Balochistan CM against halting Nato supplies

LAHORE - Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch has opposed the halting of the Nato supplies through Pakistan and stated that it is not possible in today’s world to take the country ahead while living in isolation.
Sharing his views with the local media at the guest of honour programme organised by Lahore Press Club here Thursday, Dr Maalik said that Baloch people want to strengthen the Federation.
While replying to a question on relations with Afghanistan and Iran, he stressed good and strong friendly ties as need of the hour.
He stated that stability in Afghanistan was must for a stronger and stable Pakistan.
Balochistan Chief Minister told the media that change has come about in the country and his becoming the Chief Minister and smooth transfer of Army top command was a big sign of the same.
Today judiciary, Election Commission, Parliament and all other institutions of the State are leading the process of democracy forward which also is a big means to solve problems of Balochistan and bring prosperity in that province, he added.
He said they would succeed in bringing the disgruntled elements in Balochistan home and that the solution to the problems and redressal of their deprivations lay in keeping with the Federation.
Dr Maalik also thanked the Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for extending help to the quake victims of Balochistan with open heart.
He said his government at present is completing two transmission lines besides construction of dams and Kachi Canal alongwith construction of six universities and medical colleges in the province.
Dr Maalik also announced Rs one million for the Club on the occasion while he was also awarded honorary life membership of the LPC.

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