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A woman sits with her children holding lighted candles during a protest against bomb blasts a day earlier in Quetta, organised by various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Islamabad, Jan 11, 2013. — Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday issued directives to delegate policing powers to the Frontier Corps (FC) in Quetta, DawnNews reported.

The premier issued the directives after a meeting with Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

The FC has been directed to assist the Balochistan government in maintaining peace and controlling the law and order situation in the province in the wake of the multiple bombings that have claimed the lives of over 100 people.

Furthermore, the prime minister directed Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira to immediately leave for Quetta in order to monitor the situation in the provincial capital.

Prime Minister Ashraf has moreover announced compensation of rupees one million for the heirs of each victim killed in the bombings and rupees 100,000 for each person injured in the explosions.

He moreover ordered that C-130s be sent to Quetta in order to shift the wounded to Karachi for medical treatment.

The premier has moreover directed Chief Minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani, who is currently abroad, to return to the country without further delay.

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MC Jan 12, 2013 08:52am
Every single person in PPP led government should resign and take full responsibility for Quetta carnage and instability in Baluchistan. The provisional government of Baluchistan is incompetent and useless. It is really shame that terrorists and their sponsors are running a havoc in Pakistan and Rehman Malik is more worried about long march by Qadari.
Cyrus Howell Jan 12, 2013 12:03pm
On a positive note, perhaps it is not too late if the government is actually serious for once.serious.
Marina Jan 12, 2013 12:39pm
Let me remind you Mr. PM, FC is already enjoying the powers of police for more than three months.
Bilal Jan 12, 2013 01:16pm
Aslam Raisani doesnt deserve to be the Chief Minister of Baluchistan...
MMS (USA) Jan 12, 2013 02:05pm
Open letter to the Prime minister. If a person claims to have murdered someone he should be arrested.. If Lej announce they are the party responsible, why in Gods name dont you arrest the leaders for murder. Is there no justice in Pakistan? Is Pakistan so corrupt? Shame on you.
foulmouthed Jan 12, 2013 10:24pm
The orders should be from the provincial government.