'Baloch sardars will be reigned in'
Musharraf said Govt would not turn a blind eye to 40 years of oppression by Baloch chieftains.india Updated: Jul 25, 2006 16:33 IST
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that his regime is determined to reign in rebel tribal chieftains of Balochistan.
"We will protect national installations in Balochistan at all costs and ensure full security to the development activities and to foreign investors there," he said in a national address.
Paying tribute to security and intelligence agencies for establishing peace in the province, Musharraf said that national media was doing disservice to nation by 'misrepresenting the facts' prevailing in Balochistan.
He said that the government would not turn a blind eye to 40 years of oppression by Baloch chieftains, who he claimed were against development and progress.
He said that of the total 77 sardars in Balochistan, only three - Bugti, Marri and Mengal - were opposing the government.
"I can say with full authority that terrorism and anti-Pakistan activities have been drastically reduced following the government's decision to take action against them, the Dawn quoted Musharraf, as saying.