PM Shehbaz lauds ISI over arrest of outlawed BNA founder

Pakistan’s top spy agency was praised by the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for detaining Gulzar Imam alias Shambay, the leader of the outlawed Balochistan National Army (BNA), during an intelligence based operation.

The prime minister expressed his gratitude to Inter-Services-Intelligence (ISI) for carrying out a successful operation that led to the founder of BNA being detained on Twitter. This procedure demonstrates the exceptional professionalism of our organizations, the PM stated.

PM Shehbaz Sharif anticipated that the arrest will help bring forth a new age of peace and help quell insurgency in Balochistan.

A day earlier, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that a successful intelligence operation resulted in the high-value target’s detention.

It added that Imam was the founder and leader of the outlawed group that was responsible for dozens of violent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including assaults on law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) and installations in Panjgur and Noshki, and that the operation was carried out by the “Lead Intelligence Agency.”

The military’s propaganda wing said, “The arrest of Gulzar Imam Shambay is a serious blow to BNA as well as other militant groups which have been trying to destabilize the hard-earned peace in Balochistan.”