PM imposes Governor Rule in Balochistan

Published: January 14, 2013
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File photo of Prime Minister Ashraf.

File photo of Prime Minister Ashraf.

Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf announced that section 234 of the Constitution will be implemented and Balochistan will come under Governor Rule by Monday morning, Express News reported.

The prime minister was addressing the sit-in at Alamdar Road in Quetta. He expressed condolences on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari for the families of the victims of the bombings in Quetta on January 10.

He added that he remained in constant contact with all the political leaders, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif, Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain and Awami National Party leader Asfandyar Wali Khan.

All those injured in the blasts that were shifted to Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi will have their medical expenses covered by the government, the prime minister said.

Protestors reiterated that they will bury their dead once governor rule has been officially implemented.

PM Ashraf also stated that immediate family members of the deceased will be awarded jobs in the government.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Sohaib Irshad
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:32AM

    One down, four provinces to go!

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  • sensible
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:33AM

    finally some sanity prevailes

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  • MB
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:40AM

    “PM se dialogue nahin hosakta!” – Qamar Zaman Kaira

    Mr. Kaira, FYI, you and your boss are not dictators, but servants of a democratic nation. How does it feel to be answerable to the same oublic which has elected you in the first place?

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  • Iqbal
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:40AM

    This only happens in Pakistan, the laughing stock of this world.

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  • Supersequel
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:45AM

    A third world democracy indeed…but this shows it does work when people focus on an issue collectively.

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:53AM

    Interior minister should have resigned. PM do you have guts to sack your interior minister?

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  • waqar
    Jan 14, 2013 - 2:57AM

    Is the killing only occurring in balochistan? is karachi,peshawar, n.waziristan, parachinar, gilgit , going fine?

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  • Qayyum
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:05AM

    I like PM Ashraf better than Gillani. Since taking office he has remained prompt and seems less reluctant to offer funds, medical help and a statement as Gillani would comment in the aftermath of something avoiding any discussion during a turmoil.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:24AM

    This news seals the political career of Gilani. It was fun while it lasted. Time to look for another job.

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  • FJ
    Jan 14, 2013 - 3:29AM

    I personally want to thank all shias of Pakistan to show such unity and give the rest a hope. This is the beginning of the REVOLUTION!

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