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More than 200 suspected militants lay down weapons in Balochistan

November 07, 2016

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Balochistan CM  Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Amir Riaz and other  civilian and military officials were  present on the occasion. —Asmatullah Kakar
Balochistan CM Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Amir Riaz and other civilian and military officials were present on the occasion. —Asmatullah Kakar
The suspected militants laid down their weapons under the Balochistan political reconciliation policy. —Asmatullah Kakar
The suspected militants laid down their weapons under the Balochistan political reconciliation policy. —Asmatullah Kakar

More than 200 suspected militants laid down their arms and vowed to abandon violent struggle at a ceremony held at Balochistan Chief Minister's Secretariat on Monday.

"The ferraris who laid down their weapons belonged to various Baloch separatists groups," said Balochistan government spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar.

Kakar, however, revealed that the suspected militants laid down their weapons under the Balochistan political reconciliation policy initiated by the present coalition government.

"More than 75 militants came from Afghanistan and laid down their arms before the officials and vowed to struggle for betterment of the country and nation," he added.

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz and other high level civilian and military officials were also present on the occasion.

Zehri, while addressing the weapons laying ceremony, urged upon the exiled Baloch leaders including Hyrbiar Marri, Brahamdagh Bugti and Javed Mengal to come back and abandon their violent struggle.

"Javed Mengal come back I will receive you, Brahamdagh Bugti come back, Sarfaraz Bugti will receive you", said Nawab Zehri .

"We were Pakistanis, we are and will remain Pakistanis", Nawab Zehri added.

"Educate your children, you are now our responsibility," Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz told the suspected militants adopting peaceful lives.

"It is not a surrender, rather we all welcome you back."