is imperative to resolve it amicably in order to bring lasting peace to Balochistan.

Commenting on the Kashgar-Gwadar trade route, the CM said it should not be made a controversial issue. “The trade corridor should be extended to other areas including Ratto Dero, Quetta and Zhob to benefit the locals,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2015.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/864802/balochistan-unrest-sincere-efforts-to-win-over-baloch-leaders-underway/


Efforts on to bring angry Baloch leaders in national mainstream, says Balochistan CM


Sunday, April 05, 2015 


ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik on Saturday said the provincial government was making sincere and steady efforts to hold a dialogue with angry Baloch leaders and bring them in the national mainstream.

“We are working to convince the angry Baloch leaders to resolve their economic, political and cultural issues in a democratic manner through dialogue,” he said in a TV interview. He said it was not an emotional but a serious and complicated issue, which was imperative to be resolved amicably for achieving lasting peace in Balochistan. 

Commenting on Kashgar-Gwadar trade route, the chief minister said it should not be made a controversial issue. It should be extended to other areas including Ratto Dero, Quetta and Zhob to benefit the locals by improving the communication infrastructure.

He said Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal would soon visit Balochistan and brief members of the provincial assembly on the trade route.

To a question, he said law and order in the province had considerably improved after the police got training from the army and required equipment to handle criminals.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-36808-Efforts-on-to-bring-angry-Baloch-leaders-in-national-mainstream-says-Balochistan-CM

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