India involved in Balochistan, Waziristan: Shahbaz Sharif

QUETTA: Punjab’s chief minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said India is involved in disrupting peace in Balochistan and Waziristan and that there is evidence available in this regard.

Speaking at a news conference in Quetta, he said India is trying to defame Pakistan on an international level by claiming its interference in its internal affairs and support to terrorism.

He, however, urged that there is a need for mutual understanding between the two countries to ensure peace in the region.

About the solution of Balochistan’s problems, Shahbaz Sharif said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s chief Nawaz Sharif had already suggested that all the stakeholders should be taken on board and be heard to sort out the province’s issues. He said complaints of smaller provinces must be addressed properly to ensure a strong federation.

He announced Rs30 million for Balochistan University’s endowment fund and an increase in Balochistan’s seats in Punjab’s technical institutions from 160 to 250.

The representatives of both Punjab and Sindh governments also singed a memorandum of understanding under which Punjab will buy 2400 tonnes of coal from Balochistan for its thermal power stations to be constructed in Dera Ghazi Khan. — DawnNews

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