QUETTA - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the process of political reconciliation in Balochistan will be stepped up and the government would take sincere steps for granting rights of Balochistan and there would be no need of resorting to violence for securing rights of the province. The President chaired a series of meetings in Quetta at the start of his two-day visit to Balochistan. Addressing the participants of a briefing on law and order situation at Chief Minister's Secretariat Thursday, Zardari stressed that pace of reconciliation process should be accelerated. Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, Chief Minister Aslam Raisani, PPP provincial President Senator Haji Lashkari Raisani, Federal Ministers Manzoor Wattoo, Rehman Malik, Nabeel Gabol, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Humayun Kurd, Federal Secretaries, Chief Secretary Balochistan Nasir Mehmood Khosa and others were also present on the occasion. Chief Secretary Balochistan briefed the President about overall situation of the province. Zardari proposed for constituting a parliamentary committee which after making discussion would prepare recommendations and ensure the implementation of recommendations of the committee so that all tribes of Balochistan could be brought into national mainstream politics and a collective role could be played for the development of the country. The President said that the govt would take all possible steps for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Balochistan who had migrated from their native towns due to military drive besides the govt would also ensure their security and respect. "Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan and Federal govt will utilise all available resources for its development," he added. Zardari assured that incumbent govt would redress all grievances of Balochistan. He assured that implementation of six per cent quota of Balochistan in Federal services would be ensured. He said govt was keen to increase foreign investment in Balochistan so that it could make progress and govt would provide complete security to the investors and companies busy in exploring oil and gas projects. He also assured provision of special funds for increasing the strength and improvement of law-enforcement agencies. Matters related to Gwadar Port, improvement of law and order situation, accelerating pace of projects of exploration of oil and gas and security steps for the oil and gas installations also came under discussion. Earlier, President held a meeting with Governor, Chief Minister and provincial Cabinet members. Addressing the PPP leaders, workers and supporters at CM Secretariat, Zardari said the government would take sincere steps for granting rights of Balochistan and there would be no need of resorting to violence for securing rights of the province. The President was addressing the PPP leaders, workers and supporters here at the Chief Minister Secretariat. He said that the PPP-led government had resolved problems of Balochistan to great extent, and it would also resolve the remaining issues in the province. "No one knows better than PPP the problems and issues of Balochistan and we have resolved its problems to great extent," he said. He said that the PPP took over the government after rendering sacrifices and serving the people in all parts of the country. The President said that the Prime Minister, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate had been elected in accordance with the vision of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. He said that PPP had assumed power in challenging times and he knew about the expectations and demands of the party workers. He said that financial crunch was prevailed all over the world but the PPP-led government had maintained the economy of the country and it was moving forward in the right direction. Agencies add: Zardari directed to constitute three parliamentary committees to address grievances of people and improve their living standard in Balochistan. He gave this directive at a briefing on law and order and economic situation in the province. New dams are being built to fulfil water requirement in the province, he said. The provincial government proposed construction of eight new dams keeping in view water requirement which would bring 5,000 acres of barren land under cultivation. It also submitted a proposal to construct 200 small and medium size dams to store rainwater. Zardari directed that Planning Commission while constructing new dams it should consider adopting latest technology so that water could be utilized in a better way and its wastage could be stopped. Other important matters of the province also came under discussion. The meeting reviewed a proposal to make Gwadar Port operational to its full potential. The provincial government is expediting exploration of oil and gas in the province. The matter pertaining to enhancing share in income of gas, oil, other minerals in the province also came under discussion and proposed that a parliamentary committee would be formed.