Pakistan

Hundreds of Baloch separatists lay down arms on Independence Day

QUETTA: At least 400 Baloch nationalists surrendered during an Independence Day ceremony and resolved not to go against the country, ARY News reports.

Commander Southern Command Lt. Gen. Muhammad Nasir Khan Janjua, Home Minister of Balochistan Mir Sarfaraz Bugti along with many other civil and military officials were present in the ceremony held at Quetta Police Lines.

The separatists said that they were not fighting for a false cause and resolved never to go against the country. They also said that they will spread the message of peace and love from now on.

They also said that they will live as a Pakistani for the rest of their lives.

They laid down their weapons on a table which was decorated with the national flag.

Nasir Janjua, addressing the ceremony, said that the surrendered nationalists should play their part for improving the future of Pakistani people.

Janjua added that the people of Balochistan are also celebrating Independence Day.

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