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Pakistan suspects foreign agencies hand in Balochistan unrest

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 13, IRNA -- Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that foreign intelligence agencies were involved in law and order situation in southwestern Balochistan province.

Addressing news conference in Quetta, the provincial capital, Malik said the government is taking measures and the security condition in the restive province has now improved.

'I have held meetings with intelligence officials to discuss the target killing and recovery of bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan and I have proof that foreign intelligence agencies are involved in Balochistan's law and order situation to meet their nefarious designs,' Malik said.

He did not name any group or country but said the situation was in control and peace was being secured in the province. He said that he had information about the people who received money for throwing hand grenade and killing innocent people in Balochistan.

He said that the government was ready to hold dialogue with Baloch nationalists adding that however, no one would be allowed to set Pakistani Flag on fire.

'Pakistan will not disintegrate as it was created to live for ever,' he added.

He said that some foreign forces were creating hatred in Balochistan as they did not want to see Pakistan as stable and developed country.

Malik said that now less incidents of targeted killing were being reported in Balochistan as law and order situation had been improved.

The Interior Minister said that 35 check-posts of the border security force ‘Frontier Corps’ had been abolished and Coast Guards had been limited along coastline.

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