Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Magsi asks Kayani to help trace the missing

January 04, 2011

Zulfiqar Magsi
Governor Balochistan Zulfiqar Magsi. — Photo by APP

SUI: Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi has requested Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to take steps for resolving the issue of missing people.

“It is a very serious and important issue of Balochistan and should be resolved without any delay.”

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Sui Military College, he said that anti-state elements were exploiting the issue.

“Where are these missing people. It is the right of their families to know their whereabouts,” Mr Magsi said, adding that if they were in the custody of a civilian agency or with the ISI and MI, they should be handed over to police and produced before courts.

He said the missing people should be tried in a court of law if they were involved in any crime.

Referring to the conversion of the Sui cantonment into a military college, he said that it was a great moment for the people of the province.

Mr Magsi appreciated the Army’s efforts in promotion of education in Balochistan and said such steps would help remove the sense of deprivation among the Baloch.

“Our youths could be saved from falling into the hands of anti-state and anti-social elements by giving them education,” the governor observed.

Earlier taking to newsmen, he agreed with a questioner that the situation was improving in Balochistan and conversion of the Sui cantonment into a college had proved that no issue could be resolved through force.