QUETTA – Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has said that he thinks he had enough of politics and now it is time to give way to the younger generation of politicians.
Talking to a media delegation at the Balochistan Governor’s House on Friday, Zulfiqar Magsi said that he would not even accept the post of caretaker prime minister, if requested.
The governor said that the interim order of the Supreme Court on Balochistan’s law and order situation was important and after consulting with legal experts about that order, he had told provincial and federal governments to submit a review petition to avoid legal and constitutional complications.
“It is the provincial government’s responsibility to maintain law and order in the province”, he added.
He said that good governance should be delivered to the people of Balochistan. “There are 13 MPAs in Quetta whose collective annual development fund is Rs 3 billion but that money is seen nowhere to be spent.
“The court must take notice that despite allocation of huge funds why Quetta is in such a shabby condition,” he stressed.
To a question, the governor said holding general election in the province was not a security risk. However, he denied that he was tasked with negotiating estranged Baloch leaders.
The delegation told the governor about the difficulties faced by journalists in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.
They informed him that the ban on publishing and airing news of banned outfits by the Supreme Court had amplified their problems. The governor assured the delegation that he would try his best to reduce the grievances of journalists.