Chief Minister Aslam Raisani expressed pleasure over converting the Sui army cantonment into a military college and said that it would help raise the standard of education in Balochistan.
However, he asked the Pakistan Petroleum Limited authorities to provide jobs to the youths of Dera Bugti district, who had competed technical training in vocational institutions.
Mr Raisani also announced construction of Sibi-Rakhani-Sangsilla road this year. While answering the question related to the resistance forces, he said, he had already invited the resistance forces, and was once again inviting them to come forward and negotiate on all issues for peaceful settlement. The force of stick and gun could not be the solution to issues, he said, adding that big war in the past could not resolve the issues, which were always solved through negotiation.
Showing concern over the target killings in Balochistan, the CM said killing of cobblers, barbers, laundry men and poor people could not solved the issues as such actions increased hatred among people.
It may be mentioned here that former president Gen Pervez Musharraf had announced three more cantonment in Gwadar, Sui and Kohlu, and all nationalist parties had rejected the move.
Party leaders were of the opinion that they could provide safety to all installations in the province so there was no need of cantonment, and in 2008, when the PPP came into power, it scrapped the plan by declaring it against the welfare of people.
In October 2009 Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani canceled the plans of establishing military cantonments at the time of announcing the Aghaz-e- Haqooq Balochistan package, but Baloch nationalists, especially separatists, are not happy with the changing of cantonment into educational facility.
However in the present circumstance of Balochistan, they said some practical and sincere steps were needed, otherwise the history of 1970s could be repeated in the province.