Balochistan govt announces amnesty for youths abandoning violence

Published June 26, 2015
The meeting decided to provide financial assistance to militant youths abandoning violent acts against the state. —Online/File
The meeting decided to provide financial assistance to militant youths abandoning violent acts against the state. —Online/File

QUETTA: The government of Balochistan on Friday announced general amnesty for youths laying down their weapons and abandoning violence in the province.

Know more: Two militant leaders, 47 aides lay down arms

The decision to this effect was made during the apex committee meeting chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch.

Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Nasir Khan Janjua, Home Minister Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC), Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani and other high ups attended the meeting.

The meeting thoroughly discussed law and order situation and recent surrenders on the part of some militants in the province, said an official statement after the meeting on Thursday evening.

The meeting decided to provide financial assistance to militant youths abandoning violent acts against the state. The government has made this decision in the aftermath of surrender of around one hundred militants across the province earlier this month.

Also read: Another 59 Baloch militants surrender

It was decided during the meeting that the reconciliation policy would be implemented in the province. The committee also decided to take strict action against terrorists and subversive elements in light of implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) in the province.

A sense of security prevails among the people after better coordination between law enforcement agencies, the meeting observed.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Customs, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and police would probe into funding and resources being used for terrorist activities in the province, the apex committee decided.

Religious seminaries would be registered through the education department in the province. It may be mentioned that the Industries Department Balochistan has already registered more than 2000 madrassahs in the province.

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