Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on Wednesday directed the provincial government to ensure foolproof security for the leaders of political parties and voters besides taking steps for holding free, fair and transparent elections.

He made these remarks while talking to the Governor Balochistan Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi and Caretaker Chief Minister Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai at Governor House here.

Prime Minister arrived on his maiden visit to his native province to review the law and order situation with special focus on the arrangements for the general elections 2013 in Balochistan.

"Overwhelming participation of the nationalist parties in the general elections is an impressive sign which would bring about positive change in overall situation in Balochistan," Khoso stressed.

He said that caretaker government is impartial and committed to creating a conducive environment for elections across the country." We are in contact with the provincial government and a concerted strategy is being evolved to ensure that all concerned departments remain neutral during the polls," he maintained.

Mir Khoso, on the occasion, was briefed about the steps taken for maintaining peace and necessary arrangements pertaining to the elections.

Chief Secretary Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad, Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durani, IG Police Balcohistan Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhaira were also present.

Leaders of political parties including Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Central Senior Vice President Balochistan National Party Mengal Dr Jhanzaib Jamaldini and a delegation of notables from Sibi, Jaffarbad and Naseerabad also met with the Caretaker Prime Minister.

Development projects executed in parts of the province were discussed besides matters pertaining to mutual interests.