QUETTA - Frontier Corps Inspector General Maj Gen Obaidullah Khan Kattak has urged the people to cooperate with law enforcement agencies to ensure peace in the province.

“Those youth who have picked up guns and climbed up the mountains should throw their arms and live peacefully life otherwise they would be given stern response,” he told the media at the FC headquarters Thursday.

He expressed his concerns over the unrest during the last year in the province, saying situation remained volatile in four districts of the province, including Dera Bugti, Quetta, Sibi and Turbat. He said that law and order in other districts were satisfactory. “Law and order have improved to a great extent in Kohlu district,” he said, adding that the FC personnel were deployed along with borders who were securing the borders and added that all Nato supplies had been sent back to Karachi.

He said vehicles transporting Afghan Transit Trade goods were also being thoroughly checked by Frontier Corps with cooperation of Customs so that Nato supplies could be stopped through illegal means. “The FC has taken 12 containers of Afghan Transit Trade carrying fuel into custody at Chaman border” he said and added that it would be looked whether these fuel were for Nato troops or not.

He said some days ago personnel of Frontier Corps were going to Behlol Basti to ensure security to the marble and coal projects when the outlaws of banned organization attacked security forces which was retaliated and resultantly, 10-13 militants were killed. “All militants were the member of Baloch Liberation Army,” he added

Referring to the deteriorated law and order in Balochistan, he said foreign hands were involved in stoking unrest.

To a question, he welcomed the statement of Sardar Attaullah Mengal that Baloch youth should ponder, if they got independence whether they could sustain it or not. The IGFC said Attaullah was a veteran leader of Balochistan and added that slogan of independence was a farce.

He stressed that the issue of Balochistan should be resolved through dialogue, however, state forces would always play their role to secure the country from all internal and external threats.

About the release of three Iranian security personnel, he said the action was taken according to law.

Referring to incidents of abductions in Pashtoon belt, he said the Frontier Corps had carried out a raid in militant compound in Murghkabzai on the information of local people and killed five militants while some others were arrested. He said the three out of five killed militants belonged to Waziristan who were involved in kidnapping people for ransom.

Responding to a question, he said that they did not have any information about contacts of Baloch militants and Taliban. He said through the Balochistan package, the FC checkposts were reduced but later on the request of provincial government, 400 more posts were established to maintain order.