Serious efforts for sectarian harmony, religious tolerance: CM

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said serious efforts would be made for sectarian harmony, religious tolerance and peaceful solution to disputes at a sitting with Ulema form all schools of thought through talks. If need was felt legislation would also be made for sectarian harmony.

He expressed this resolve at a high level meeting on law and order with particular reference to Muharram here Sunday.

Ulema form various schools of thought including Ahle Sunnat, Ahle Tashi, JUI-F, JUI-N, Jamaat Islami, representatives of Anjuman Tajiran attended.

Provincial Minister Home Sarfraz Bugti, provincial Ministers Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Secretary Home, IG Police, Frontier Corps representative and senior officers were also present.

Dr Malik Baloch said his is government of people who have given us mandate and we would not hurt their trust. He said there has been bloodshed in religious, tribal and political disputes. Now this should stop immediately. He said he hates bloodshed and love people. It is his desire and has also confidence coalition government would be able to resolve religious and political problems and difficulties with cooperation of all.

He expressed pledge that his government was striving for peace in cooperation with various schools of thought and Almighty Allah would enable them to give peace to the people.

He aid whatever money government was spending in the city for maintaining law and order in the city had this used for beautification of Quetta map of city had changed. He said problems can be resolved with combined efforts of various segment of society. He said he would seek suggestions from Ulema from various schools of through, intellects and others in this connection.

Referring to peace efforts during Muharram, Chief Minister said he and his team would stay here. He was personally monitoring law and order.