Propose Balochistan steps within a week, Gilani directs committee


The situation in Balochistan was discussed in detail during a meeting held at the PM House on Thursday with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in chair.
The meeting was attended by Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani and members of the committee on Balochistan, which was constituted by the Prime Minister to contact political leaders for holding of an All Parties Conference (APC).
The 14-member committee comprises Leader of the House in Senate, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Minister for Textile Industry, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, Minister for Religious Affairs, Syed Khursheed Shah, Minister for Science and Technology, Changez Jamali, Minister of Communication, Dr Arbab Alamgir, Minister of State for Industries, Ayatullah Durrani, Senators Mian Raza Rabbani, Jahangir Badar, Dr Babar Awan and MNAs Raja Pervez Ashraf, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Muhammad Gondal and Sumsam Ali Bokhari. The PM directed members of committee to propose practical steps within one week, in consultation with all stakeholders. The meeting also discussed the holding of APC on Balochistan.
The PM< directed that a detailed report with regard to the development work in Balochistan, including under the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan should be presented in the next meeting, so that its fast track implementation is ensured. During the meeting it was also decided to take all out measures on the issue of missing persons. The meeting reiterated that the federal government will fully cooperate with the provincial government to address the situation in Balochistan. The next meeting will be held after one week.