ISLAMABAD " Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik Thursday informed the Upper House that the government had changed its strategy on Swat operation assuring that the situation in the restive Valley would improve shortly. While concluding debate on the law and order situation in the Valley, Malik said that the government was pursuing 3Ds (Dialogue, Development and Deterrence) policy to tackle the menace of extremism in tribal areas and restive parts of the NWFP. He, however, said that the deterrence was used first as the government had no other option to tackle the extremism in a short time. The Advisor said that the situation in the tribal belt had been improved sufficiently and that peace would be brought back to the Swat Valley before March. "We have changed the strategy to combat militants in the Valley only a week back", Malik said adding that the district would become peaceful before the schools open in March. About the war on terror, the Advisor said that the life losses in Pakistan are much bigger than of the 9/11 incident. Malik said that foreign hand was involved in the insurgencies in the country including elements of Al-Qaeda and Uzbek and Chechen nationals. He warned the militants in the Swat Valley to lay down their arms and enter into the mainstream politics or leave the Valley. Otherwise, Malik said firmly, we are taking them seriously on in the next days. Before starting his concluding speech, Malik requested the House to offer Fateha for the martyrs of FATA and Swat. Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haidri offered the Fateha. Later on, the Advisor assured the House that the government was preparing a comprehensive package for compensating the martyrs and the injured in FATA and Swat. The Prime Minister had already sanctioned Rs 1.2 billion for those whose houses had been destructed during the Bajaur operation, he informed. Similarly, Malik said, Rs 8.5 billion had been earmarked for carrying out developmental projects in FATA. Malik saluted Afzal Khan Lala, who, he said stood firm against the militants in Swat. He also paid tribute to the religious leaders for their cooperation with the government in tackling militancy. He said if the House let him an hour to speak in-camera, he would disclose the details about who were running 'factories' of suicide bombers and how they were brainwashed. He informed that one Haji Namdar transported the suicide bombers to Mulana Fazlullah. Malik also requested the media not to glorify the Taliban activities and requested a blackout on them. Malik said that Afghanistan had established only 11 check posts along the border against Pakistan's 111 check posts. Moreover, the Senate urged the American Government to immediately release Dr Afia, as her arrest was serious violation of human rights. Mushahid Hussain Syed, while tabling report of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Dr Afia said that Obama should do more on human rights. He said that the committee had assured the detained MIT graduate that Pakistan Government was fully supporting her and that all kinds of legal help would be provided to her. Rehman Malik informed the House that he had two meetings with the Afghan President on the issue and had talked twice to the US ambassador, who, he said, had assured early release of Dr Afia. However, he said, due to some legal complexities her release was expected to take some time. He also informed that the government was making efforts to recover the missing persons assuring that a pro forma was being distributed to the relatives of the missing persons to gather information relating to them. He said that presently the total strength of the detained persons was 811, including those abducted from Balochistan to Afghanistan and other areas. APP adds: All checkposts of Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Balochistan province have been abolished following demand of the Baloch Parliamentarians, Advisor to the PM on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik said on Thursday. Responding different point of orders regarding Balochistan; in the Upper House, Malik said the government was engaged in a consultative process with elected representatives of the Baloch people that would hopefully lead towards complete harmony in the province. Malik said he had held series of meetings with various parliament members from Balochistan on directions of the Prime Minister Sayed Yusuf Raza Gilani and sought their inputs over different issues. "It was first and overwhelming demand of the honourable parliamentarians to abolish the FC checkposts, which we fulfilled instantly. There is no FC checkpost in the province anymore," he told the Senate. Similarly, he said there was no military operation in Balochistan rather the government was pursuing policy of negotiations to build consensus over all matters relating to the province. Meanwhile, Malik said a Jirga was also on cards for the province especially for ceasefire between two Bugti tribes fighting with each other in Sui area. "We are not going to give Sardari(tribal leadership) to anyone and all such perceptions are incorrect," the Advisor said. In reply to the Point of Order of Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro, Malik said the ministry had taken notice of alleged burning of holy book in Matiari district of Sindh and order probe. Earlier, Senator Raza Rabbani said that the government had directed for review of some projects in Balochistan and ordered for tendering contracts within given timeframe. He was responding to point of order raised by Abdul Ghafoor Hydri.