QUETTA   -      Though the people in Balochistan took sigh of relief following the May 11 general polls and formation of new coalition government led by National Party (NP) leader Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, it has yet to address the complicated issues of Balochistan.National Party President Dr Abdul Malik Baloch who took charge as chief executive of the province on June 9 invited Baloch fighters to dialogue table to resolve the issues. He also announced to end VIP culture and withdraw secret fund terming it the root cause of all evils.Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch called the incidents of missing persons and recovery of mutilated dead bodies of political workers the core issues of Balochistan. Besides, he said, kidnapping for ransom, sectarian killings and migration of minorities owing to the fragile security situation would be addressed on priority basis.He was determined to eradicate corruption and said parliamentarians should be mindful of their dignity as enough was enough and no more corruption would be tolerated. He announced that especial focus would be given on education and health sectors.The coalition government of Balochistan is about to complete its first month, but it could not succeed in forming the cabinet except inducting only three members whose induction was essential under the Constitution for the approval of the budget.Sources said during the formation of the Balochistan government the coalition partners, including PML-N, Pashtoonkhuwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and NP, had decided that they would not induct any minister of the previous government in the cabinet, but PML-N nominated PML-Q’s Abdul Qadoos Bezinjo for the deputy speaker’s slot. Moreover, some members of PML-N were in favour of inducting some other PML-Q MPAs in the cabinet.The sources said both the nationalist parties, NP and PkMAP, were opposing induction of PML-Q members in the cabinet while PML-N was demanding more representation in the cabinet as both the nationalist parties had got key positions of the chief minister and governor, respectively.Political analysts are of the view that the coalition government which could not form the cabinet despite lapse of more than three weeks would not be able to resolve the thorny issues of Balochistan, particularly law and order.Though Balochistan has many issues like health, education, infrastructure and economy, the main problem which has shaken the province is the deteriorating law and order situation.The incidents of kidnapping as well as forced disappearance of political workers and recovery of their mutilated dead bodies have affected every person in Balochistan and have created a big gap between the province and the Centre.Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), a local organisation striving for the recovery of missing persons, says more than 25 dead bodies have been recovered from different parts of the province while dozens of others have gone missing, holding state functionaries responsible for such incidents. At least five bullet-riddled bodies were recovered the day Dr Abdul Malik took oath as the chief minister. The recovery of decomposed bodies is continuing unabatedly.The Balochistan chief minister has, however, shown determination to stop incidents of forced disappearances and recovery of mutilated bodies. He visited the missing persons’ camp set up outside the Quetta Press Club under the aegis of VBMP and expressed solidarity with the families of the missing persons.The missing persons’ camp was set up more than 3 years back as a mark of protest by the affected families, but no member from the previous provincial government bothered to visit it and express solidarity with the protesting families. Political pundits term the step of the chief minister encouraging and believe if this issue is addressed, 50 per cent of the problems of Balochistan will be solved. However, they say since the provincial government is at its very initial stage, it is too early to predict the government will be able to play an effective role in this regard.Chief Minister Malik Baloch has announced to abolish the secret fund which is considered to be the main source of corruption as it is exempted from any audit. Similarly, the chief minister has also strictly directed teachers and doctors to ensure their presence at their duty places. He has also suspended 14 doctors in Chaman for remaining absent from their duties. The Balochistan government also came up with a balanced budget in a short period, focusing on health, education, border trade and many other sectors which were neglected in the past.Since formation of the coalition government has faced serious sectarian violence, including the attack on female students in Bahadur Khan Women University, siege of Bolan Medical Hospital and Hazara Town bombings. More than 60 people lost their lives in these deadly incidents while the Ziarat Residency attack also indicates the worst law and order situation in the province.Political observers say the provincial government can control corruption, bring improvement in education, health, infrastructure and other social sectors, but addressing the law and order issue is not possible for it without the full cooperation of the Centre. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, during his brief visit to Quetta, assured the chief minister of extending every possible support to the provincial government to wipe out terrorism and extremism. He also assured him of posting the country’s most competent police and administrative officers in Balochistan to improve the situation.The provincial government has also given its policy statement about Reko Diq and Gawadar Port, making it clear that no project could work in Balochistan without taking the people of province and the government on board. Analysts say the provincial government has made certain announcements in line with aspirations of the people, but it may face hard time to give them a tangible shape because the coalition government, led by NP, lacks a strong mandate. They, however, add the government has determination to put the things right.