Janjua says Independence Day fervour shows that people and army are on the same page.
QUETTA: Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua has said that the people of Balochistan and the army are now on the same page and the sense of fear is gone.
“The sense of fear in Quetta has ended. People were afraid to hoist national flags, but now the patriotic fervour for celebrating the Independence Day is worth seeing,” he said on Wednesday.
Janjua was briefing intellectuals, writers, columnists, reporters and TV anchors from all over the country on the law and order situation in Balochistan.
Frontier Corps Inspector General Maj Gen Sher Afgun, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Mir Jam Kamal, MPA Prince Ali Ahmad Baloch and senior army officers were present at the occasion.
Elaborating on the improving sense of security in the insurgency-hit province, Lt Gen Janjua said that the militant commanders are surrendering arms and becoming part of national mainstream.
“Moreover, projects of economic importance like Kachhi Canal are underway along with road network construction across the province,” he said.
He said these goals were attained due to the efforts of provincial government, the FC, and the intelligence agencies.
“We took along the government and the opposition in our efforts to restore peace. We allowed the home minister to work [independently]. All these steps have led to improving the security situation in the province and have set it on the path of progress,” Lt Gen Janjua said.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is keen on the development of Balochistan and visited the province seven times.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2015.
Over 100 rebels in Balochistan to surrender on Independence Day
These militants had been embattled on mountains
QUETTA (Dunya News) – Over a hundred rebels in Balochistan will surrender on Independence Day tomorrow (Friday) as party of government’s Peaceful Balochistan project, Dunya News reported.
According to details, the separatist militants will surrender in various parts of Balochistan including Quetta, Panjgur and other areas.
These militants, some of whom are even commanders of banned outfits, had been embattled on mountains.
The surrendering militants will receive Rs 5 lakh to 15 lakh each other than education, health and other facilities for their children.