The Federal Cabinet met in Balochistan to consider the progress made on the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan package, as though either holding the meeting there would somehow compensate the Baloch for any federal failures in implementing it or holding the meeting there, rather than in the federal capital would somehow speed up or ensure implementation. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday also approved the setting up of a judicial commission on the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti. It appears that where the government sees a military involvement, it sets up a judicial commission. This is what it has done in the case of the Abbottabad raid in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed, because it involved an accusation that the military, or rather the PAF, was unable to prevent anyone coming through and invading Pakistani territory; and also in the case of journalist Saleem Shehzad, in whose murder the ISI is supposed to have been involved. Similarly, the Army is accused of killing Nawab Bugti in 2000. Nawab Bugtis killing has become a cause clbre among the Baloch, who regard his death as particularly symbolic because he was so much an establishment figure, and one who bucked the trend by being pro-Pakistan. By referring the matter to a judicial commission, the Cabinet has not made clear what it wants to do about the court case on the issue, whereby the heirs of Nawab Bugti are attempting to launch a private complaint. Briefing the press on the meeting, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Aghaz package was about 65 percent implemented. She also disclosed that Prime Minister Yousaf Reza Gilani also directed the lifting of the ban on recruitment, and directed the filling of Balochistan quotas in federal jobs. The Establishment Division told the Cabinet that there were 6700 such posts in Grade 1 upwards. He had also directed that advertisements in the newspapers should be followed by walk-in interviews, and that there should be a relaxation in the age and qualification criteria. There is no doubt that the lack of access to federal jobs is partly behind the Baloch alienation which the Cabinet is trying to tackle, but while the Baloch jobs in federal service must be filled by Baloch, that does not mean a free-for-all. If qualifications are to be relaxed, they must be relaxed for all candidates. After all, neither do the Baloch want charity in employment, or in the punishment of people who kill them. The Cabinet meeting provided a successful conclusion to the prime Ministers visit to the province. The visit itself was a welcome change, and the fact that the PPP had also formed the government there meant that there would be no question about the propriety of the visit, or the Cabinet meeting, as there would be in a province where the Chief Minister belonged to another party, like Punjab, or even Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa.