LONDON  - Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch said Tuesday that dialogue with angry Baloch leaders was the first and foremost priority of the provincial government.

Addressing a ceremony arranged by the World Congress for Overseas Pakistanis and later talking to a private TV channel, he said he had no schedule to have a conversation with the rebel Baloch leaders during his visit to London as the environment was not conducive for political dialogue. He said the provincial government was bound to face challenging issues including militancy. He said terror activities were no solution to problems faced by the people of Balochistan. Throwing light on the current situation in a philosophical way, he said 21st century was not the era of gun and bullets, rather it was best time to promote democratic values for which everyone must start a phase of dialogue so that law and order could be restored in the province for progress and prosperity of future generations.