Islamabad, Aug. 5 (ANI): The issue of missing persons in Balochistan has been unnecessarily played up with the intention of maligning Pakistan, the country's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, has said.
In total, 2,390 people were suspected to be abducted, out of which addresses of 135 were incomplete, particulars of 241 were incorrect and 31 among them were working in the Middle East, The Express Tribune quoted Malik, as saying.
We scrutinised each and every case and found 32 people in jails. Today, there are only 36 cases of missing persons in Balochistan, he added.
He said too much hue and cry was made about Balochistan to create an impression that the government has failed, although the number of missing persons in the province was lesser than others.
We all love Pakistan except for those enemies who are killing our innocent citizens and security personnel, Malik said.
Malik referred to the Baloch youth as patriots before reaching out to them and enticing them to return home with promises of jobs.
The minister added that measures were being taken at all levels to curb terrorism and that agencies should not be blamed for the killings in Balochistan.
Malik said all the attacks were claimed by organizations, including the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and other terrorist groups.
We have complete details, regarding activities of BLA and other terrorist groups, he said. (ANI)