Three women arrested for 'links' with banned outifts in Chaman

Baloch rights group claims wife and children of BLF chief Dr Allah Nazar taken into custody

Mohammad Zafar October 31, 2017

QUETTA: Law-enforcement agencies in Balochistan have detained three women for their suspected links with proscribed organisations.

Balochistan government’s spokesperson confirmed the arrest of three women from the Pak-Afghan border town of Chaman, saying the three had crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan illegally.

“They were arrested by the Frontier Corps soon after they crossed over on October 30,” he added.

Citing initial investigation, the spokesperson said the women have links with banned militant organisations. “Security officials revealed after investigation the women belong to banned militant outfits,” he added.

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He didn’t identify the women, saying investigations were under way.

However, the Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) alleged that the security forces have arrested the wife and children of Dr Allah Nazar, the chief of the outlawed Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) and relatives of another leader of the group.

Human rights organisations protest in Quetta on Tuesday. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

The BHRO staged a protest demonstration outside the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday in which women also participated. Protesters called for the release of the arrested women.

They demanded that the women be presented in the court of law if there were any criminal charges against them.


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