ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said the federal government had announced Rs 50 million reward to identify the killers of the wife and daughter of Mir Bakhtiar Domki.

Talking to reporters after chairing a meeting, the interior minister said he had directed all the provisional police chiefs and other officials to cooperate with the Sindh Police in investigating the matter.

Responding to a question regarding the situation in Balochistan, he said his Friday’s statement in the Senate was a ‘message’ to all national and political leadership to get united and evolve a consensus to overcome challenges being confronted in the province. Rehman said he had also asked Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani to make efforts persuade the ‘angry friends’, who had taken positions in the mountains.

“The Senate and National Assembly are supreme forums and veteran politicians as well as leaders should constitute a committee to held talks with the ‘angry people’ of Balochistan,” he said, adding that he was ready for an in-camera briefing to the Senate on the issue.

The minister urged the Baloch militants to agree to deweaponisation, saying the move would have a good overall impact.

He said the Supreme Court registrar would be consulted for finalising security arrangements when Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would appear before the apex court in the contempt case on Monday.

He said efforts would be made that no road was blocked to avoid inconvenience to citizens; however, alternate routes would be specified in case it was compulsory to block any road.

Earlier, Rehman in a meeting directed the law enforcement agencies to take elaborate security measures in the federal capital, particularly in the Diplomatic Enclave.