No Military Operation in Balochistan - DGMO

No Military Operation in Balochistan – DGMO

July 18, 2012

Army Chief Gen.Kayani with Baloch Leaders

“There is no military operation in any part of Balochistan and not a single soldier is out of the barracks,” the Director General Military Operation (DGMO) Major General Ishfaq Ahmed Nadeem said on Tuesday, refuting that any operations were ongoing in the estranged province.

Addressing a two-day National Workshop on “Balochistan Situation: Perceptions and Realities- The Way Forward,” organised by the National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad, he said that propaganda claimed that there was a military operation going on in Balochistan.

“I want to make it clear that there is no military operation in Balochistan and this is a wrong perception being created through a well organised propaganda which should be removed”, the DGMO claimed.

Talking about establishment of cantonments in various parts of Balochistan especially in Sui and Kohlo, the Major General made it clear that the Army has no plans to establish new cantonments as per the decision of the Provincial government.

He said public support is crucial for any army and the “army is nothing without the support of people.”

Speaking about a solution for Balochistan, he said that the “army wants a political solution to the Balochistan issue and only dialogue and debate could pave the way for a solution of the issue.”

Regarding uplift schemes and development projects, he said that the Pakistan Army has revived work on Chamalang Coal Mines which provides not only employment to thousands but also brought peace in the area.

He pointed out that a number of educational institutions have been established in various parts of the province, even in Sui area, had fulfilled the dreams of attaining an education for many Baloch students. “Hundreds of Baloch youth have also been enrolled in Pakistan Army as officers besides thousands of ’jawans’ (foot soldiers) during the last four years,” he said.

To a question about the role of Frontier Corps (FC), Major General Nadeem said that the FC always acts on the direction of the provincial government and made it clear that the FC is not involved in the missing persons issue, which is currently being heard in the Supreme Court.

“Majority of names added in the missing persons list are in Ferari Camps (separatist camps), some of them have been jailed in Afghanistan due to their criminal activities and some others also reportedly in Afghanistan,” he apprised the workshop participants.

Earlier, in his welcome address, President National Defence University (NDU), Lt. General Umar Farooq said the University has organised the workshop to discuss the issue of Balochistan in detail and such events would pave way to understand the issue and find a viable solution.

Ambassador Aminullah Raisani, who is also brother to the Balochistan Chief Minister, also addressed the participants of the workshop and highlighted various aspects of the issue with historical background and different areas of the province.

A number of Baloch leaders including Yar Muhammad Jamali, Deputy Chairman Senate Sabir Baloch, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizinjo, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Mir Ahmdan Bugti, Provincial Minister Mir Shahnawaz Mari, former Federal Minister Dr Abdul Malik Kansi, Member National Assembly Nasir Ali Shah, Sarfraz Masuri Bugti, Munir Khan Kakar and others were present on the ocassion. Former Vice Chancellor Balochistan University, Brig. (Retd) Agha A Gul and Secretary Science and Technology Government of Balochistan, Akbar Hussain Durrani also addressed the Workshop.

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  • http://www.paksoldiers.com SARFARAZAHMEDLARIK

    We are Proud of taken steps towards way forward to resolve Baluchistan issue by NDU and Armed Forces. There is vital role of Armed Forces in the Peace and Development in the province. FC is not involved in missing persons case. FC is paramilitary forces and is been striving hard for peace and development of province and FC is been working beyond it’s capacity and duties. It works as custom, border guards, policing and excise as well means it is over stretched with limited resources so, we must appreciate FC rather than blaming on it. There is big role of foreign spy agencies in destabilizing Baluchistan by using uneducated and innocent people of Baluchistan by providing them training and equipments, funds and other resources. And a continuous propaganda is going on against Security Forces including FC, Because FC is biggest huddle in Extremist/Separatists way. So, We “Public” must always support Armed Forces because it not only boost their morale but it is crucial and is strength for any force in the world. “Brahmdag Bugti” “Shahzain Bugti” is is the biggest terrorist of Baluchistan and sponsored by RAW spy agency of Indian working near Pak-Afghan border to destabilize Pakistan and weaken it so, that Baluchistan separates from Pakistan. They must be captured.

  • http://www.paksoldiers.com SARFARAZAHMEDLARIK

    This is propaganda that the Military operation is going on in Baluchistan province, so that opposition can be generated and misunderstandings can be put in the minds of Baloch people and to defame Pakistan security forces. so that there would be no huddle in launching anti Baluchistan operations.