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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2582

Pakistan announces Rs5mn reward for info on Baloch leaders' killers

By Farzana Shah-Asian Tribune correspondent in Pakistan

Quetta, 15 April, ( Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has said that a judicial inquiry commission has started a formal probe into killing of three Baloch nationalist leaders.

Talking to media at Quetta airport on Tuesday, Rehman Malik termed the killing of Baloch leaders a conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan. He announced a cash reward of Rs5 million for information about the culprits who assassinated the Baloch nationalists.

Malik said the federal government would extend its full cooperation to the judicial inquiry commission. He said the government would ensure peace and security and that no military operation was underway in the province.

Rehman Malik said the government wanted to strengthen democratic process in Balochistan and grievances of Baloch people and political forces were being addressed.

To a question, Malik said the objective of his visit was to listen to the concerns of parties concerned over formation and working of judicial inquiry commission. He said that one representative from all intelligence agencies would be included in the investigation committee apart from the area Member National Assembly.

The killing of three Baloch leaders Ghulam Mohammad Baloch, the head of Balochistan National Party (BNP), his deputy Lala Munir Baloch and Sher Mohammad of the Balochistan Republican Party have sparked violent riots in Balochistan. Scores of people have been killed and in riots and property worth billions have been destroyed by violent protesters.

- Asian Tribune -

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