Govt committed to maintaining peace in Balochistan: Rasheed


Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Sunday said the government was committed to maintaining peace and stability in Balochistan and rest of the country.
He said that the nation was united to protect the lives and assets of the Baloch people and to eradicate the menace of terrorism.
To a question, he said the prime minister nominated Abdul Malik Baloch as the Balochistan chief minister despite having majority there.
Talking to a private TV channel, he said the government believed in democratic norms and “strongly condemns violence in Balochistan.” It was also determined to solve the issue of missing persons, he added.
The government, he said, believed in solution of all issues according to the will and wishes of the Baloch and their political parties.
The information minister said that the federal government would cooperate with the provincial government for maintaining peace. The prime minister had also phoned the Balochistan chief minister and assured his full cooperation in this regard.
Rasheed strongly condemned terrorism in Quetta and expressed shock at the loss of innocent lives.
Answering a question, he said the Akbar Bugti murder case was in the court and those involved in it, would be brought to justice.


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