QUETTA : As many as 44 militants belonging to various parts of Balochistan surrendered before the government on Thursday.
They surrendered at a ceremony held at the Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Nushki headquarters where Colonel Azhar Ali Sheraz, Commandant Nushki, was the chief guest.
The deputy commissioner of Nushki, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Sardar Prince Qadir Baloch, Orangzaib Jamaldini, military and civil officials and a number of local people were present on the occasion.
Welcoming the step of the former militants, Colonel Azhar Ali said that as part of the Peaceful Balochistan package, so far many anti-state elements have laid down their arms and now they have to play their significant role for the development, betterment and prosperity of the country.
Meanwhile, Rs1.25 million was distributed among those who laid down weapons.