LAHORE – PML- Q Senior Vice President S.M.Zafar in a statement has said that the situation in Balochistan cannot be tackled only by the use of soft power of the State which includes dialogue and appeasing the demands of miscreants who want to bleed the State. Time has come for employing soft power with selective hard power of the State, which includes surgical and targeted actions in Balochistan, he said.

The State of Pakistan and its law-enforcement agencies are capable of providing the measured support of hard power provided the govt takes a bold decision in good time so that after proper strategic determination of the hard power and the measure of soft power is determined, both are executed in tandem, he added. The rocket targeting of Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat should have alerted the government both of Balochistan and the Federal Government, he stated. He said that not having then taken any solid decision, more incidents with greater frequency have occurred in Balochistan by those who believe that the present government of Balochistan would not be able to take the decision for the use of hard power against them.                  –Staff Reporter

S.M.Zafar said that if the war in Balochistan is a war of our survival as announced by Ch. Nisar Ahmad, Minister of Interior, then there is no more time to waste.