Although with Supreme Court’s resilience concerning Balochistan imbroglio that has been backed up albeit orally by Prime Minister Raja Ashraf, the ongoing disorder is becoming dangerously protracted. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Saturday further cautioned that a team of UN investigators will be arriving in the province to unravel the missing persons’ riddle. The agencies must set their house in order, he warned. Lest the much dreaded spectre of the UN peacekeeping forces parachuting in the troubled zone becomes a corollary, the prevailing turmoil should not be made light of by government whose approach so far has been lacking in any meaningful action. The other day, a senior police officer investigating the sectarian killings was shot dead; it did not seem to matter that he was with his security escort. Serious though it is, the incident should not, however, eclipse the much appalling tragedy of target killings of Shias. During the proceedings on Saturday, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain raised justified criticism of the agencies operating there. The Defence Secretary’s reply that under the federal government there were only two main agencies, ISI and MI, which operate in the province did not allay the concern of CJ Chaudhry who asked for a list of all 22 agencies active there. Much more than what is currently being done by the state machinery is required to make a beginning towards stability.