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Tuesday, 7 February 2012


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led coalition government respects the Supreme Court and is implementing its decisions in letter and spirit.

Talking to media representatives outside the Parliament House, he said “We are honouring and implementing the decisions of Supreme Court in letter and spirit.” The minister said there were reports indicating involvement of foreign hands in the prevailing situation of Balochistan. “Natural resources are in abundance in Balochistan and it is a conspiracy hatched by the anti-state elements to keep the situation disturbing there,” said the interior minister. Around 60 FC personnel have lost their lives while fighting against terrorism, he added.

He said investigation was underway to arrest killers of Bakhtiar Domki’s wife and daughter, adding his statement about the killing of 60 FC men in Balochistan should not be interlinked with killing of Domki’s family. Malik said Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Taliban have claimed responsibility of carrying out terrorist activities in the province. Commenting on negotiations with the opposition on 20th Amendment, he said that Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Shah was holding talks with opposition parties to evolve consensus. He hoped that all the conflicting issues would be resolved through negotiations.

He said that the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) was investigating the spurious drugs issue, which has taken several lives of innocent people in Punjab. He said Police, Rangers and FC were responsible for external security of the parliament and every person was searched thoroughly before entering the jurisdiction.

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