More than 200 ferraris including 15 commanders laid down their arms and surrendered in front of provincial authorities and security forces in an impressive ceremony held in Turbat on January 25, 2018. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo was the chief guest. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa was also present on the occasion.
The militants who surrendered belonged to various defunct organisations including Baloch Republican Army (BRA), Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and other miscreant groups. The militants were involved in attacks on government installations and security forces in different areas of the province. It is pertinent to mention that so far more than 1,800 ferraris have surrendered and accepted the writ of the government prior to this event.
Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo while speaking on the occasion welcomed the surrendered ferraris into national stream. He said that innocent people have been misled and elements instigating them were living luxurious lives abroad. He further said that no power can create unrest in Pakistan and security forces will act with full vigour against the miscreants till their end. He urged the misled people to accept the writ of the state and join the national stream and work collaboratively for the prosperity and well-being of the people of Balochistan and for the solidarity of Pakistan.
He highlighted the importance of acquiring quality education vis-à-vis challenges and opportunities offered by CPEC. He urged the students to work hard and compete at national level to make a mark for themselves and to win laurels for the province. He also announced additional funds for Law Department, University of Turbat besides announcing establishment of a new district comprising Mand, Tombh and Dasht for better administration of the area. He also said that he will ensure constant flow of finances for the uplift of educational infrastructure in the area. Later a laptop distribution ceremony was also held during which 215 laptops were distributed amongst the students of far flung areas in order to facilitate their studies.
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Parliamentarians and other senior civil and military officials were present on the occasion. Moreover, Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo and Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa laid the foundation stone of Bulaeda road on M8. On their arrival at the venue they were briefed in detail about the project and the benefits it will bring for the local populace.
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