QUETTA - Expressing serious concerns over the recovery of decomposed bodies of Baloch missing persons, Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Jawaid Zia has said certain elements who do not believe in the courts of law are behind such incidents and efforts are underway to tackle the issue. He stated this while talking to local editors and senior journalists here at Quetta Club on Thursday. Inspector General of Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Obaidullah Khattak was also present on the occasion. Commander Southern Command during his first ever chat with local press said it was not policy of the military top brass headed by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani that Baloch people should be taken away by agencies and killed. He said the army had realised that it was a very serious and highly sensitive issue and causing hatred among people. He said certain 'elements who did not believe in the courts of law were involved in killing and throwing the bodies of missing persons at different places. However, despite that (if some is at fault and involved in some crime at any level) this is not the way and it is not the policy of Army Chief General Kayani. I can understand the feelings of families when they lose their near and dear ones, he said. He said it is unfortunate that some Baloch youths for the sake of money burnt the national flag or got involved in sabotage activities and 'patriotic elements hit them. Being an army man I should not say like that, but I am of the view that even those involved in torching national flags should not be treated in 'such a way because they think Pakistan has not come up to their expectations and they are expressing their anger against her. He said Pak Army was making all-out efforts that those involved in torching national flag should hoist the same with honour by restoring their confidence and that was the real solidarity of Pakistan. Efforts are also being made on some level to resolve the issue, he said and appealed to media to come forward and guide army in this matter. Commander Southern Command said it was time to do something for the country and make some sacrifices for its prosperity and progress. He dispelled the impression that army wanted to capture the resources of Balochistan by initiating the mines and mineral projects and made it clear that army would get nothing from these profit making projects. These projects are for the benefit of the people of the province and what the army will get is peoples confidence and faith, he maintained. He said that no country could win the wars without the support of its nation. He said that army wanted to be a role model for Pakistani government, government of Balochistan and rest of the army by taking active part in the process of progress and prosperity of the people of Balochistan. Responding to a query regarding relationship of corps headquarters with the provincial government, commander southern command said that he and his corps was enjoying excellent support in various projects. He said that army was not a separate entity rather it was a part and parcel of the government and the former in fact wanted to help the latter in various fields in Balochistan particularly education. The presence of Army Chief, Governor Balochistan and chief minister under one roof for development of Balochistan in fact reflected the unity among them, he said. He said peoples response on the eve of celebrations of Independence Day last year was so encouraging, so the army had decided to celebrate the Independence Day arranging different events whole the week prior to the month of Ramazan.