Govt working on holding talks with disgruntled Baloch leaders: Minister

“Balochistan will soon be a cradle of peace in the country,” he said.

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has asserted that the federal government was working on holding talks with disgruntled Baloch leaders, “who are not associated with India”.

“Balochistan will soon be a cradle of peace in the country,” the federal minister while addressing a post-Cabinet meeting today (Tuesday), where several others decisions were taken related to different aspects of the country.   

Referring to Lahore’s Johar Town blast, he said those involved in the incident — who the government earlier said have links with India — have been arrested by authorities.  “We have lauded our agencies for arresting the culprits within a short span of time,” he added.

Fawad Chaudhry said that ever since Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was found in Pakistan, intelligence agencies have also exposed a network of Indian-backed elements within the country.

Lauding the government’s timely measures and efforts, he said the situation of law and order in Pakistan will further improve. “It is the job of the government to create a national security policy, and the PTI is currently working on it,” he added.

Fawad said that during the meeting of the cabinet, a discussion on the introduction of electronic voting was also held. “Local companies will manufacture electronic voting machines by July 15,” he announced.

The minister also shed light on different developmental works, including the construction of an international airport in Skardu. Meanwhile, he said that all-weather airports — equipped with facilities without operational weather limits — will be constructed in Gilgit and other areas of Gilgit-Baltistan to further boost tourism.