Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that exotic powers are involved in conspiracies to destabilise Balochistan and joint efforts are needed to deal with the situation. Talking to media persons here in Quetta on Saturday, Rehman Malik said that due to negligence of past governments, Balochistan behind in development but now the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led government has taken solid steps to remove the sense of deprivation of the province and bring it at par with other provinces. He said that terrorists and extremist were the enemies of Pakistan and Islam and needed to be dealt with iron hands. Malik said that conspiracies to destabilise Balochistan have been detected, adding that due to solid steps in this regard by the government a decline in the incidents of extremism has been witnessed. However, he admitted that with the increase in efforts against terrorist elements, defunct religious outfits including Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had joined hands in Balochistan. I do not share any information without solid intelligence backing. There are evidences that foreign powers are behind the insurgency in Pakistan and their agenda is to weaken the country, Malik said. He vowed that an action would be taken against the terrorists in the province. The interior minister appreciated the provincial governments counter terrorism measures, adding that all the people arrested under the charges of terrorism would be brought before the public.