QUETTA: The three women and children, who were taken into custody near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman for allegedly having terror links with a banned Baloch militant organization, have been released, according to the provincial government.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti told media that the wife and children of Allah Nazar, Baloch, rebel leader and chief of the banned Balochistan Liberation Front, and relatives of another militant leader Aslam alias Achu, were taken into custody from the Chaman border crossing.
After being informed about the arrests, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Khan Zehri undertook efforts to secure their release keeping in view of Baloch traditions, he said, adding that subsequently, the security agencies handed over the detainees to the provincial government for their release.
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Pakistan desired brotherly terms with Afghanistan, but the latter allows its soil to be used to perpetuate terrorism in Pakistan, the minister further said.
Earlier, a spokesperson of Balochistan government had said in a statement that the three women were detained at the Chaman border crossing after they illegally crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan.
Though, the government had not disclosed the identity of the detainees, Baloch Human Rights Organization claimed that the Frontier Corps had arrested the relatives of the chief of the banned Balochistan Liberation Front Dr Allah Nazar and another militant leader Aslam alias achu.