Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi expressed concern over the killings of Punjabis in Balochistan and stressed the need for a ruthless operation against the terrorists in the province.

Talking to journalists here on Tuesday, he added that the operation should be well-organised and targeted only against terrorists and anti-state elements.

He maintained that India, Israel and USA benefited from terrorism in the country while Pakistan suffered heavy losses. He regretted that continuous terrorism and killings in Karachi, Balochistan and KPK disrupted peace in the country, especially the assassination of Punjabis was highly condemnable. He said that the killing spree stood testimony to the fact that the incumbent government had completely failed to resolve the law and order issue. "Instead of holding others responsible for terrorism in the country, we need to sit together as a nation and find out solution to the menace," he added.

BIG HEIST: Unidentified armed dacoits broke into the house of one Haji Allah Ditta Jhakkar in Basti Jhakar near Kabirwala and made away with a car, motorbike, gold ornaments and other valuable worth millions the other night.  The residents of the area said that they called police but they did not turn up and the dacoits fled easily. Over 15 outlaws armed with automatic rifles and other weapons held the inmates hostage for over two hours and ransacked home.

The family told police that the dacoits took away a new Corolla car, a motorbike, gold weighing 32 tolas, cash worth Rs. 2.30 lac and other valuables. They claimed that the mobiles of Bagar Sargana petrolling post and police station Sarai Sidhu were on road but they failed to catch the dacoits. The incident panicked the residents of the area and they demanded immediate action against the dacoits.