ISLAMABAD - The Parliamentary Committee on Balochistan which met here under the chair of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday considered granting general amnesty to Baloch separatists if they agreed to lay down arms. The meeting also reviewed overall political and law and order situation of the province. The sources privy to the deliberations of the meeting informed TheNation that the government in that regard would take all major political stakeholders into confidence and as soon as the consultation process would be completed, the formal announcement in that connection would be made. The sources further said that the government had deferred to summon All Parties Conference on Balochistan for the time being, as most of the members of the committee were of the view that majority of the demands of the province would be met through NFC Award and constitutional reforms process undertaken by the parliamentary committee to remove distortions from the Constitution. The sources close to Pakistan Peoples Party informed that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was willing to do something concrete to win the confidence of the Baloch nationalists and in that connection PML-N leadership had given the affirmative nod to support the move of granting general amnesty to the Baloch separatists, provided they would lay down their arms and join the mainstream politics. During the meeting, the Prime Minister reiterated his resolve that the government was committed to mitigate the sufferings of Baloch people and would come up with a comprehensive development package for the most backward province. He recalled that PPP government soon after coming into power had not only apologised from the Baloch people for the apathy towards them by the federal government. He said that he himself announced financial package for Balochistan to help it handle the financial problems. The committee members included Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Federal Ministers Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Syed Khurshid Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar and Dr Zaheerudin Babar Awan and President PPP Balochistan, Senator Nawabzada Haji Mir Lashkari Raisani.