QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that Government is making serious efforts to improve the law and order in the province and steps are being taken to net the killers of the journalists, and pay their heirs compensation.
He said this during his visit to the a token hunger-strike camp set outside Balochistan Assembly by the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) against the killing of senior journalist Irshad Mastoi, Reporter Abdul Rasool, and accountant Muhammad Younas and non-arrest of their killers.
The BUJ set up the token hunger strike camp to protest the government’s failure for not arresting the killers and not forming a judicial commission to investigate the killings.
Chief Minister said that government was making serious efforts for setting up a judicial commission and arrest of the killers, adding that the incidents that journalists faced were indeed tragic and regrettable and government was making serious efforts to solve the issues.
Chief Minister said that the nationalist coalition government has good relations with the journalists and governments desires to see media working in a positive manner.
Provincial Minister for Information Abdul Raheem Ziaratwal, Agriculture Minister Sardar Aslam Bizenjo, Advisor to Chief Minister for Education Raza Muhammad Bareech, President BUJ Irfan Saeed, President Press Club Raza Rehman and others were present on the occasion.
Various other political parties and people belonging to various walks of life kept on visiting the token hunger strike camp during the day to express their solidarity with the media personnel.
Published in The Balochistan Point on 24th September, 2014.