Balochistan Caretaker Information Minister, Jan Achakzai addressing a press conference on the eve of surrender of 72 militants from the outlawed BNA

Mir Salam Jogezai: 

QUETTA: The Commander of the outlawed Baloch Nationalist Army (BNA), Sarfaraz Bangulzai, along with 72 militants, surrendered before the authorities and joined the peace process on Wednesday. “I have decided to quit violence and join the peace process,” Mr. Bangulzai announced during a news conference at the Sikandar Jamali Auditorium.

Balochistan Caretaker Home Minister, Captain (R) Zubair Jamali, and Caretaker Information Minister Jan Achakzai were also present on the occasion.

Sarfaraz Bangulzai Was Leading BNA

Sarfaraz Bangulzai had been leading the BNA after Gulzar Shambay, the former commander of the militant group, joined the peace process earlier. Speaking at the news conference, the former key commander of the outlawed BNA exposed Indian involvement in Balochistan.

“India is behind all sabotage activities in Balochistan,” Mr. Bangulzai stated. He urged the youth to renounce violence and join the peace process for the development and prosperity of the country and the province.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Bangalzai revealed that despite leading a stable life, including owning a house and a car while working in the food department in Balochistan, he succumbed to the influence of certain individuals in 2009.

Former Commander Admitted To Engaging In Actions Under The Guise Of Nationalism

The former BNA commander admitted to engaging in actions under the guise of nationalism. However, he had a change of heart when he observed the ostentatious lifestyles of self-proclaimed leaders, leading him to realize their anti-national stance.

During the event, Provincial Minister for Information Jan Achakzai emphasized the need to bridge misunderstandings and gaps. He called for the inclusion of disgruntled Baloch individuals in the national mainstream.

Bangulzai Exposed Indian Involvement in Balochistan

Jan Achakzai acknowledged the tireless efforts of the caretaker prime minister, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, and army chief, General Syed Asim Munir, in addressing the issue. He specifically mentioned Gulzar Imam Shambay for facilitating negotiations, highlighting the collective agreement to resolve the problems faced by the angered Baloch population.

Moreover, Achakzai raised concerns about India’s alleged attempts to exacerbate the situation in Balochistan, attributing the destruction of their land to the actions of external adversaries.

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