Founder and leader of the banned outfit Baloch National Army, Gulzar Imam, has been apprehended in a successful intelligence operation, dealing a blow to BNA and other militant groups attempting to destabilize peace in Balochistan.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced that a high-value target (HVT) named Gulzar Imam alias Shambay, who was the founder and leader of the banned outfit Baloch National Army (BNA), has been apprehended in a successful intelligence operation. The Baloch National Army (BNA) has been responsible for several violent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including attacks on law enforcement agencies (LEAs) installations in Panjgur and Noshki. Gulzar Imam has also been linked to hostile intelligence agencies (HIAs) and visited Afghanistan and India. His arrest is a serious blow to BNA and other militant groups that have been attempting to destabilize peace in Balochistan. The former defence secretary Lt Gen (retd) Khalid Naeem Lodhi termed it a high-profile arrest and compared it with that of Indian spy Kubhusjhan Yadav.