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Around 265 militants lay down arms in Quetta

QUETTA: Around 265 militants along with their commanders on Tuesday surrendered to the security forces in the Balochistan capital. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal, Commander Southern Command Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa were the chief guests of the ceremony held in the courtyard of the Balochistan Assembly. Inspector-General  Balochistan, IG Frontier Corps and others military and civil officers were also present. The insurgents announced entering into the national mainstream and abandoning their loyalties to…

Gen Bajwa said he believes in democracy, army is a state institution

QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff General Qammar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that he believes in democracy and even more so in the democratic values of selfless service and supremacy of moral authority. Gen. Bajwa said the army is a state institution meant to serve the nation, and shall continue to perform its role while national security and development remains a national obligation for all state institutions. “All of us have a duty to the nation,” said Gen. Bajwa addressing a seminar as the key note speaker. Several…

450 Baloch militants surrender, enter national mainstream

QUETTA: Over 450 Baloch militants on Friday surrendered their weapons and entered into the national mainstream. A ceremony in this regard was held outside the province assembly attended by Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri. The chief minister presented national flags and flowers to the Baloch militants also called Farrari commanders, who belonged to a proscribed organisation. Addressing the ceremony, CM Balochistan said that government is giving top priority to restore peace, and place the province on the…

MQM founder, Baloch leaders given ‘safe abode’ in UK: NSA Janjua

ISLAMABAD: While discussing the issue of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain, National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua on Tuesday said that it is unfortunate that United Kingdom prefers individuals over state relationship. Mr. Janjua met a British parliamentary delegation and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations between Pakistan and UK, and also discussed regional and global issues significant for both countries. In addition to Altaf Hussain, he mentioned some Baloch leaders who have sought…

Fourteen Baloch insurgents surrender in Ranjanpur

ISLAMABAD: Fourteen Baloch insurgents including their commander on Wednesday surrendered their weapons in Rajanpur. The insurgents expressed desire to join national mainstream and work for development of the country and Balochistan. They said that the development of Balochistan is linked with development of Pakistan. The insurgent's commander claimed that they were being provided weapons from India.

PPP’s Baloch wins NA-258 by-election

KARACHI: According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s Abdul Hakeem Baloch won the by-elections on National Assembly seat in constituency NA-258 here on Monday, ARY News reported. The PPP candidate has reportedly bagged more than 80, 000 votes. The party supporters resorted to celebrations as the unofficial results mentioned. Earlier, Abdul Hakeem Baloch contested on this seat for general elections in 2013, as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and won by 52, 751 votes.…