PM praises ISI Chief, Forces for apprehending top militant

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has praised the Security Forces for arresting one of the most high-profile militant leaders, Gulzar Imam Shambay – the head of the outlawed Baloch National Army (BNA).

In a Twitter message on Tuesday, PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the nation after the arrest of outlawed BNA head Gulzar Imam Shambay. He said, “My appreciation to the Security Forces for their untiring efforts to restore peace.”

The premier said that the Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) deserves the nation’s highest commen-dation for carrying out, with great sophistication, the first of its kind & the most complex intelligence operations involv-ing various geographical locations.

He added that Pakistan, especially Balochistan, are well on way to peace and prosperity. PM Sharif said that Shambay admitted that he was on the wrong path of extremism and asked the Baloch extremists to choose a peaceful path. PM said that Shambay sought pardon from the nation and the gov-ernment and surrendered himself. –Agencies