50 ‘militants’ surrender in Balochistan


QUETTA: As many as 50 militants announced to enter into the national mainstream after surrendering their weapons to the security forces in Balochistan on Wednesday.

A ceremony was held at Commissioner’s Office Quetta which was attended by Provincial Home Minister Mir Zia Ullah Langove, government officials and security forces.

The militants were previously linked with groups like Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and other separatist organisations.

On the occasion, the former militants vowed to end violence and fight anti-state actors. They also pledged to the nation that they will work for the betterment and progress of the country.

The militant commanders requested other militants to lay down their arms and work for the development of the country and also thanked the government for allowing them to re-join society.

Addressing the ceremony, Home Minister Mir Zia Ullah Langove said that “these people were, in fact, misled by the foreign-funded anti-state elements” while adding that they have “now pledged to lead the life as true Pakistanis”.

The surrendered militants were presented national flags and other gifts during the ceremony.