Friday, September 21, 2018

Pakistan: 265 militants of 3 armed groups in Balochistan lay down arms

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As many as 265 militants belonging to different proscribed organisations have abandoned their armed struggle against the state and handed over their weapons to the government while announcing plans to join mainstream politics for the development of the country.

The militants, along with their commanders, laid down their arms in a ceremony held at a lawn of the Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday.

Balochistan Chief Minis­ter Jam Kamal Khan Alyani, Southern Command Comm­a­nder Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Home Min­ister Mir Saleem Ahmed Khosa, provincial ministers Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind and Nawabzada Goh­ram Bugti as well as senior civil and military officers attended the ceremony.

Official sources said that the militants belonged to banned outfits, including the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the Lashkar-i-Balochistan.

The News:
https://www.dawn.com/news/1433819[/utl]

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