Banned Baloch group commander Bungulzai surrenders, urges others to follow suit – Pakistan

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Sarfraz Ahmed Bungulzai, a commander of the banned militant group Baloch National Army (BNA), introduced his give up on Wednesday alongside 70 of his associates.

The announcement was made at a press convention in Quetta, with provincial Information Minister Jan Achakzai additionally in attendance.

During the press convention, Bungulzai mentioned that he thought his armed battle was for Baloch rights however later realised that the blood of the Baloch was being sacrificed for folks’s personal pursuits.

“India is concerned in all these conspiracies […]. Keeping in thoughts all this, we’ve determined to be a part of the nationwide mainstream. Me and 70 of my associates have joined the nationwide mainstream,” he mentioned.

He additional mentioned that in 2014, the blood of 155 harmless Baloch was spilled in Awaran after they refused to pay extortion cash. He mentioned that 1000’s of Baloch had been killed over the previous 20 years.

“These individuals are solely engaged on international agendas,” he mentioned. Referring to final yr’s helicopter crash by which six Pakistan military officers, together with a normal, have been martyred, he mentioned that it had occurred due to a technical subject however the Baloch­istan Raaji Ajoi-R-Sangar (BRAS) had taken accountability on India’s command.

“And after taking cash from India, they shed the blood of their very own Baloch,” he mentioned.

He urged the youth to follow suit and resign violence. “My recommendation to mother and father is to give your kids an training, not weapons,” he mentioned.

Bangulzai thanked the state for welcoming him and his associates, and likewise urged it to create a path for many who, like him, wished to combine into the nationwide mainstream, saying there have been many ready to be accepted by the state.

It must be famous that earlier this yr, Gulzar Imam alias Shambay, mentioned to be the founding father of the BNA, was arrested throughout an intelligence-primarily based operation within the Prom space of Balochistan’s Panjgur district.

He had later provided to assist the federal government and safety forces negotiate with disgruntled Baloch militants. In his assertion, he mentioned: “The path I had chosen for reaching the rights of the folks of Balochistan was not the correct resolution.”

Commenting on in the present day’s improvement, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar mentioned “peace and stability” was the federal government’s prime precedence.

“The give up of Sarfraz Bungulzai alias Mureed Baloch (the pinnacle of BNA) alongside together with his companions/households is a really welcome improvement for Pakistan and Balochistan,” he mentioned.

He famous that this had come after one other main re-integration, by which Shambay, was arrested and “mainstreamed”.

“Embracing peace via inclusivity, our state and establishments are championing an accommodative method, actively working to reintegrate estranged militants.

“This strategic transfer seeks lasting peace, fostering understanding, and rebuilding communities. Together, we pave the way in which for a harmonious and safe future for our subsequent generations,” the premier mentioned.

He additionally appreciated the efforts of the nation’s regulation enforcers and intelligence businesses, particularly the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which “ deliberate, executed and led this sophisticated clandestine operation“.

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