Home Minister Balochistan reaches Wadh as tension prevails

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Ziaullah Langove has vowed to take action against the elements involved in acts of extortion and kidnapping in Khuzdar district of the province. Mr. Langove visited Wadh and met the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal.

Home Minister’s visit has come after two tension prevailed in Wadh between two branches of mengal tribe. “The elements involved in acts of kidnapping and extortion would be arrested and punished”, Mr. Langove said. Both groups have accused each other of kidnapping incidents.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Khuzdar, Commissioner Kalat Division, Dawood Khilji and other high level officials received the home minister.

Nobody is above the law

A tribal jirga led by the former provincial minister, Sardar Aslam Bizenjo, senator Maulavi Faiz Muhammad and former member national assembly, Maulana Qamar uddin also called on Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Chief to bring an end to tribal tension in the area.

The home minister assured that none would be allowed to take law into his hands and that the writ of the State would be ensured at all costs. “Nobody is above the law”, Mr. Langove said. He said the provincial government was making efforts to avert any untoward incident and for this purpose he was in Khuzdar district to find negotiated settlement of issues relating to Wadh tehsil.

Police and Levies directed to take action against culprits

The Home Minister Balochistan directed police and levies to take action against the elements involved in acts of kidnapping and extortion on Quetta Karachi highway. He said the closure of the highway was order of the day and the administration would make sure smooth flow of traffic.

The tribal jirga also made a progress and also met Mir Shafiq Mengal, the Chief of Jhalawan Panel and underlined the need for talks to end the tribal deadlock.

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