Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf chairs a meeting regarding law and order at Governor House in Quetta on Friday. – Photo by APP

QUETTA: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed that capable senior officials of law enforcement agencies having good reputation should be posted in Balochistan so that law and order situation could be improved.

He was presiding over a meeting on law and order. Advisor to PM on Interior Rehman Malik, Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, Provincial Home Minister Mir Zafar Zehri, Chief Secretary Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Home Secretary Nasibullah Bazai, Inspector General Frontier Corps Maj-General Obaidullah Khatak, IG Police Tariq Umar Khatab and other senior officials also attended the meeting.

“There should be integrated team work between the Balochistan government, institutions and law enforcement agencies to maintain law and order and restore peace in the province,” said the premier.

He said that the officials and personnel of law enforcement agencies rendered sacrifices in provision of security and protection to life and property of people.

He said that some handful anti-peace elements were involved in damaging peace in Balochistan adding that however, the government would not allow them to make people of Balochistan hostage and to kill innocent people.

He advised the officials of law enforcement agencies to use their all capabilities and skills to secure peace in the province.

Meanwhile, two separate delegations of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Balochistan chapter led by their leaders Mir Sadiq Umrani and Haji Ali Madad Jatak respectively called on the prime minister at the Governor House.

Speaking to leaders and activists of the PPP, the premier said that President Asif Ali Zardari has been following vision of Benazir Bhutto.

He said that the PPP has a long history of sacrifices made by its central leadership and party workers for the restoration of democracy and the welfare of the nation.

“It was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, his daughter Benazir Bhutto and his sons who rendered their lives for the cause of democracy and the supremacy of the parliament,” he said.

He said that party workers were assets of the PPP and the party was proud of them.

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