20 Baloch insurgents surrender, confess receiving RAW funding: ISPR

Militants claim they were funded through Brahamdagh Bugti who leads the Balochistan Republican Party

News Desk March 21, 2017
The fighters surrendered their weapons during an Independence Day ceremony at Police Lines in Quetta. PHOTO: INP

At least 20 insurgents including a farari commander surrendered to Pakistan Rangers Punjab on Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The erstwhile militants said they were funded by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) through Brahamdagh Bugti who leads Balochistan Republican Party (BRP).

Another 14 Baloch militants renounce violence

Apologising for their past which was awash with terror activities in Balochistan, the surrendering insurgents said they were kept misinformed and fed with negative narrative over decades, the ISPR statement added.

“By design, people of Balochistan, living in far flung areas were kept aloof,” the military’s media wing quoted them as saying.

‘Brahamdagh’s mission is doomed’ 

The former insurgents also expressed their intentions to now live a normal, peaceful life and contribute to the prosperity of Pakistan, appealing to other militants to surrender as well.

Following the development, Director General Pakistan Rangers Punjab Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan lauded the law enforcers for their efforts in the ongoing operations.


Oats | 7 years ago | Reply @Pakistani: The world already knows about Indian terrorism in Indian occupied Kashmir. Pakistan needs to highlight India's use of Afghanistan as a terrorism center to attack Pakistan. This is why the Pak Afghan border needs to stay shut closed!
Pakistani | 7 years ago | Reply India is the epicentre of terror in South Asia. It has used terrorists against every single country (only exception is Bhutan)
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