QUETTA: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said the federal government would extend full collaboration to the Balochistan government to secure peace in province.
Chaudhry Nisar said a hidden war was continuing in Balochistan and all stakeholders would have to play a joint role for curbing militancy and restoring peace in the province. The interior minister and Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed on Sunday visited the Quaid-i-Azam Residency in Ziarat and vowed to re-build it within three to four months. Talking to media on the occasion, Chaudhry Nisar said that the Residency is a national asset and announced that a plan would be chalked out to provide maximum security to historical places in the future.
Later, chairing a meeting in Quetta over the law and order situation in Balochistan, Chaudhry Nisar said that crucial decisions were taken by the government to cope with the terrorist acts and they would be announced later after the approval from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “Negotiations would be held with those who are prepared to talk and those who are persistent on terrorist activities would be dealt with through other means,” said the interior minister. He also announced to award Tamgha-i-Jurat to the late Quetta Deputy Commissioner Mansoor Kakar, FC personnel, policemen, doctors and nurses, saying that they had rendered sacrifices for the country. Nisar noted that women and children were never attacked in Baloch and Pashtun societies even during the biggest of conflicts, and wondered what kind of men carried out Saturday’s attacks.
The interior minister said that the federal government had taken notice of unpleasant incidents in Quetta and Ziarat much seriously, and therefore they were in Balochistan on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. “We are here to condole with the aggrieved families and to make an estimation of the losses,” he said and added that they would always stand by the people during adverse times and extend all sorts of support. “We are prepared to face any tough times and our government has the strength to meet these challenges,” claimed the interior minister.
He said that it was highly regrettable that despite belonging to the same creed such incidents were happening. “No religion allows the killing of women and children in the biggest of all conflicts in the world,” he added. Chaudhry Nisar said that no likeness could be found of the incidents of Quetta and Ziarat in any civilised society of the world. He said that the primary objective of his government was to establish peace in Centre, Balochistan, Punjab and the entire country.
“We stand by our stance even today that the solution of all the issues can be found though negotiations,” he said and added that they would negotiate only with those people who were willing to hold talks. He also appealed to the media to avoid airing news that was detrimental to the integrity of the country. Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik expressed his gratitude towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his constant contact with him during the incident.
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HYDERABAD: Unknown gunmen opened fire indiscriminately in several areas of Hyderabad including PTI candidate Usman Kennedy’s residence on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
Intense and indiscriminate firing wreaked fear in many areas of Hyderabad. Moreover, several hotels and petrol pump stations were forcibly closed.
Meanwhile, PTI candidate Usman Kennedy’s residence was attacked by armed men and his car was set on fire. Several shops below his house were also vandalised.
KARACHI (talkpk.con) – Re-polling in 43 polling stations in Karachi’s NA-250 constituency officially began amidst tight security on Sunday.Along with police and Rangers, military personnel were also present at the polling stations to provide security.Earlier, polling was not held in these stations as per schedule on May 11 due to the absence of presiding officers and electoral staff.Due to widespread complaints of alleged rigging and irregularities, the ECP had postponed polling in 43 polling stations of the NA-250, PS-112 and PS-113 constituencies.Meanwhile, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) boycotted the re-polling in protest.The MQM had announced its boycott of the re-polling on Friday after its demand for re-polling in the entire NA-250 constituency was rejected. On the other hand, PPP’s local leader Najmi Alam in an about-face told a news conference on Saturday night that the party was boycotting the re-polling saying the ECP was not willing “to listen to us”.The PPP’s decision to boycott the re-polling came hours after PPP Sindh’s General Secretary Taj Haider, in a statement, urged party workers and supporters to fully participate in the election process.