Key Baloch rebel gives up militancy

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Wali Mohammad alias Haji Qalati Marri – a key commander of one of Balochistan’s feared outfits – surrendered his weapons on Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference along with Nawabzada Changez Marri, Wali Muhammad said that after spending 45 years on mountains waging war against the State, “I have now realised that my tribal chieftain was fuelling this war for his personal gains”.

“So I have now decided to join the national mainstream,” he added.

The announcement comes the same day as President Mamnoon Hussain, while addressing the joint session of Parliament, said that Pakistan will continue the fight against terrorism till elimination of the last terrorist.