QUETTA - Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Balochistan Vice President Jahanzaib Khan Jadoon has said arrangements have been finalised for holding a national conference on Balochistan since all political and national parties as well as lawmen consented to the moot scheduled to be held on September 9 in Quetta.

Talking to the media on Thursday, he said the preparations for conference on Balochistan issue has almost been finalised. “The main leadership of Balochistan has shown interest in holding dialogue to fix the problem,” he added. The leaders, including Mehmood Khan Achakzai of PkMAP, Jhanzeb Jamaldini of BNP-Mengal, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch of National Party, Dr Abdul Hayee Baloch, Dr Yaseen Baloch, provincial presidents of PPP, PML-N, PML-Q, PTI and MQM would attended the conference. Besides political and nationalist leaders, Jadoon said the government representatives, including the Balochistan Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Inspector General of Frontier Corps and IG Police would take part in the sitting.

“The participation of lawmen will help involve the law enforcers to be unanimous on the findings and resolutions adopted by the elite gathering on very sensitive issue.”

He said issue of Balochistan was very complex and needs immediate attention of the quarter concerned to bring the disgruntled Balochs to the mainstream politics. Contacted BNP-Mengal leader Agha Hassan Baloch said that such conference would help highlight the longstanding issues of Balochistan, particularly extra-judicial arrests and recovery of decomposed bodies. “This seminar would not resolve the issue of Balochistan but at least it gain attention in the national and international media” he added.

Balochistan Minister for Quality Education Jan Ali Changazai hailed organising conference on Balochistan, saying that the gathering of intellectuals in a conference under SCBA would bear fruit

 “We are leading a tough life in Balochistan where targeted killing, enforced disappearances and kidnapping for ransom have risen alarmingly and needs immediate steps to curb these incidents affectively” he added.