Terror incidents in Balochistan meant to destabilise Pakistan

QUETTA –  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Friday said recent terrorist activities in Balochistan were meant to destabilise Pakistan internally and hamper development projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Ahsan said the escaped terrorists escaped were returning to country from western border to carry subversive activities and warned that war against terrorism has not been ended yet.

The interior minister spent a busy day in the province as he visited the terror-hit Methodist Church and the residence of martyred DIG Hamid Shakil Shabir as well as inaugurated Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Sub-Campus in Pishin.

Ahsan also warned that sit-ins and politics of agitation in prevailing circumstances were benefiting Pakistan enemies, who wanting to create uncertainty.

“We have accomplished major success against terrorism in last four years and remaining handful terrorists will also be brought to justice,” Ahsan reiterated.

Ahsan said Pakistan has conveyed to the United States that only partnership with Pakistan can help it to fix the Afghanistan issue.

He said India Hindustan has befooled itself by visualising itself as a superpower. Ahsan urged that instead of creating war hysteria, India should come towards peace as peace and stability were highly essential for the progress of both countries.

Interior minister also urged political rivals to avoid leg-pulling as unity is the need of time to save nation from anarchy and thwarting plots of anti-Pakistan foes and terrorists.

“The China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer project for Pakistan and enemy is striving to hinder this project with intent to cease chances of progress and employment,” the minister said.

About DG ISPR statement on Saad Rafiq, Ahsan said the Railways minister has given his point of view and the matter was a closed chapter.

The m minister said the economic progress was chiefly dependant on research and knowledge and it was highly imperative to include all nations and areas equivalently into development.

Ahsan said 21 university sub-campuses were being opened in Balochistan with the cooperation of the federal government in order to bring the province as par with other units.

The interior minister also visited the residence of late DIG Hamid Shakil and condoled with the victim’s family. He said Hamid Shakil was a brave officer who rendered unmatched services for Quetta.

Ahsan said the martyred DIG sacrificed his life for Quetta’s peace and Shakil’s services and sacrifice for peaceful Quetta would always be remebered.

He added all exits and entry point of Quetta city were being made secured while safe city project would also be implemented.

“The loss of precious human lives caused by Church attack can’t be recovered, however, all healthcare services were being provided to patients by federal and provincial governments,” Ahsan said.

He also resolved that steps would be taken for repairing of the Church which damaged in terror attack.

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