44 militants lay down weapons in Balochistan

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QUETTA: More than 40 suspected militants laid down their arms at a ceremony held in Quetta, Balochistan, on Wednesday.

Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Lango distributed cash prizes among these commanders who agreed to give up acts of violence and join the national mainstream.

According to Pakistan Radio, the Farari commanders belonged to Balochistan Liberation Army, Balochistan Republican Army, and other proscribed organizations.

Top commanders were identified as Izzat Khan, Nauroz Khan, Naseer Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad, and Javed.

A number of civil and military officers were also present on the occasion.