QUETTA - Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the recovery of decomposed bodies of missing persons would be stopped within a week as restoration of law and order in the province is the top priority of the govt.

‘No military operation is underway in any part of Balochistan and the process of dialogue will soon be started with the estranged Baloch leaders’, he added.

He expressed these views while inaugurating passport office in Khuzdar District on Friday. Strict security measures were taken during the visit of Interior Minister.

Rehman Malik asked annoyed Balochs who have climbed the mountains to quit their hard life in mountains and enter national mainstream politics.

‘We are contacting dissident Baloch leaders, including Bramdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and Sardar Akthar Mengal and soon the process of dialogue will be started’, he informed.

Malik strongly rejected the statements made by Baloch nationalists that military operation is continuing in Balochistan.

‘No military operation is underway in Balochistan, however, Army is only deployed in Sui for the protection of Sui installations’, he stated.

He assured that the recovery of decomposed bodies of Baloch missing persons would be stopped within a week and the missing persons would also be recovered. ‘Striving for the recovery of missing persons by judiciary is encouraging’, he said, adding, that Balochistan had been empowered on its own resources and Gwadar Port.

He said that the next meeting of Aghaz Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package would be held in Khuzdar. He directed police and Levies Force for taking all out efforts to ensure the security of people and their property. In order to stop highway robberies and other crimes, he announced deployment of Frontier Corps from Kalat to Wadh on National Highway.

Earlier, MNA Muhammad Usman Advocate briefed Rehman Malik about the law and order situation of Khuzdar and its problems. The Interior Minister also announced construction of university and restoration of PIA flights in Khuzdar district besides he also announced Rs 10 million for development projects handing over 10 vehicles to police and Levies.