Prof Safdar Kiani, the Pro Vice Chancellor of Balochistan university lost his life. Out on a walk near the campus, he was suddenly confronted by two motorbike riders that appeared on the scene from nowhere and shot him dead. But this is not the whole story. The involvement of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has been indicated in the matter. Then recently, someone claiming to represent the latter has actually taken responsibility of the murder. I am not impressed by this cock and bull story, though. May be it is an effort to put a spanner in the works of the peace process which is now working successfully in Balochistan. The present governments policy of solving the dispute through discussion is really a very healthy practice and because of this we have seen a lot of decrease in suicide bombings this month as compared to the last 4 or 5 months. But unfortunately some forces which are trying to pump up violence, particularly in the BLA. May be that is why they chose Professor Kiani as there victim with an intent to enrage the government against the BLA. The purpose, ostensibly, is to kill the ongoing peace negotiations. -BAKHTAWAR ALI, via e-mail, April 24.