QUETTA: While reiterating his offer of peace talks to Baloch insurgents, Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch has thanked Khan of Kalat Agha Mir Suleman Daud Khan for meeting a delegation of Baloch chieftains at his residence in London.
Exchanging Eid greetings with crowds of people at the Chief Minister House on Eid Day, Dr Baloch said the Khan of Kalat received the delegation with honour according to Baloch traditions. The delegation, led by Nawab Shawani, included Sardar Kamal Khan Bangulzai, Mir Khalid Khan Lango and Senator Mohammad Kabir Muhammad Shahi.
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“The Khan of Kalat is our elder and it is not possible to resolve all complicated issues in one meeting,” the chief minister told media persons. “We will repeat such attempts in future also,” he added. “One should expect some result after a relentless struggle.”
Dr Baloch said both, federal as well as provincial government, had approved the plan to pursue talks with Baloch insurgents in order to restore peace and tranquility in the province.
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“The purpose is to bring them to the negotiating table so that they should wage a peaceful and democratic struggle within the framework of the federation,” he added. “It is our effort to reach out to everyone for rapprochement.”
The chief minister also praised the security forces for maintaining peace and tranquility in the province during the Eid holidays.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2015.