256 insurgents f Balochistan lay down arms

APP35-18 QUETTA: September 18 - Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan addressing at ceremony of Ferraris including leading commanders of various separatists’ organization surrender arms. APP photo by Mohsin Naseer

QUETTA, Sep 18 (APP):At least 256 insurgents, including commanders of different banned outfits surrendered with their arms here on Tuesday in the presence of Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan.
A ceremony, in this regard, was held at the premises of Balochistan Assembly which was also attended by Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General and other provincial ministers.
The rebel militants handed their weapons including 53 SMGs, two rocket launchers and one
rifles before the CM Balochistan and security officials.
They were reported to be resident of various districts of Balochistan including Kuhlu, Kalat, Loralai,
Dera Bughti, Sibi, Khuzdar, Nushki and other areas. The surrendered Farraris remained involved in different subversive activities in the province.
They expressed regret over their anti-state activities in the past and pledged to remain loyal to the country in future.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said measures were being taken to improve law and order situation for maintaining peace across the province through efforts of law enforcement agencies, adding people who would disrupt the peace process in the country would be taken to task.
He assured the surrendered rebel militants that they would be respected like other citizens of the country, saying that they were misguided against the state by enemies.
The provincial government would fight for their rights, provide them financial assistance and ensure that their children could get education, he added.
“Our commitment is to remove backwardness from Balochistan”, he said, adding the government was aware of the public issues while ending unemployment, provision of facilities of health and education were great challenges for the government.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan further said the current regime had accepted these challenges in order to put the province on the track of development.