LAHORE - Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch has said that the volatile province is becoming normal but more efforts are needed on part of the all political forces to make the province completely peaceful.

Addressing a condolence reference for Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, founding leader of Kashmir struggle, on Sunday, the Balochistan chief minister said democratic people should continue efforts for the eradication of oppression in the society.

He added that democracy would have to work more for better future of Pakistan. The policies of the federal government under the command of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had contributed a lot to normalise the circumstances in Balochistan.

Maalik claimed that people had started relying on government’s arrangements which establishes the fact about peace in Balochistan.

He praised the role of late Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan for Kashmiris and said that without the leaders like Qayyum Khan the Azad Jammu Kashmir might not be in place.

Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan said that Lahore is the heart of movement for Kashmir. All the working class had always supported and were part of team of late Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan on the issue of Kashmir.

He added that he had arranged first conference on Kashmir in Lahore in 1978 and today he was witnessing the spirit among the people of Lahore similar to 78.

He said ex-foreign secretary of United States had written in his book that a 23 years old man Sardar Abdul Qayyum had taken initiative for Kashmir.

Mr Attique said that late Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan remained vibrant for seventy years on the map of politics and Pakistan army had also paid tributes to late Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan for his services.

He said that Indian prime minister wanted to disrupt peace of South and doesn’t want to settle issues with Pakistan including the core issue of Kashmir.

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the future of the country lies in democracy.

He claimed that the politicians desire to buy their way into the Parliament defeated in the by-election of Lahore.

He praised the historical services of late Abdul Qayyum Khan for Kashmir struggle and Pakistan.

Saad added that the struggle for Kashmir freedom could not be made possible without Abdul Qayyum Khan.

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman praised the service of late Abdul Qayyum Khan for the cause of Kashmir freedom struggle.

He also praised the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for defending Kashmir on diplomatic level.