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Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira. — Photo by AFP

QUETTA: Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Saturday that the slogan for independence from Pakistan was only being raised by a handful of people in Balochistan and that it was not a popular demand in the province, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives in Quetta, Kaira said that the impression that the government had not made sufficient efforts to alleviate the situation in Balochistan was false, adding that, the provincial government had the responsibility to establish peace in the province and provide security to the citizens.

Kaira had arrived in the province along with other members of the committee formed by the federal cabinet to present a report on the law and order and human rights situation in Balochistan.

The minister said that the government would address the issues of those raising the slogan for secession.

He said the government would analyse what steps were needed to resolve the province's issues, adding that, the committee would prepare a list of recommendations to be presented before the federal cabinet.

Kaira moreover reiterated that only the current government had given autonomy to the provinces.


Comments (5) Closed

Aug 11, 2012 10:22am
pakistan zindabad
Aug 11, 2012 10:03am
Good to hear! Balochistan is part of Pakistan's identity and I want it to stay a portion of our nation!
Aug 11, 2012 12:28pm
Kaira another Gold's fool- what world are u living in and what Baloch sentiment are you talking abou
Cyrus Howell
Aug 11, 2012 02:22pm
"Intelligence is the ability to see things as they are." George Santayana Ignorance is the desire to see things the way we want them to be, regardless of facts.
sajid Khan
Aug 11, 2012 08:50pm
pakistan painda abad