THE resignation of Senator Sanalluh Baloch (BNP-M) on Friday over continued military operation in Balochistan is going to make matters worse. It would also deprive the Baloch people of a key representative in the legislative body. Though one cannot help but agree with his complaints particularly that Balochistan was deprived of its resources and the state had been using intelligence agencies to intimidate its leaders, resignation is not the right answer to these ills. On that score, leader of the house Senator Raza Rabbani offered an apology on behalf of the present dispensation to the Baloch people over different military operations in the province since independence. There should be little doubt about the new government's intentions to address the problems of the province. PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari had also earlier tendered apology to the people of the province. The government has proposed an All Parties Conference (APC) to chalk out a road map to set things right. Carrying on with the same policy, the government released Sardar Akhtar Mengal and certain other political prisoners. Now options are being seriously mooted for the troops pullout. But all that is going to take some time and there are no quick-fix solutions. In such a precarious situation, a parting of the ways would further muddy the waters. Already the situation in the province is extremely tense. Ten people were killed in different shooting incidents last month. In a more worrisome development, Brahamdagh Bugti, grandson of Nawab Akbar Bugti, formed his Balochistan Republican Party and said that he would struggle for the independence of the province. But the country's present situation demands that any quarrel with the new dispensation should be avoided. It is hoped that Senator Sanaullah would reconsider his decision. His absence from the house would only be another loss to the province.