Army should be deployed in Balochistan: Caretaker interior minister

Published: April 3, 2013
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Caretaker Interior Minister Malik Habib. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Caretaker Interior Minister Malik Habib. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Caretaker Interior Minister Malik Habib said on Wednesday that Balochistan was top priority and that army should be deployed in areas inhabited by the Hazara community, Express News reported.

He called for the army to be deployed in the province, particularly in areas where the Hazara community resides.

“Good officers should be deployed. I have heard that some upright officers were sidelined and I am looking into this.”

The caretaker minister said he would sidetrack those security officers who were political or integrity wise controversial or were irregular appointments.

“Free and fair elections can only happen if we provide a good security environment.”

Habib was selected in Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso’s 15-member cabinet and was officially sworn in on Tuesday.

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  • A J Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 11:03PM

    Malik Habib is a long time supporter of Nawaz Sharif and has served as IG Balochistan. We did not see anything striking in his performance. He was a routine idler and slacker. His presence will not help Pakistan in any way.

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  • ayesha
    Apr 3, 2013 - 11:06PM

    this is what shias were asking but raisani had to return for some days. no one is serious about this country !

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  • Amber
    Apr 3, 2013 - 11:53PM

    Malik sahab should concentrate on providing security for elections …….

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 3, 2013 - 11:56PM

    Malik Habib has given a stereo-type statement.

    Baluchistan needs political settlement between the Federal Government and the Province.

    No Army is required in Baluchistan, when it can be controlled through Police, Rangers, FC etc.

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  • Baby ka Husband
    Apr 4, 2013 - 12:54AM

    “Good officers should be deployed. I have heard that some upright officers were sidelined and I am looking into this.” These are the operative words and the SC should take suo moto on the PPP government as evidence of their misrule and corruption. Go for it CJ. Surely, this should not escape your wily eyes???

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  • Nadir
    Apr 4, 2013 - 1:54AM

    “Good officers”, how dare! They are no bad ones!

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  • Naya Jiyala
    Apr 4, 2013 - 5:54AM

    This Malik looks to be a new version of Rehman Malik.Bhai kabhi kabhi bayan na dena sab say acha bayan hota ha. Do not shoot from the hip on your first day in office.

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