Rawalpindi (Online) - Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Atthar Abbas has said that the decision not to set up army cantonment in Balochistan has been taken by political leadership and army would abide by the decision. Talking to a private TV channel on Tuesday, he said that the army cantonment in Kohlu district would be changed into FC camp while army cantonment in Dera Bugti would remain intact. Answering a question, he said the army would remain present in Sui for protection of PPL and army cantonment in Sui would remain for the time being. Without giving timeframe, he said, additional four wings of FC would be recruited for security of installation in Sui. The DG ISPR also added that army contentment in Gwadar would also remain existent for security of maritime territory and the main reason behind establishment of army cantonment was also to safeguard sea territory. Replying to another question, he said the administrative control of army cantonment in Kohlu would be handed to FC. It may be recalled here the decision to set-up cantonments in Dera Bugti and Kohlu was taken during General Musharrafs days and cancellation of his decision had been one of the principal demands of the Balochistan nationalist group. The decision to set-up cantonments in Dera Bugti and Kohlu was taken during the height of the controversial military operation against tribesmen, had immediately come under criticism not just by the Baloch nationalists groups but also many human rights organisations and political parties. The move was described as an attempt to suppress the Baloch nationalist movement and their demands for share in natural resources and more political power for the province. The late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was among the first prominent leaders who opposed new cantonments in the province. Even in the previous Balochistan Assembly, all mainstream Baloch and Pahstun nationalist parties and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam had opposed the plan. Even in the past, many Baloch leaders had questioned the decision of settling up cantonments in resources rich Kohlu and Sui towns of Balochistan.