QUETTA: Balochistan Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti has said Indian spy agency RAW funds militant groups of Balochistan.
Talking to the newsmen in Quetta, Bugti said RAW has been involved in funding and providing weapons, ammunition and explosives to militant organizations in Balochistan, however, it has suspended terrorist activities after its agent arrested from Balochistan.
Meanwhile, Bugti claimed that the Frontier Corps seized a huge cache of weapons and explosives from Noshki area.
Balochistan government serious to resolve missing person’s issue: Jam Kamal
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Jamal Kamal Khan here on Wednesday said that after attaining adequate data and correct figures of missing persons, serious measures would be taken to resolve the issue with consultation of all stakeholders and according to the law.
He was addressing a press conference along with Nasarullah Baloch and Mama Qadeer Baloch at CM Secretariat.
On this occasion, Home minister Mir Ziaullah Lango, Provincial Ministers Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Mir Saleem Khan Khosa, Mir Zahoor Buledi, Mir Muahmmad Khan Lehri, Mir Sikandar Khan Umrani and Lala Raheed were also present.
Nasarullah Baloch and Mama Qadeer Baloch while addressing the conference, announced to close the protest camp organized in regard to missing person’s issue and expressed the hope that CM Balochistan and Interior Minister will take potential steps for resolving the matter.
The Chief Minister said that the incumbent government is fully committed to resolve this issue and ensured full support to missing person’s families.
Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan has also assured cooperation in this regard, he added.
Jamal Kamal said that the provincial government would not politicize this matter and Home minister Balochistan would be made focal person in this regard.
Prosperous Balochistan for strong Pakistan
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Wednesday said that Pakistan’s future was linked with progress in Balochistan and “We must work for its prosperity and solidarity.”
Addressing a 95-member delegation of the 48th Staff Course of the Pakistan Navy War College at the Governor’s House here, he said, “Balochistan must be empowered if we want to see Pakistan strong and the government is taking tangible steps in this regard.”
The Navy War College officers’ delegation was led by Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi (Hilal-e-Imtiaz) while the officers from Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and UAE were also part of the delegation.
The Punjab Governor said Pakistan had invited India with an open heart for dialogue but India’s response was non-serious, adding that Pakistan had won the hearts of the Sikhs across the globe by opening Kartarpur Corridor but India didn’t look that willing on the project.
He said good governance could not be ensured without eradication of corruption, ensuring transparency and upholding merit in the country, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had very clearly pointed out that the corrupt would not be forgiven at any cost and no compromise would be made on accountability. “Islamic Ummah will have to be united if Kashmir and Palestine issues are to be resolved as per the wishes of the Muslims,” he added.
Chaudhry Sarwar said the government was working hard to evolve a uniform education policy in the country, adding that the foreign donors were willing to fund for the development of education sector in the country.
The Governor said the Punjab government was pursuing a policy of making police and other institutions apolitical on the pattern of KPK.
Responding to the questions from the officers, Punjab Governor Sarwar said the PTI government had promised to work for the Southern Punjab province, adding that Southern Punjab Secretariat would very soon be operational and it would be instrumental in solving the problems of the people of South Punjab.
To another question Ch Sarwar said Pakistan had always worked for durable peace and brotherhood in the region, adding that Pakistan had rendered innumerable sacrifices in the war against terror. He said, “The sacrifices made by our armed forces and the civilians to grapple with terrorism are unprecedented in the history of the world.”
Govt aims to provide basic facilities to masses in Balochistan: SA to CM
QUETTA: Special Assistant (SA) to Chief Minister (CM) Mir Jam Kamal Khan for Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Sikandar Khan Umrani Tuesday said provincial government led by Chief Minister was taking practical measures to ensure provision of all facilities to masses in respective areas of province.
He said this while talking to various delegations who called him at his office, said a press release here issued here.
Sikandar Khan Umrani said a number of development projects would be initiated in respective areas of province for welfare of common men, adding that BDA would not accept any compromise on quality of ongoing development schemes in order to ensure sustainability of progress projects in province.
Mir Sikandar Khan Umrani said our aim was to provide basic facilities to people at their doorstep in rural areas of province which would bring them as par other advance area of province.
“We want to spent money of public in right direction on progress projects so that new generation will benefit from them after completion of schemes”, he said, adding that he would utilize his all capabilities to ensure standard of ongoing development schemes for interest of public and province.