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IB advise talks with Baloch separatists

February 29, 2012

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Talks should be held with all Baloch separatist: Intelligence Bureau.—File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Wednesday termed the situation in Balochistan critical and blamed both internal and external elements for interfering in the province.

Aftab Sultan, the director general of the IB, briefed the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence on the law and order situation in the province.

He advised that talks should be held with all Baloch separatists including Bharamdagh Bugti and those sitting in Switzerland to improve the situation in the province.

Dialogue is the only solution to the issue, he added.

The committee had shown its anger over the absence of the chiefs of two prime intelligence agencies —Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The two chiefs had reportedly sought more time to prepare themselves for the briefing before the committee.—DawnNews