QUETTA - Expressing grave concern over the deteriorated law and order situation of the province, Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has said that forced disappearances of political workers and recovery of their bullet-riddled bodies was not a good act.

“Collective efforts are needed to improve the law and order situation in Balochistan,” said Magsi while talking to newsmen after addressing the 10th convocation of Balochistan University here on Saturday.

He said that all segments of the society should realise their responsibilities for improving the situation in Balochistan. Responding to a question about performance of the provincial government, Magsi said his satisfaction or dissatisfaction over government’s performance would not make any difference. “The people should ask from their representatives about government’s performance,” he remarked. When his attention was drown towards forced disappearance of political workers and recovery of decomposed bodies of Baloch missing persons, governor said what was happing was wrong, if there was any charge against anyone, cases should be registered against him and he should be handed over to police after registration of case. To yet another query about increase in incidents of kidnapping for ransom, Magsi said people needed money and there would be an increase in such incidents.

Earlier, addressing the convocation, governor Balochistan expressed hope that degree-holders would utilise their energies for progress and prosperity of the nation and country.

He said no one could ignore the importance of science and technology to meet the challenges of modern world, therefore, more maximum funds should be allocated for promotion of technical education. Expressing his dismay over non-participation of provincial ministers and elected representatives in the convocation, he said it was a matter of shame that only one provincial minister out of 65 members of Balochistan Assembly was present at the convocation. Magsi said last year he had made an appeal to the members of provincial assembly for allocation of funds for education. He said it was encouraging that some of them spared their funds for this purpose. Governor announced one lac rupees for each student who won the gold medals. The Vice Chancellor Balochistan University (BU) Professor Doctor Abdul Nabi said that BU was the biggest educational institution of the province but it was facing serious financial difficulties. “Payment of salaries to teachers is becoming difficult for us,” he said, and appealed that government should take steps for bailing out the varsity from financial crunch.

On this occasion, Governor Balochistan, vice chancellor and others conferred degrees on more than 250 students.