QUETTA: Balochistan Levies Force has arrested an Iranian citizen and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunitions from his possession during an intelligence based operation at Pakistan-Iran border city of Taftan in Chagai district. According to Chagai Deputy Commissioner Fateh Khan Khajjak, during the operation – led by Taftan’s Tehsildar Zahoor Ahmed – several hand grenades, suicide jackets, rocket launchers, rifle rounds, remote control fuses, satellite phone and foreign SIMS were recovered. The detained suspect was recognised as Farsheed s/o Imam Bakhsh hailing from Khwash border town of Iran. Sources said the arms and ammunitions had been buried underground in a house in Taftan where two Iranian pickup vehicles were also found parked. The concerned authorities have started further investigation and interrogation in this regard.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2019.