Zehri dismisses operation talks in Balochistan

Published: April 2, 2016
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI


Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Friday insisted that no operation was being conducted in Balochistan and only surgical actions were being carried out against “enemy combatants” in the province.

The chief minister was speaking on a point of order during the Balochistan Assembly session on Friday.

He said that the law and order situation had significantly improved in Balochistan and the government had urgently taken appropriate steps in this regard.

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Denying the notion of operations, he said that only targeted operations were being carried out against the enemies of peace.

Stability of government institutions is one of the government’s priorities, he said, adding that improvements could be seen in all government departments.

Earlier, Balochistan Assembly adopted two different resolutions unanimously: one about ending the ongoing energy crisis and another on making an art gallery functional.

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During the session, Dr Ruqiya Hashmi of PML-Q presented a resolution which recommended a bonus salary to government employees on the occasion of religious festivals in view of price-hikes. The resolution was disposed of on the assurance of the government.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2016.

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