Sunday, May 31, 2015

Balochistan CM announces APC on Mastung killings

May 31, 2015

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Saturday said that an all-parties conference (APC) would be held in the wake of the Mastung killings. The death toll rose to 22 as another body of an abducted passenger was found. 

“We will bring the culprits to book,” said the CM at a press conference at CM’s Secretariat. He also said that he had spoken to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to convene the APC. Official sources said Nawaz and Malik made a telephonic contact and exchanged views on the carnage. 

Nawaz asked the chief minister to further tighten security in Quetta. Dr Abdul Malik apprised Nawaz about security measures taken by the provincial government after the tragic incident. 

During the conversation, they agreed to hold an APC over law and order situation in Balochistan next week. On the occasion, opposition leader Abdul Wassey termed the killings as a conspiracy against Pakistan. 

He vowed to defeat the enemies of Pakistan. Wassey appealed to the PM and chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to take serious notice of the killings and take stern action against enemies of Pakistan.

1 comment:

  1. What about APC on Balochistan?? We ask the Honorable Chief Minister of Balochistan to immediately announce the over due APC on Balochistan to pave the way for dialogue and negotiation to find a permanent peaceful solution of Balochistan's conflict peacefully within the federation.

    The confidence and trust building measures should be put in place to remove the sense of alienation, deprivation and marginalization among Balochs to win their hearts and minds by accepting their genuine demands without any hesitation and further delay to make them feel accommodated and counted citizens of Pakistan.

    Following 4 steps initially must be taken to get started:

    1. To announce a general amnesty to all Baloch militants who wants to end their war against the state and wants to live a peaceful life as a peaceful citizen.

    2. Unconditional release of all Baloch missing persons, who have been forcibly disappeared by the FC, so that they re-join with their family members.

    3. A compensation package for those who's loves one got killed, kidnapped and tortured to be announced and dispensed directly to the victim's family members with full transparency.

    4. An APC on Balochistan to address the Baloch genuine demands and reservations honestly and sincerely.